[arch-dev-public] [announcement draft] systemd is now the default on new installations

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Oct 12 18:12:43 EDT 2012

Once initscripts, sysvinit and systemd move out of testing, new
installations will install systemd-sysvcompat by default and thus will
boot with systemd unless the user changes this. It's time for an

"The base group now contains the systemd-sysvcompat package. This means
that all new installations will boot with systemd by default.

This change does not affect existing installations. For the time being,
the initscripts and sysvinit packages remain available from our

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