Re: [Lennart Poettering] Re: A few observations about systemd
Uoti Urpala <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Whatever its features, if we have to jump through a large heap of hoops
>> to get it to work at all, or to make life for maintainers of daemon
>> packages not a complete nightmare, it's not likely to become the default
>> in Debian any time soon.
> I think the life of many maintainers of daemon packages is a "complete
> nightmare" now with sysvinit, compared to what it would be with systemd.
FYI, there are upstreams who provide initscripts in their source
package. systemd is yet another burden on them that they have to
maintain, and makes their lives miserable.
Looking at the syslog-ng sources, there's about a dozen initscripts,
including upstart and systemd that we have in git. Now THAT is a pain, a
pain that systemd will only make worse, no matter how good it may be.
If there was one common init system, that would be awesome, but there
isn't, and systemd will never be that system, for reasons that should be
obvious to anyone reading this thread, who's not ignoring everything but
In other words, even if systemd can be made portable enough for Debian's
needs, or Debian can find a way to work around systemds unportability,
upstreams who need to support other systems will still have yet another
extra burden to carry.