[arch-general] Alternative init system proposal

Yaro Kasear yaro at marupa.net
Mon Feb 8 06:27:34 UTC 2016

I still don't get what makes OpenRC so great. Doesn't it still depend
entirely on SysV Init? That ALONE makes me want to keep it off my system.
If it makes us fall back on an init system that is frankly backward and was
badly in need of replacement then I don't see why it should be considered
an alternative.

Systemd ain't perfect, but when the best alternative is something that
relIes on dated components bona fide Unix systems don't even use anymore,
then they simply aren't alternatives.
On Feb 7, 2016 11:36 PM, "Leonid Isaev" <leonid.isaev at jila.colorado.edu>

> On Mon, Feb 08, 2016 at 06:02:34AM +0100, Ivan wrote:
> > Hypothetically, if Arch Linux was to adopt an alternative init, it's a
> > process that does not happen overnight. Through time, solutions will
> > surface. I'm not a magic lamp genie that has all the answers.
> Then you have to ask yourself, what defines a distribution. If you are
> going to
> bring in ck, patch polkit, gnome, kde, xfce, etc, and introduce
> customizations
> to lots of other packages, isn't it easier to start from gentoo or alpine
> and
> maintain pacman for those distros? I am asking because you are going to
> duplicate a fair share of official repos...
> Cheers,
> --
> Leonid Isaev
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