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Managing Services on Linux with systemd

Dec 20, 2011, 23:01 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

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"My earlier piece, 'Here We Go Again, Another Linux Init: Intro to systemd' discusses the concepts behind systemd and what it is supposed to do. Now it's time to learn how to use it to control services on our systems. systemd is backwards-compatible with sysvinit and Upstart, so you can try it out by installing it on any Linux that uses sysvinit or Upstart without a lot of extra work. Arch Linux, Debian, and OpenSUSE all include systemd in their software repositories.

"A conspicuous omission from distros that support systemd is Ubuntu. There are various reasons given for this, and I don't care because I'm tired of geekfights and just want to get on with things. Another way is to fetch yourself a copy of Fedora 15 or 16, which runs systemd by default."

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