[dev] [9buntu] first attempt -bashing needed

From: Jens Staal <staal1978_AT_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 09:09:08 +0200

Hi all.

While waiting for Sta.li to be finnished, I started playing around with a
custom ubuntu build that uses plan9port as default user interface on as many
levels possible (inspired by some e-mails from Anselm that were lying around
on the web). I am basically a total layman on this and I have sort of leant
as I went along when I built this... so there are probably a few completely
useless configuration setting changes made.

The latest live ISO that boots + screendump can be found at

Stuff that seems to break the system
- removing Bash (lots of warninigs after an aptitude purge bash and the boot
hangs from the resulting iso) - which was surprising since most upstart
things seem dash-controlled. The boot process probably needs some

A README file is is put in the /etc/skel/ directory and a copy should be
accessible in every $HOME. In this document I have tried to add all the
modifications on configuration files that I have included.

I hope that some people on this list will enjoy playing with this. In
particular someone with intimate experience with p9p would be appreciated to
configure this thing deeper to be even more Plan9-like (factotum as security

Flame retardant: This release codename is "putting sexy bynny ears on a fat
cow" - that is 9buntu is probably not up to the high standards of the
Suckless community and should at this stage more be looked at as a toy to
play with and to explore what is possible and what is not...

Received on Fri Jul 30 2010 - 09:09:08 CEST

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