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Proper way to remove systemd as init in LMDE3?

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:26 pm
by cm1
I'd like to revert LMDE3 to SysV from systemd as the init system, is there an official way to accomplish this?

Note: I'm not interested in debating the philosophies of systemd here - if it is appropriate for you, great. It's not appropriate for me.

Re: Proper way to remove systemd as init in LMDE3?

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:52 pm
by xenopeek
We don't have an official way to remove systemd from LMDE 3 and there don't appear to be any user contributed guides on that either. You can likely use a guide intended for Debian stretch also with LMDE 3, if there is such a guide.

There are other distros that don't use systemd init, that may be easier to do. If you want suggestions on that make a topic for that in Chat about Linux. We'll stay on topic about LMDE 3 here.

Re: Proper way to remove systemd as init in LMDE3?

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:35 pm
by becherekmg
You could try
sudo apt-get install sysvinit-core
Systemd will stay on your machine, of course. Same applications are depended on it but SysV will be your init system.

Re: Proper way to remove systemd as init in LMDE3?

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:50 pm
by SuperBoby
A little warning :

The way I understand it, removing Systemd from Debian may break a lot of things. Can you tell us what you need in the SysV init ? If you only feel the need to write init scripts, it is still possible with systemd. Otherwise, if you want to completely replace Systemd, in my opinion the best way would be to "rebuild" LMDE from a Devuan base instead of Debian. But it is highly possible that you will run into dependency problems when installing the Linux Mint layer. If you don't want to reinstall , you can find some detailed tutorials with a simple google search with the "Debian" keyword instead of "Linux Mint", but again, this may break other parts of the system.

Re: Proper way to remove systemd as init in LMDE3?

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:23 pm
by zorzi
There's this tuto:

http://without-systemd.org/wiki/index.p ... stallation

But this looks risky. Maybe you should consider other SystemVinit distros...