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Void


Last Update: 2024-03-15 12:34 UTC


Void is an independently-developed, general-purpose operating system based on the monolithic Linux kernel. It features a hybrid binary/source package management system which allows users to quickly install, update and remove software, or to build software directly from sources with the help of the XBPS source packages collection. Other features of the distribution include support for Raspberry Pi single-board computers (both armv6 and armv7), rolling-release development model with daily updates, and native init system called "runit".

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Void Summary
Distribution Void
Home Page https://voidlinux.org/
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  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2024-03-15: Distribution Release: Void 20240314
 • 2023-07-11: Distribution Release: Void 20230628
 • 2018-11-13: Distribution Release: Void 20181111
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  Headlines:
 • 2023-05-25 Overview of Void's features
 • 2021-03-11 Void changes kernel parameters
 • 2021-02-28 Void to switch back to OpenSSL
 • 2019-05-20 Void community discusses PolicyKit access
 • 2019-02-13 Void publishes update on domain status
 • 2018-12-05 Void publishes tips and tricks
 • 2018-05-01 Void team plans resource migration
 • 2017-12-07 Advent of Void tutorials
 • 2017-04-15 Void supports Flatpak
 • More Void headlines...

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Feature 20240314 20230628 20221001 20210930 20191109 20181111 20171007 20150221 Feature
Release Date 2024-03-15 2023-07-09 2022-10-17 2021-09-30 2019-11-13 2018-11-12 2017-10-07 2015-02-21 Release Date
End Of Life                 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 400-1000 400-1000 400-1000 400-1000 300-800 300-800 70-700 70-700 Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Cinnamon, Enlightenment, GNOME, LXDE, LXQt, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, Enlightenment, GNOME, LXDE, LXQt, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, Enlightenment, LXDE, LXQt, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, Enlightenment, LXDE, LXQt, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, Enlightenment, LXDE, LXQt, Xfce Cinnamon, Enlightenment, MATE, Xfce Default Desktop
Package Management XBPS XBPS XBPS XBPS XBPS XBPS XBPS XBPS Package Management
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Release Model
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture armv6, armv7, i686, x86_64 armv6, armv7, i686, x86_64 armv6, armv7, i686, x86_64 armv6, armv7, i686, x86_64 armv6, armv7, i686, x86_64 armv6, armv7, i686, x86_64 armv6, armv7, i686, x86_64 armv6, armv7, i686, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software runit runit runit runit runit runit runit runit Init Software
Journaled File Systems btrfs, ext3, ext4, xfs btrfs, ext3, ext4, xfs btrfs, ext3, ext4, xfs btrfs, ext3, ext4, xfs btrfs, ext3, ext4, xfs btrfs, ext3, ext4, xfs btrfs, ext3, ext4, xfs btrfs, ext3, ext4, xfs Journaled File Systems
Multilingual                 Multilingual
Asian Language Support                 Asian Language Support
Full Package List 20240314 20230628 20221001 20210930 20191109 20181111 20171007 20150221 Full Package List

