[linux-elitists] How about a fork of Jessie without systemd?

carmen r mail at whats-your.name
Sun Aug 2 07:24:20 PDT 2015


> You appear to be describing devuan.org/.

devuan's marketing-materials fail to address why a fork was necessary

on a typical userspace-software distribution, switching init-systems involves something like:

0) install your init-system of choice. s6, runit, openrc (etc)
1) change one line in /etc/default/grub
   GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="init=/usr/bin/runit-init"
2) run update-grub (to generate a new grub.cfg)

so Devuan wanted to immortalize "We're pissed off about systemd" in a bit of branding?
 why didnt they just become runit/s6/openrc maintainers for sid instead?



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