On Wednesday, April 25, 2012 08:52:59, Patrick Lauer wrote: > Greetings, > > in the last months there have been many discussions about init systems, > especially systemd. The current state seems to make no one really happy > - the current debian init system is a bit minimal and doesn't even do > stateful services in an elegant way (e.g. /etc/init.d/apache2 start; > /etc/init.d/apache2 start). After testing systemd some, I've now grown a new appreciation for the default Debian init system -- because it gives visual notification of what's been started, where systemd does not. I'd like to know where OpenRC is in this regard -- if it maintains visual notification at startup, that would be a benefit it has that isn't currently mentioned at  AFAICT. I think visual startup notification is significant. Often enough I find error notifications during startup which I can then track down and fix, and if this information is hidden then startup errors might not get noticed. :-/ [I do like that systemd can be loaded and you can choose when to turn it on/off via passing 'init=/bin/systemd' to the booting kernel. That and the fast bootup time are nice. Bootup time is not a significant benefit in my case, as I'm using LUKS encryption with several long passwords to enter at boot time. :-P] ... > What we offer you is a modern, slim, userfriendly init system with > minimal dependencies. All you need is a C99 compiler and a posix sh! > The list of features is long and tedious > http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/OpenRC ) (Note to the reader: this is the same page as .) Some feedback on the page above: in the first table comparing system startup types there are markers for notes, e.g. "no" concerning Read-Ahead, but the expected note details after the table seem to be missing. > Should you decide to switch (or just evaluate if switching is possible / > makes sense) you'll get full support from us in migrating init scripts > and figuring out all the nontrivial changes. Just visit us on IRC ( > #openrc on irc.freenode.net), send us a mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or > meet us for a beer or two. For others looking to evaulate: at the tail end of  I found a link to the OpenRC Git repository , along with more documentation on OpenRC and how to migrate at .  http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/OpenRC  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenRC  http://git.overlays.gentoo.org/gitweb/?p=proj/openrc.git  http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/base/openrc/ -- Chris -- Chris Knadle Chris.Knadle@coredump.us GPG Key: 4096R/0x1E759A726A9FDD74
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