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Re: systemd

On Tue, Aug 07, 2012 at 05:53:38PM +0900, Joel Rees wrote:
> On 8/7/12, Tom H <tomh0665@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 3:28 AM, Joel Rees <joel.rees@gmail.com> wrote:
> > The answer to the second is "the jury's still out." AFAIR, Roger Leigh
> > phrased this in this thread in terms of determining whether adopting
> > systemd is in Debian's best interest.
> I didn't think they had even sent it to the jury yet, really. That is,
> I had the impression that evidence is still being gathered.

Just for clarity, there's little debate on the matter of the
existing sysvinit/sysv-rc/initscripts setup being optimal.  It's
clearly inferior to most of the contemporary solutions (excepting
file-rc, which is even more primitive).  You won't find any
disagreement with the sysvinit maintainers on that point--we're
really just keeping it going until we have a suitable replacement.

systemd is right at the top of the list when looking solely at the
technical details; while it might have the odd questionable design
choice, on the whole it's a very nice system.  But whether systemd
is appropriate as the default Debian init depends on a bit more
than just that--it also has to fit into the Debian system as a
whole.  At the moment it's very much a RedHat project, implementing
the RedHat way of doing things, and this doesn't always fit it
nicely with our historical practices and policies.


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