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#1 2020-08-01 21:33:57

From: Central America
Registered: 2017-06-11
Posts: 48  


I got antix 19.2 with runit in one of my other partitions, runs great.

In my opinion, is superior and faster than the other init systems.

The Devuan devs should incorporate it soon.

Desktop Celeron 4 GB RAM - Devuan Beowulf - Slackware Current - Grub - IceWM
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#2 2020-08-01 21:45:50

Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 1,601  

Re: Runit

Already done. It will be an installation choice in the beowulf point-release. Until then, you have to add it manually after the system is installed.


#3 2020-08-01 21:47:10

Registered: 2020-06-29
Posts: 28  

Re: Runit

Runit is excellent and can already be used with Devuan since Beowulf.

Here's a quick guide:

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

This guide shows how to use runit-init as PID1 in Devuan, it is primarily aimed at Jesse from Distrowatch smile

First, instal the runit-init package:

# apt install runit-init

APT will ask for a specific confirmation for the operation because replacing the init system is far from trivial, type in the required authorisation to install the package.

Next, reboot into runit-init. Check it has worked with

cat /proc/1/comm

The output should be runit.

That's it!

EDIT: if a display manager is not required then add the user to the input group to allow access to the keyboard &c:

# gpasswd -a $USER input


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