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Systemd and Fedora 14

Sep 04, 2010, 11:06 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jake Edge)

"Systemd, an alternative to Upstart or System V init, has made big strides since it was announced at the end of April. It has been packaged for Fedora and openSUSE, and for users of Fedora Rawhide, it gets installed as the default. There are still bugs to be shaken out, of course, and that work is proceeding, especially in the context of Rawhide. The big question is whether Fedora makes the leap to use systemd as the init system for Fedora 14.

"When last we looked in on systemd, Lennart Poettering intended to have a package ready for Fedora 14, which has happened, but it was unclear what, exactly, openSUSE's plans were. Since then, Kay Sievers, who worked with Poettering on developing systemd, has created an openSUSE Factory—essentially the equivalent of Fedora's Rawhide—package along with web page of instructions for interested users. But most of the action seems to be going on in Fedora-land.

"The Rawhide package gets installed in parallel with the existing Upstart daemon, so users can switch back and forth. That's important because of some glitches in the systemd installation that require users who upgrade from earlier Rawhides to manually enable certain services and targets:"

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