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Re: Micro-report: using Stable without systemd




On Sun, 2018-10-14 at 18:19 +0200, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> 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).

That's my setup too.

> 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).

Thanks for the offer, personally I'm sticking with systemd for now.

BTW, I just noticed, the Debian bug I mentioned [1] has had recent
activity and was marked as fixed a month ago, so I guess Buster will
be fixed.

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

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Tixy