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Re: If Not Systemd, then What?

Le Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:08:48 +0000,
Martin Read <zen75502@zen.co.uk> a écrit :

> On 16/11/14 17:33, Laurent Bigonville wrote:
> > Are you aware that this is the approach that systemd and upstart
> > have taken, right?
> >
> > 1) Both systemd (PID1) and upstart are drop-in replacement for the
> > good old SysVinit as they both support the common "standard" that
> > are LSB scripts (A really good share of the existing LSB
> > initscripts in the debian archive are just working out of the box).
> Well. They're (mostly) a drop-in replacement for sysvrc and its 
> supporting tools. They're certainly not a *drop-in* replacement for 
> *sysvinit*, because they don't support all of sysvinit's interfaces; 
> specifically, they don't support /etc/inittab.
> Luckily (for some values of lucky), /etc/inittab was such a terrible 
> interface (it's unpleasantly reminiscent of Angband's monster, item, 
> etc. databases) that it seems even most people who prefer sysvinit to 
> systemd or upstart were using a factory-default /etc/inittab.

Note that there were plans to either abort systemd-sysv installation or
at least display a big fat warning in case /etc/inittab was modified on
the machine.

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