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Re: On init in Debian


md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes:
> On Mar 16, Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.fi> wrote:
>> The usual way of that to happen is for someone to grab a keyboard and start
>> writing actual code, as opposed to e-mails. Do-ocracy ftw.
> We already have the code for Linux systems, we even have two different 
> and competing implementations.
> The problem is the lack of code for the toy ports, and by now I think it 
> is clear that nobody has plans to write it.

  Current status is systemd rivaling upstart and it is not clear at all
whether a switch will happen in the near future (at least not to
me). And I surely have better things to do than guessing which direction
will finally win, make sure the corresponding system will work on
kfreebsd and risking huge amounts of work becomming useless in a blink
when my guess was wrong.

  *iff* it was reasonably clear porting upstart would be the required
step I'm rather certain -bsd@ would be working on it. But please noone
expect us to support multiple -- currently linux-only -- init
alternatives just because they *might* *eventually* become default in
Debian *some* day.


    Christoph (disappearing again from this thread)

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