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Re: Debian Buster release to partially drop non-systemd support




On Fri, 2018-10-19 at 11:35 +0200, Martin Steigerwald wrote:
> Martin Steigerwald - 19.10.18, 10:57:
> > That written, I estimate or guess that the people preferring to use
> > another initialization system than the initialization system in
> > Systemd are in the minority. Yet, this minority might be larger
> > than
> > you think. Especially as popularity contest does not count the ones
> > who switched over to Devuan:
> […]
> 
> Okay, let's add some numbers:
> 
> Debian and all the other Debian derived distributions:
> - 3109 (=1,55%) installations of sysvinit-core
> - 2031 (=1,01%) installations of runit -68 runit-systemd -6 of runit-
> sysv (counted above already)
> - 110 (=0,05) installations of openrc, but it works on top of
> sysvinit
> - https://qa.debian.org/popcon.php?package=sysvinit (and so on)

I think you forgot Ubuntu as a Debian-derived distribution...  If you
already include extra data, one shouldn't neglect that one.

> Devuan:
> - 2578 installations of sysvinit-core (and I just added two more by 
> installing popularity-contest on my Devuan based server VMs)
> - 27 installations of runit
> - 141 installations of openrc, installations of openrc, but it works
> on 
> top of sysvinit
> - http://popcon.devuan.org/tmp-www/by_inst.html
> 
> So Devuan almost doubles the percentage of sysvinit-
> core  installations.

And Ubuntu probably reduces it again by more than that.

Statistics are fun :-)

Ansgar