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    OpenRC Alternatives

    OpenRC is described as 'dependency-based init system that works with the system provided init program, normally /sbin/init. It is not a replacement for /sbin/init' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to OpenRC for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Mac, PC-BSD and FreeBSD. The best alternative is systemd, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OpenRC are s6, Launchd, sysvinit and runit.

    This page was last updated Feb 5, 2021
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    OpenRC is a dependency-based init system that works with the system provided init program, normally /sbin/init. It is not a...
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    1. systemd is a replacement for the init daemon for Linux (either System V or BSD-style). It is intended to provide a better framework for expressing services' dependencies, allow more work to be done concurrently at system startup, and to reduce shell overhead.
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      s6 is a small suite of programs for UNIX, designed for process supervision. It can be used as an init system. You can also use all its programs separately.
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      a free system array created by Apple inc. For BSD - including macOS as macOS is based on the Darwin kernel of BSD.
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      The Sysvinit package contains programs for controlling the startup, running, and shutdown of the system.
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      runit is a cross-platform Unix init scheme with service supervision, a replacement for sysvinit, and other init schemes. It runs on GNU/Linux, *BSD, MacOSX, Solaris, and can easily be adapted to other Unix operating systems.
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      The nosh package is a suite of system-level utilities for initializing and running a BSD or Linux system, and for managing daemons.
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      Finit is a small SysV init replacement with process supervision similar to that of daemontools and runit. Its focus is on small and embedded GNU/Linux systems, although fully functional on standard server and desktop installations.
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      Using the tooling in this repo, I am able to boot from linux to sinit as PID1, and from there to Emacs acting as PID2 using --script mode, performing all typical rc.boot system initialization using Emacs lisp until we hit the getty.
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      Supervisor is a client/server system that allows its users to monitor and control a number of processes on UNIX-like operating systems.
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      procd is a process and system init service for OpenWRT. It's less resource intensive as it's intended for embedded devices, works with busybox and uClib, hotplug2, libubox and ubus.
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