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#1 2021-02-24 10:40:47

mclien
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Registered: 2020-02-29
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recommented init system

I'm about to install my new machine.
Most things are like I'm used to from debian of course.
But: Is there any init system recommented by devuan?
If, not any other criteria to choose one?

thx mclien

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#3 2021-02-24 10:56:20

mclien
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Re: recommented init system

thx.
Btw: is there a a way to send PM which I' missing?

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#4 2021-02-24 11:11:58

yeti
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#5 2021-02-24 12:52:39

Ogis1975
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Re: recommented init system

Yes, use default (sysvinit). It is rock solid and easy to use. Another choose (runit and openrc) is for those who know what they are doing.


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#6 2021-02-24 14:35:38

dice
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Registered: 2020-11-22
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Re: recommented init system

as has been said already use sysvinit if you are beginner. I havent tried runit on devuan yet but i have on voidlinux and imo is a really good init there. Im not sure how it works on devuan, but i believe sysvinit is still required to function for runit to work??


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#7 2021-02-24 16:16:00

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: recommented init system

dice wrote:

i believe sysvinit is still required to function for runit to work??

No, the runit-init package can be used for PID1: http://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=3628

It is also possible to use openrc-init instead of sysvinit: http://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=2788

@OP: I wouldn't recommend sysvinit, both runit-init and openrc-init are superior and still under active development (sysvinit is "maintained" by Jesse from DistroWatch but it's dead really). Related: https://busybox.net/~vda/init_vs_runsv.html


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#8 2021-02-24 16:39:25

rolfie
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Registered: 2017-11-25
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Re: recommented init system

Started off with sysvinit under ASCII some years ago, then experimented with openrc in VBox and finally installed an AMD470/Ryzen 2700X with openrc / ASCII. Motivation: refer to HOAS comment in the previous post.

Meanwhile all my active PCs at home have moved to openrc/Beowulf. With my kind of operation (office and internet, a nfs fileserver in the background) I have no issues found.

Currently I am investigating runit/Chimaera in VBox.

I can only encourage you to try openrc.

rolfie

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