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#1 2012-11-03 06:50:14

mibadt
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Is systemd-sysvcompact needed on a pure systemd system? [SOLVED]

Hi,
I fully switched my fully upgarded Arch_X86-64/KDE to systemd.
The systemd Wiki  tells to begin with following the instructions for a mixed system which include installing systemd-sysvcompact.
In my case (see below), pacman couldn't find that package.
Is this package indeed needed for a pure systemd? for what? If Y, how come pacman didn't find it.

thanks

# pacman -S systemd-sysvcompact
error: target not found: systemd-sysvcompact

Last edited by mibadt (2012-11-04 02:30:17)


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#2 2012-11-03 06:56:32

yungtrizzle
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Re: Is systemd-sysvcompact needed on a pure systemd system? [SOLVED]

You have the wrong package name, it's systemd-sysycompat


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#3 2012-11-03 07:30:19

Allan
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Re: Is systemd-sysvcompact needed on a pure systemd system? [SOLVED]

yungtrizzle wrote:

You have the wrong package name, it's systemd-sysycompat

So do you....   big_smile

core/systemd-sysvcompat 195-2 (base)
    sysvinit compat for systemd

And you do not "need" it, but many packages assume what it provides are present.

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#4 2012-11-04 02:29:51

mibadt
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Re: Is systemd-sysvcompact needed on a pure systemd system? [SOLVED]

Thanks,

Solved.


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#5 2012-11-05 04:38:58

yungtrizzle
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Re: Is systemd-sysvcompact needed on a pure systemd system? [SOLVED]

Allan wrote:
yungtrizzle wrote:

You have the wrong package name, it's systemd-sysycompat

So do you....   big_smile

core/systemd-sysvcompat 195-2 (base)
    sysvinit compat for systemd

And you do not "need" it, but many packages assume what it provides are present.

Typo Allan


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#6 2012-12-13 10:13:46

amadar
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Re: Is systemd-sysvcompact needed on a pure systemd system? [SOLVED]

So, is systemd-sysvcompat required? How do I we get past the "/sbin/init does not exist" error message during boot if we remove sysvcompat? It seems like systemd-sysvcompat should be a dependency for systemd (for now) because many users will have a frustrating time wondering why their system doesn't boot after they've removed a seemingly unneeded package thinking they have moved away from systemv to pure systemd. The systemd wiki article does note yet mention how to install systemd without sysvcompat.

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#7 2012-12-13 12:06:47

WorMzy
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Re: Is systemd-sysvcompact needed on a pure systemd system? [SOLVED]

It's required if you don't have 'init=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd' in your bootloaders kernel/append line. Without one of the two, or both, the kernel won't be able to start systemd.

many users will have a frustrating time wondering why their system doesn't boot after they've removed a seemingly unneeded package

If users remove packages from the (base) group, then they're expected to know what they're doing. If they're just blindly removing packages, then they're bound to run into problems eventually.


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