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Re: Survey answers part 3: systemd is not portable and what this means for our ports

On 07/15/2013 05:02 PM, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Le Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 04:18:17PM +0800, Thomas Goirand a écrit :
>> If OpenRC goes up to the shape I expect, it will have a huge advantage
>> over systemd and Upstart: it will not be controversial, throwing away
>> non-Linux ports, and taking over the whole of the system. It will just
>> be an improvement, and that's it.
> Hi Thomas,
> I am very surprised that you advocate the use of init scripts over
> declarative systems such as Upstart or systemd.

This is a miss-understanding. OpenRC does have a declarative system.
It's just not mandatory (you can decide to implement what you wish).

> Doesn't that underline that "classical" init scripts are a big waste of time
> for maintainers, and a workload that can not be shared between distributions ?

They are, which is why we need to get out of using sysv-rc.


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