Re: [dev] Re: Linux distros that don't suck too too much

From: parazyd <>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 21:25:12 +0200

On Wed, 11 May 2016, Nick wrote:

> Devuan I had not heard of. Sounds nice, and the dyne people seem to be
> very good people, but I wonder whether it suffers the problems above of
> being scarily small. Maybe not, if they mostly just use Debian's repos,
> I don't know. parazyd, any comment on that?

In Devuan, we have our own software called "Amprolla" that basically
acts as an overlay to the Debian repositories. Systemd-dependent
packages like php-fpm or anything else that's been compiled with systemd
support we recompile without, and put it in our own repos. Right now
we're at about 300 packages that have been compiled specifically for
Devuan (without the need for systemd), and anything else, Amprolla
resolves and gets from the Debian repos, so you still have all 40k+
packages that are already in Debian.

Also, while we still mark it as beta, I can assure you it's perfectly
stable and production ready if that's of any worry for you.

~ parazyd
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