systemd for 11.10 ?

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Tue May 10 15:40:03 UTC 2011

Patrick Goetz [2011-05-10  9:52 -0500]:
> My only concern: wouldn't this then require that every binary
> package would have to be built to work with either upstart or
> systemd?  This seems like the kind of system detail that's
> relatively binary: either you use one, or the other, but not both.

It's binary in the sense that you can only use one at a time. But that
doesn't stop packages from shipping both an upstart and a systemd
control file. I suppose we'll get more and more systemd files through
Debian imports/merges over time, but these don't really hurt us.

Check /lib/systemd/system/ on your natty system -- while upstart is
running this is completely inert. Likewise, systemd doesn't read

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