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

On 10/29/2013 10:27 AM, Brian May wrote:
> On 29 October 2013 12:21, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org
> <mailto: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.

Not if OpenRC gets enough attention from the porters. We could
completely get rid of sysv-rc scripts, switch to Upstart or Systemd, and
still have OpenRC as a backup solution for compatibility with our
non-linux ports. OpenRC has a declarative language as well avoiding the
huge sysv-rc init scripts.

I spent a lot of time on it already, but I wont be able to do it all
alone: I got to work to feed my family too... :(

> 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.

If it's still sysv-rc scripts, me neither.


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