Migrate Devuan, and go further, Prevent libsystemd0 to be Installed.
I have migrate from Debian Stretch (systemd) to Devuan Ascii (sysvinit). Yes, I’m officialy a Devuan user, finally.
I followed the guidance.
There were issue, but solved.
- NetworkManager is gone, but I can use wicd+dhcpcd
The rest works as a charm.
Window Manager: HerbstluftWM
Consider Going Further
Then, I decided to go further, remove libsystemd0 and prevent it to be installed.
I do not think libsystemd0 is a dummy package. I just need to know, How bad this could be, prevent libsystemd0 to be installed.
Work well: Libreoffice, Inkscape and Chromium.
Lost: SDDM, GIMP, CUPS, SAMBA, Firefox.
It is good to know how bad each dependencies are. Please click for more complete investigation using uncropped figure.
Note that Devuan works well if you keep
Debian is somewhat interesting that Debian allow user to choose different init at boot. A Debian system can be installed with two different init, although you can only have one init running at a time. Debian configure this kernel parameter in GRUB2.
Now, I know.
This kernel parameter that handle
used to be a mystery to me. Now, nomore secret.
Here is what I found in Devuan.
Here is what I found in Debian.
I haven’t got time to have deeper exploration on Devuan yet. There are some issues such as slim that has no reboot option. Maybe next time.
Thank you for reading