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Redcore Linux


Last Update: 2024-02-02 02:44 UTC


Redcore Linux explores the idea of bringing the power of Gentoo Linux to the masses. It aims to be a very quick way to install a pure Gentoo Linux system without spending hours or days compiling from source code, and reading documentation. To achieve this goal, Redcore provides a repository with pre-built binary packages which receives continuous updates, following a rolling release model.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 132 (64), 6 months: 110 (84), 3 months: 164 (44), 4 weeks: 145 (43), 1 week: 128 (46)

Average visitor rating: 8.03/10 from 31 review(s).


Redcore Summary
Distribution Redcore Linux
Home Page https://redcorelinux.org/
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Documentation https://wiki.redcorelinux.org/
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Bug Tracker https://bugs.redcorelinux.org/
Related Websites https://gentoo.org/support/documentation/
Reviews 2401: DistroWatch
2201: DistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2024-01-25: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 2401
 • 2023-02-24: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 2301
 • 2022-10-06: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 2201
 • 2021-10-20: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 2102
 • 2021-06-09: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 2101
 • 2021-01-22: Development Release: Redcore Linux 2101 Beta
 • 2020-05-24: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 2004
 • 2019-08-18: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1908
 • 2019-02-08: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1812
 • 2018-07-01: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1806
 • 2018-04-01: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1803
 • 2018-01-28: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1801
 • More Redcore releases...

  Headlines:
 • 2021-10-04 Redcore explains Portage bug
 • 2019-09-28 Redcore publishes fixes for package manager
 • 2018-11-28 Redcore updates port management tools
 • 2018-02-20 Redcore enhances security
 • More Redcore headlines...

