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Re: RFC: OpenRC as Init System for Debian

Thomas Goirand <zigo@debian.org> writes:

> On 05/08/2012 12:53 AM, Gergely Nagy wrote:
>> FWIW, Debian provides a couple of init systems already, and has been for
>> as long as I can remember. You certainly have the option to choose.
> Sure, we have the init replacement packages, but nobody
> supports them, so you can install upstart or systemd, but
> then you wont be able to boot. So I wonder, what point you
> are trying to make?

I'm perfectly able to boot with systemd for one (some of my systems have
been booting with it for the past couple of months fine, thank you very
much), and I've booted with file-rc some ten years ago when I had that
kind of fancy.

That nobody supports them is a tiny bit of an exaggeration.

So, my point is: they're packaged, and they do work. If they don't, at
least both the systemd maintainer has been very helpful, so was its
upstream, and the few issues I had with unit files that didn't come with
systemd itself were also fixed by the relevant upstreams or maintainers.

I call that very well supported.


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