OpenRC is a dependency-based init system that works with the
system-provided init program, normally `/sbin/init`. Currently, it does
not have an init program of its own.
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
We don't support building a static OpenRC with PAM.
You may need to use `PROGLDFLAGS=-Wl,-Bstatic` on glibc instead of just `-static`.
If you are building OpenRC for a Gentoo Prefix installation, add `MKPREFIX=yes`.
`PKG_PREFIX` should be set to where packages install to by default.
`LOCAL_PREFIX` should be set when to where user maintained packages are.
Only set `LOCAL_PREFIX` if different from `PKG_PREFIX`.
`PREFIX` should be set when OpenRC is not installed to /.
If any of the following files exist then we do not overwrite them
`rc` and `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.
## Reporting Bugs
If you are using Gentoo Linux, bugs can be filed on their bugzilla under
the `gentoo hosted projects` product and the `openrc` component .
Otherwise, you can report issues on our github .
Better yet, if you can contribute code, please feel free to submit pull
## IRC Channel
We have an official irc channel, #openrc on freenode, feel free to join