Re: Is s6/s6-rc ready to be the ubiquitous init?

From: Dmitry Bogatov <>
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 12:41:30 +0000

[2019-01-11 01:24] Steve Litt <>
> Hi all,
> Months ago IBM bought Redhat, and IBM might not want to throw a million
> a year at a dev group devoted to keeping the systemd leaky boat afloat.
> Meanwhile, just today another major systemd snafu emerged.
> If IBM bails on systemd, is s6/s6-rc ready to take its place? I mean we
> all know it's ready technically, and is well maintained, but is it ready
> politically, with help for distro packagers? Perhaps some documentation
> on best practices and making it easy to install s6/s6-rc.
> We could soon have a rare opportunity for a Linux-wide init change. I'd
> hate to see systemd replaced by more snake oil.

Wish it was true, and systemd got abandoned. While I am already
maintaining runit as init system in Debian (and do not spare cycles for
another init system), probably I could provide some assistance --
sponsor uploads, for example.

But currently, s6 is quite out-of-radars in Debian.
Received on Sat Jan 12 2019 - 12:41:30 UTC

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