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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better systemd alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where systemd has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-03-02.
  • Besides the Pop! OS website, any other great reading resources for theory on Pop and Ubuntu? | 2021-03-05
    There's more, but they're more like tutorials for beginners. Maybe you'd benefit from reading a little about systemd, Pop's chosen init system. Additionally, how to work with it via command line with systemctl. Maybe that official document is a little dry, but there's plenty more about it online. I think it is absolutely worth the effort rather than relying on GUIs for everything.
  • Systemd-journal missing when /var on separate ZFS dataset | 2021-03-02
    Does your "naked" / have a /var/log/journal directory? It looks like from a GitHub bug report and the systemd-journald docs for the Storage key that systemd-journald blindly flushes to /var/log/journal only if that directory exists otherwise it waits until a signal is sent.
  • systemd-boot is so simple | 2021-02-28
  • How to disable LUKS password entry asterisks when using Plymouth on debian?
    However apparently this isn't really possible: and
  • How to disable LUKS password entry promt asteriks on Debian when using plymouth?
    However apparently this isn't really possible: and
  • Understanding systemd Critical Chains | 2021-02-26
    I found it very useful to implement back then. Especially the --fuzz argument, which is totally missing here, helped me to analyze boot time regressions further.
  • Who owns the *nix world?
    What you're referring to as SystemD, is in fact systemd, not SystemD, systemD, SyStEmD, or any other variation. It is stated on that the only official names are "systemd" (all lowercase even on the beginning of a sentence), or "systém D" on high holidays (whatever that means)
  • Dedicated server on linux as service | 2021-02-23 no longer exists
  • Resolved: DNSSEC records still not passed to applications | 2021-02-23
  • Taking a Stand in the War on General-Purpose Computing | 2021-02-23
    The author may have the systemd-resolved privacy complaints in mind, where the systemd DNS daemon has Google's DNS servers hardbaked into the source code. It will fallback to Google DNS if the configured server is down.

    A few concerned individuals raised their worries in a ticket and were shut down for 'tinfoil hat reasoning' or something like that.

    It may be an extreme case, but many Linux users would rather not have any particular provider baked into core system services. Personally I'd rather know my DNS server is down or that I've misconfigured it, much more than I would have my system contact Google without my knowledge.

    Src: | 2021-02-23
  • Where to put API keys for a service not run as root? | 2021-02-23
    I don't think there is a one-fits-all solution yet.
  • Systemd 248 RC1 released | 2021-02-22
  • How can I make a constantly running script that shuts down my pc when a process stops
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    So a bit like the symlinks in /dev/disk/by-path/? You could read the udev rules file that creates these


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