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Anonymous on 2016-10-02 at 18:18:

The issues people have with systemd mean forking it wouldn't solve the problem. Systemd flies in the face of Unix philosophy, by having one program try to do it all. Forking it would never fix that, and there are other good alternatives out there such as runit and openrc. There was a fork at one point called uselessd, where the developers tried to remove as much of the unnecessary code in systemd as possible. The problem was that systemd was so large by then that maintaining the fork with only a few people was too much work, so it died. If you don't like systemd, the best option is to just not use it. There are other programs that can do the same thing as systemd, it's just you have to use more than one program (which is the smarter way to do it imo, with systemd you have a single point of failure, which is not good, and with as much code as systemd has, more errors are more likely to occur).

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