[CentOS] C7, systemd, say what?!

Thu Jun 8 08:15:43 UTC 2017
Veli-Pekka Kestilä <centos at vpk.nu>

On 7.6.2017 23:40, Bruce Ferrell wrote:
> On 06/07/2017 01:27 PM, Warren Young wrote:
>> On Jun 7, 2017, at 1:02 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
>>> every RPM that interacts with systemd will need to be 'fixed' to do 
>>> it the old way, with init.d scripts. repositories like postgres, 
>>> EPEL, etc won't work, either, as their C7 packaged daemons are all 
>>> configured to use systemd.
>> That’s just skimming the surface.
>> The real hard bits come from the way systemd hooks into the whole 
>> FreeDesktop infrastructure and vice versa.  (e.g. dbus is now 
>> inextricably part of systemd, and many FreeDesktop interactions happen 
>> via dbus.)  This is why the BSDs are either dropping GNOME and KDE 
>> (e.g. Lumina in TrueOS) or have badly lagging ports compared to the 
>> upstream version.
>> I suspect it’s probably easier to start with C6, then backport as much 
>> as is possible without dragging in any systemd stuff, the same way the 
>> BSDs are doing.
>> Good luck to y’all.  Sincerely.  I plan to keep on using C7, warts and 
>> all.
> As I mentioned previously.  Scientific Linux (another RHEL clone) HAS 
> solved those issues.  Centos isn't running the latest KDE/Plasma5 junk.

How they have solved it? According SL7 release notes in:

They say following:
"Following upstream SL7 uses systemd as its init system. The System’s 
Administrators Guide published by upstream provides a helpful 
introduction to systemd commands."