mirror:world
Title:
Rant #4 - Void Linux
Authors:
Nova[有線魔女]
Date:
Topics:
Computing, Rants
Id:
c109b65c-811a-41a3-820c-325c66bbec9f

I think once or twice I tried to bootstrap that distro using a chroot tarball on my current host. So far the distro's repositories themselves are terribly broken in so many ways. For example, Profanity , a TUI client for XMPP somehow depends on GTK+3 for no stupid reason (a text-based program pulling on a graphical toolkit? what the hell?) X.Org pulls on like three hundred dependencies most of them are unneeded (e.g. Wayland, which is itself a really different thing.) I doubt the maintainers of the official repository are doing this intentionally or not, because it's really that bad. If I could, I would just hard-fork it and try to fix that mess. xbps is good and all but the default repos seriously are broken. Not even 'pacman' , which is Arch's package manager could fuck things up like this... It also has its own issues, but .....