Full Package List:   Void 20150221
  Number of packages: 528 (download as TXT)
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  •  accountsservice-0.6.40_1
  •  acl-2.2.52_3
  •  acpid-2.0.23_11
  •  adwaita-icon-theme-3.14.1_2
  •  alsa-lib-1.0.28_1
  •  alsa-plugins-pulseaudio-1.0.28_3
  •  apg-2.2.3_3
  •  aspell-0.60.6.1_7
  •  at-spi2-atk-2.14.1_1
  •  at-spi2-core-2.14.1_1
  •  atk-2.14.0_1
  •  atkmm-2.22.7_2
  •  atril-1.8.1_2
  •  attr-2.4.47_4
  •  avahi-glib-libs-0.6.31_15
  •  avahi-libs-0.6.31_18
  •  base-directories-0.32_1
  •  base-files-0.116_1
  •  base-system-0.102_1
  •  bash-4.3.033_1
  •  btrfs-progs-20141006.3.18.2_1
  •  bullet-2.82r2704_2
  •  bzip2-1.0.6_9
  •  ca-certificates-20141019_1
  •  cairo-1.14.0_2
  •  cairomm-1.10.0_11
  •  caja-1.8.2_1
  •  cantarell-fonts-0.0.16_1
  •  caribou-0.4.17_1
  •  celt-0.11.3_1
  •  cinnamon-2.4.6_3
  •  cinnamon-control-center-2.4.2_2
  •  cinnamon-desktop-2.4.2_1
  •  cinnamon-menus-2.4.1_1
  •  cinnamon-screensaver-2.4.1_1
  •  cinnamon-session-2.4.3_1
  •  cinnamon-settings-daemon-2.4.3_1
  •  cinnamon-translations-2.4.2_1
  •  cjs-2.4.1_1
  •  clutter-1.20.0_3
  •  cogl-1.18.2_2
  •  connman-1.28_1
  •  ConsoleKit2-0.9.2_3
  •  coreutils-8.23_4
  •  coreutils-doc-8.23_4
  •  cpio-2.11_6
  •  cryptsetup-1.6.6_4
  •  dash-0.5.8_1
  •  dbus-1.8.16_1
  •  dbus-glib-0.104_1
  •  dbus-libs-1.8.16_1
  •  dbus-x11-1.8.16_1
  •  dconf-0.22.0_1
  •  dejavu-fonts-ttf-2.34_2
  •  desktop-file-utils-0.22_4
  •  device-mapper-2.02.116_1
  •  dhcpcd-6.7.1_3
  •  dialog-1.2.20150125_1
  •  diffutils-3.3_5
  •  dnssec-anchors-20141121_2
  •  dosfstools-3.0.27_1
  •  dracut-041_1
  •  e2fsprogs-1.42.12_1
  •  e2fsprogs-libs-1.42.12_1
  •  econnman-1.1_1
  •  efibootmgr-0.11.0_2
  •  efl-1.13.0_1
  •  elementary-1.13.0_1
  •  emotion_generic_players-1.13.0_1
  •  enchant-1.6.0_1
  •  engrampa-1.8.1_1
  •  enlightenment-0.19.3_1
  •  eom-1.8.1_1
  •  ethtool-3.18_1
  •  eudev-2.1.1_5
  •  eudev-libgudev-2.1.1_5
  •  eudev-libudev-2.1.1_5
  •  evas_generic_loaders-1.13.0_1
  •  exempi-2.2.2_1
  •  exiv2-0.24_1
  •  exo-0.10.2_4
  •  expat-2.1.0_4
  •  f2fs-tools-1.4.0_1
  •  faad2-2.7_7
  •  file-5.22_1
  •  findutils-4.4.2_10
  •  firefox-35.0.1_1
  •  font-alias-1.0.3_3
  •  font-util-1.3.0_4
  •  fontconfig-2.11.1_3
  •  freetype-2.5.5_1
  •  fribidi-0.19.6_2
  •  fuse-2.9.3_4
  •  garcon-0.2.1_3
  •  gawk-4.1.1_3
  •  GConf-3.2.6_6
  •  gdbm-1.11_4
  •  gdk-pixbuf-2.31.2_1
  •  giflib-5.1.1_1
  •  gir-freedesktop-1.42.0_1
  •  glib-2.42.1_1
  •  glib-networking-2.42.1_1
  •  glibc-2.21_2
  •  glibc-locales-2.21_2
  •  glibmm-2.42.0_1
  •  gmp-6.0.0_2
  •  gnome-backgrounds-3.14.1_1
  •  gnome-icon-theme-3.12.0_1
  •  gnome-terminal-3.14.2_1
  •  gnome-themes-standard-3.14.2.3_1
  •  gnutls-3.3.12_1
  •  graphite-1.2.4_1
