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Bedrock Linux

Bedrock Linux is a meta Linux distribution which allows users to mix-and-match components from other, typically incompatible distributions. Bedrock integrates these components into one largely cohesive system.

For example, one could have:

All at the same time and working together mostly as though they were packaged for the same distribution.

Bedrock Linux 0.7.22 released

2021-07-28

A point update has been released for 0.7. To update to it, run brl update as root.

PSA on new kernels, zstd, and inits

2021-07-26

Some distros are now distributing Linux kernels with zstd-compressed modules. For everything to work, these must be paired with inits (more specifically device managers such as udev) from distros which also support this functionality. A zstd kernel, such as from Arch, paired with a pre-zstd init/udev, such as from Debian, may result in apparent hardware issues as modules fail to dynamically load.

Bedrock Linux 0.7.21 released

2021-07-19

A point update has been released for 0.7. To update to it, run brl update as root.

Some distros are now compressing their kernel modules with zstd. Bedrock users are encouraged to update to at least this Bedrock release before booting into such a kernel.

Bedrock Linux 0.7.20 released

2021-05-16

A point update has been released for 0.7. To update to it, run brl update as root.

This includes a work around for the aforementioned Linux 5.12.3 FUSE bug.

Apparent FUSE bug in Linux 5.12.3 and up

2021-05-14

Update: Bedrock 0.7.20 resolves the concern described below

The aforementioned Arch Linux kernel issue was traced to a narrow window of Linux kernel commits. This cannot be cleanly worked around in Bedrock's code. Bedrock Linux users should avoid Linux 5.12.3 and up from all distros until a kernel fix is in place.

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