Devuan bug report logs - #446
devuan-installer: does not give a choice of /sbin/init

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Package: devuan-installer; Maintainer for devuan-installer is Ralph Ronnquist <>;

Reported by: Ryutaroh Matsumoto <>

Date: Sat, 9 May 2020 02:18:01 UTC

Severity: grave

Fixed in version 0.3


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Subject: bug#446: devuan-installer: does not give a choice of /sbin/init
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Package: devuan-installer
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

Dear Maintainer,

Partly copied from

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says that a user can choose sysvinit versus openrc.
When "openrc" is chosen, PID 1 is /sbin/init and it is from the sysvinit-core package,
not the openrc-init. The choice made by the Devuan Installer Beta 2 is the one
between sysv-rc and openrc packages. If it is intended,  texts in
have to be revised.

(2) If the above (1) is considered a bug (I think so), to which package a bug report is
filed by reportbug? It seems undocumented.
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By the way, if the Devuan installer is updated to provice a choice in /sbin/init,
I wonder if runit-init can be included in the choices.

Best regards, Ryutaroh Matsumoto

-- System Information:
Distributor ID:	Debian
Description:	Devuan GNU/Linux 3 (beowulf)
Release:	3
Codename:	beowulf
Architecture: x86_64

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-8-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

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