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Month: September 2014

systemd and sysvinit, a question

From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:17:02 +0100
Since this list seems prepared to stick to logic, facts and solutions, rather 
than heat and emotion, perhaps some kind soul would answer a question for me.

I have no opinion on init systems.  I accept what I am given and am grateful, 
but ....  

If sysvinit is as staggerigly marvellous as it is being painted by some, and 
if it was such a near thing that it got dropped as the Debian default init 
system, how come the vote was apparently between Upstart and systemd?  And 
given that it was a vote between Upstart and systemd, why are some people so 
up in arms and ranting that sysvinit was dropped by a meaningless margin?  
(The chairman's casting vote.)  When and how was the decison to drop sysvinit 
as the Debian default init system actually taken?