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Re: [opensuse] RE: lack of flexibility of systemd
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 08:23:35 +0200
  • Message-id: <kpma17$c30$>
Linda Walsh wrote:

Per Jessen wrote:
At this point, I would say stick with systemd. It _does_ still have
minor teething problems, but they are really mostly corner-cases.
Occasionally migration incompatibilities appear where systemd no
longer supports what one was used to in sysvinit (see for instance
Carlos' spamd issue re inline comments).
If you have really primitive startup scripts ... then systemd
seems useful, but for scripts that actually took advantage of
scripting to build in flexibility it seems a rather large step

Systemd would choke on my transmission startup script.

A corner case? Most init scripts are in fact really primitive. I have a
number of my own initscripts, but all they do is start a daemon.
Anyway, I wasn't arguing systemd's usefulness, I was only responding
to the OP's question of whether to go with systemd or try to stick to

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