Re: Stretch & Safely Replacing systemd?
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On Thu, Mar 02, 2017 at 10:01:17AM -0800, Patrick Bartek wrote:
> I've been considering Stretch as a clean install or dist-upgrade of my
> aging Wheezy desktop setup as well as to install on a new notebook I've
> yet to decide on. I don't like systemd (why is unimportant to this
> query). I plan to use some other init system, probably runit. So ...
> Just how dependent has Stretch's system become on systemd? I don't
> mean applications or GNOME, etc. with systemd dependency that I can
> choose not to install, but the system itself, the guts, the basics, the
> things and tools it needs to work properly.
I think it's pretty unproblematic. Just the other day there was a
call for testers (by Ian Jackson, no less) for a new SysV init
version targeted at testing (stretch).
I think things didn't change dramatically since Jessie:
(and many more). Ignore the "remove" bit if you're installing from
scratch: you can do the apt-pinning thing even before systemd gets
installed (at least I remember that from my last install).
(And btw: it might be a good chance to give Ian feedback on how it
went, hint, hint :)
- -- tomás
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