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Re: RFC: OpenRC as Init System for Debian

On 04/29/2012 04:11 PM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Sun, 2012-04-29 at 14:59 +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
>> On 04/27/2012 03:28 AM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2012-04-27 at 08:55 +0800, Patrick Lauer wrote:
>>>> On 04/27/12 03:32, Adam Borowski wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 08:08:01PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>>>>>> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 02:03:17PM -0400, Jonas Smedegaard
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> I believe Debian still supports running locally compiled
>>>>>>> kernels which do not depend on udev, and that some setups do
>>>>>>> not require udev either (not everyone use fibre channel).
>>>>>> It is supported only in the sense that it is not yet impossible.
>>>>>> Please don't ask anyone to spend time to avoid udev dependencies;
>>>>>>  hotplugging is normal and udev is the proper way to handle all 
>>>>>> devices the Linux kernel finds.
>>>> udev is just the reference implementation. mdev [part of busybox] can
>>>> do the same (modulo rules: it has a slightly simpler format that
>>>> doesn't provide exactly the same features (yet))
>>> [...]
>>> Sure, for Linux in general you have other options like mdev.  However,
>>>  Debian uses udev.
>> Debian installs udev by default, but as with other init systems it should
>> not stop your from using whatever-you-like instead of udev.
> Of course, Debian has many derivative distributions that use some alternate
> components.

Please stop trolling.
There is no reason why we should not allow people to use mdev or whatever they
like instead of udev.

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