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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
>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Do the chroot method, since the regular live ISO method guide is out of date currently.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

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
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
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:
just wtf

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

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


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⸮

Anonymous 09/15/2017 (Fri) 04:04:59 [Preview] No. 11093 del
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.

Anonymous 09/27/2017 (Wed) 22:33:45 [Preview] No. 11391 del
Good to see endchan catching on. Source Mage is fantastic, barebones installation and not relying on decisions from other maintainers. Is the next frontier.

I've been experimenting a little and plan to make my system as barebones as it can be

Source Mage Test Drive Report. Anonymous 09/28/2017 (Thu) 00:29:20 [Preview] No.11396 del
>Without 3rd party patches, sensible defaults or masked packages.
>Without ..., sensible defaults ....

That explains things. I guess.

TL;DR: Source Mage GNU/Linux? It's an adventure.

I gave it a go with a two year old spare desktop. First off, the installer is aggressively optimistic in its choices while using the automatic partitioning scheme. It sliced up HDA like so:

1. One /boot/ partition using 8.9% of drive space.
2. Three hundred swap partitions using 90.2% of remaining drive space.
3. I'm not sure what it did with all the rest.

The installer did appear to successfully complete. It rebooted the system. I was not entirely sure how things stood at this point as I've not received any console messages after the BIOS checks passed. Oh, the monitor did flash one last message: "REFRESH OUT OF RANGE", while making the strangest buzzing sound. A moment later and all that was left of my monitor was a smoking ruin.

I paused further investigation I was now experiencing network connectivity issues. After chasing things down a bit, I discovered the installer appears to set the network card to use DHCP, but not for configuration. Instead, it identifies the network gateway and sets its own MAC address to whatever the gateway uses. Then it inserts the Ethernet card into the network with an IPv4 address of ... which is ... breathtaking.

After busting out a spare laptop rigged for Debian hacking, I preformed a bit of desperate source code diving and recompiling. I finished up with a kernel sporting a (very) customized network stack to boot my laptop with, in the hopes of communicating with the nightmare now in possession of the desktop. Rather helpfully I discovered it does start an SSH server, albeit one that does not listen on port 22. It does listen on every other port, all sixty-five thousand, plus. Whatever.

The installer never asked me to set a root password. I tried everything I could think of. No go. The user I created is able to login; however, the command shell appears to be set to "/sbin/shutdown -h now".

>Advanced users of GNU/Linux (and I mean advanced)

Well ... I suppose I am. And I suppose I could, given sufficient time, beat this whore and a half of an OS into submission. You know what though? I'm gonna go beat off to anthropomorphic furry porn instead.

Thanks. It was real, etc.

Anonymous 09/28/2017 (Thu) 19:57:23 [Preview] No. 11406 del
Never use the installer from the iso, even the website gives the warning of not using the iso image and suggests the chroot installation. Why did you even?

Anonymous 09/28/2017 (Thu) 20:19:07 [Preview] No. 11409 del

Anonymous 10/04/2017 (Wed) 04:50:35 [Preview] No. 11513 del
Apparently GRUB is now the default bootloader?

Anonymous 10/04/2017 (Wed) 15:08:57 [Preview] No. 11518 del
is source mage a RYF distro?

Anonymous 10/09/2017 (Mon) 20:43:14 [Preview] No. 11535 del

Anonymous 11/07/2017 (Tue) 16:54:18 [Preview] No. 11710 del
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Post of the year

Anonymous 11/20/2017 (Mon) 22:37:12 [Preview] No.11774 del
They use vanilla kernel from kernel.org, and that ships with binary blobs. If they were to use linux-libre that most surely make them so.

Anonymous 12/24/2017 (Sun) 15:00:15 [Preview] No.12058 del
Is there a distro forked off this?

Anonymous 12/28/2017 (Thu) 18:44:31 [Preview] No.12093 del

Anonymous 12/29/2017 (Fri) 00:42:34 [Preview] No.12094 del
holy fucking god damn

Anonymous 12/29/2017 (Fri) 17:47:31 [Preview] No.12106 del
haha, that's not real right...

Anonymous 04/13/2018 (Fri) 08:10:43 [Preview] No.12614 del
It needs a proper installer. Only having chroot and outdated ISOs does not inspire confidence.

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