Is Void Linux based?

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    • #76668
      Anonymous
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      Is it based?

    • #76669
      Anonymous
      Guest

      yes.

    • #76670
      Anonymous
      Guest

      No.

    • #76671
      Anonymous
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      Void Linux is based. No, really. Super based. Omega based. Void Linux was built in such a way that it’s basically one of the most feature complete Linux distros that we’ve seen in recent times. The developers of Void Linux are always listening to the community and make sure that their distro is up to the task of providing the best possible experience for everyone. That is the philosophy behind Void Linux and it is the main reason why it’s so popular.

      Even though the software center isn’t as good as in the past or as featured in newer distributions, Void Linux is still a very good distro that I would recommend to anyone looking for a new distro. After using Void Linux for a while, I found that it wasn’t really something that I would just use to replace my current distro. But I think that it has plenty of value for those looking for a new distro or for those who are interested in playing with a different flavor of Linux.

      Void Linux is available for a wide variety of different architectures and, because it’s based on Arch Linux, it works on all kinds of different hardware. Even though it’s a Linux distro, I think that it’s something that works great on the Mac. The developers and supporters of Void Linux are super friendly and the distro works great on pretty much any hardware out there. I’ve heard from a lot of people who use it and absolutely love it. And they are usually pretty big Linux users so they know what they are talking about. I’ve also talked to some people who use Void Linux and can’t stand it. I think that’s pretty normal. Not everyone will like the distro. OP, I think you should try it.

      • #76672
        sagium sagemus
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        is it a copypasta?
        also
        >because it’s based on arch linux
        no it fucking isn’t

        • #76673
          Anonymous
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          Void Linux is based on Arch Linux, but includes extra packages and utilities to create a more modern desktop.

          • #76675
            Anonymous
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            >Void Linux is based on Arch Linux
            no it isn’t

          • #76678
            Anonymous
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            is this bait

            what’s better for older hardware? void or artix? not running systemd lmao

            alpine
            rocking it on my thinkpad r40

            • #76682
              Anonymous
              Guest

              >alpine
              what about void musl?

              • #76686
                Anonymous
                Guest

                >void musl
                I installed this on hardware and had to switch to glibc. musl is a meme

                • #76687
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  but you use alpine, which has musl

                • #76688
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  >musl is a meme
                  Yes it is, but what I like about it is that it doesn’t work proprietary malware like steam and widevine. More freedom respecting than "GNU" libc

                  • #76711
                    Anonymous
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                    > I didn’t need that anyway
                    So much coping

              • #76695
                Anonymous
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                op from

                is this bait
                […]
                alpine
                rocking it on my thinkpad r40

                it’s alright but void musl doesn’t have 32-bit so take care if you have much older hardware
                to add more, void’s kernel is bloated so you either optimize and compile your own or use alpine’s kernel config and compile it if you want to use void

                • #76697
                  Anonymous
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                  >void’s kernel is bloated
                  how so?

          • #76717
            Anonymous
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            Source: my ass

            Void has fewer packages than arch bruv, learn to read!

      • #76674
        Anonymous
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        >based on Arch
        What the fuck are you talking about you idiot?

      • #76676
        Anonymous
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        >based on arch
        wtf?

      • #76693
        Anonymous
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        Void of packages

      • #76707
        Anonymous
        Guest

        sudo pacman delete post

      • #76716
        Anonymous
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        lol

    • #76677
      Anonymous
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      what’s better for older hardware? void or artix? not running systemd lmao

      • #76679
        Anonymous
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        Void Linux is the best Arch-based distro you’ll find.

        It’s my go-to Linux distro. I haven’t used Debian since the "testing/unstable" era, and I’ve used Ubuntu since release 1.0, the GNOME-based version. Void Linux provides a familiar install process and a nice selection of software with an awesome userbase. Void isn’t bloated, and it isn’t minimalist – its developers have made Void Linux a distribution that simply works well. I consider Void Linux the "Arch for the masses." I really like the new project’s philosophy: it supports the software and utilities that Linux users need, it doesn’t force any new features, and it makes good use of the underlying Linux technology.

