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Re: On init in Debian

]] Russ Allbery 

> md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes:
> > On Mar 17, Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> wrote:
> >> It is for trivial cases (>90% of init scripts) that this is the most
> >> interesting. Non-trivial cases could still be handled by shipping a
> >> manually written init script together.
> > But for the trivial cases we can just keep using sysv init scripts until
> > a winner emerges.
> I would dearly like to stop using sysv init scripts for the trivial cases
> as soon as I can, since they just introduce a bunch of possible bugs
> without much real benefit.

FWIW, I have a proposal for a GSoC task this year to write a
systemd-to-initscript converter,

The systemd service files are covered by the «interface guarantee»,
meaning they won't change incompatibly in a future release of systemd,
so I think having that as the base format would be fairly reasonable,
though probably just a subset so it's portable to other kernels and init

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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