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#1 matt_tty0


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Posted 10 April 2015 - 08:47 PM

This looks like a great place to mingle and discuss some tek.


I am currently working on building a Linux distro using Virtualbox and a Linux live-cd for GNU tools.

This is a nice method for development where the host platform provides additional support for the work.


I grew up on a variety of flavors Unix/Linux, from Redhat, Slackware, Debian, Gentoo, Mandrake, FreeBSD,

and remember how they worked and were designed, and how some things improved, but some things

seemed to get a little strange in the Linux world.


FreeBSD has always been really nice, no radical departures from traditions.


What I want in a Linux distro is to have true bin and sbin paths (no symlinks),

and a FHS filesystem tree with greater control of init and package selection for installs,

and choices for declining specific packages that may not be wanted or needed.


I want to see an expansion of choices. I remember a time when I could choose individual

packages for an install and had exactly what I wanted on first boot. It was really nice.


It would also be nice to have a Linux systems builder LiveCD with all the libraries and tools

needed to provide a platform from which to build a custom Linux system.

A full compliment of programming languages and libraries for a complete gcc build is the idea.


I have not seen exactly what I wanted that would fill these needs so I have decided to

work on creating my own Linux distro/system builder.


There is a lot to learn and much to design in the process - which brings me here.


Hope to have many good conversations with at least a few of you on these topics.









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#2 cwbytez


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Posted 15 April 2015 - 07:30 PM

Hi matt and welcome to BC forum!
I also interested with linux ( very new to linux actually)
I'm looking forward for your linux distro :)

My native language isn't English,so please point out to me out if I make any grammar mistake :P (i'm not really good at english)

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