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Re: If Linux Is About Choice, Why Then ...

On 3/13/17 4:33 PM, Martin Read wrote:

On 13/03/17 19:30, Patrick Bartek wrote:
The Linux mantra has always been "choice," plethoras of choices. So why
at install time, is there no choice for the init system?

Looking at the BTS page for package 'debian-installer', nobody seems to have filed a wishlist bug requesting this feature.

This seems like at least a contributory reason.

Actually, there have been numerous bugs filed against both debian-installer and debootstrap about failures of the --include and --exclude statements --- that directly effect the ability to specify sysvinit instead of systemd. I don't recall seeing close messages about all of them.

Miles Fidelman

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.  .... Yogi Berra