SysVInit for VM

The software on this page is a utility that brings UNIX-like "init" startup processing to the VM operating system.

Note: If you find problems with this software, please report them to Sine Nomine Associates as described in the installation document. We will attempt to fix reported problems as quickly as they are identified.

Why are We Doing This?

We are providing this software free of charge to assist our customers in using VM as a hosting platform or as an application development platform.

What If I Have Problems Installing This Package?

If you have problems and you don't have a support contract with us, send mail to We'll do our best to help you get it working, but please understand that such support will be best-effort — our paying customers come first. If you'd like to know more about our VM and Linux support services, send mail to

If you DO have a Linux or VM support contract with us, use the instructions provided with your support contract to report questions or problems. This package is automatically covered under your support agreement at no additional charge.

Other Questions?

Please don't hesitate to send mail to We appreciate your questions and comments, and look forward to helping you improve the general security of your system and the Internet at large.

What are the Donation Buttons at the Bottom of this Page?

There is no charge to access and download the SysVInit for VM package. We've asked you to register to reach this page so that we can inform you if/when there are updates to this package, but we'd also like to ask you to donate a small amount if you find this development useful at your site. Donations help us continue to fund the research behind these packages, and to keep them updated and helpful. The dropdown box for the amount lets you choose a level of donation, and we promise to use the money wisely to enhance the general community.

Download Files

Links to the download pages for individual files are below; you will need to have a user account on this web site in order to retrieve the files. So that links from other sites will always direct visitors to this page (and thereby the latest version), please do not publish URLs that point directly to the individual files. Instead, if you tell a colleague about this page, you may give them this URL:


If you find this software useful, please consider making a voluntary donation to help support further research by our engineers.

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