[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#757650: override: sysvinit:admin/optional sysvinit-core:admin/extra

Cyril Brulebois kibi at debian.org
Mon Aug 11 19:58:41 UTC 2014

Michael Biebl <biebl at debian.org> (2014-08-10):
> Package: ftp.debian.org
> Severity: normal
> As part of the transition plan to switch the default init system to
> system for Jessie, the priorities of the sysvinit and sysvinit-core
> package were lowered. See also [1]
> Please change them to
> sysvinit:admin/optional
> sysvinit-core:admin/extra
> This ensures that those packages are no longer installed by default for
> new installations.
> The new "init" metapackage [2] will make sure to pull in systemd on Linux
> and sysvinit-core on non-Linux.

So this is done now.

It really would have been nice to put debian-boot@ in the loop though.
Changing init when we're in the middle of trying to release d-i isn't
really something that has no consequences…

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