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Old 01-23-2019, 08:50 PM   #1
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No Void Linux distro forum?


i just stumbled on to Void a few weeks ago at 4chan Technology forum, it caught my interest because it does not use systemd and uses runit instead

Void Linux was created in 2008 by Juan Romero Pardines, a former maintainer of NetBSD,[6] to have a test-bed for the XBPS package manager. The ability to natively build packages from source using xbps-src is likely inspired by pkgsrc.[7]

In May 2018, the project was moved to a new website and code repository by the core team after the project leader had not been heard from for several months

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Void_Linux
 
Old 01-23-2019, 09:35 PM   #2
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irc freenode -> #voidlinux and all of what is left is on on org and not eu. so if you get a dead link try changng eu to org.


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In May 2018, the project was moved to a new website and code repository by the core team after the project leader had not been heard from for several months
I surmise he is in a witness protection program, or the cartel got a hold of him.

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Old 01-24-2019, 05:15 AM   #3
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i just tested void on a laptop and it seems to install and run fairly good, but i noticed some bugs in xterminal, i am not sure of it is a bug or a undesired feature, whenever i use "arrow-up" i dont get previously typed commands like i do with other distros which is something i like to use, the wifi firmware was not included with the install and no visible tools to configure and choose internet devices like if i want to switch from ethernet to wifi, and after reading the documentation it seems straight forward and will take some time to learn so i am not going forward with using Void unless the lead project manager emerges to pick up where he left off,

thats too bad, it seemed to have potential to be a great distro and now it is like a snake with its head cut off wiggling around without a sense of direction
 
Old 01-24-2019, 06:19 AM   #4
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install hexchat go irc freenode -> #voidlinux

There were a few in there that helped me right off when I needed to ask about something, and I didn't have to post a question then wait.

Going in an asking what is left of the head and asking , and talking to them about it is better then blowing air into the wind about void and expecting results in here.


VOID is a bare bones install.

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Old 01-24-2019, 06:56 AM   #5
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Void was a great distro - used it for a few months. It worked very well but the leader going awol made me nervous so I jumped ship. Bothers me when there is only 1 person at the helm.

Bare bones, yes, but easy to get up and running. Runit worked very well and was easy to work with.
 
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I put it back on my laptop and it is still getting its updates and running just fine.
 
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Void is still going as far as I can see. I’ve been in their IRC channel many times and everything is going as planned. There are contributors still adding packages.
 
  


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