[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#757588: #757588: sysvinit-core: installation fails when systemd is present

Miguel Filgueiras migfilg at t-online.de
Sat Nov 8 12:47:28 UTC 2014

Thank you for your message. It is clear to me that the
current sysvinit package underwent changes since August...

I am not happy with the way this bug, marked as critical,
was dealt with: it took 3 months to be attended to and
if it was not the case that I knew enough to repair the
Debian installation using a live CD, I would be forced
3 months ago to install everything from scratch.

Should I forget Debian and use some other distribution?

Miguel Filgueiras

Damyan Ivanov <dam at debian.org> wrote:
> I was unable to reproduce this with the current sysvinit package in 
> jessie (2.88dsf-57).
> What I did:
>  * installed wheezy in a VM
>  * altered /etc/apt/sources.list adding jessie URLs
>  * apt-get update
>  * apt-get install apt dpkg locales
>  * apt dist-upgrade
>  * reboot
> At this point the system was running with systemd.
>  * apt install sysvinit-core
>    (nothing odd here, installation went normally)
>  * reboot
> At this point the system was running with sysvinit.
> Sorry for not providing logs from the susvinit-core installation, 
> I was unable to get the serial console of the VM to work.
> HTH,
>     dam

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