[arch-general] How to make wicd work under systemd?

Mantas Mikulėnas grawity at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 10:41:36 EDT 2012

On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 4:38 PM, Kevin Chadwick <ma1l1ists at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> The initscripts-systemd package will add support for both rc.local and
>> individual rc.d scripts.
> Cool so the statement from the design document.
> "So, let's get rid of shell scripts in the boot process!"
> Is more like reduce than get rid. In fact aside from the copying and
> symlinking it may be quicker than the current arch system to add a
> custom service. Though it may take longer to be sure of that
> initially :-).

The intent is to get rid, completely, of the shellscripts currently in
/etc/rc.d/ or /etc/init.d/, replacing them with native systemd units.

However, it does not try to stop you from running arbitrary programs –
shell scripts or not – as part of your boot process. If you write a
unit to start /etc/rc.local or /etc/rc.d/yourdaemon, it won't complain
– you just lose some of the advantages of systemd if you run all your
daemons like that.

Mantas Mikulėnas

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