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Bug#727708: Thoughts on Init System Debate

On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 01:12:36AM +0100, Matthias Klumpp wrote:
> Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

> > Don Armstrong writes ("Bug#727708: Thoughts on Init System Debate"):
> >> However, moving to a single supported init system with a defined
> >> interface is something that I would like to see.

> > If you want that, and you want to keep the non-Linux ports, then I
> > think you have to pick upstart as the single supported system.
> Please note that upstart is not yet ported to !Linux systems, and has
> never run on any (yet).

Not true.  Upstart has been ported to kfreebsd, and has successfully booted
to a getty.


There seem to be some kinks to work out before it's entirely stable, and
probably a fair amount of integration work before it's usable for booting to
multiuser, but upstart does run on kfreebsd now.

This has even been mentioned on this bug:


While I realize there are a lot of threads to keep up with in this
discussion, it would help everyone with the task of keeping up to not have
outdated information repeated unnecessarily ;)

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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