Poettering: The Biggest Myths
Posted Jan 27, 2013 16:20 UTC (Sun) by dskoll
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Have you actually tried to maintain a meaningful cross-distro init script?
Why, yes. Yes, I have. Our (commercial) product runs on all flavors of Linux as well as any UNIX-like system (the BSDs, Solaris, etc.)
I did the rather heretical thing of writing our init script in Perl. Our product requires Perl anyway, so we know that Perl is going to be available on the system. And it was quite easy.
I'm not against systemd. I think it has some very nice features and probably is the way of the future; I just wanted to point out that writing portable init scripts is not that daunting.
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