OpenRC is a dependency-based init system that works with the
system-provided init program, normally
building and installing
OpenRC uses the meson build system, so use the usual methods for this build system to build and install.
The old build system is still available for the 0.44.x branch, but it is considered deprecated and will be removed. The previous documentation is below.
OpenRC requires GNU make.
Once you have GNU Make installed, the default OpenRC installation can be executed using this command:
You may wish to configure the installation by passing one or more of the below arguments to the make command
PROGLDFLAGS=-static LIBNAME=lib64 DESTDIR=/tmp/openrc-image MKBASHCOMP=no MKNET=no MKPAM=pam MKPREFIX=yes MKPKGCONFIG=no MKSELINUX=yes MKSTATICLIBS=no MKSYSVINIT=yes MKTERMCAP=ncurses MKTERMCAP=termcap MKZSHCOMP=no PKG_PREFIX=/usr/pkg LOCAL_PREFIX=/usr/local PREFIX=/usr/local BRANDING=\"Gentoo/$(uname -s)\" SH=/bin/sh
We don't support building a static OpenRC with PAM.
You may need to use
PROGLDFLAGS=-Wl,-Bstatic on glibc instead of just
(This is now handled by the meson build system).
If you are building OpenRC for a Gentoo Prefix installation, add
(this is not supported in the meson build currently, but patches are welcome).
PKG_PREFIX should be set to where packages install to by default.
LOCAL_PREFIX should be set to where user maintained packages are.
LOCAL_PREFIX if different from
PREFIX should be set when OpenRC is not installed to /.
If any of the following files exist then we do not overwrite them
/etc/devd.conf /etc/rc /etc/rc.shutdown /etc/conf.d/*
rc.shutdown are the hooks from the BSD init into OpenRC.
devd.conf is modified from FreeBSD to call
/etc/rc.devd which is a
generic hook into OpenRC.
inittab is the same, but for SysVInit as used by most Linux distributions.
This can be found in the support folder.
Obviously, if you're installing this onto a system that does not use OpenRC by default then you may wish to backup the above listed files, remove them and then install so that the OS hooks into OpenRC.
We are testing discussions, so feel free to open topics there.
Please report bugs on our bug tracker.
If you can contribute code , please feel free to do so by opening pull requests.
We have an official irc channel, #openrc on the libera network. Please connect your irc client to irc.libera.chat and join #openrc on that network.