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Note: Arch uses systemd by default. If you use openrc, please mention so while asking for help.

OpenRC is an alternate init system developed by Gentoo developers. 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.


OpenRC is available in the AUR. You can choose to install either openrcAUR or openrc-gitAUR package. You will also need to install openrc-arch-services-gitAUR (provides service files for use with openrc on arch) and openrc-sysvinitAUR.

The packages will be installed under /etc/openrc instead of the default location of /etc, so that users can switch to initscripts when desired.


For booting with OpenRC add init=/sbin/init-openrc to the kernel line of your bootloader.

For detailed instructions on configuring OpenRC, visit the gentoo guide.