Carbs Linux - a simple busybox linux distribution
This will be an active month for Carbs as major changes to the base and the package manager will be coming up.
For the past couple of weeks I have been trying to simplify the base and statically link the core (mostly binaries rather than libraries). I usually see some people extremely opposed to static linking as I also see the opposite on people.
I believe that binaries on the core should always be linked statically. This
ensures that an SONAME bump to
libObscure.so will not break the core
functionality of your system, forcing you to use external resources to recover
from such an issue. As long as you can compile, use core utilities, edit text,
and access the web, you can solve any given issue on your system.
However, I don’t think that removing shared libraries is sensible either. Not every piece of software out there is good quality enough to be statically linked.
There have been drastic changes to the core repository and the base rootfs this month (with more on the way). Right now changes are as follows.
bearssl, as a
byacc, as a
Soon, all documentation regarding Carbs Linux will be avaialable to be installed
from the core repository in a
carbs-docs package along with its own document
crawler. Currently, the documentation regarding the installation process is a
little outdated which will also receive some important updates.
I am thinking of releasing an ISO image in order to provide a standardized
environment for installation along with installation helper tools in the spirit
arch-install-scripts. Let’s see how that’s going to play out.