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Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2011 15:53:48 +0200
From: Christian Neukirchen <>
Subject: [ANN] sabotage 2011-04-09, a musl+busybox based distribution


this is the first public release of sabotage, a distribution based on
musl and busybox.  Provided software is:

9base-6 binutils-2.21 busybox-1.18.4 curl-7.21.4 e2fsprogs-1.41.14
gawk-3.1.8 git-1.7.4 gmp-5.0.1 linux- m4-1.4.16 make-3.82
mpc-0.9 mpfr-3.0.1 musl-2011-04-09 openssh-5.8p1 openssl-1.0.0d
perl-5.12.3 pkg-config-0.25 sed-4.2.1 syslinux-4.03 zlib-1.2.5

Everything is statically linked.

Kernel source is included in /src/linux, so you can rebuild the
kernel--the shipped kernel should work in most virtual machines.
(You need to include devtmpfs and have it automatically mounted.)

You can bootstrap your own build from the scripts at 


or use a ready-to-boot disk image (186M, expands to 4GB sparse file,
~1GB filled) from

This image can be booted for example with:
  qemu-system-x86_64 -curses -hda sabotage.img -net nic,model=e1000 -net user

Known issues:
- first run of getty on tty1 doesn't work, use a different vc.
- sshd won't let you log in, initgroups doesn't work yet.
- man is broken, use nroff directly.

Christian Neukirchen  <>

e58bfd50d56b6d4399679b9f55850a49c8219463  sabotage-2011-04-09.img.xz

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