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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From: Ryutaroh Matsumoto <>
To: Devuan Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: devuan-installer: does not give a choice of /sbin/init
Date: Sat, 09 May 2020 11:03:12 +0900 (JST)
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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Subject: #446: fixed in src:choose-init version 0.3
Date: Fri, 15 May 2020 11:00:18 +0000
Version: 0.3

Source package choose-init (0.3) added to Devuan suite unstable.

This closes bug report 446.


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Date: Fri, 15 May 2020 09:29:38 +0100
Source: choose-init
Binary: choose-init
Architecture: source
Version: 0.3
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Ralph Ronnquist (rrq) <>
Changed-By: Mark Hindley <>
 choose-init - Select an init system (udeb)
Closes: 446
 choose-init (0.3) unstable; urgency=medium
   * Add runit as an alternative (Closes: #446).
   * d/control:
     - add Origin: Devuan.
     - add Standards-Version: 4.5.0
   * Clarify the openrc still uses sysvinit-core /sbin/init.
   * Openrc service and runlevel management is no longer experimental.
   * Rework templates to fix lintian warnings.
   * Remove unused templates.
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 f83e577ed9e7b587dd620677edcf6d87 2949 debian-installer optional choose-init_0.3_source.buildinfo



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