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What Is Wrong With Systemd?

What’s wrong with systemd? Lots! Frankly the design is appallingly bad. To quote from a recent post on Slashdot post: It abstracts services to the point you can’t find them. It breaks existing sysv startup/shutdown scripts for commercial software. (The reply from vendors of commercial software is pretty unison: We don’t support systems with systemd) It assumes start and stop are always oneliners, so you end up writing startup/shutdown scripts anyhow cause systemd isn’t good enough. It breaks standard runlevels. It uses the old MSDOS .ini file format, which is severely sysadmin-unfriendly (grep doesn’t understand MSDOS [section]s, for example). …