[arch-general] Alternative init system proposal

Devon Smith devo8604 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 01:30:15 UTC 2016

No. Systemd is here to stay. Maintaining another's init would be a waste of
time and too much work. Plus, why on earth would people want to waste time
maintaining another init system when the one we have works? Is there
anything lacking in systemd that is available in openrc?
On Feb 7, 2016 18:11, "Patrick Burroughs (Celti)" <celti at celti.name> wrote:

> On Mon, 8 Feb 2016 01:58:19 +0100
> Ivan <parazyd at dyne.org> wrote:
> > Hello, I have a proposal for Arch Linux developers and by mailing
> > on this list I would also appreciate feedback from non-developers that
> > use Arch Linux.
> > Note: I am not here to hate on the current status, nor
> > to disapprove of current Arch choices.
> > [snip]
> The big question you have to answer, the one you need to start with, is:
> Why is it in the Arch dev's interests to maintain two init systems and
> that much more area for incompatibility, that many more packages and
> bugs to wrangle? Especially if they are happy using systemd?
> Nobody could answer that question a few years ago, so the original Arch
> initscripts were dropped in favour of a systemd-only distro.
> If you have a serious answer, by all means, present it — but that *is*
> the stumbling block here.
> ~Celti

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