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Image updates for Arch Linux

Posted November 5, 2012 24.3k views
Since Arch Linux is moving from initscripts to systemd ( https://www.archlinux.org/news/end-of-initscripts-support/ ) it would be great to update your Arch Linux droplet image. ;)

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Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We'll start looking into it!
As this is somehow connected.

I'm trying to follow https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd and switch to systemd manually. However, I don't know how to change cmdline options. Changing /boot/grub/menu.lst to add `init=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd` does not change anything.

I guess bootargs are given from the host. Any way to alter this from the guest?
We do not use grub so changing any options there would not have an affect on the virtual server.

We are going to look into rebuilding the Arch Linux image to get an updated one released which will not require any additional work from customers.
@dpc you can change init by installing https://www.archlinux.org/packages/?name=systemd-sysvcompat
Updating the Arch Linux image would be great. The current one is ancient (in Arch terms) and just makes it harder for customers to get their servers up and running.
Any updates on this? I'd love to use arch with systemd all setup. I had issues configuring netcfg.
I second that. Having a free Arch install would be nice.
+1 - looking forward to this as well.. i hosed my droplet trying to manually switch to systemd :)
You said you started looking into this in November. Any updates?
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