  •  grep-2.21_1
  •  grub-2.00_18
  •  grub-x86_64-efi-2.00_18
  •  gsettings-desktop-schemas-3.14.1_1
  •  gst-plugins-base-0.10.36_8
  •  gst-plugins-base1-1:1.4.5_2
  •  gstreamer-0.10.36_5
  •  gstreamer1-1:1.4.5_1
  •  gtk+-2.24.26_1
  •  gtk+3-3.14.8_1
  •  gtk-engine-murrine-0.98.2_5
  •  gtk-update-icon-cache-2.24.26_1
  •  gtk-xfce-engine-3.0.1_3
  •  gtk2-engines-2.21.0_3
  •  gtkmm2-2.24.4_2
  •  gtksourceview2-2.10.5_5
  •  gvfs-1.22.3_4
  •  gvfs-afc-1.22.3_4
  •  gvfs-mtp-1.22.3_4
  •  gvfs-smb-1.22.3_4
  •  gzip-1.6_5
  •  hicolor-icon-theme-0.14_1
  •  hwids-20150129_1
  •  iana-etc-2.30_4
  •  iceauth-1.0.7_1
  •  icu-libs-54.1_1
  •  iproute2-3.19.0_1
  •  iptables-1.4.21_6
  •  iputils-20121221_7
  •  ipw2100-firmware-1.3_4
  •  ipw2200-firmware-3.1_4
  •  iso-codes-3.57_1
  •  iw-3.17_1
  •  json-c-0.12_1
  •  json-glib-1.0.2_1
  •  kbd-2.0.2_2
  •  kbd-data-2.0.2_2
  •  kmod-19_1
  •  lame-3.99.5_2
  •  lcms2-2.6_1
  •  less-471_1
  •  liba52-0.7.4_7
  •  libarchive-3.1.2_15
  •  libass-0.12.1_1
  •  libasyncns-0.8_8
  •  libatasmart-0.19_3
  •  libatril-1.8.1_2
  •  libavcodec-2.5.4_1
  •  libavformat-2.5.4_1
  •  libavutil-2.5.4_1
  •  libblkid-2.26_1
  •  libbluray-0.7.0_1
  •  libcaja-1.8.2_1
  •  libcanberra-0.30_6
  •  libcanberra-gtk-0.30_6
  •  libcanberra-gtk3-0.30_6
  •  libcap-2.24_3
  •  libcap-ng-0.7.4_2
  •  libcddb-1.3.2_7
  •  libcdparanoia-10.2_10
  •  libcinnamon-control-center-2.4.2_2
  •  libcolord-1.2.9_1
  •  libcpufreq-008_5
  •  libcroco-0.6.8_3
  •  libcrypto30-2.1.3_1
  •  libcryptsetup-1.6.6_4
  •  libcups-2.0.2_1
  •  libcurl-7.40.0_2
  •  libdb-5.3.28_2
  •  libdca-0.0.5_8
  •  libdjvulibre-3.5.27_1
  •  libdrm-2.4.59_1
  •  libdvbpsi-1.1.2_2
  •  libdvdnav-5.0.1_1
  •  libdvdread-5.0.0_1
  •  libebml-1.3.1_1
  •  libedit-20141030.3.1_1
  •  libefivar-0.15_2
  •  libEGL-10.4.4_1
  •  libelf-0.160_1
  •  libenca-1.16_1
  •  libepoxy-1.2_1
  •  libevdev-1.3.2_1
  •  libevent-2.0.22_2
  •  libexif-0.6.21_4
  •  libfdisk-2.26_1
  •  libffi-3.2.1_1
  •  libfftw-3.3.4_2
  •  libflac-1.3.1_1
  •  libfontenc-1.1.2_2
  •  libgbm-10.4.4_1
  •  libgcc-4.9.2_2
  •  libgcrypt-1.6.2_1
  •  libgee08-0.16.1_1
  •  libgirepository-1.42.0_1
  •  libGL-10.4.4_1
  •  libglade-2.6.4_11
  •  libglapi-10.4.4_1
  •  libgnome-keyring-3.12.0_1
  •  libgnomekbd-3.6.0_4
  •  libgpg-error-1.18_1
  •  libgs-9.15_1
  •  libgsf-1.14.31_1
  •  libgtop-2.30.0_1
  •  libgusb-0.2.4_1
  •  libgxps-0.2.2_8
  •  libharfbuzz-0.9.38_1
  •  libhunspell-1.3.3_2
  •  libical-1.0_1
  •  libICE-1.0.9_1
  •  libidn-1.29_1
  •  libieee1284-0.2.11_1
  •  libimobiledevice-1.2.0_1
  •  libinput-0.10.0_1
  •  libjack-1.9.10_5
  •  libjasper-1.900.1_9
  •  libjbig2dec-0.11_2
  •  libjpeg-turbo-1.4.0_1
  •  libkmod-19_1
  •  libldap-2.4.40_3
  •  libldns-1.6.17_3
  •  libllvm-3.5.1_4
