[arch-general] When will Arch switch to Upstart

Culley Smith culley.smith at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 16:30:07 EST 2011

I appreciate the links provided here.  I had found a few items on line as

All I have read about upstart really just related to faster boot times,
which isn't that big of a sell-point for me.  I'm not saying I'm not opposed
to faster boot times, that would just be silly. I was just pointing out that
if that was all it offers, that alone wouldn't convince me to switch to

However, it sounds like there is more to upstart and systemd than just
faster boot times.

So, thanks again for the info,

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 2:42 PM, Sander Jansen <s.jansen at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 2:33 PM, Kaiting Chen <kaitocracy at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 2:48 PM, Jelle van der Waa <jelle at vdwaa.nl>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Package upstart, create a forum thread, gather some evidence that it
> >> could be implemented easy in the archlinux and then take it too the
> >> devs. (If they would still be interested after all this 16 year old
> >> behaviour :P )
> >>
> >
> > First of all what exactly needs to be done to support upstart or systemd
> in
> > Arch? Packages for both exist in the AUR. Is it a drop in replacement
> > (perhaps add a kernel boot parameter init=/path/to/upstart)? Or is it
> more
> > involved than that? --Kaiting.
> >
> There's a topic (and wiki page) on the forum regarding systemd in Arch:
> https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=96316
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd
> Personally, I think systemd looks pretty interesting.
> Cheers,
> Sander

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