The behaviour of systemctl.

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at
Sat Jun 18 20:25:53 UTC 2011

On Sat, 18.06.11 21:52, Aaron Sowry (aaron+rh at wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 05:25:36PM +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> > You know, I'd prefer if you take up your beef with "ls" first. Have you
> > ever compared the output of "ls" and of "ls | cat"? And that's just the
> > most obvious case.
> Yes, but the difference here is that "ls" does not re-implement something that
> is already available at the command line.


> > And how does that matter for Fedora?
> It doesn't I guess, but are you writing systemd for Fedora, or as a general
> replacement for SysV init?

But what's the point of discussing this on fedora-devel then?

> > Yes, absolutely. systemd depends on util-linux for the gettys, for fsck,
> > for mount, for umount, for swapoff, for swapon -- all these commands are
> > more than just wrappers around kernel functionality and are pretty much
> > the Linux API for the respective functionality.
> Sure, but as far as I can tell, util-linux is not in the dependency
> list.

The README of systemd lists it pretty explicitly including a version


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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