Author Topic: Investigating switch to Void or Fedora  (Read 348 times)

Borley

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Investigating switch to Void or Fedora
« on: December 28, 2021, 07:07:14 pm »
Due to unfortunate circumstances, I may need to swallow my pride and retool my system for Void (or something else) instead of Debian.
I have built up 5+ years of specialized configuration around my Debian install so I'd really hate to have to deploy something else, but if it comes to that:

I am apprehensive about running Void, as their PPC port is unofficial. Is it vetted? Will it become unmaintained if some guy in Nebraska gets hit by a bus?

The sooner I can get this system back up, the sooner I can get back to building software and contributing to guides here and on the wiki.
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Re: Investigating switch to Void or Fedora
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2021, 10:50:04 pm »
I think Void works well. q66 is around, he can say more about the future of it and the support infrastructure.

As far as Fedora, I'm typing this in Fedora. The biggest annoyance about it is the churn because new-GNOME always breaks something. If you use KDE or some other DE this is less of a problem.

For my money either is viable. I'm sorry to hear about the problems you're having with Debian.

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Re: Investigating switch to Void or Fedora
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2021, 10:54:50 pm »
(and if you wanted Fedora but with less churn, there's always CentOS Stream)

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Re: Investigating switch to Void or Fedora
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2021, 10:00:17 pm »
I think I'll start the new year by giving Devuan a shot. I figure it would be the least disruptive change considering I have a massively specialized config built around Debian tooling. Hopefully I discover some good news ;D
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