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Re: [tlug] Um, so... systemd?

Systemd reminds me of SMF which brought improvements over the RC way of service management . Except systemd seems takes on more than SMF did. I'm fine with it so long as it works. 

Tech is an evolving art and so this falls in line accordingly. We can't expect things to remain as they were. 


> On Jan 15, 2017, at 23:17, Edward Middleton <> wrote:
>> On 01/15/2017 04:40 PM, David J Iannucci wrote:
>> I don't mean to start a flame war or anything (hee :=) but I am just
>> today discovering what seems to have happened in the Linux world,
>> recently, with systemd.
>> But apparently.... Debian has officially switched over to systemd and
>> the world is coming to an end? I've read a bunch of stuff today, this
>> being maybe the most virulent:
>> And it sounds like Red Hat and its "fascist" developers, the ones who
>> are forcing this change through, are the Trumps of the Linux world? Am I
>> understanding this correctly?
>> I very much respect the views of people on this list and now I feel a
>> little surprised that there hasn't been more discussion of this topic
>> here over the last couple years (Have I missed it?)
>> Anyway..... again, not to start a big thing, but what are y'all's
>> general viewpoints (briefly? :=) on systemd and how it is taking over
>> the Linux distro world...
> Linux development seems to be dominated by colourful personalities and 
> so technical discussions can descend into this sort of thing.
> I have been using systemd with Gentoo, CoreOS and Ubuntu and it works 
> well enough.  Systemd has some more complexity then sysvinit based 
> setups but it does more.  It has a bunch of new tools you have to learn 
> to use.  If its going to be used consistently across distributions it 
> should make system administration tasks a bit easier.
> Edward
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