Linked by James Ingraham on Thu 12th Apr 2012 22:36 UTC
Linux I don't actually have a reason for trying to build a Linux kernel with the CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT patch set. There's no way I can even measure the impact of it. Still, I felt like having a "real-time" Linux box, and set out to make one. Little did I know how difficult it would be to even get started.
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ingraham
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2006-05-20

A ridiculous dependency loop is why I gave up on CrunchBang. Package managers are supposed to take care of this kind of thing automatically. The fact that I could have just not used those packages doesn't change the fact that CrunchBang was inherently broken. I don't want to take away from the difficulty of maintaining a distro, but when it fails so drastically out of the box, I don't see the point in sticking with it. There are so many options out there; why bother with something when it has such a glaring flaw?

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PieterGen Member since:
2012-01-13

Hi Ingraham,

I have a strange dependency-loop in one of my #! boxes as well (I have 2 machines on that distro). What distro did you replace it with?

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ingraham Member since:
2006-05-20

I have a strange dependency-loop in one of my #! boxes as well (I have 2 machines on that distro). What distro did you replace it with?


ArchBang is what I went with. I'm fairly happy with it. I also seriously considered Lubuntu, which might be an easier migration from CrunchBang. Then again, I considered throwing a dart at the GNU/Linux Distribution Timeline.
http://futurist.se/gldt/wp-content/uploads/12.02/gldt1202.svg

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