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Discussion in 'Feature Requests & Suggestions' started by WebDev, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. WebDev

    WebDev New Member

    Jul 28, 2016
    Local Time:
    11:45 PM
    Hi George – I know this is asking a lot, since it would change what Centminmod is, but I just wanted to put it out there. I'd love to see an Alpine Linux version of Centminmod (AlpineMod?). It would be lighter and easier to manage, probably require less RAM. CentOS is sometimes a hassle because the packages are so old (some of which Centminmod solves – it makes CentOS a lot more usable for me), and it's chunky. Alpine is so much leaner, and I like that it uses the musl C library, instead of glibc, which is going to be a source of neverending security vulnerabilities.

    Interesting alternatives to Alpine would be Arch, Gentoo, FreeBSD, and DragonflyBSD. I know this is a wild request – I just wanted to put it out there in case you were already thinking of playing with other platforms.
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

    May 24, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    Local Time:
    4:45 PM
    Nginx 1.25.x
    MariaDB 10.x
    FAQ item 12

    On my long term to do list is Fedora support to keep in line with YUM/DNF similarities for routines and code. Other OSes I just don't have expertise or knowledge to do it + do it optimally and efficiently as I do for RHEL/CentOS or RPM derivative OSes.

    So yeah part of why Centmin Mod created was to make CentOS more usable due to newer software versions etc. But Fedora support would hopefully fill that void. Or fingers crossed CentOS sees the light and offers up a side YUM repo will access to newer versions only for folks who want them.