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Microsoft Inside Debian is Sabotaging Debian and Its Many Hundreds of Derivatives With SystemD (Microsoft/GitHub Slopware With Catastrophic Bugs is Hardly a New Problem)

posted by Roy Schestowitz on Jun 23, 2024,
updated Jun 23, 2024

Nazi purge

What is the moral of the story about The Scorpion and the Frog?

Prior coverage: Letting Microsoft systemd Manage /home Was a Terrible Idea All Along | [Meme] systemd-recovery

Also see: OpenBSD Founder Theo de Raadt Says Wayland is an Attack Software Choice and a Push Towards "Vertical Software Monocultures"

Support for System V service scripts is now deprecated and will be removed in a future release.

Boccassi from Microsoft won't allow you to avoid/dodge his catastrophic "bugs". Notice his Microsoft GitHub handle:

Luca Boccassi

He has history doing questionable things.

But just like Microsoft's Jo Shields, who pushed Mono into Ubuntu and Debian before working directly from/for Microsoft, he uses a Debian account.

According to LinuxQuestions 'gossip', this man from Microsoft is the one who made the "kill /home" bug in systemd. An authoritative URL can be shown to prove it. The title says "Microsoft employee turns smart-alec when systemd wipes part of someones /home folder" and it cites this article which says: "The 256.1 release is now out, containing some 38 minor changes and bugfixes. Among these are some changes to the help text around the systemd-tmpfiles command, which describes itself as a tool to "create, delete, and clean up files and directories." Red Hat's RHEL documentation describes it as a tool for managing and cleaning up your temporary files."

One can see who the culprit (person/s responsible for it) must be: Microsoft staff, using proprietary GitHub (Microsoft) to push changes:

 Author: Luca Boccassi <bluca@debian.org> ???
 commit 81a183800fec3a144b345213066c58431cb7e85b
 Author: Luca Boccassi <bluca@debian.org>
 Date:   Wed Oct 12 23:46:28 2022 +0100

tmpfiles: add --purge switch
Any file/directory created by a tmpfiles.d will be deleted. Useful for purge/factory reset patterns.

and

 commit b1d4bfe7e63f79f0d51058841cb6c58028b69d04
 Merge: 5163c9b1e5 c142a8fbcb
 Author: Luca Boccassi <bluca@debian.org>
 Date:   Tue Jun 18 15:44:32 2024 +0100

Merge pull request #33383 from poettering/tmpfiles-limit-purge
tmpfiles: make --purge more restrictive, and various other tweaks

Other Microsofters do this too.

    
$ git clone 'https://github.com/systemd/systemd'
cd ./systemd/
$ git log --grep '--purge'

An associate of ours points out that there are also quite few --purge related commits by Microsoft's Lennart Poettering.

What is this, another imperialistic Italian-German collaboration? Is it even allowed to point out they are Microsoft employees? They stand to gain (financially) from Windows.

So they get in there, remove choice, then impose junk code of questionable quality on almost every distro and attack critics, dismissing them as "haters" who must be ousted.

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