Displaying items by tag: systemd

Thursday, 09 January 2020 09:39

Debian revisits systemd vote, relaxes things a bit

More than five years after the Debian GNU/Linux project voted to make systemd the default init system for its distribution, it has now decided, again by a vote, to also care about alternatives to the default init system.

Published in Open Source

A script kiddie added code that was intended to be malicious to three packages on the user repository for Arch Linux but the packages were detected and deleted.

Published in Security

A flaw in systemd, the init system used on many Linux systems, can be exploited using a malicious DNS query to either crash a system or to run code remotely.

Published in Open Source

The systemd project is yet to release a fix for a bug that was disclosed on 28 September but at least one GNU/Linux distribution has patched the same.

Published in Open Source
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 09:36

Systemd change has Linux users up in arms

A change in the most recent version of systemd, the init system that has been recently adopted by many GNU/Linux distributions, has users up in arms.

Published in Open Source
Monday, 31 August 2015 10:51

Systemd's latest conquest: the 'su' command

In what appears to be a relentless march to absorb more and more of a Linux/UNIX system, systemd, touted as an init system, has now incorporated the su command.

Published in Open Sauce

The last two people to lead the Debian GNU/Linux project have had a pleasant task first up – presiding over a new release.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 09 October 2014 10:29

No interest in Poettering's problems, says Torvalds

Linux creator Linus Torvalds has indicated that he has no interest in the problems faced by chief systemd developer Lennart Poettering that led to the latter blaming Torvalds for the negative feedback he (Poettering) has faced.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 20 May 2011 10:38

GNOME change proposal: much smoke, no fire

What is it about GNOME that makes people rise up in arms whenever any change is proposed in the desktop environment?

Published in Open Sauce

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