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Dinit is a service supervisor with dependency support which can also act as the system "init" program.

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on various public social media platforms and blogs. They can help you see what people think about Dinit and what they use it for.
  • are there any good reasons for me to avoid systemd
    Still, I applaud efforts like s6 and Dinit as competition is a good thing in general. I hope they'll continue to be improved upon until they've become viable alternatives to systemd for most users. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Gentoo 66 init or dinit
    You can download dinit from github (also read everything about it) Do a simple make && make install which should install it to /sbin/dinit No need to remove systemd or openrc. /sbin/init should be symlinked to whatever init system you use. Read the instructions on dinits page. All the services go into /etc/dinit.d. And you can "dinitctl enable servicename" to enable it. I... Source: about 1 year ago
  • A discussion about the Ultimate Linux Desktop
    It got mass-adopted while being imperfect, so that's to be expected. Thankfully its inception and the criticism that followed have paved the way for the likes of dinit and s6. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Run a script when connection is established and ready?
    I use dinit do manage services on my home server. One of them is Caddy, that shares TLS/SSL cert state with my remote server by using Redis on said remote server. However, since this means that I need to have established a remote connection first before starting Caddy, I would like to know of a method to check if tailscale has in fact finished connecting. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Fastest way to boot Void Linux?
    I've used a ton of improvements but I know this community knows a lot more about some parts than me. So here I come. I'm currently using efibootmgr to create an efistub to bypass grub. Using base-minimal with ncurses so terminal apps work. Also I use this in my /etc/dracut.conf.d/local.conf: Hostonly="yes" Omit_dracutmodules=" network plymouth " And that works perfectly. Don't know exactly what network or... Source: about 1 year ago
  • What do you guys think about this?
    Systemd: Yes; it's awaiting its "PipeWire". Thankfully, the likes of s6 and dinit are very promising. Though I can actually appreciate that systemd is addressed. As ultimately it helps in raising awareness that will benefit whatever software will replace it eventually. Source: over 1 year ago
  • The (GNU/)Linux rabbit hole has been a negative influence on my mental state
    Arguably this is less troublesome to solve compared to the other concerns. As we're inevitably waiting for the system supervision suite that will be to systemd what PipeWire has been to PulseAudio. I'm very optimistic about this as both s6 and Dinit are shaping up lovely. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Booting with dinit
    I'm currently trying to run dinit and it's not really working because I don't know how to replace runit with it. I've seen the s6 post with how to do that but it doesn't seem to work for dinit. I git cloned the repo and I did make -j$(nproc) and did doas make install -j$(nproc) and it added all the commands that I need or so I thought. Now I need to know which file is needed to... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Installed my first Arch-based distro. Artix w/ zen kernel and dinit using Mate de.
    This is also my first time trying out dinit. It is robust and well documented. I was able to set up Wi-Fi and Bluetooth services in seconds. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Create own ebuild-files for non-supported init-system?
    Hello! Artix-User here, I'd like to give Gentoo a try with dinit as my init system. But it seems like that gentoo doesn't provide packages for dinit (the service files) and dinit itself, so I thought that it doesn't hurt to try to add dinit-packages on my own (only as my private packages first, if it's possible). Source: over 1 year ago

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