I want to use systemd services on the system which is using sysVinit. Is it possible? Is any good way to do this.?


An OS only has one init system at a time, so you can't run systemd services on a machine that not using systemd as the init system.

You can port the systemd "unit" files that control a service to the sysVinit style.

For common services, the easiest way to do this is to find an sysVinit file from a distribution that is already using sysVinit and then adapt it for your case.

Otherwise, look at some example systemd and sysVinit files. They are often that not complex, featuring the commands used to stop and start services and some other light configuration.

  • I am looking for more explanation to understand clearly – Anbu.Sankar Sep 23 '16 at 15:12

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