As a Clear Linux user and Linux beginner, I often have to piece together a working command set from various 3rd party sources, including open source software projects that give install instructions.
Information and instruction on these 3rd party sources such as blogs, previously asked questions at places like
unix.stackexchange.com etc, target specific distributions, none, which i’ve seen yet include Clear Linux.
In situations where there isn’t a Clear Linux document, guide or tutorial, can anyone from the Clear Linux Development team advise as to what distribution is closest to Clear Linux to be used as reference that will be the most accurate for use on Clear Linux?
From the Linux Distribution Timeline on Wiki, I make the assumption
Clear Linux is derived from
Evolve OS Solus, which is derived from
Solus OS and ultimately from
Debian, is this correct?
Looking at this reference I can see the main Distributions and their major break off branches:
So if I see a tutorial with instructions for RHEL, Ubuntu, SUSE and ArchLinux,
which would be the reference best suited to Clear Linux?
There seems much inconsistency between distributions and it take too much time configuring some things based on tutorial of other distributions and I don’t like the ‘trial and error’ procedure until something works, often is the case it is forgotten why something worked as it deviated so far from
actual instruction reference.
Here’s a practical real world situation I dealt with the other day, for where accurate specific information would have saved time:
Take the Slowloris DOS attack and mitigation on nginx web server guide:
System open file limit:
sysctl -w fs.file-max=500000 error at command line
fs.file-max = 500000 in
/etc/sysctl.conf failed to retain on reboot, after hours reading other tutorials I see some distributions have
I created the
sysctl.d directory inside
/etc and placed
sysctl.conf inside it, reboot and finally Clear Linux retained the setting. That shouldn’t have taken 6 hours but it did with
trial and error.
If there’s some knowledge as to Clear Linux close distribution relation, I could target google searches to “sysctl.conf” “ArchLinux”, maybe this would return more specific accurate info to be used for Clear Linux