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From: Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Is gnome becoming obligatory?
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:12:39
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Is gnome becoming obligatory? by Alan Mackenzie
1 On Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:55:15 +0000, Alan Mackenzie wrote:
3 > You seem to know systemd reasonably well - maybe you've got it
4 > installed and you're using it. Please tell me whether my suspicion
5 > above (that systemd builds stuff into the system that is likely to be
6 > superfluous to a user, and possibly forces its use on its users) is well
7 > founded.
9 Of course it does, any collection of utilities is bound to include stuff
10 you don't need. This includes systemd as well as the likes of coreutils
11 and util-linux. The number of programs that you are forced to use after
12 installation is exactly zero, although most people that install systemd
13 do so because they want to use at least part of it, and are happy using
14 the parts they want. For example, I'm happy with systemd's network
15 management and time sync tools so I use them. I find systemd timers
16 unnecessarily complex for my needs so I stick with cron for that.
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20 Neil Bothwick
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