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Re: Replace systemd

I assume this will work fine for a server system, but will it work on a desktop system using GNOME?  From what I've read, GNOME has several systemd dependencies, but it's not clear to me whether this requires systemd to be used as init, or merely that systemd's packages must be installed.  

Also, the future of sysvinit in Debian is not clear.  I've done some research and one particular Debian developer claims that there is no plan to support sysvinit as of Stretch, declaring that systemd is the only option as of Stretch [1].  However, a different source [2] indicates that there are several developers maintaining sysvinit currently.  

[1] https://www.reddit.com/r/debian/comments/3x8ef1/what_is_the_status_of_init_independency_in_stretch/cy2olz2/
[2] http://without-systemd.org/wiki/index.php/Debian_Stretch

On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 4:39 PM, Greg Wooledge <wooledg@eeg.ccf.org> wrote:
On Mon, Jul 03, 2017 at 08:42:11PM +0100, Rory Campbell-Lange wrote:
> Simply put; systemd doesn't suit me. Its a bit like being asked to use
> an graphical editor instead of vi. Or being forced to use Windows. My
> laptop doesn't feel like my machine anymore.
> Is there a pure Debian alternative?

You may switch to one of the other init systems.  Assuming stretch
(Debian 9):

To use sysvinit, simply "apt-get install sysvinit-core" and reboot.

To use runit, "apt-get install runit-systemd", reboot, "apt-get install
runit-init", and reboot again.

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