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craigevil 09-04-2007 05:55 PM

siduxcc and kio-sidux
A few of neat little tools that sidux has available.


siduxcc (sidux-control-center)

Sidux smxi dist-upgrade/ maintenance script, kernel install

klamp - kde frontend to running lamp


new script: svmi - a virtual machine installer

It is cool little things like the above that make running sidux so much fun. Not to mention the fun and helpful people in the forum, IRC and the great manual.

I would highly recommend that anyone considering running Debian Sid take a look at sidux.

reverse 09-06-2007 09:05 AM

Thanks for posting this in the Debian (read: "not debian-based") forum.

JackieBrown 09-06-2007 07:14 PM

Neat, where is the Debian based section?

craigevil 09-06-2007 07:24 PM

Sidux IS 100% Debian Sid. Not a *buntu hack.

reverse 09-07-2007 02:22 AM

100% eh? Sounds like a GREAT project. However:


sidux is an operating system based on the Linux kernel, Debian's most modern branch (called "Sid") and many free and open source applications.

As for the debian-based forum, I don't know if there is one. However, there isn't a forum dedicated to Python but threads related to it do find their way in another place, mainly: Programming. Since there are sep. Debian and Ubuntu forums, I don't see why this is not a clear sign that "Debian" is not supposed to be "Debian -based".

archtoad6 09-07-2007 06:48 AM

Hope that isn't sarcasm, this seems like an appropriate place to me.

craigevil 09-07-2007 08:54 AM


We love Debian Sid (aka "Unstable") and believe in it's innovative power. It is by far the largest, most secure and up-to-date software repository available. Unfortunately, the Debian installer does not support Sid and upgrading from either Testing or Stable to Sid can be painful and demanding. Using debootstrap to create a Sid system leaves the average user with headaches and a lot of additional work to do by hand.

That is where sidux jumps in. We plan to provide 3 or 4 carefully balanced Sid snapshots each year, together with easy and fast installation options (from iso files, but probably also using other technologies such as scripts together with netinstall or cdebootstrap). We enrich the distribution with a properly patched version of the most recent kernels, improved hardware detection, ready to go drivers, helpful scripts and anything we think is useful. We strive to package properly and contribute all our suitable work back to Debian.

We understand sidux is a base system for further customisations and adaptations to special needs (laptop, desktop, server or special purpose workstation). It can be used in private and corporate surroundings and makes a fine platform for appliances. It will always remain a 100% Debian Sid compatible system.
Ubuntu isn't debian based if it was you could use the debian repos.

My sources.list:
#####(My Debian Sid/Sidux sources.list)###########
# Unstable Sid
deb unstable main contrib non-free
# Unstable Sources
deb-src unstable main contrib non-free

# Debian experimental
#deb experimental main contrib non-free

# sidux
deb sid main contrib non-free firmware fix.main fix.contrib fix.non-free
deb-src sid main contrib non-free firmware fix.main fix.contrib fix.non-free

# Unstable
deb sid main
#deb-src sid main

# Compiz Fusion for Debian Sid/sidux
# For more info see:
# deb ./

Granted it isn't "pure" debian as there are sidux packages and scripts, hence the "if you plan on trying Sid I suggest you give sidux a look"
Try asking for help in #debian and tell them you run sid, the general response will be if you can't fix it you shouldn't be running it. Although out of the 2000+ packages that I have installed less than 30 of them are sidux packages.

Personally if it looks, feels, and acts like debian and uses the debian repos, to me it is debian.

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