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    Upstart Alternatives

    Upstart is described as 'event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon which handles starting of tasks and services during boot, stopping them during shutdown and supervising them while the system is running' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Upstart for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Self-Hosted solutions, Python and OpenWrt. The best alternative is systemd, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Upstart are sysvinit, OpenRC, runit and nosh.

    This page was last updated May 27, 2022
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    Upstart is an event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon which handles starting of tasks and services during boot,...
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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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      The Sysvinit package contains programs for controlling the startup, running, and shutdown of the system.
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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 replacement for /sbin/init.
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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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      Faster is a very little init script aimed at Linux power-users and geek stuff oriented people. It is not industrial strength and does not comply with any other buzzwords. What it really does well is providing much better daemon handling (by means of a daemon manager e.g.
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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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