Void is a general purpose operating system, based on the monolithic Linux® kernel. Its package system allows you to quickly install, update and remove software; software is provided in binary packages or can be built directly from sources with the help of the XBPS source packages collection.
It is available for the Intel x86®, ARM® and MIPS® processor architectures; Software packages can be built natively or cross compiling through the XBPS source packages collection.
Void Linux is an independent distribution, developed entirely by volunteers.
Unlike trillions of other existing distros, Void is not a modification of an existing distribution. Void's package manager and build system have been written from scratch.
Install once, update daily. Your system will always be up-to-date.
Thanks to our continuous build system, new software is built into binary packages as soon as the changes are pushed to the void-packages repository.
We were the first distribution to switch to LibreSSL by default, replacing OpenSSL.
xbps is the native system package manager, written from scratch with a 2-clause BSD license.
xbps allows you to quickly install/update/remove software in your system and features detection of incompatible shared libraries and dependencies while updating or removing packages (among others). See the usage page for a brief introduction.
xbps-src is the xbps package builder, written from scratch with a 2-clause BSD license.
This builds the software in containers through the use of Linux namespaces, providing isolation of processes and bind mounts (among others). No root required!
Additionally xbps-src can build natively or cross compile for the target machine, and supports multiple C libraries (glibc and musl currently).
Because many ponies enjoyed the The Advent of Void: Day 25: ponysay post we decided to release a new Void Linux image with all your friends onboard.
Happy eastern to everypony!
Who of you ever wanted a pony for Christmas? Turns out, Void Linux already includes some. Don’t worry, they are just virtual yet just a command away:
# xbps-install ponysay
ponysay features over 400 illustrations of My Little Pony for your terminal. Look at all of them using
% ponysay-tool --browse /usr/share/ponysay/ponies
You even can make the ponies quote themselves using
Lots of fun for everypony! Whee!