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Re: Micro-report: using Stable without systemd

On Sun, 2018-10-14 at 10:23 -0400, Dan Ritter wrote:
> Throughout Jessie and Stretch, I have been running Debian without
> systemd as the init system. If systemd became installed by accident,
> I
> promptly removed it in favor of sysvinit.
> I have done so on six desktops, two laptops, and a large number (I
> will
> not specify, but in the hundreds) of servers. 
> I have encountered no problems that can be attributed to my choice of
> init system.

I take it you don't have encrypted disks then, because with them
Stretch will hang on shutdown if you aren't using systemd as the init
process [1], that was the reason I finally gave in and installed
systemd when I upgraded to Stretch. The nail in the coffin was the
comments linked to from that bug report where udev upstream maintainers
said they don't support non-systemd init (udev is part of the systemd
project now).

[1] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=794721