  •  libltdl-2.4.2_9
  •  liblzma-5.2.0_1
  •  libmad-0.15.1b_8
  •  libmagic-5.22_1
  •  libmarco-1.8.2_2
  •  libmate-control-center-1.8.3_1
  •  libmate-panel-1.8.1_1
  •  libmatekbd-1.8.0_2
  •  libmateweather-1.8.0_1
  •  libmatroska-1.4.2_1
  •  libmm-glib-1.4.2_1
  •  libmodplug-0.8.8.5_1
  •  libmount-2.26_1
  •  libmpcdec-1.2.6_5
  •  libmpeg2-0.5.1_9
  •  libmtp-1.1.8_1
  •  libnautilus-3.14.2_1
  •  libndp-1.4_1
  •  libnemo-2.4.5_1
  •  libnl3-3.2.25_1
  •  libnm-1.0.0_3
  •  libnm-gtk-1.0.0_1
  •  libnotify-0.7.6_3
  •  libogg-1.3.2_1
  •  libopenjpeg2-2.1.0_1
  •  libpcap-1.6.2_2
  •  libpciaccess-0.13.3_1
  •  libpcre-8.36_1
  •  libplist-1.12_3
  •  libpng-1.6.16_1
  •  libpostproc-2.5.4_1
  •  libproxy-0.4.11_1
  •  libpulseaudio-6.0_2
  •  libraw-0.16.0_1
  •  libressl-openssl-2.1.3_1
  •  librsvg-2.40.7_1
  •  librtmp-2.4_7
  •  libsamplerate-0.1.8_3
  •  libsane-1.0.24_7
  •  libsasl-2.1.26_1
  •  libsecret-0.18_2
  •  libsigc++-2.4.0_1
  •  libSM-1.2.2_2
  •  libsmartcols-2.26_1
  •  libsmbclient-3.6.24_3
  •  libsndfile-1.0.25_4
  •  libsoup-2.48.1_1
  •  libspectre-0.2.7_3
  •  libspeex-1.2rc2_5
  •  libssl30-2.1.3_1
  •  libstdc++-4.9.2_2
  •  libswresample-2.5.4_1
  •  libswscale-2.5.4_1
  •  libtasn1-4.2_1
  •  libtdb-1.3.4_1
  •  libtheora-1.1.1_7
  •  libunique1-1.1.6_8
  •  libupnp-1.6.19_2
  •  libupower-glib1-0.9.23_7
  •  libusb-1.0.19_2
  •  libusbmuxd-1.0.10_1
  •  libuuid-2.26_1
  •  libva-1:1.5.0_1
  •  libvdpau-0.9_1
  •  libvisual-0.4.0_8
  •  libvlc-2.1.5_4
  •  libvorbis-1.3.4_2
  •  libvpx-1.3.0_1
  •  libwacom-0.11_1
  •  libwayland-egl-10.4.4_1
  •  libwebp-0.4.2_1
  •  libwnck2-2.30.7_5
  •  libX11-1.6.2_3
  •  libxatracker-10.4.4_1
  •  libXau-1.0.8_1
  •  libxbps-0.43.1_9
  •  libxcb-1.11_2
  •  libXcomposite-0.4.4_3
  •  libXcursor-1.1.14_4
  •  libXdamage-1.1.4_4
  •  libXdmcp-1.1.1_4
  •  libXevie-1.0.3_5
  •  libXext-1.3.3_1
  •  libxfce4ui-4.10.0_4
  •  libxfce4util-4.10.1_2
  •  libXfixes-5.0.1_3
  •  libXfont-1.5.0_1
  •  libXft-2.3.2_1
  •  libXi-1.7.4_1
  •  libXinerama-1.1.3_2
  •  libxkbcommon-0.5.0_1
  •  libxkbfile-1.0.8_3
  •  libxklavier-5.3_4
  •  libxml2-2.9.2_2
  •  libXmu-1.1.2_2
  •  libXp-1.0.2_1
  •  libXrandr-1.4.2_2
  •  libXrender-0.9.8_2
  •  libXres-1.0.7_2
  •  libXScrnSaver-1.2.2_3
  •  libxshmfence-1.2_1
  •  libxslt-1.1.28_5
  •  libXt-1.1.4_3
  •  libXtst-1.2.2_2
  •  libXv-1.0.10_2
  •  libXvMC-1.0.8_2
  •  libXxf86misc-1.0.3_1
  •  libXxf86vm-1.1.3_3
  •  linux-3.18_1
  •  linux-firmware-amd-20150109_1
  •  linux-firmware-network-20150109_1
  •  linux3.18-3.18.7_1
  •  LuaJIT-2.0.3_4
  •  lvm2-2.02.116_1
  •  lxdm-0.5.0_5
  •  lzo-2.09_1
  •  man-pages-3.79_1
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Version: 20240314
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-07-19
Votes: 6


