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Re: Bug#727708: tech-ctte: Decide which init system to default to in Debian.

On 29 October 2013 12:21, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:
In other words, I don't think it would make any sense at all to
standardize on upstart or systemd and then ask people to continue to write
init scripts in the long run (transition issues aside).  Getting rid of
init scripts is not the whole point, but it's a huge part of it.

My understanding is that init scripts will still be required for FreeBSD and The Hurd.

Which is unfortunate. I often encounter init scripts that have race conditions or are otherwise broken. Restarting a simple daemon becomes a challenge to debug the supposedly good init script first.

If the majority switched to systemd, then it would be up to the minority to maintain the initd scripts. I don't see this working very well.
Brian May <brian@microcomaustralia.com.au>

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