[LAU] [arch-general] Lennart Poettering on udev-systemd

Chris Bannister cbannister at slingshot.co.nz
Fri Aug 17 22:22:03 UTC 2012

On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 06:57:19AM -0500, Gabriel M. Beddingfield wrote:
> Have you ever actually tried to get SysV Init scripts to work out
> the dependencies among themselves?  Even if you get the
> non-standardized syntax right... most SysV implementations don't
> even support it (e.g. Debian).
> systemd offers solutions to this that result in faster boot-time, a
> more reliable boot (fewer race conditions), and (eventually) less
> system init-script maintenance time.
> SysV only offers that "after all the countless hours of hand
> crafting these damn scripts and hand-sorting them into the right
> order -- if you don't touch them then they won't break."
> At some point you have to turn a deaf ear to nay-sayers and move on.


In particular:

openrc is being looked at as a possible alternative.

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who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the 
oppressing." --- Malcolm X

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