I can only recommend Void to anyone looking for a suckless distribution.

It comes with an installer on its installation medium, which means that no manual installation is necessary, but they also have tarballs that you can install instead.

Void uses runit as its init system, which is really simple to use.

I've been using it for gaming, programming and VFX - It manages all of these tasks perfectly.

The only drawback you get by not using systemd is that some programs rely on it and you'll have to put in some work to make them run.


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Version: 20221001
Rating: 9
Date: 2024-07-14
Votes: 5


I've been using Void for a few years now: never had any problems with this distro.
Although the software versions are very recent (it is still a rolling release after all) its stability and system control amaze me.

I never switch on my PC with the fear that it won't turn on, (something that happened to me with Arch once).
I still backup my files though, out of habit.

The only flaw, if you want to call it that, is the lack of some packages in the official repos: you do however have the possibility to compile them from source, use the Flatpak/Appimages alternatives, or use the void-packages alternative with xbps-src.

If you ever run into a problem and you feel lost: do not fear! There are multiple channels where you can talk to other void users. The handbook guide is updated and well explained, I was able to find most of the answers to my questions on there.

The learning curve for me was not as steep as I imagined.

- OS: Void Linux x86_64
- Kernel: 6.6.39_1
- Packages: 981 (xbps-query)
- Shell: bash 5.2.21
- DE: Xfce 4.18
- WM: i3
- Both CPU & GPU from Intel


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Version: 20240314
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-07-12
Votes: 3


I use it on Raspberry and it's the best distro I've ever seen on Raspberry by far. I'm a Devuan user on my main computer but I had so much fun setting it up that I'm actually considering switching to it everywhere. Runit is amazingly elegant. The system comes with no bloat at all (not even syslogd functionality) and for fun and because I wanted to do some unorthodox setup, I went the way of implementing my own logger for runit services. It was also the first time I ever run a rolling distro. I had no stability issues with it. I did see some bugs here and there that existed since installation and at least two of them were fixed within a month by upgrading packages. XBps' interface is worse than apt's in my opinion but it seems to be coming with more functionality that I needed out of the box so I'm fine with either system. I still need to learn more about it. It's great to see a distro made from scratch that accomplishes so much! Now my next experiment will be to run the Musl version and see how that one goes!


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