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posted by LaminatorX on Wednesday February 26 2014, @12:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the Boot-him?-I-just-met-him! dept.

jbernardo writes:

"Having had several issues with systemd, and really not liking the philosophy behind it, I am looking into alternatives. I really prefer something that follows the Unix philosophy of using small, focused, and independent tools, with a clear interface. Unfortunately, my favourite distro, Arch Linux, is very much pro-systemd, and a discussion of alternatives is liable to get you banned for a month from their forums. There is an effort to support openrc, but it is still in its infancy and without much support.

So, what are the alternatives, besides Gentoo? Preferably binary... I'd rather have something like arch, with quick updates, cutting edge, but I've already used a lot in the past Mandrake, RedHat, SourceMage, Debian, Kubuntu, and so on, so the package format or the package management differences don't scare me."

[ED Note: I'm imagining FreeBSD sitting in the room with the all the Linux distros he mentioned being utterly ignored like Canada in Hetalia.]

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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by quitte on Wednesday February 26 2014, @01:20PM

    by quitte (306) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @01:20PM (#7267) Journal

    While systemd will be the default init system beginning with Debian jessie there is not even close to enough of a consensus to make it the only choice - and since it's debian there won't be. So how about going back to Debian?

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  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by weilawei on Wednesday February 26 2014, @08:30PM

    by weilawei (109) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @08:30PM (#7541)
    If former experience is any indication (see PulseAudio), without forcibly pinning systemd to -100, it will be shoved down our throats and other packages will become progressively harder to install without unpinning it. I've already uninstalled PulseAudio twice and finally pinned it to oblivion.