[arch-announce] systemd is now the default on new installations

Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Thomas Bächler announce at archlinux.org
Sat Oct 13 06:01:02 EDT 2012

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
with systemd.

Please refer to [the wiki][1] for how to transition an existing installation to

   [1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd

URL: https://www.archlinux.org/news/systemd-is-now-the-default-on-new-installations/

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