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#1 2013-06-06 03:56:56

W.F.Cody
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Anyone tried Alpine Linux?

Hi

I just ran across Alpine Linux, a busybox/uclibc based distro with openrc as its init system. It looks quite interesting and its wiki makes references to the Arch pacman and ABS (PKGBUILD)s as inspiration for its package manager and build system.

I just wanted to know if people have had any experience with it.


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#2 2013-07-08 01:36:17

nixpunk
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Re: Anyone tried Alpine Linux?

Looks interesting, but I haven't used it (yet).

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#3 2013-07-19 07:49:51

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Re: Anyone tried Alpine Linux?

I just started looking into this too. However, it's a bit worrying that they are freezing udev at the last non-systemd version. They could easily use the newest version and compile only the udev part.


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#4 2013-07-19 08:14:15

Asmir
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Re: Anyone tried Alpine Linux?

I'm still waiting for them to switch to musl instead of uClibc. I think they are planing to do so in verson 3.0 for x86, and in version 2.8 for ARM.
Even so, it's a great distribution.

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#5 2013-07-19 20:02:02

Barthalion
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Re: Anyone tried Alpine Linux?

Well, maybe I missed something because I'm hardly active in Alpine currently, but ARM support and switch to Musl are planned for 2.7.

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#6 2013-07-19 21:49:59

Asmir
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Re: Anyone tried Alpine Linux?

Right, it's 2.7 for ARM, my bad.

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#7 2013-07-21 19:59:46

W.F.Cody
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Re: Anyone tried Alpine Linux?

Thanks for all the extra info! Definitely looking forward to the musl switch!


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