|Description||OpenRC is a dependency based init system that works with the system provided init program, normally /sbin/init.|
|IRC channel||#openrc (webchat)|
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OpenRC is a dependency based init system that works with the system provided init program, normally located at /sbin/init. It is not a replacement for /sbin/init. OpenRC is 100% compatible with Gentoo init scripts, which means you can probably find one for the dozens of daemons in the main Gentoo repository. OpenRC, however, is not exclusively used by Gentoo Linux, so the goal is to be platform-agnostic.
The Gentoo OpenRC Project is open to all contributions. If you would like to get involved in the project, feel free to join us on #openrc (webchat) or #gentoo-base (webchat). We are also reachable via firstname.lastname@example.org. However, all bug reports should go through Bugzilla rather than e-mail. Please file bugs under the "Gentoo Hosted Projects" product and the "openrc" component.
The source code can be found in the OpenRC git tree.
This page is based on a document formerly found on our main website gentoo.org.
The following people contributed to the original document: David Abbott (dabbott), William Hubbs (williamh), and Mike Frysinger (vapier).
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