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Re: Micro-report: using Stable without systemd

On Sun, Oct 14, 2018 at 04:57:49PM +0100, Tixy wrote:
> 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 [...]

This is fixable. I've encrypted disks (unencrypted boot plus one LUKS
partition containing an LVM whithin which the other partitions live).
All under sysvinit.

If there's interest, I can recap what I had to do to fix it (it seemed
obvious to me at the time, but memory is treacherous).

-- t

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