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#1 2018-04-30 20:15:16

Ron
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Registered: 2018-04-22
Posts: 65

Will Devuan ever stop being based on Debian?

Will the time ever come where systemd will become an even bigger entwined mess (than it is now) that Devuan would simply have to no longer be based on Debian, but become completely independent? Or for any other reason? I'm mostly just asking for curiosity's sake.  smile

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#2 2018-04-30 21:11:57

golinux
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Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 948

Re: Will Devuan ever stop being based on Debian?

At some point we may have to clone the debian repos onto our infrastructure to preserve them from further systemd intrusion.  Then we would be independent from debian.  But pulling that off would require an influx of volunteers with ninja skills to handle the workload of keeping packages from upstream current.

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#3 2018-05-01 10:45:38

Panopticon
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Registered: 2018-01-27
Posts: 44

Re: Will Devuan ever stop being based on Debian?

^ if systemd intrusion goes full scale entwined mess they may as well just call it systemd or lennarts linux instead.

Last edited by Panopticon (2018-05-01 10:51:50)

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#4 2018-05-01 11:04:16

devuser
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Registered: 2018-04-30
Posts: 34

Re: Will Devuan ever stop being based on Debian?

golinux wrote:

At some point we may have to clone the debian repos onto our infrastructure to preserve them from further systemd intrusion.  Then we would be independent from debian.  But pulling that off would require an influx of volunteers with ninja skills to handle the workload of keeping packages from upstream current.

Pretty much this. The huge amount of packages debian has (20k+?) is simply prohibitive for any smaller distribution to just simply take over. Even Ubuntu customizes only a small percentage of packages.

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