Alternatives to OpenRC for all platforms with any license



Indie / Classic

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  • systemd

    systemd is a replacement for the init daemon for Linux (either System V or BSD-style). It is intended to provide a better framework...

    Open Source Linux

  • sysvinit

    The Sysvinit package contains programs for controlling the startup, running, and shutdown of the system.

    Open Source Linux

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    Upstart is an event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon which handles starting of tasks and services during boot, stopping...

    Open Source Linux

  • nosh

    The nosh package is a suite of system-level utilities for initializing and running a BSD or Linux system, and for managing daemons.

    Free Linux BSD

  • finit

    Finit is a small SysV init replacement with process supervision similar to that of daemontools and runit. Its focus is on small and...

    Open Source Linux

  • runit

    runit is a cross-platform Unix init scheme with service supervision, a replacement for sysvinit, and other init schemes. It runs on...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • uselessd

    uselessd (the useless daemon, or the daemon that uses less... depending on your viewpoint) is a project to reduce systemd to a base...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • procd

    procd is a process and system init service for OpenWRT. It's less resource intensive as it's intended for embedded devices...

    Open Source Linux OpenWrt

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