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Anyone else using Devuan? For NAS I really like it...

Posted by ingmar_k 
Anyone else using Devuan? For NAS I really like it...
September 04, 2019 03:23PM
Hi guys and gals,

has been quite some time, since I last was active in here.
In short: Life and job had kept me busy and still do.

I was recently working with my old Netgear Readynas Duo V2 ( that one: http://natisbad.org/NAS/index.html ).
Had it setup with classic Debian 9 at the time and wanted to try working with the GPIO buttons with inputlircd and irexec.
That is when I realized, that lirc has several issues with systemd, as it seems.

Anyway, I had tried devuan ( https://devuan.org/ ) before, but never really saw the big upside for full powered X86 machines.
Due to the lirc issues, I now tried it (to be exact the unreleased 3.0 version "beowulf") on the ReadyNAS and I have to say that I really like it.

You have a feeling of more control, as sysV has less a life of its own than systemd.
And you even save on resources.

So, just a heads up for the interested:
Might be worth a try for little ARM-based machines.

And of course, as the title suggests: I would like to know if anyone else is using it, and how the experience is/was so far.

Have fun!
Best regards,

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