[arch-general] RFC: OpenRC as init system for Arch

Rashif Ray Rahman schiv at archlinux.org
Wed Apr 25 11:54:08 EDT 2012

On 25 April 2012 23:25, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:

> I strongly believe that should we move away from intscripts it needs
> to be to an event-driven system (such as systemd or upstart) and it
> was not clear from the webpage that OpenRC provides this.

I concur.

Although the current init works for me and won't encourage me to shift to
things like systemd anytime soon, efforts towards introducing alternatives
would have to be justified by how much more they're able to bring to the
table. Simply being different or offering a few bonuses won't be enough,
IMO. Systemd is something dynamic and is what fits that ideal model, a
model which satisfies the needs of the present and hopefully the future.

Otherwise, I like my init as simple as it currently is. Dependency is never
a problem as it's very little work to manually ensure they're met.


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