What distribution would you fork? - GNU/Linux
Mrat
(10-01-2017, 10:56 AM)z3bra Wrote:
(10-01-2017, 07:59 AM)Mrat Wrote: As a guy who never tried Alpine, what makes APK good?

It's simplicity. If you've never used it, all you need to understand it is one command. From there, all other commands make sense:

Code:
apk add apache
apk del coreutils
apk search busybox
apk update
apk upgrade
...

A statically compiled version of the binary is available to bootstrap alpine, and it's really all you need.
It is simple, has sane default and does whatever you'd expect from a pack manager, without getting in your way. No need to learn it, read the docs or whatever.

It's similar to the new package manager on FreeBSD (I'm using it now).
Code:
pkg install
pkg add
pkg remove
pkg update
pkg upgrade
pkg clean
jkl
Also, NetBSD's pkgin.
Wildefyr
(10-01-2017, 07:20 AM)z3bra Wrote: I'd fork crux, for the simplicity of it's base system/service handling and port syntax. I'd use either apk from alpine, or my own pack manager when it will be ready.

agreed. the weak packaging system although its heart is in the right place is outdated now. i'd probably change the default init too.
z3bra
(12-01-2017, 10:00 AM)Wildefyr Wrote:
Quote:I'd fork crux, for the simplicity of it's base system/service handling and port syntax. I'd use either apk from alpine, or my own pack manager when it will be ready.
agreed. the weak packaging system although its heart is in the right place is outdated now. i'd probably change the default init too.

Don't get me wrong, I'd keep the port system exactly like it is. I'd simply add apk on top of that, to add a "binary dimension" to the distro. As for the init system, well, it doesn't get in the way at all, so it's fine too me.
cjm
As others have said I dont think that I would fork any distribution right out. OpenBSD fits my needs quite well and I have been using it for a year and half or so now. If I had to say I would probably try and write my own package manager that focused on simplicity as an excercise and build it up ontop of Crux.

Thats my $0.02




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