[arch-general] My end-user $0.02 on /etc/rc.conf splitting.

Kevin Chadwick ma1l1ists at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jul 26 05:11:08 EDT 2012

> > Odd, Arch uses SysV's init, but it certainly doesn't have a SysVinit 
> > init system. It's much closer to BSD, and a lot of the tools we use
> > are custom.  
> I know, and it's not necessarily bad.

I find OpenBSDs to be brilliantly straight forward. Part of that might
be because there are no symlinks because there is just single or normal
mode which makes more sense to me, (especially on arch) rather than many
runlevels on a pre configured desktop system like redhat.

Perhaps a conundrum for the goal of a universal initialisation

> > Others include OpenRC (used by Gentoo), Upstart (used by Ubuntu) and
> > of course systemd (used by Fedora)  
> I must admit that I didn't use OpenRC and Upstart, yet. I switch to
> Arch right before OpenRC was introduced in Gentoo.

I tried Alpine before arch and I believe that uses OpenRC as it is
based on gentoo. I'd currently have less concerns running that than
systemd but it was a little more fiddly than Arches interface and to
add custom scripts too.


 Why not do something good every day and install BOINC.

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