~60% of all my systems are now running #AlpineLinux and configured with #ansible. Of course the hardest to move over are the last remaining holdouts :P

(the 60% already running Alpine include my phone, laptop, gaming desktop, which I think is pretty cool)


@craftyguy I've never tried Alpine before, mostly stuck to just Debian. What is it about Alpine that you particularly like over other distros?

@twrightsman tl;dr: I like how relatively simple and fast it is, and I like that it uses musl libc (and not glibc).

That last bit (musl, not glibc) often causes problems with apps that use glibc-isms, but I have poked around enough in the glibc source code to be quite scared of what's going on there...

I'm also a bit put off by systemd at this point. I've used systemd for many many years, and when it works it's fine. When it doesn't work, it's really hard to debug.

@anjan @twrightsman yeah good point, probably be favorite feature is how easy it is to package things, and maintain packages!

@craftyguy @anjan Thanks for the insight! I will take a look at the Alpine packaging process. Literally anything has to be better/clearer than the Debian one 🙂

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