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Full Package List 2401 2301 2201 2102 2004 1908 1812 1806 1710 Full Package List
Package 2401
tarazed
2301
sirius
2201
rastaban
2102
polaris
2004
neptune
1908
mira
1812
luna
1806 1710 Package
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.5)
alsa-lib (1.2.12) 1.2.10 1.2.8 1.2.7.2 1.2.5.1 1.2.2 1.1.9 1.1.6 1.1.2 1.1.2 alsa-lib (1.2.12)
amdgpu (23.0.0) -- 22.0.0 22.0.0 21.0.0 19.1.0 19.0.1 18.1.0 18.0.1 -- amdgpu (23.0.0)
bash (5.2.21) 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 bash (5.2.21)
bind (9.18.27) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.18.27)
chromium (126.0.6478.126) -- 109.0.5414.119 106.0.5249.91 94.0.4606.61 -- -- -- -- -- chromium (126.0.6478.126)
cups (2.4.10) 2.4.7 2.4.2 2.4.2 2.3.3 2.3.3 2.2.11 2.2.7 2.2.7 2.1.4 cups (2.4.10)
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.3 4.4.3-P1 4.4.3 4.4.2-P1 4.4.2 4.4.1 4.3.6 4.3.6 4.3.5 dhcp (4.4.3-P1)
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.47.0 1.47.0 1.46.5 1.46.4 1.45.6 1.45.3 1.44.5 1.43.9 1.43.6 e2fsprogs (1.47.1)
firefox (128.0) 121.0.1 110.0 -- -- 76.0.1 68.0.1 65.0 -- -- firefox (128.0)
freetype (2.13.2) 2.13.2 2.13.0 2.12.1 2.11.0 2.10.2 2.10.1 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.8 freetype (2.13.2)
gcc (14.1.0) 13.2.0 12.2.1 12.2.0 10.3.0 9.3.0 8.2.0 8.2.0 7.3.0 5.4.0 gcc (14.1.0)
gimp (2.10.38) -- 2.10.32 2.10.32 2.10.28 2.10.18 2.10.12 2.10.8 2.10.2 2.8.22 gimp (2.10.38)
glibc (2.39) 2.37 2.36 2.35 2.33 2.30 2.28 2.28 2.26 2.25 glibc (2.39)
gnome-shell (46.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (46.3.1)
gnucash (5.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (5.8)
gnumeric (1.12.57) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.57)
grub (2.12) 2.04 2.04 2.04 2.04 2.04 2.02 2.02 2.02 2.02 grub (2.12)
gtk (4.14.4) 4.12.5 4.8.3 4.8.0 3.24.29 3.24.5 3.24.5 3.22.29 -- -- gtk (4.14.4)
httpd (2.4.61) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.61)
inkscape (1.3.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.92.2 0.91 inkscape (1.3.2)
k3b (24.05.2) -- -- -- 21.08.1 20.04.0 19.04.3 18.12.1 18.04.2 17.08.2 k3b (24.05.2)
kmod (32) 31 30 30 29 27 26 24 24 23 kmod (32)
krita (5.2.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (5.2.3)
LibreOffice (24.2.5) 7.5.9.2 7.4.5 7.3.6 7.1.6 6.4.3 6.2.5 6.1.4 6.0.5 5.2.7 LibreOffice (24.2.5)
linux (6.9.9) 6.6.13 6.1.12 5.15.71 5.14.10 5.6.13 5.1.20 4.14.90 4.16.16 4.9.53 linux (6.9.9)
Package 2401
tarazed
2301
sirius
2201
rastaban
2102
polaris
2004
neptune
1908
mira
1812
luna
1806 1710 Package
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (11.4.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (11.4.2)
mate-desktop (1.28.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.28.2)
mesa (24.1.3) 8.5.0 23.0.0rc4 22.2.0 21.2.2 20.0.4 19.1.3 18.3.1 18.1.2 17.2.4 mesa (24.1.3)
mysql (9.0.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (9.0.0)
nautilus (46.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (46.2)
NVIDIA (555.58) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (555.58)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (22) 21.0.1 17.0.6 17.0.4.1 11.0.12 -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (22)
openssh (9.8p1) 9.6p1 9.2p1 9.0p1 8.8p1 8.2p1 8.0p1 7.7p1 7.7p1 7.5p1 openssh (9.8p1)
openssl (3.3.1) 3.1.4 1.1.1t 1.1.1q 1.1.1l 1.1.1g 1.1.0k 1.0.2q 1.0.2o 1.0.2m openssl (3.3.1)
perl (5.40.0) 5.38.2 5.36.0 5.36.0 5.34.0 5.30.2 5.30.0 5.26.2 5.24.3 5.24.3 perl (5.40.0)
php (8.3.9) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (8.3.9)
plasma-desktop (6.1.2) 5.27.10 5.27.1 5.25.5 5.22.5 5.18.5 5.16.4 5.14.5 -- -- plasma-desktop (6.1.2)
postfix (3.9.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.9.0)
postgresql (16.3) 16.1 15.2 16.1 14.0 -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (16.3)
Python (3.12.4) 3.11.7 3.10.10 3.10.7 3.9.7 3.7.7 3.6.9 3.5.5 2.7.14 3.4.5 Python (3.12.4)
qt (6.7.2) 5.15.12 5.15.8 5.15.5 5.15.2 5.14.2 5.12.4 5.11.3 5.9.5 5.7.1 qt (6.7.2)
samba (4.20.2) 4.19.3 4.16.8 4.16.5 4.15.0 4.12.1 4.8.6 4.5.15 4.5.15 4.5.10 samba (4.20.2)
systemd (256.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (256.2)
thunderbird (128.0) -- -- -- -- 68.8.0 60.8.0 60.5.0 -- -- thunderbird (128.0)
vim (9.1) 9.0 9.0 9.0 8.2 8.2 8.1 8.0 8.0 8.0 vim (9.1)
vlc (3.0.21) 3.0.20 3.0.18 3.0.17.4 3.0.16 3.0.10 3.0.7.1 3.0.6 3.0.3 2.2.6 vlc (3.0.21)
wayland (1.23.0) 1.22.0 1.21.0 1.21.0 1.19.0 1.18.0 1.17.0 1.16.0 1.15.0 1.13.0 wayland (1.23.0)
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.18.1)
xorg-server (21.1.13) 21.1.11 21.1.7 21.1.4 1.20.13 1.20.8 1.20.5 1.20.3 1.19.5 1.19.5 xorg-server (21.1.13)

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Version: 2401
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-05-21
Votes: 6


A solid distro that was very simple to install, and an excellent example for people not wanting to compile a gentoo build from source. KDE out of the box runs smooth and among the many Linux distros that exist i think gentoo/redcore has some of the best documentation available. Also for those that care about gaming I was able to setup Steam without issue and it runs great. Since migrating to Linux from windows about 5 years ago most if not all my time has been spent on Debian derivatives and Redcore was a delight to use and an excellent introduction to Gentoo.


