Carbs Linux is a source-based Linux® distribution that aims to be simple, flexible and extensible while staying as pragmatic and practical as possible. The system can consist of as much or as little as its user can intend to.
Carbs Linux uses its own package manager Carbs Packaging Tools, a POSIX shell package manager forked from KISS with the tool-based approach of xbps. Its aim is to deliver easy-to-use tools while also providing a powerful POSIX shell library that can be used to further extend and script the packaging system.
By default, Carbs Linux comes with busybox for coreutils, bearssl for its crypto library, musl libc, and other basic utilities that are required for building new software. The majority of the base packages are statically linked.
Multiple Init Support
Carbs Linux has support for multiple init systems and service supervisors. In the main repository are
for init systems, and
for service supervisors. The carbs-init package is the collection of init scripts that ensure the interoperability of these init and service systems, and make it easier for the user to switch to their preferred combinations of system supervision.
Nothing holds you back, however, from ditching any of these and packaging some other system supervision technique along with your own init scripts.
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Our Git repositories are back up, and you can switch your remotes back to them, if that's your preferred method.
Our own git server might stay outdated as it is switching to the new server. Outages should be expected until the end of this week. You can temporarily switch to the mirrors on Sourcehut to avoid repository issues.
Mailing lists for Carbs Linux has changed, see the mailing lists section for more information on subscribing and list information.
The libressl "revert" was reverted. System update will replace libressl dependencies with bearssl. You may choose to keep or remove bearssl after the update.
The default TLS provider has been reverted to
libressl. System update will
replace bearssl dependencies with libressl. You may choose to keep or remove
bearssl after the update.