Re: Sysvinit replacement
On Sat, 07 Jan 2012 12:14:48 -0600, hvw59601 wrote:
> Camaleón wrote:
>>> That package (systemd) is in Sid. What determines that it must be
>>> used? Deactivation of sysv-rc?
>> Mmm, AFAIK sysvinit and systemd can "coexist", but I don't know how to
>> give preference to one of them. Maybe by some sort of variable in
>> "/etc/ default/*"? :-?
>> Let me read the docs... okay, it is documented at
>> "/usr/share/doc/systemd/ README.Debian"
>> systemd for Debian
>> systemd can be installed alongside sysvinit and will not change the
>> behaviour of the system out of the box. This is intentional. To test
>> systemd, add:
>> to the kernel command line and then rebooting, or install the
>> systemd-sysv package.
> Does that mean systemd will be "voluntary" for the foreseeable future?
> (And how did you read the docs of systemd, you installed it?)
There is also "upstart" as a possible replacement, so I hope whatever
decission is finally reached by Debian team it allows users to select
their desired init system regardless the choosen default.