Making machines sweat.

Busybox Init on Arch Linux

This is hard to believe. Arch Linux works well for me. For many years now (at least since 2007). But since 2012 I was very sad about systemd. But I did not really do anything about it. Until now.

pacman -S busybox
wget https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/snapshot/minirc-git.tar.gz
tar xf minirc-git.tar.gz
cd minirc-git
makepkg -si
ln -s /dev/null /etc/systemd/network/99-default.link
systemctl reboot

It is hard to believe it was so easy. Still using the systemd udev. For more info see Archlinux Init Article and systemd documentation about predictable network interface names which one needs to disable in order to get back the ol’Linux style.