Talk:How to remove systemd from a Debian jessie/sid installation
This method doesn't work OOtB for an Amazon EC2 instance, instead, this small script (which does the same thing) can be called through the
apt-get -y install sysvinit-core sysvinit sysvinit-utils apt-get remove --purge --auto-remove systemd cat >/etc/apt/preferences.d/systemd<<EOF Package: systemd Pin: origin "" Pin-Priority: -1 Package: *systemd* Pin: origin "" Pin-Priority: -1 EOF
Instructions for OpenVZ containers
Debian Wheezy OpenVZ images in SolusVM come with upstart for init by default so it is only possible to upgrade them to Jessie with upstart.
It is still possible to have Jessie running sysvinit in OpenVZ if you are willing to:
- blacklist upstart & systemd in apt preferences
- dist-upgrade Squeeze ---> Wheezy (reboot)
- dist-upgrade again Wheezy --> Jessie.