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Re: Poetterix beckons

And the gods help you if your system isn't EN-*. Systemd's config parser will shit the bed if one of your config files contains a character not in the ASCII set, even if those characters are in comments or other free-text fields (Like in email addresses or someone's name)

Had a headless / remote server die on me because of that. SysV worked quite well with non-latin characters (Specifically 'ø', which exists right in the middle of my name...). The configuration file was updated automatically from our config management system (and had my name and version/date information in comments at the top).

Since none of our systems -require- Linux, we've been moving everything over to non-systemd Open/FreeBSD (everything either has a BSD package for it or the code will compile just fine on BSD)

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