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Which Do You Prefer - OpenRC, s6, or runit??

Debating which to install..  Just wondering what your experiences are or whether anyone has any comparisons or preferences for OpenRC vs runit vs s6.. Think I may go with OpenRc first.

Re: Which Do You Prefer - OpenRC, s6, or runit??

Reply #1
I started with runit which was good. Only thing I didn't like were the messages written on the screen while booting.
That was a bit disturbing when using no desktop/login manager. When you want to type your password and something writes at the same time into the text. So I decided to try OpenRC.

OpenRC is a bit different in it's commands etc.. but until now, everything seems good.

S6 is new to me - can't say anything about it.

Re: Which Do You Prefer - OpenRC, s6, or runit??

Reply #2
Unless you're going to be doing under the hood tinkering, the biggest difference between each as an end user is the commands you'll use when you install it and the boot screen. So just pick one. (this also mostly applies to current day systemd but you didn't hear that from me)

Re: Which Do You Prefer - OpenRC, s6, or runit??

Reply #3
thanks for the replies guys. s6 on Obarun is pretty slick I must say. I'll just pick one and give it a spin. Thanks

Re: Which Do You Prefer - OpenRC, s6, or runit??

Reply #4
Openrc. Since I was a gentoo user and used to openRc

 

Re: Which Do You Prefer - OpenRC, s6, or runit??

Reply #5
I myself decided to use s6 because no other distro I tried offered it; writing scripts for it is fairly simple on general as well as runit is as well to write for