Re: [dev] Alpine Linux switched to musl libc

From: Jens Staal <>
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:40:43 +0200

On Friday 06 June 2014 10:50:24 Silvan Jegen wrote:
> 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?

I am dual booting this distro at the moment. Very easy to install and set-up
with nice instructions on the web page.

I definitely find it a desktop-class distro (however due to various needs,
especially Libre Office for collaborative writing stuff at work I still have Arch
as primary OS).
Received on Fri Jun 06 2014 - 12:40:43 CEST

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