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Month: October 2019

Re: Re: Advice for distro without systemD

From: deloptes <deloptes@...>
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2019 15:09:14 +0200
Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:

> systemd has nothing to do with "modern" or "better", it's just redhat
> controlling the market. More SLOC than the linux kernel but just a hand
> full of developers does not sound like a sane plan - well, if your
> business model rests on it, it is a sane plan, as a customer I'd run as
> fast as I could.

No it is not correct and it has been discussed many many times. IF you read
the history, you would also understand why the decision to develop systemd
was taken.
My tests show that it behaves good on buster, so my plan is to use it on the
desktop and notebook - for the server it is not relevant.
I was also sceptic in the beginning and needed some time to understand the
background and also the background of the conflicting opinions.

The point is, how I understood it, if you have many subsystems that you want
to interact with each other, you need a kind of manager. Obviously the init
and xinitd are not meeting expectations. 

For me it is important to have alternative and debian provides such. No
reason to be paranoid about RH. Also I have not seen issues on the RHEL
servers, I am working with, that could point to systemd.

I think the main problem is the decision taken by the major distros to
impose it to the user, without alternative and as usual in too early stage,
when the problems were massive. Today - I don't know my impression is
neutral to positive.