Allan McRae wrote:
With GNOME 3.6, polkit and networkmanager moving to [extra], ConsoleKit has now
been removed from the repositories. Any package that previously depended on it
now relies on systemd-logind instead. That means that the system must be booted
with systemd to be fully functional.
In addition to GNOME, both KDE and XFCE are also affected by this change.
Thomas Bächler wrote:
The base group now contains the `systemd-sysvcompat` package. This means that
all new installations will boot with systemd by default.
As some packages still lack native systemd units, users can install the
`initscripts` package and use the `DAEMONS` array in `/etc/rc.conf` to start
services using the legacy rc.d scripts.
This change does not affect existing installations. For the time being, the
`initscripts` and `sysvinit` packages remain available from our repositories.
However, individual packages may now start relying on the system being booted
Please refer to [the wiki] for how to transition an existing installation to
Pierre Schmitz wrote:
The October release of the Arch Linux install medium is available for
[Download] and can be used for new installs or as a rescue system. It
contains a set of updated packages and the following notable changes:
* systemd is used to boot up the live system.
* initscripts are no longer available on the live system but are still
installed by default on the target system. This is likely to change in the near
* EFI boot and setup has been simplified.
* gummiboot is used to display a menu on EFI systems.
* The following new packages are available on the live system: ethtool,
fsarchiver, gummiboot-efi, mc, partclone, partimage, refind-efi, rfkill, sudo,
testdisk, wget, xl2tpd