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Obarun

Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 UTC


Obarun is an Arch Linux based distribution featuring the S6 init software in place of systemd. Obarun provides a live disc featuring the JWM graphical interface. Utilities, such as pacopts, are included for working with Arch's repositories, including the Arch User Repository (AUR).

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 95 (136), 6 months: 67 (178), 3 months: 74 (160), 4 weeks: 104 (127), 1 week: 99 (134)

Average visitor rating: 7.65/10 from 17 review(s).


Obarun
Distribution Obarun
Home Page https://web.obarun.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forum.obarun.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://wiki.obarun.org/
Screenshots https://web.obarun.org/index.php?id=46
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://web.obarun.org/index.php?id=74
Bug Tracker https://framagit.org/Obarun
Related Websites --
Reviews 2019: DistroWatch
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Feature 2019.11.02 2018.10
Release Date 2019-11-04 2018-10-01
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 500-1000 551-600
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Text Text
Default Desktop JWM JWM
Package Management Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software S6 S6
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support No No
Full Package List 2019.11.02 2018.10
Package 2019.11.02 2018.10
abiword (3.0.4) -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.1.2) 1.1.9 1.1.6
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4
bind (9.15.8) -- --
chromium (79.0.3945.130) -- --
cups (2.3.1) 2.3.0 --
dhcp (4.4.2) -- --
e2fsprogs (1.45.5) 1.45.4 1.44.4
firefox (72.0.2) -- --
freetype (2.10.1) 2.10.1 2.9.1
gcc (9.2.0) 9.2.0 8.2.1
gimp (2.10.14) -- --
glibc (2.30) 2.30 2.28
gnome-shell (3.34.3) -- --
gnucash (3.8b) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- --
grub (2.04) -- 2.02
gtk (3.24.13) 3.24.12 2.24.32
httpd (2.4.41) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- --
k3b (19.12.1) -- --
kmod (26) 26 25
krita (4.2.8.2) -- --
libreoffice (6.3.4) -- --
linux (5.5) 5.3.8 4.18.10
Package 2019.11.02 2018.10
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.4.11) -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- --
mesa (19.3.2) 19.2.2 18.0.2
mysql (8.0.19) -- --
nautilus (3.34.2) -- --
NVIDIA (440.44) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (13.0.1) -- --
openssh (8.1p1) -- --
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1d 1.1.1
perl (5.30.1) 5.30.0 5.28.0
php (7.4.2) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.5) -- --
postfix (3.4.8) -- --
postgresql (12.1) -- --
Python (3.8.1) 3.7.4 3.7.0
qt (5.14.1) -- --
samba (4.11.6) 4.10.8 --
systemd (244) -- --
thunderbird (68.4.2) -- --
vim (8.2) -- --
vlc (3.0.8) -- --
xfdesktop (4.14.2) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.7) 1.20.5 1.19.6

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
7.6
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Version: 2019.11.02
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-01-22
Votes: 6


Initial impressions are very good. The installer is straightforward and easy to follow, and provides all options, even down to which packages will be installed. The install took only a few minutes, and everything was up and running.

The S6 init system is incredible. If you know Arch, this is like a much improved version. No systemd.

Can't agree with the previous comment on downloads from the distro's site, it was around 13 MB/s for me.


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Version: 2019.11.02
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-12-30
Votes: 0


Obarun base 2019.12.01
The worst distro I've ever tried! Neither ethernet nor wifi works, which are required to continue the installation process. Also, downloads on the distro's website are very slow (40-150 KB per second).


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Version: 2019.11.02
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-12-16
Votes: 23


Installation was so fast and direct I could hardly believe it was a netinstall. First try, first reboot, and KDE plasma worked with unbelievably low resources.

This is like arch only better, it takes me half a day of fiddling to get Plasma to work on Arch.


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