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Version: 2301
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-11-14
Votes: 45


Hardware: OptiPlex 3060, Intel i3-8300T X(4) 3.200GHz CoffeeLake-S UHD Graphics 630, Memory used 2954MiB/15824MiB, RedcoreHardened Rolling.Boulder.Uphill x86_64 Kernel: 6.1.61-redcore-lts, Window Manager: KWin, Packages: 1618 (emerge). Note that the default init in Gentoo & Redcore is "openRC."
Redcore 2201 (Rastaban) was installed over a year ago and has successfully upgraded through two rolling releases (Sirius & Rolling.Boulder.Uphill), including all the updates. Old Apple devices will work fine with RC; wifi & ethernet drivers are installed by default if required — a great way to repurpose those Apple PCs sitting in the cupboard gathering dust.
Note: this is a biased review as I'm a long-term Redcore (RC) user. RC is pure Hardened Gentoo that installs in minutes using the Calamares GUI installer. The live ISO/installer is around 4GB, designed to be installed offline, and the installer includes just about all the software needed to run as a typical desktop. KDE Plasma is the only supported desktop. Unlike Gentoo, the goal of Redcore is to be a binary OS, rather than a source-based distro, making it easier and substantially quicker to install packages than its parent. Achieved by RC's package wrapper, "Sisyphus," with typical usage being "sisyphus install ," or if choosing to install a package that is unavailable in the RC repositories, it can be installed from Gentoo using the same install commands, but adding "-e" to the end of "sisyphus install -e." It's straightforward; unlike "emerge," Sisyphus just works. Avoid installing packages with "emerge" as it installs the package as an alien, potentially resulting in instability of package management. If you install a package with "emerge," it is essential to sync the RC & Gentoo repos with the command "sisyphus spmsync." Updates & upgrades are not prompted; you must take the initiative to run them yourself. There are two ways to do this: Sisyphus GUI, accessible via the system icon in the Plasma app launcher. Note that using the SISYPHUS GUI will not install source-based updates, and you will be prompted to use the terminal and run the command "sisyphus install upgrade -e." I choose to run this command when updating. This syncs the packages and the RC & Gentoo repos, looks for all updates & upgrades, and then asks you to confirm the listed installs. Please run "sisyphus --help," and there you will see a list of commands, and you can ask for help like "sisyphus branch --help."
Overall, RC is a fast, responsive and stable distro. I find RC more stable than Debian & Arch distros. It's my workhorse. The initial release of RC was in 2017; there were issues in 2018 &and historical. Please don't negatively rate RC if you use the command "emerge" due to ignorance or not researching how to run the package wrapper Sisyphus. Don't use "emerge" unless instructed by the developer, either directly or on the news page at redcorelinux.org. Ensure your hardware is supported, and note that RC is only compatible with AMD & Intel 64 hardware. Btrfs is only supported as a storage device, not for the RC OS drive; use ext4.
Community support is available at Libera IRC #redcorelinux. Be patient for great community help and be considerate of different time zones. It's not a huge community but a very supportive one. I hope this provides more understanding of RC, and hopefully, you will see the benefits of RC as I have.


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Version: 2301
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-11-08
Votes: 2


It's a superb distribution and it's easy to use even though it's based on Gentoo. Too bad it doesn't offer a GNOME desktop version.

The software repository contains too few applications and I think they should add more of the popular programs.

If they offered a version with GNOME and more applications in the official repository it would surely be more successful.

Otherwise it is a superb distribution. Too bad it's not as well known as it deserves to be. But neither is it promoted by the developer much more.


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