I was wondering if there was a book on systemd that I could read to learn more about it and uh
@fraggle be careful out there!
@sascha no doubt, but I kind of want something more structured that will lay it all out piece by piece in a logical way rather than just a pile of manpages where I don't know where to start
@fraggle Not your normal Friday night in the computer room.
Not a normal night anywhere.
Terry is the archetypal old-school Unix admin, nurturing servers with care and precision while avoiding the latest trendy garbage. KDE and Gnome on a server? Nope, if you need a GUI use FVWM.
The latest trend Terry refuses? One adopted almost everywhere? Systemd, the replacement init.
So Systemd comes for Terry.
Wearing skin-tight leather pants.
No, not a normal night in the computer room at all
@psxbunny aw this made me nostalgic for FVWM 95 😀
@fraggle That's the description for the book on amazon!
@fraggle it's actually a remarkably good book
@fraggle the biggest surprise is that it's not by chuck tingle
@fraggle It's a good book!
What inspired me to look was Benno Rice's recent talk about systemd where he makes the case that systemd is a new "middle layer" between kernel and userspace, so I figured I should learn it and assumed there must be a book I could read ...
@fraggle well, at least the results are straightforward. TBH, it is salacious and it is fun for those into those adventures. As for systemd, I find it a Linux response to etcd from Core but what do I know?
@fraggle I had to see that for myself, and look what else I found...
@fraggle Jeezus this is unhinged....
@fraggle Best book on systemd there is!
@fraggle To my shame(/pride?), that was the first single-author Michael Lucas book I read. (I had read the ZFS ones earlier.)
@fraggle Sounds hot. I wonder if there will be cron jobs.
@fraggle Omygosh, I dunno about a book on #systemd, but there are about a zillion and twelve _articles_ about it, both pro and con - but mostly con. It flies in the face of the Unix/Linux philosophy, it's huge, intrusive, and has _potential_ to become so much more than just an init / journaling bit of software. I avoid it by using a distro without systemd.
@fraggle ... I need this for... research
@ben hahaha holy shit that's great
@sophia i still need to read the book and decide what classification of shitposting it is lol
@ben turns out the author follows me on here and I know him to have excellent taste in shitposting
@sophia hehe excellent!
@sophia Look. I've spent two years apologizing for writing this.
I own it.
I wrote "Savaged by Systemd" and made the world a worse place. No act of kindness I can possibly perform can ever make up for this atrocity.
And yet, I keep trying.
@mwlucas holy shit that's actually you? Fucking bravo. Just the summary is a masterpiece
@mwlucas if you write erotic fiction about systemd, I mean you're setting yourself a pretty high bar there so I can see why
@fraggle ... this thread ... I finally understand the term "winning."