sysvinit removed without installing upstart

Toby Smithe toby.smithe at
Thu Oct 19 20:22:47 BST 2006

On Wed, 2006-10-18 at 16:18 -0700, Jeffrey W. Baker wrote:
> 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.

You should file a bug. This list isn't a tracker, and as such, it is
very hard to track bugs. Hence why it isn't used for reporting bugs.
Otherwise, I agree with what you are saying.

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