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RE: Smallest linux distro? - z3bra - 25-01-2016

(24-01-2016, 01:44 PM)XcelQ Wrote: linux from scartch.

As I said, like, 3 posts above:

(26-12-2015, 06:25 PM)z3bra Wrote: LFS is not *that* hardcore in fact. Its pretty much like arch actually. If you can read up a guide, copy paste some commands and avoid being stupid, you can get an LFS setup in less than a day (depending on your computer power).

Also, its rather "big" due to the fact that most tools featured are GNU softwares compiled with sane defaults. A full alpine setup would be drastically smaller I think (busybox based)



RE: Smallest linux distro? - XcelQ - 25-01-2016

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(25-01-2016, 01:14 PM)z3bra Wrote:
(24-01-2016, 01:44 PM)XcelQ Wrote: linux from scartch.

As I said, like, 3 posts above:

(26-12-2015, 06:25 PM)z3bra Wrote: LFS is not *that* hardcore in fact. Its pretty much like arch actually. If you can read up a guide, copy paste some commands and avoid being stupid, you can get an LFS setup in less than a day (depending on your computer power).

Also, its rather "big" due to the fact that most tools featured are GNU softwares compiled with sane defaults. A full alpine setup would be drastically smaller I think (busybox based)

I got arch in like 10 minutes. lfs probably takes longer.


RE: Smallest linux distro? - z3bra - 26-01-2016

It obviously does, but that's mostly due to the compilation time.


RE: Smallest linux distro? - arcetera - 04-03-2016

doesn't a minimal alpine docker container take ~5.5MB?


RE: Smallest linux distro? - z3bra - 04-03-2016

We're talking about docker containers, not actual distros though. so you don't have the kernel, modules and other things


RE: Smallest linux distro? - arcetera - 04-03-2016

ah; I've never used Docker so I didn't know that