Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2013


systemd in Debian

Wheezy is the first release of Debian with systemd. We are going to give an overview of systemd itself, the current state of systemd in Debian and what our plans for the next release cycle are. In addition, we'll cover what packagers should know about systemd.

Table of contents for the talk:

  • What is systemd (and why does it exist)
    • service management
    • components and how they work together: init, udev, journal
  • systemd in Wheezy
    • what works
    • what doesn't work
    • lessons learned
  • systemd in Jessie
    • policy and helpers
    • cleanups in init scripts
      • systemd-to-initscript converter
    • udev for non-systemd systems
  • systemd for packagers


Tollef Fog Heen
Michael Biebl