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

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Sun Aug 2 08:38:02 PDT 2015


On Sun, Aug 02, 2015 at 02:24:20PM +0000, carmen r wrote:
> > 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?
> 


because of the increasingly specific dependency of packages on systemd,
for example....

jist tinkin out a dah box heer

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