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OpenRC , the replacement for Gentoo's current services system (known as
baselayout), will be stabilized on May 8. It replaces the previous
bash-only rc system in baselayout with an rc system that has a C-based
core and uses only POSIX-compliant shell code.
You will see an update for sys-apps/baselayout to 2.x and a new package,
sys-apps/openrc. It is recommended that you perform this update as soon
After these packages are emerged, it is absolutely critical that you
immediately update your configuration files with dispatch-conf,
etc-update or a similar tool  then follow the steps in the OpenRC
Migration Guide .
Failure to follow all of these steps will result in an unbootable
system. If that happens, you will need to boot from a LiveCD or LiveDVD,
mount your root filesystem, chroot into that environment  and follow the
(Christian Faulhammer and William Hubbs contributed this announcement.)
Sr. Developer, Gentoo Linux