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Re: No Books in print on Systemd?






On Sat, May 18, 2019 at 8:54 PM Nicholas Geovanis <nickgeovanis@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
IIRC the 2nd edition of Armstrong's Kernel Internals book has a chapter on it. But don't remember for sure.

That one, I will check out for sure!  (The last Kernel book I owned was about Version 2).  Thanks! 

On Sat, May 18, 2019, 6:12 PM Cindy Sue Causey <butterflybytes@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 5/18/19, Kenneth Parker <sea7kenp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I know there are controversies on Systemd (including in Debian  --  for
> example, Devuan), but I want to learn enough about it to (Horrors!)  become
> an expert.
>
> And yes, I have found several online resources, including on the Debian
> Wiki.  (I'm also reading https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/
>  ).
>
> My problem?  My best times for reading are times where a "Paper Book" is
> best.  Unfortunately, I haven't found any.
>
> If I'm missing something, please tell me.  Otherwise, do any of you know if
> someone's working on a Book?


Hi.. I took a super quick poke at it. Mostly landed a bunch of
references to something called "Savaged by Systemd".. =)

I suspect that details about systemctl parameters might  *not*  be in this book.  :-)

Did also see the following two:

* How Linux Works, 2nd Edition (Paperback); Brian Ward; 2015..
Incidentally references systemd as one of the many topics covered.

I'll  look, but this will, likely not have the detail I need.

* Fedora Linux Servers with systemd: second edition; Petersen,
Richard; 2016. Systemd is in the title.......

This might be a possibility.  I'm sure, even Fedora's use of Systemd isn't  *that*  different from Debian's. 

Otherwise, I wonder if the seeming shortage of tangible books is about
how volatile this topic is..

Could be.  I was even looking for things, like "Systemd for Dummies"!  (Any ideas, anyone, on who might author  *that*  Book?  LOL!) 

Or if it's maybe because it's an evolving, moving target
development-wise (just like all its counterparts)? Maybe it's hard to
document on paper because that [media] becomes outdated, thus
basically fire starter material, almost as fast as it's printed when
it comes to tech subjects?

That too. 

Personally, I've bought several older tech books purely for
occasionally waxing nostalgic. :)

Me too, in the past (when I had  "Disposal Income").   Thanks! 

Cindy :)
--
Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

* runs with birdseed *
 
Kenneth Parker