[arch-dev-public] Moving systemd v42 to [extra]

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Feb 9 17:01:41 EST 2012

On 10/02/12 01:20, Tom Gundersen wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Am 09.02.2012 15:57, schrieb Stéphane Gaudreault:
>>> Do we plan to eventually replace our init system by systemd ? Or we will
>>> provide systemd in [extra] only as an alternative ?
>>> I am not a systemd user, but I have nothig against the move to [extra].
>>> Just want to understand the long term plans.
>> Long-term, I would say this is very likely to become the default. At
>> some point in the next 5 or so years, systemd will probably become the
>> only viable alternative.
> I agree that this is probably what will eventually happen.
> However, for the time being there are no such plans, and personally my
> aim in working with initscripts and systemd is to make sure it is as
> smooth as possible for Arch users to switch back and forth between the
> two, and that they are mutually compatible to the extent that is
> reasonable.
> Should it turn out that systemd is a failure, nothing is lost and we
> stay with initscripts; alternatively if we decide to switch to systemd
> in some years time we will have a very well-tested and well-integrated
> package ready to be used.

That sounds good to me.


More information about the arch-dev-public mailing list