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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Comment by Anonymous Penguin
by Anonymous Penguin on Fri 28th Nov 2014 20:29 UTC
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2005-07-06

A Debian fork? Please wake me up and tell me that it was only a nightmare

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RE: Comment by Anonymous Penguin
by Brendan on Sat 29th Nov 2014 14:18 in reply to "Comment by Anonymous Penguin"
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2005-11-16

A Debian fork? Please wake me up and tell me that it was only a nightmare


It's not a nightmare, it's Microsoft's wet dream (fragmenting the Linux community more always helps someone!).

- Brendan

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