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The Void (Linux) distribution

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.

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/usr/sbin as symlink transition completed

The /usr/sbin as symlink conversion was successfully completed some weeks ago. That means that void now contains just a single directory to store all executables: /usr/bin. /bin, /sbin and /usr/sbin are symlinks to /usr/bin.

This has some advantages because all applications will find the executables on any PATH, without rebuilding any package to change its location.

If your system still contains a /usr/sbin directory, upgrade your system with xbps-install -Syuv and then make sure that /usr/sbin only contains symlinks.

After rebooting runit-void will move the existing /usr/sbin directory to /usr/sbin.old and will create the /usr/sbin symlink.

NOTE the images from 20150615 have /usr/sbin as a symlink already, so that you don’t have to do anything.

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