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[ale] Origins of Linux, do we care?

On Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 6:42 PM, Steve Litt <slitt at troubleshooters.com>

>  X fonts are a little grainy,
> but I've solved that before on other distros.

Only place I use X is my HTPC. And I have my own X startup scripts that
handle everything.

> Regarding making Void my daily driver, I need to make sure there are
> packages for most of the stuff I need, and that there's not some
> horrible thing about it. Then I'll probably go ahead and switch over.

It has XBMC/Kodi and `most`. That's pretty much all I need.

> I was going to wait for Devuan to become stable, but now am beginning to
> think the Unix Philosophy adherance of Void might be just what I need.
> And Void doesn't simply continue to init with sysvinit: It inits with
> the superior runit init system.

Devuan is taking too long. It's understandable, but I'm building stuff now
so I can't wait.

> By the way, the Void Linux IRC channel is #xbps on Freenode, and an
> excellent summary of the xbps package manager is at
> http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=package-management .
> > First up, my "router" build. Then my VPS instance and
> > my HTPC. I will have to deal with this systemd crap at work when I
> > eventually have to use RHEL7, but I will not continue to use it
> > outside of work.
> :-)
> By that time I'll have instructions on how to alt-init Redhat.
> Of course, for the same reason they make you use Redhat, your employer
> probably won't let you alt-init Redhat.
It's purely a support contracts situation. And altering the environment in
that way would give them an easy out if I ever need to make use of support.
No, I get to deal with whatever RedHat decides to do. Except, they can take
Satellite 6 and jump off a cliff. I'm sticking with 5 for provisioning and
then using Ansible for management.

James Sumners
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http://jrfom.com/ (personal site)
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