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Re: default init on non-Linux platforms


On 18 February 2014 16:08, Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org> wrote:
>> Once I consider OpenRC ready for it, would it be ok to just replace
>> sysv-rc by OpenRC, and transform sysv-rc into a transitional package?
>> What is the opinion of other DDs? Is there anyone which would like to
>> keep the old featureless sysv-rc?

> My opinion is that maintainers should still provide sysv init scripts until it
> is decided that Debian does not support sysvinit any more. The TC decided that
> systemd will be the default init system on Linux, not that it would be the
> only init system.

> Dropping support for sysv init scripts now means that you are burning the
> bridge before you finished crossing it.

OpenRC, if properly baked, fully supports traditional initscripts, so
nothing burns. I guess Thomas is working on baking OpenRC the right
way :)


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