On Sunday, June 24, 2012 00:39:45, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> OT for Lina's issue, but she mentioned /var.
> I wonder if for Debian there will be some wicked changes too, systemd
> seems to be one common change for some distros, IIRC (
) for Debian
There weve several long threads about systemd on [debian-devel] in the past
couple of months, and as far as I can tell the standard sysv-rc init scripts
with dependency-based bootup is what will be used for the default Wheezy
release. However systemd will be an option for those that want it.
I've tested systemd -- for the most part it works, but it has some
limitations. For one, the option to reboot the computer within KDE won't work
with systemd -- when choosing the option it instead acts as if you've logged
out, and you have to re-choose to reboot within the kdm login window. For
another, the sysv-rc ANSI color script output is a bit prettier (IMHO) than
booting up via systemd via command line options "quiet init=/bin/systemd
> Will /var soon or later be changed for most distros, inculding Debian?
> "As of filesystem-2012.6-2 the folders /var/run and /var/lock will be
> replaced by symlinks to /run and /run/lock, respectively." -
Several distros seem to be experimenting with several FHS layout changes, such
as merging /sbin and /usr/sbin, /bin and /usr/bin, etc. Things in /var
occasionally get moved around also. For instance years ago mail used to
occupy /var/spool/mail rather than today it resides in /var/mail -- and for
compatability reasons there's a symlink from /var/spool/mail -> ../mail.
The main issue most DDs have with several of the proposed changes I've heard
about are if they lack adherence to the FHS, or if the moves somehow violate
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