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Re: If Linux Is About Choice, Why Then ...

On Fri, 7 Apr 2017 14:27:40 -0400
David Niklas <doark@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On  Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:30:11 -0700
> Patrick Bartek <nemommxiv@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > The Linux mantra has always been "choice," plethoras of choices. So
> > why at install time, is there no choice for the init system?  You get
> > what the developers decide. Yes, you can install a new one -- I've
> > done it and it works -- but only after the install.  It'd be a lot
> > easier, if there were a choice to begin with just like whether you
> > want a GUI and which one.
> > 
> > Now, I know with LFS, you get to choose everything, etc.  But is a
> > choice of init at install time so outrageous that no one ever
> > considered it or is it technically unfeasible or something else.
> > 
> > Just curious.
> >   
> Because this reply is so late I'm CC'ing you off list.
> I sympathize, I run Gentoo Linux and us OpenRC. I plan on running
> Devuan, a Debain derivative that supports lots of different init
> systems. Why no one looks at their project and sees the people involved
> when making a statistic up for the amount of dissatisfied systemd users
> I don't know.
> Sincerely,
> David

The topic may be old but it does appear to be alive and well.
Also I sent to the list instead of CC'ing.