Converting traditional sysV init scripts to systemd

There is trend with many Linux distributions that old well known init system is replaced with systemd. It very different system that uses different techniques and scripts.

This article gives tips how to convert a SysV init script to a systemd unit file. 

It is useful to know how to use both systems, because everything will not convert to systemd. Many desktop and server Linux systems use systemd, and also some embedded systems.

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    systemd-free Devuan Linux hits RC2
    GNOME, KDE, and Cinnamon are now off the menu

    Devuan Linux has released its second release candidate.

    Devuan was created by self-described “Veteran Unix admins” who find Debian’s adoption of systemd abhorrent, because they want complete control over the packages that load when Linux boots. “Devuan decided to fork not only the base distribution, but also its governance,” the group writes, “because Debian has made it difficult to avoid systemd as init, entangling the system with unnecessary dependencies.”

    A 1.0.0 release candidate emerged just under a fortnight ago and today the developers announced Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 RC2.

    Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 – 2nd stable release candidate (RC2)


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