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

On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 06:21:27PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Well, I've said this before, but I think it's worth reiterating.  Either
> upstart or systemd configurations are *radically better* than init scripts
> on basically every axis.  They're more robust, more maintainable, easier
> for the local administrator to fix and revise, better on package upgrades,
> support new capabilities, etc.

Can you please go in to more detail why you believe this was true?

The lsat time I played with Upstart, I saw a lot of policy moved from
shell scripts into C code (which I would have to edit and recompile)
if I wanted to change things.  I also was extremely frustrated with a
massive lack of documentation, where at least with shell scripts I
could read the scripts to understand what was going on.

Maybe things have changed, but that was my impression with both
Systemd and Upstart (and policykit, and consolekit, etc. all of which
has caused me no end of frustration).

						- Ted

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