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Re: Wouter and Gergely: software monopoly vs diversity

On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 09:01:55AM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 9:57 PM, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > In some cases, of course, that isn't the case, and then things get
> > somewhat more complex. A good example on that is the systemd discussion
> > on -devel currently: making systemd the default and required init
> > implementation would, in the current state of things, instantly axe the
> > kFreeBSD port. I am of the opinion that this simple fact therefore rules
> > out systemd as the default and required init implementation for Debian;
> > but it looks as if not everyone shares that opinion currently.
> I think you will find that debootstrap supports installing different
> packages on different architectures.

Yes, but it's not about debootstrap.

If an init system that is incompatible with our current default init
system becomes the only supported init system, then architectures on
which that init system doesn't work, suddenly have no working init

having a choice of multiple init implementations is indeed a good way of
fixing the issue, but that's not what some of the proponents of systemd
seem to be arguing for, and it's not what's relevant for this particular

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