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posted by janrinok on Wednesday November 19 2014, @11:25AM   Printer-friendly
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Ian Jackson's general resolution to prevent init system coupling has failed to pass, the majority vote deciding that the resolution is unnecessary. This means that not only will Debian's default init be systemd, but packages will not be required to support other init systems. Presumably, this means that using other init systems on Debian (without using systemd as a base) will not be possible without major workarounds, or possibly at all. It also leaves the future of Debian projects such as kFreeBSD unclear, as systemd is linux specific.

The vote results can be found here

The winners are:

Option 4 "General Resolution is not required"

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  • (Score: 2) by Arik on Wednesday November 19 2014, @07:52PM

    by Arik (4543) on Wednesday November 19 2014, @07:52PM (#117823) Journal
    It is a blessing, and I never thought it was in disguise. When I first heard about the .deb concept my reaction was 'that actually sounds like a rather bad idea' and while I respect Debian and have used it on occasion where it was a good fit for the job, I still think all the automagical package stuff is a misfeature. Debs arent as brittle as RPMs in practice but the whole system is just a mass of unnecessary complexity to solve 'problems' that have never bothered me.

    I also agree it seems highly unlike Mr Volkerding will ever package systemd. He was way ahead of the crowd in saying no to GNOME and PAM and we thank him for it.
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