sysvinit removed without installing upstart

Jeffrey W. Baker jwbaker at
Thu Oct 19 00:18:35 BST 2006

On Wed, 2006-10-18 at 16:10 -0700, Jeffrey W. Baker wrote:
> I was just playing around with an Edgy system, dist-upgraded from
> dapper, on amd64.  I noticed that it's quite possible to remove sysvinit
> without installing upstart or another replacement.  Is that legit?  I
> didn't bother trying to reboot my system in this intermediate state,
> because experiences tells me there's no way it should boot.
> Shouldn't something depend on sysvinit|upstart?

Upon further inspection, part of the problem appears to be that
ubuntu-desktop can be installed without installing ubuntu-minimal.  I
think there's some missing deps here.


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