Is reddit’s r/linux just a front of IBM’s marketing agents? Under what remote logic would an announcement for a 5 year old distribution be removed and how could it possibly violate r/linux strict code of ethics?
Obarun: New for December …. upgraded yes, new not at all.
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Those are the same tactics utilized across news-sites that appear to be “objectively” promoting linux in general, forums of systemd-only distributions, social media rooms and pages. The idea is to portray linux to new users inquiring about linux while on MSwindows, MACos, Android etc. as a systemd related operating system ONLY. Continue reading
1st some history/background:
Back some time ago an alternative to sysvinit was developed called daemontools (look at sources below) and people liked it. From “it” runit was cloned, very similar but started from scratch, to be as small, as light, as simple, and as responsive as hw itself. Runit set some goals for its development, kept being refined and eliminating any bugs, it worked on as many architectures as people could get their hands on, and the chief runit man decided to put it to bed. Runit has been frozen in time by its developer. Don’t expect it to catch up with other system development unless Void decides to clone it and develop it on their own, which in some ways they already do, but it is more polishing up the existing runit.
This is the first edition (I think) of antiX with an alternative to sysvinit. This is runit, the same init/service supervisor Void and Artix use. As far as I know this is the first application in a debian based system.
Check https://antixlinux.com/download/ for a close mirror to test run a live image. The X is configured with ICEWM and antiX’s huge assortment of tools and helpers. For information on how runit works I recommend https://wiki.voidlinux.org/runit and https://wiki.artixlinux.org/Main/Runit (void and artix linux wiki pages), although antiX’s implementation of runit seems a little different.
Very good work and very refreshing to see something like this on a debian based system.
I’d like to inform you about my new Linux distribution called KISS.
Independent (not based on anything else).
Source based (like gentoo or crux).
Busybox init (busybox includes runit style services, sysvinit style services or plain shell scripts)
Packages compile without Telemetry/tracking.
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For those who have never heard the name of the distribution and have not researched the late and current differences of init systems and service management and supervision, this may be a shock and major news. For those who have really done their research, they have gone beyond the pop-ular polarization and fallacy of “systemd vs sysvinit” , there is nothing new here to read … Continue reading
The best of ALL WORLDS has come together!
VOID-linux + s6 + 66 + musl
# xbps-query -Rs musl | grep "[*]"
[*] musl-1.1.22_1 The musl C library
[*] musl-fts-1.2.7_3 Implementation of fts(3) for musl libc
# xbps-query -Rs s6
[-] 66-0.1.0.0_1 Helpers tools around s6-rc
[-] 66-devel-0.1.0.0_1 Helpers tools around s6-rc - develelopment files
[-] 66-doc-0.1.0.0_1 Helpers tools around s6-rc - documentation
[-] s6-126.96.36.199_1 Small suite of programs for UNIX, designed to allow process supervi...
[-] s6-devel-188.8.131.52_1 s6 supervision library and headers
[-] s6-dns-184.108.40.206_2 Suite of DNS client programs and libraries for Unix systems
[-] s6-dns-devel-220.127.116.11_2 Suite of DNS client programs and libraries for Unix systems - devel...
[-] s6-dns-doc-18.104.22.168_2 Suite of DNS client programs and libraries for Unix systems - docum...
[-] s6-doc-22.214.171.124_1 s6 supervision documentation
[-] s6-linux-utils-126.96.36.199_1 Minimalistic Linux-specific system utilities (s6-chroot, s6-mount e...
[-] s6-linux-utils-doc-188.8.131.52_1 Minimalistic Linux-specific system utilities (s6-chroot, s6-mount e...
[-] s6-networking-184.108.40.206_1 Suite of small network utilities for Unix systems
[-] s6-networking-devel-220.127.116.11_1 Suite of small network utilities for Unix systems - development files
[-] s6-networking-doc-18.104.22.168_1 Suite of small network utilities for Unix systems - documentation
[-] s6-portable-utils-22.214.171.124_2 Tiny portable generic utilities (s6-cat, s6-chmod, etc.)
[-] s6-portable-utils-doc-126.96.36.199_2 Tiny portable generic utilities (s6-cat, s6-chmod, etc.) - document...
[-] s6-rc-0.5.0.0_2 Service manager of the s6 init system
[-] s6-rc-doc-0.5.0.0_2 Service manager of the s6 init system - documentation
S6 appears as the init system that few distributions have chosen as their default init and service management/supervision (obarun and possibly Adélie once stable is released). There are quite a few commercial servers running on this system. For general personal use s6 seems complex, but complex is not always a bad thing. It would be unfair to compare it with older systems such as SysV-init. Sysvinit is the system that the overwhelming majority of enterprise system administrators had learned on and relied on for decades (yes it is more than one). Upstart seems extinct by now, and OpenRC is getting old as well, and didn’t necessarily deviate much from the path of sysvinit. But then there is Runit. Void and Artix appear the first two we think right away that use it. S6 is a step further into the future of unix-like systems. Continue reading