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Wizards Assemble! Anonymous 09/04/2017 (Mon) 10:18:13 [Preview] No. 11021
Advanced users of GNU/Linux (and I mean advanced), remember to try Source Mage GNU/Linux. True source-based distribution, and (in contrast with Gentoo and Arch) is:
Free from obfuscated and pre-configured code.
Fully committed to GPL, uses only free software (as in freedom) in their main package.
With even the documentation licensed as FDL.
Without 3rd party patches, sensible defaults or masked packages.
Doesn't need obfuscated python libraries, only bash.
No systemd (they've implemented their own init scripts system http://sourcemage.org/Init).
Uses clean dependencies as they came from upstream developers, which by the same provides instant updates.
Can heal broken installs.
Can also use flags.

Do you like Arch Linux's AUR? Do you like Gentoo's portage (or ports-like) package manager? With SMGL's "sorcery" you get all that. Making new spells (package build files) not found in the grimoire (repository of spells) is easy http://sourcemage.org/Spell/Book

Bash hackers welcome! Come and join http://sourcemage.org/

Installing SMGL is easy, here's the simplified process:
>boot a live Ubuntu (or whatever) USB drive
>go to SMGL website and download compressed archive of the base system
>partition and mount partition(s)
>extract the archive onto the new partition(s)
>chroot, set root passwd, hostname, configure network and locale, write fstab, install grub/lilo
>reboot
>compile a kernel (preferably the newest stable one from kernel.org)
>update sorcery, grimoires and the build toolchain
>rebuild the system (hold spells you've already built, so you don't build them twice)
The install guide will hold your hand through the whole process http://sourcemage.org/Install/Chroot
Do the chroot method, since the regular live ISO method guide is out of date currently.

Here's a list of common commands: https://pastebin.com/i4DALaNV


Anonymous 09/05/2017 (Tue) 01:57:11 [Preview] No. 11022 del
ohh no, they started this shit even on endchan


Endwall 09/05/2017 (Tue) 04:04:29 [Preview] No. 11023 del
>>11021

Hey can you do me a favour please?

Make a fresh install of source mage for x86_64 stable and post the output of $ free -h .
Also run top as root and tell us how many processes are running on a fresh install or post a screenshot. Thanks.


Anonymous 09/05/2017 (Tue) 14:28:56 [Preview] No. 11025 del
>>11022
I don't see the problem with this, it could end up being promising software if it actually stayed true to the developer's promises and had a proper audit.

No, I am not the OP or a shill working for them.


Anonymous 09/05/2017 (Tue) 22:46:13 [Preview] No. 11026 del
>>11025
if smgl is 100% gpl see this
>>compile a kernel (preferably the newest stable one from kernel.org)

also, it would be on GNU distros list, but it isnt. Also:
>grimoires
>spells
>sorcery
just wtf


Anonymous 09/06/2017 (Wed) 03:37:02 [Preview] No. 11027 del
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>>11026

>grimoires
>spells
>sorcery
>just wtf

It's just the metaphor they base their brand of GNU/Autism around.

https://sourcemage.org/About

They do seem a bit further onto the spectrum than the average GNUtard, though.


Anonymous 09/12/2017 (Tue) 10:58:14 [Preview] No. 11063 del
What's wrong with Inferno⸮
http://www.vitanuova.com/inferno/index.html


Anonymous 09/15/2017 (Fri) 04:04:59 [Preview] No. 11093 del
https://endchan.xyz/tech/res/11021.html#q11023
I've been trying for the past week to figure it out, but I'm stumped. The chroot stable image, which is already immensely outdated, is missing features that it requires like a built-in bootloader and zsh, for which chroot calls for but does not supply in /mnt/usr/bin/bash.

I'm stuck with going through chroot with /bin/bash, because installing zsh with dependencies is a PITA. But vital steps like initliazing the bootloader (grub or lilo) are absolutely impossible. A full chroot find for either lilo or grub utils returns only empty files.



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