Linked by jessesmith on Fri 28th Nov 2014 00:09 UTC
Debian and its clones

The Debian fork website, put together by the Veteran Unix Admins (VUA) group, has annouced the VUA has decided to fork the popular Debian GNU/Linux distribution. The VUA is critical of Debian's decision to adopt systemd as the distribution's default init software and to allow software packaged for Debian to depend directly on systemd. The VUA plans to create a fork of Debian using SysV Init as the default init software and is asking for donations to support the endevor.

The default init system in the next Debian v8 "Jessie" release will be systemd, bringing along a deep web of dependencies. We need to individuate those dependencies, clean them from all packages affected and provide an alternative repository where to get them. The stability of our fork is the main priority in this phase.

There has been a lot of debate over systemd in the Debian community in the past few months and it will be interesting to see if this non-systemd fork of Debian gains support.

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RE[3]: Comment by Valhalla
by Finalzone on Sat 29th Nov 2014 18:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Valhalla"
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Just like the BSD operating systems for example, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, they all ship as a base OS which includes system tools and daemons, systemd is offering the same thing as a cross Linux distro solution.

Essentially, systemd is bring Linux ecosystem back closer to UNIX principles (notably Solaris). For memo, Slackware represents one of early Linux system using BSD style system management before the move to sysvinit.

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