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Re: [Lennart Poettering] Re: A few observations about systemd

Gergely Nagy <algernon <at> balabit.hu> writes:
> Uoti Urpala <uoti.urpala <at> pp1.inet.fi> 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.

It's one of the goals of systemd to allow more upstreams to provide reasonable
init scripts. Adding systemd may create more work for upstreams that insist on
providing a suitable script for every possible distro, but on the other hand
adoption of systemd makes it easier for more upstreams to provide a reasonable
service configuration that works on most systems (systemd configuration is a lot
more portable than a sysv init script).

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