Debian ISOs with other init systems

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at
Tue Apr 4 17:48:30 BST 2023

On Tue, 4 Apr 2023, Hunter Ellett wrote:

>Are there any images of Debian with another init system pre-installed?

That would make no sense.

I *did* consider adding init system choice to d-i, but the reception
for that was… rather negative, so I’ve decided to not invest the extra
effort there as switching from within d-i is sufficiently easy: after
the initial base system install has finished, switch to Ctrl-Alt-F2,
“in-target apt-get --purge install sysvinit-core systemd-” and place
a /target/etc/apt/preferences.d/prevent-systemd-installed file:

| Package: kdbus-dkms live-config-systemd systemd systemd-cron systemd-sysv systemd-ui
| Pin: version *
| Pin-Priority: -1

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