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    Re: Sysvutils removal?

    Well, something went wrong for me and I lost sysvinit

    Just to go to "the chroot jail" and reinstall sysvinit

    Eclipse solution is probably safe....

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    Re: Sysvutils removal?

    The easy way is just to manually run apt-get install sysvutils first and it will work (might have to install the other sysv package first)

    then dist-upgrade works.

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    I tried the manual apt-get route & got the error in my first post--that is why I ended up going the Synaptic-way. Guess I got caught in a bad loop

    But hey--that's what pre-alpha is all about
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    Re: Sysvutils removal?

    Quote Originally Posted by scradock View Post
    Actually, I checked the definition of sysvutils, and it explicitly says that it can be removed without danger, even though it's marked as a System file, and warnings are attached.

    So I tried it. I removed just sysvutils in Synaptic; it warned that it would be removing a bunch of other things - startup-tasks, system-services, upstart, ubuntu-minimal, and so on. I wrote them all down, and clicked OK.

    Then I upgraded one of the other packages that had been linked to sysvutils, and it pulled in another one. I made sure I re-installed all the packages that had been removed BEFORE doing the re-start.

    And it worked! All the linked packages are upgraded, no crashes, reboots fine. I also did the laptop packages that showed up in the middle - no problems. That only leaves the apt problem and a muddle over gcc-4.2 at the moment....
    I did this successfully too. I'm sure they expect to implement a cleaner transition soon, so I wouldn't recommend it unless you understand what you are doing.
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    As far as I know--we are moving to upstart with this release--I like the idea that it is a dynamic loader.
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    Re: Sysvutils removal?

    I just let it run and it totally hosed my system. Reported it as a bug and got four emails back with a solution to the problem, which is of course the same as the previous post.

    Jim

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    Sysvutils got a update again this morning---no drama, just a easy install---I am waiting to see when upstart really takes over.
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    Re: Sysvutils removal?

    Got this email this morning aabout the sysvutils problem
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    Re: Sysvutils removal?

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    Got this email this morning aabout the sysvutils problem
    Yeah, I seen the changelog.

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