Rich Freeman on 13 Mar 2013 04:14:29 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Setting an environment variable for servers on Linux...

On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 10:40 PM, Martin Dellwo <> wrote:
> So much for one Linux standard.  The init/rc stuff is all over the map.

I don't think init/rc systems have ever been standardized.  There are
efforts to fix this, but they generally suffer from:

Upstart and systemd would be the latest iterations of that.  Gentoo
has OpenRC, which was a bit of an attempt to do the same thing (though
it wasn't adopted much elsewhere, even though it was greatly delayed
in adoption by Gentoo due to efforts to make it more standard).

Init systems are one of those things that tend to be an enabler, so it
will be difficult to get a distro to adopt a different one unless you
can convince them that they're far behind, and then you need to
convince them that merely adopting something somebody else is already
using is better than trying to outdo them.

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