        • #76680
          Anonymous
          Guest

          What’s your favorite part of Arch that Void kept?

          • #76685
            Anonymous
            Guest

            The customizability options.

          • #76699
            Anonymous
            Guest

            To be fair xbps copy/pasted the flags from Pacman.
            Xbps-src is a ripoff of abs.
            Even the founder said he was inspired by Arch to do it.

        • #76692
          Anonymous
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          Stop being a retard. Void Linux is an independent distro

        • #76694
          Anonymous
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          >I’ve used Ubuntu since release 1.0
          clear bait since the first release of ubuntu was called 4.4

          • #76714
            Anonymous
            Guest

            some people in the ubuntu community like to refer to the first ubuntu release as ‘1.0’. its weird

    • #76681
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >Is it based?
      based

    • #76683
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Yes

    • #76684
      Anonymous
      Guest

      test

    • #76689
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Based on what?

      • #76691
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Based on Arch.

    • #76690
      Anonymous
      Guest

      There is literally no reason for Void to exist other than "muh systemd bad".

      • #76712
        Anonymous
        Guest

        also because the neofetch looks cool

    • #76696
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >Is it based?
      based on what?

      • #76698
        Anonymous
        Guest

        on arch linux

    • #76700
      Anonymous
      Guest

      yes

    • #76701
      Anonymous
      Guest

      yes, pic related

    • #76702
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >initramfs takes 3h to load and uncompress from SSD by default
      I cut it down to like 10s by removing unused modules but it’s still too big what am I doing wrong?

      • #76704
        Anonymous
        Guest

        make your own and if you don’t use a encrypted root partition there is literally no reason to use an initramfs

        • #76705
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >make your own
          I was just fucking around with dracut config files to achieve this
          how do I "make my own" not through dracut or mkinicpio?
          >if you don’t use a encrypted root partition
          I do but if I wasn’t what what do I type in grub.cfg? just point it to the real root?

          • #76709
            Anonymous
            Guest

            I don’t use grub because I hate that overcomplicated piece of trash but you just need to point the root partition on the kernel command line linux root=/dev/sda1 or you can use partuuid root=PARTUUID=yourrootpartuuid

            for the initramfs you can unpack it with lsinitrd and remove all the bloat you don’t need and replace the init script with a custom one. google is your friend

            • #76710
              Anonymous
              Guest

              I’m only using grub because syslinux doesn’t support full disk encryption
              >you can unpack it with lsinitrd
              will try comparing initramfs from arch which boots up pretty fast to see what’s causing the issue
              thanks for help fren

              • #76713
                Anonymous
                Guest

                it’s not very hard to make an initramfs that unlock your encrypted drive
                #!/bin/sh
                mkdir -pv /usr/src/initramfs/{bin,dev,etc,lib,lib64,mnt/root,proc,root,sbin,sys}
                cp -a /bin/busybox /usr/src/initramfs/bin/
                cat > /usr/src/initramfs/init << "EOF"
                #!/bin/busybox sh
                /bin/busybox –install -s
                mount -t proc none /proc
                mount -t sysfs none /sys
                mount -t devtmpfs none /dev

                cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sda2 root
                lvm lvchange -a y lol/root
                lvm lvchange -a y lol/swap
                lvm vgmknodes
                mount /dev/mapper/lol-root /mnt/root
                swapon /dev/mapper/lol-swap
                rescue_shell() {
                exec sh
                }
                exec switch_root /mnt/root /sbin/init
                EOF

                chmod +x /usr/src/initramfs/init
                cd /usr/src/initramfs
                find . -print0 | cpio –null -ov –format=newc | gzip -9 > /boot/initramfs.gz
                echo "initramfs written to /boot"

                this is the minimal way with busybox but you can use dracut to make an init with the modules you need and then just remove the bloat and replace the init.

    • #76703
      Anonymous
      Guest

      It’s better than Artix but still suffers from the usual rolling release and FHS problems.

    • #76708
      Anonymous
      Guest

      very based if you like something clean bsd like but with a Linux environment, xbps is such a good and fast package manager, runit is so easy to manage too, i’ve used it for 4~5 years now not a single breakage pretty happy with it and it philosophy

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