I'm using Arch Linux and I'd like to use Cisco AnyConnect out of the box. Cisco AnyConnect is delivered as SysVinit service. The installation fails because directories like /etc/rc.d are missing. I added the missing directories but then the installation fails because there is no command service to manage services. I checked e.g. CentOS with systemd. There is the script /usr/sbin/service that is a wrapper that calls systemd.

Does something like this exist for Arch Linux? I only found the package systemd-sysvcompat but it's already installed and doesn't provide the necessary directory structure and the missing commands. I don't want to switch from systemd to sysvinit. I'm looking for a package to use SysVinit services with systemd on Arch Linux like it's possible on CentOS or Ubuntu.

In a forum for Cisco I found the statement that Cisco AnyConnect is only supported for Ubuntu, Red Hat and some other distributions. Arch Linux is not supported and timely support for systemd is unlikely.

I get Cisco AnyConnect from my university in a specific version. My university also only supports Ubuntu and Red Hat. I'd like to use it to connect to the VPN of my university.

Probably there are other ways to achieve this but I'm interested if I can fix it with a call to pacman -S.

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