OpenRC 0.35 for FreeBSD

Gleb Popov 6yearold at
Fri Mar 2 15:39:34 UTC 2018

On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 4:02 AM, Joe Maloney <jmaloney at> wrote:

> Hello hackers,
> I have been working on a single diff version of OpenRC for FreeBSD:
> 883669b35c
> Why OpenRC?  The licensing is right, and it's a way of adding modern
> features to service management without reinventing the wheel.  That's
> my sales pitch.  This newest itteration is a result of a year, and a
> half of feedback from the import into TrueOS.  Eventually it will be
> upstreamed into TrueOS to further reduce the diff again between
> TrueOS, and FreeBSD.
> The single commit in this new fork allows coexistence with rc.d.  It
> also uses dhcient again although there isn't a service to start it
> directly yet but it does get started with netif.  I have just recently
> replaced OpenRC's bootmisc service with a dummy service that launches
> cleartmp, cleanvar.  Once I replace the remaining 7 or so scripts with
> FreeBSD converted scripts I will rework the dependancies to remove the
> uncessary dummy scripts during a second audit. I have been working on
> a conversion tool which eases some of the conversion of the remaining
> 89, or so scripts.
> As is this implemtnation only touches top level Makefiles, mtree, adds
> new files, and adds a modified init which changes pathnames.h to call
> /etc/openrc.  This is work in progress so I am not quite done, and I
> have been making tickets in the fork to keep track.  I was thinking
> for example of making a kenv option which would allow a single init to
> switch pathnames settings perhaps.  At the same time I was trying to
> avoid being intrusive by touching service, or init.  So therefore
> there is service, and rc-service.  There is init, and openrc-init.
> There is rc, and openrc.  There is rc.shutdown, and openrc.shutdown.
> You just change init_path for loader, and that is that.
> I have full details in the wiki at the fork, and tickets for the items
> I plan to tackle next:
> I have had a lot of fun working on this learning how base is tied
> together, how bsdinstall is started, learning the internals of rc.d
> scripts, etc.  I would appreciate any feedback.  Thanks.
> Joe Maloney
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I've been seeing nosh release announcements for a long time and was
thinking that this is what is going to replace current rc. Am I wrong?

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