[dev] Alpine Linux switched to musl libc

From: Silvan Jegen <s.jegen_AT_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2014 10:50:24 +0200

Hi everyone

I just learned that Alpine Linux[0] has switched to musl libc[1]. The
following are the most interesting facts about Alpine Linux:

* No GNU tools (using busybox)
* musl libc (still in Beta though)
* OpenRC initsystem
* Using their own package manager called apk[2]; C source is here[3]

While it is not statically linked it seems to be the Linux
distribution that is closest to the suckless philosophy at the moment.

Does anyone here have some experience with it?



[0] http://alpinelinux.org/
[1] http://alpinelinux.org/edge-musl
[2] http://wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/Alpine_Linux_package_management
[3] http://git.alpinelinux.org/cgit/apk-tools/tree/
Received on Fri Jun 06 2014 - 10:50:24 CEST

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