Alternatives to s6 for all platforms with any license

  • OpenRC

    OpenRC is a dependency-based init system that works with the system provided init program, normally /sbin/init. It is not a replacement for /sbin/init. OpenRC is 100%...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

  • runit

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • 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

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  • finit

    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...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • systemE

    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...

    Free Open Source Linux

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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 for expressing services'...

    • People who use s6 are precisely the ones who want to go *away* from systemd. Guest • Jul 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • systemd is not portable, is not truly modular and is not small code-wise. burnx50May 2020 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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