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Month: October 2019

Re: Re: Advice for distro without systemD

From: deloptes <deloptes@...>
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2019 15:16:18 +0200
E. Liddell wrote:

> Sigh. �I have seen *so many* of these arguments spattered across the
> Internet. Like vi versus emacs, it's become a religious dispute that
> doesn't allow for objective discussion of merits. �Please don't beat a
> dead horse. �Just accept that some people dislike or mistrust systemd, and
> move on. �The alternatives *are* being maintained and are perfectly
> serviceable.
> To answer the OP's question: �While Gentoo is OpenRC by default, I don't
> recommend it for your case, because getting TDE installed here is a
> non-trivial undertaking. �I keep meaning to try again to do something
> about that.

I think it is more important to understand the problem, than to answer the
question, because the question might be based on outdated or invalid
information. If you read mail threads about systemd (and I myself wrote
some) from 4-5y ago you get a very wrong impression.

There are couple of good videos on that topic that help understand the
problem and the decision to build and history of systemd.

As for the systemd free distro question: One must decide first if it should
be really systemd free (means systemd removed completely) or systemd is not
the init system.

The first case is what I think can be handled as a dead horse or
neandertals - you will loose a lot of applications and functionality that
can not be provided without system.
The second approach is in my opinion acceptable if systemd causes problems
as init manager.