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

Kaiting Chen kaitocracy at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 12:38:30 EDT 2012

On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 11:54 AM, Rashif Ray Rahman <schiv at archlinux.org>wrote:

> 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.
> --
> GPG/PGP ID: C0711BF1

The problem I have with a systemd like init system is that it's way too
much overkill for a server. I like our current situation as we have an
extremely simple init system and users can drop in systemd if they so
choose. --Kaiting.

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