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#1 2008-06-25 02:17:26

Stythys
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Arch-based Distros

Hey I was just curious as to what other pacman-based distros are out there. I've heard of frugalware and faunos...any others?

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#2 2008-06-25 02:40:24

KyKo
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Re: Arch-based Distros

Deli uses pacman!

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#3 2008-06-25 03:56:00

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Re: Arch-based Distros

Frugalware is not Arch based. Nor Deli
Baseides faunos theres also linux-gamers

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#4 2008-06-25 05:32:37

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Re: Arch-based Distros

yeah I know frugal isn't arch based...just uses pacman


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#5 2008-06-25 06:53:30

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Re: Arch-based Distros

well nothing can really be arch based since the only special thing that arch has is pacman, the rest is just lnux...

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#6 2008-06-25 09:19:40

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Re: Arch-based Distros

Perhaps we can call Arch based those distros which use the official Arch repositories (alongside their custom ones, maybe)?


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#7 2008-06-25 10:14:21

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Re: Arch-based Distros

MONODA wrote:

well nothing can really be arch based since the only special thing that arch has is pacman, the rest is just lnux...

Umm. BSD initscripts? Not the same as Slackware's?

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#8 2008-06-25 12:54:21

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Initscripts with the unique rc.conf is definitely an element of identity. Many so-called slackware based distros are actually different under many respects from slackware (including package management, but not package format), but do not dare to touch the venerable slackware init system.
However from this point of view archlinux is still visibly inspired by CRUX, where the idea of the unique rc.conf is born, AFAIK.


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#9 2008-06-25 13:36:18

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patroclo7 wrote:

Initscripts with the unique rc.conf is definitely an element of identity. Many so-called slackware based distros are actually different under many respects from slackware (including package management, but not package format), but do not dare to touch the venerable slackware init system.
However from this point of view archlinux is still visibly inspired by CRUX, where the idea of the unique rc.conf is born, AFAIK.

Agreed.
GNU+Linux+pacman+BSD-init+ABS=Arch big_smile

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#10 2008-06-25 14:15:48

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Misfit138 wrote:

Agreed.
GNU+Linux+pacman+BSD-init+ABS=Arch big_smile

Why substract init ? tongue

patroclo7: The idea of the unique rc.conf was probably "born" in *BSD rather than some Linux distribution.

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#11 2008-06-25 15:01:15

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sniffles wrote:
Misfit138 wrote:

Agreed.
GNU+Linux+pacman+BSD-init+ABS=Arch big_smile

Why substract init ? tongue

Hehe, I caught that too, but couldn't figure out a more correct way of stating what I wanted without adding a space. tongue

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#12 2008-06-25 15:15:46

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Re: Arch-based Distros

Misfit138 wrote:

Hehe, I caught that too, but couldn't figure out a more correct way of stating what I wanted without adding a space. tongue

What about: GNU+Linux+pacman+BSD_init+ABS=Arch

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#13 2008-06-25 15:27:22

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I'm actually working on an Arch-based installable live CD called AMPArch.  The thread is here.

It is Arch+larch+custom utilities+full configuration

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#14 2008-06-25 23:42:25

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can't improve on perfection. wink

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#15 2008-08-22 08:36:25

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Re: Arch-based Distros

What about Archie? http://archie.sunsite.dk/
Maryan Linux is also planning to develop an Arch based E17 distro - en.maryanlinux.com/forum

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#16 2008-08-22 20:44:59

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Re: Arch-based Distros

There once was a project called AEGIS that made a solid attempt at an Archie-based GIS livecd.

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#17 2008-10-04 19:33:20

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Re: Arch-based Distros

Is Archie project  dead or abandoned?


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#18 2008-10-05 00:27:24

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Re: Arch-based Distros

It hasn't been released yet but it should be interesting... http://www.chakra-project.org/

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#19 2008-10-05 00:35:16

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Re: Arch-based Distros

JawsThemeSwimming428 wrote:

It hasn't been released yet but it should be interesting... http://www.chakra-project.org/

Is that distro using yast?


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#20 2008-10-05 00:46:04

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Re: Arch-based Distros

Roberth wrote:
JawsThemeSwimming428 wrote:

It hasn't been released yet but it should be interesting... http://www.chakra-project.org/

Is that distro using yast?

It's KDEmod using Shaman on Arch. I believe that it's using pacman.

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#21 2008-10-05 00:49:09

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I think he is referring to the installer... (yes, maybe?)

I don't know the answer, but I would guess no. It does look similar, however.

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#22 2008-10-05 00:53:25

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Err... Sorry Roberth. Thanks for the correction fflarex.

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#23 2008-10-05 01:17:20

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Re: Arch-based Distros

Roberth wrote:
JawsThemeSwimming428 wrote:

It hasn't been released yet but it should be interesting... http://www.chakra-project.org/

Is that distro using yast?

No, it was built from scratch I believe.

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#24 2008-10-05 03:25:00

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chakra is KDEMOD4 + ARCH


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#25 2008-10-05 03:56:10

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Re: Arch-based Distros

Is there an Arch based distro for prosessors lower than i686? I'd like to get some of my older computers running arch. I've heard of Low Arch but it seems to be abonded as of now.

Using Ubuntu command line installs on them just makes me miss Arch. >_>

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