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Re: Bug#752075: daemontools-run: Add systemd support

Gerrit Pape <pape@dbnbgs.smarden.org> writes:

> I looked into latest policy, but did not find anything about systemd
> support.  I'm surprised that this is now a release critical bug, and the
> package marked for removal.  What's the justification?

I'm very dubious about this being release-critical.

> This package hooks into /etc/inittab, does systemd not automatically
> manage services from inittab?

Correct, systemd doesn't use inittab.

> Isn't it systemd having release critical bug then?

I don't think it's likely that systemd will support inittab.  The
semantics of inittab are quite a bit inferior to what's available with
very little additional work using the native configuration format, and the
regular inittab jobs are provided by regularly-configured services.  Yes,
that is a disruptive change for people who were using inittab to run other

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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