Linux Distributions

Obarun – Arch based distribution without systemd

Obarun is an Arch based Linux distribution.

The goal of Obarun is to provide an alternative for people looking for more simplicity and transparency in maintaining their systems. Obarun is not designed with beginners to Linux in mind.

Obarun includes several changes, modifications, additions, in its effort to run reliably, without systemd and its byproducts.

It separates the init and service management from the rest of the system that should be chosen “freely” by the user/sys-admin. Instead of systemd, it uses s6 init software, a small suite of programs designed to allow process supervision (a.k.a service supervision), in the line of daemontools and runit, as well as various operations on processes and daemons.


Working state:Active
Init Software:s6
Package Management:Pacman
Release Model:Rolling
Developer:Obarun Team
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

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Each distro makes different choices, deciding which open source projects to install and provides custom written programs. They can have different philosophies.

Some distros are intended for desktop computers, some for servers without a graphical interface, and others for special uses. Because Linux is an open source operating system, combinations of software vary between Linux distros.
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Colin Franklin
Colin Franklin
22 days ago

I wish there were more distros that jettisoned systemd. Massive bloat.