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Re: On init in Debian

Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org> writes:
> Russ Allbery, le Thu 29 Mar 2012 23:41:40 -0700, a écrit :

>> It's focused on being clean, supportable, and fully integrated with
>> Linux capabilities, *not* to solving everyone's use case, even to the
>> detriment of being universal.

> So that directly conflicts with making it a default init implementation.

On Linux?  Why?

It's not trying to be a *standard*, which would imply that Solaris would
use it, Mac OS X would use it, AIX would use it, NetBSD would use it....
But I don't think that being a standard in that way is a horribly
compelling feature that Debian cares about.  It is sort of nice to have
everything use the same init script format, and it used to be that was
kind of, sort of the case, but it's not been true for years.  Solaris is
now using SMF, Mac OS X has its own thing that's completely different,

For better or worse, there is no standard for init scripts, and neither
systemd nor upstart (nor, for that matter, sysvinit) are really trying to
become that.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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