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Re: On init in Debian

Philip Hands <phil@hands.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Mar 2012 14:37:39 +0100, Vincent Danjean <vdanjean.ml@free.fr> wrote:
>> * We could try to define a file format that allow a conversion (by a
>>   separate specific tool or at runtime) to various init systems.
>>   This would avoid to be blocked by the syntax/features of one "source"
>>   init system.

> This was mentioned in the thread (I forget by whom) and strikes me as
> the only viable strategy, in that this is the only way that the various
> factions can all collaborate on making a workable solution, rather than
> fighting for theirs to be The One True Init.

I am not sure this actually is a big improvement, we might end up with 

* either being limited to the common featureset
* or doing something like
#ifdef systemd
elseif upstart
which is almost as bad as having to ship both init-scripts and systemd
configuration file.

cu andreas

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