I had removed
systemd from my main computer several months ago, but after having to deal with journalctl on one of my other compturs I desided to update them all.
With Debian this is a pretty straight-forward job.
The main step is to run:
install sysvinit-core sysvinit-utils elogind
elogind is now installed several pachages like
lightdm will get removed.
At this pont you can reboot, and systemd will no logging be running.
Then I also like to run
openrc can be a bit more difficult.
After the package is installed you will see a message like this:
for file in /etc/rc0.d/K*; do s=`basename $(readlink "$file")` ; /etc/init.d/$s stop; done
And after running that your computer will reboot. I had some issues with this requiring 2 reboots before it ended up in the normal mode.
If you have been using the
systemctl hibernate you will have to use a different system. I use
pm-sleep, but these do require root premissions.