sysvinit VS initng VS upstart VS launchd (Was: Future New Init for FC7?)

Patrice Dumas pertusus at
Wed Apr 4 16:01:38 UTC 2007

On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 05:37:10PM +0200, Bernardo Innocenti wrote:
> LSB had just finished standardizing the init scripts and now we're
> going to break things again.  Users *are* going to complain.
> Analysts *are* going to say Linux is fragmented.  Microsoft *is*
> going to publish studies saying that Linux has higher TCO because
> of multiple init systems ;-)
> This doesn't mean there should be a single codebase.  Multiple
> systems could compete as long as they are 100% (or maybe just 99%)
> compatible config files and user interface.

All the init systems should be parallel installable, so the choice is
only for the default init system.


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