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#1 2020-08-10 02:46:47

dvnUsr
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Registered: 2020-08-10
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Devuan + s6?

Hi, Is anyone aware of when the s6 init and supervision suite might appear as an option in the Devuan installer?  Currently using/learning Artix + s6, but prefer a more fixed release type of distro.  My (very) limited experience with s6 has been all positive.  Cheers.

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#2 2020-08-10 12:29:59

fsmithred
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Re: Devuan + s6?

I can't give you a time estimate on when or if s6 will be a choice during installation. I've heard nothing about it in months.

The point-release of beowulf will add runit to the init system selection in the installer. Maybe s6 can be added in time for Chimaera. That's a guess.

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#3 2020-08-11 23:19:22

dvnUsr
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Re: Devuan + s6?

Thank you for the reply.

I see s6 as a potential systemd killer, in terms of s6 being able to do the important stuff that systemd does, but in a well-designed and UNIX-friendly manner.

If s6 can be implemented in a few more distros, then perhaps other distros will have to take notice, and hopefully jump on board?  (Why use systemd when there is a better alternative?)

https://skarnet.org/software/s6/  (s6 developer's site.)
https://github.com/CasperVector/up2020/releases  ("Unix Philosophy 2020" book by Casper Vector.)

Any thoughts amongst the main Devuan developers on how good (or not so good) the s6 suite is?

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#4 2020-09-18 06:00:10

Danielsan
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Registered: 2020-07-14
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Re: Devuan + s6?

You should take a look at Obarun has a better implementation of S6 than Artix.

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