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How to install sysvinit on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install sysvinit

Installing sysvinit package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sysvinit

sysvinit package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name sysvinit
version 2.88dsf-59.3
description System-V-like init utilities – transitional package
subsection admin
website / projects / sysvinit
maintainer Debian sysvinit maintainers

Uninstall sysvinit

To remove just sysvinit package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove sysvinit

Uninstall sysvinit and it’s dependent packages

To remove the sysvinit package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove sysvinit

Purging sysvinit

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of sysvinit from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge sysvinit

To delete configuration and/or data files of sysvinit and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove sysvinit