Installing sysvinit on Buster alongside Xfce, network-manager, etc?

Matthew Vernon matthew at
Sat May 4 15:54:17 BST 2019

On 04/05/2019 07:20, Mark Hindley wrote:
> On Sat, May 04, 2019 at 12:52:31AM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:

>> If we don't manage to get elogind 241.1 into buster then we will have
>> to advise buster sysvinit desktop users to manually install an elogind
>> from sid, or from some other special repository (because having a
>> thing in sid that we are expecting people to use will stop us moving
>> forwards after buster is unfrozen).
> Another solution might be to put 241.1 in backports.

IME, the backports people are unkeen on putting a particular version in 
backports long-term, rather than simply the current version in testing, 
IYSWIM (i.e. as we updated the version in testing, it would be expected 
that the version in backports would also be updated).



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