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+ - Removing libsystemd0 from a live-running Debian system-> 1

Submitted by lkcl
lkcl (517947) writes "The introduction of systemd has unilaterally created a polarisation of the GNU/Linux community that is remarkably similar to the monopolistic power position wielded by Microsoft in the late 1990s. Choices were stark: use Windows (with SMB/CIFS Services), or use UNIX (with NFS and NIS). Only the introduction of fully-compatible reverse-engineered NT Domains services corrected the situation. Instructions on how to remove systemd include dire warnings that "all dependent packages will be removed", rendering a normal Debian Desktop system flat-out impossible to achieve. It was therefore necessary to demonstrate that it is actually possible to run a Debian Desktop GUI system (albeit an unusual one: fvwm) with libsystemd0 removed. The reason for doing so: it doesn't matter how good systemd is believed to be or in fact actually is: the reason for removing it is, apart from the alarm at how extensive systemd is becoming (including interfering with firewall rules), it's the way that it's been introduced in a blatantly cavalier fashion as a polarised all-or-nothing option, forcing people to consider abandoning the GNU/Linux of their choice and to seriously consider using FreeBSD or any other distro that properly respects the Software Freedom principle of the right to choose what software to run. We aren't all "good at coding", or paid to work on Software Libre: that means that those people who are need to be much more responsible, and to start — finally — to listen to what people are saying. Developing a thick skin is a good way to abdicate responsibility and, as a result, place people into untenable positions."
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Comment: Someone has forked Debian already (Score 2) 267

by hendrikboom (#48431573) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

I just encountered a link about refracta. It turns out to be absurdly easy to fork Debian, at least for now.

Refracta is rather close to Debian testing. Its home page
is http://www.ibiblio.org/refract...

At http://forums.debian.net/viewt... it is described as
(for testing, without libsystemd0, it's pinned).

It even uses the Debian repositories!

Are there any other forks?

-- hendrik

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