How to remove systemd from a Debian jessie/sid installation

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# apt-get remove --purge --auto-remove systemd
 
# apt-get remove --purge --auto-remove systemd
 
Prevent apt from installing systemd packages in the future.
 
Prevent apt from installing systemd packages in the future.
# echo -e "Package: systemd\nPin: origin ""\nPin-Priority: -1" > /etc/apt/preferences.d/systemd
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# echo -e 'Package: systemd\nPin: origin ""\nPin-Priority: -1' > /etc/apt/preferences.d/systemd

Revision as of 00:15, 3 December 2014

First install the SysV init packages

# apt-get install sysvinit-core sysvinit sysvinit-utils

Then reboot your machine and remove all of the systemd packages

# apt-get remove --purge --auto-remove systemd

Prevent apt from installing systemd packages in the future.

# echo -e 'Package: systemd\nPin: origin ""\nPin-Priority: -1' > /etc/apt/preferences.d/systemd
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