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Yes, a dist-upgrade from wheezy to jessie will switch to using systemd as the init system. The jessie release notes devotes a whole section to this issue, also giving a recommendation about how to stay with your current init system: to prevent systemd-sysv from being installed during the upgrade, you can create a file called ...


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You can adapt the entries in /etc/apt/sources.list, e.g. from deb http://extra.linuxmint.com qiana main to deb http://extra.linuxmint.com rafaela main Then apt-get update / apt-get dist-upgrade will do the job.


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Debian 8 includes major upgrades to pretty much all the software included in the distribution; major changes include the switch to systemd by default and much better support for UEFI systems. You'll find details in the release announcement. Staying on Debian 7 is safe for now, because it is still fully supported. (As standard until February 2016, then on ...


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You could simply read documentation on this vulnerability and update instructions. E.g. redhat provides extremely detailed information: Do I need to reboot or restart services after installing the update for CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169? If your system uses exported Bash functions, restarting affected services is recommended. Affected ...


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Jessie will install systemd by default, even as an upgrade from Wheezy. After installation you can disable it by following the instructions at How to remove systemd from a Debian jessie/sid installation There are explanations of these commands on that page, but the gist is as follows: apt-get install sysvinit-core sysvinit sysvinit-utils reboot # BE AWARE ...


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After editing the sources.list and doing an apt-get update as mentioned in @klimpergeist's answer, it is a better practice to do a apt-get dist-upgrade --download-only and then, apt-get dist-upgrade


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solution - just issue : sudo apt-get dist-upgrade which will update the held back package and so clear that notice



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