⚛📦 Hybrid image/package system with atomic upgrades and package layering (by coreos)

Rpm-ostree Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to rpm-ostree

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a better rpm-ostree alternative or higher similarity.

rpm-ostree reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of rpm-ostree. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-04-30.
  • What is the difference between Immutable Desktops and non Immutable Desktops?
    4 projects | /r/linuxquestions | 30 Apr 2023
    Oversimplifying might have been the most sensible in this context. However, you might have gone a little bit too far as your description fits only NixOS, Guix and distros that utilize rpm-ostree.
  • Fedora Linux 38 released!
    4 projects | /r/Fedora | 18 Apr 2023
  • Flatcar Container Linux
    14 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Apr 2023
    ublue is based off of fedora and rpm-ostree, which is what "CoreOS" is today.

    What happened was old school CoreOS was A/B partition based: https://github.com/coreos/docs/blob/master/os/sdk-disk-parti...

    My memory is hazy but here's how I remember it: After Red Hat acquired CoreOS they rebased the entire thing around rpm-ostree, which is the CoreOS people know today: https://coreos.github.io/rpm-ostree/

    At the time there was some anxiety in the community as to what would happen, as there was no direct upgrade path from old CoreOS to new CoreOS. Theoretically if we all believed the kool-aid we were drinking it's just a redeploy, no pets!

    Kinvolk came along, forked it, and made Flatcar Linux, which kept the A/B partitioning system, and more crucially, let you just change a config file and all your old CoreOS nodes would just move to Flatcar and then you were good to go. So now if you wanted to stay on the system you were comfortable with you could just use Flatcar. If the composability of rpm-ostree attracted you then new CoreOS have you covered. Red Hat deserves a hat tip here because in their documentation/blog they explicitly mentioned Flatcar as an option for people who wanted to stick with what they know, which I thought was cool and how I discovered it!

    Later on Microsoft acquired Kinvolk and and then people raised eyebrows. I have not checked in a while but the folks involved continued to do their thing and run it like a good OSS project, hold public meetings, all that stuff.

    I use both and they're both high quality.

  • Immutable Linux Distributions for Those Looking to Embrace the Future
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 31 Mar 2023
    Whenever I was looking at using CoreOS, I was somewhat disheartened that automatic reboots weren't built in: https://github.com/coreos/rpm-ostree/issues/2831. Has this changed? I know zincati has maintenance window support, which would also be nice to have.
    2 projects | /r/VFIO | 27 Mar 2023
    Doesn't look like it https://github.com/coreos/rpm-ostree/issues/1091
  • Opinions on Kinoite?
    5 projects | /r/Fedora | 18 Mar 2023
    If you've got this far, please go read the rpm-ostree docs and perhaps read some github issues, it will show you what rpm-ostree truly is, better than I could.
  • What are good resources for silverblue ?
    3 projects | /r/Fedora | 28 Feb 2023
    3 - https://coreos.github.io/rpm-ostree/
  • Is there a standardized, fool-proof and no-brainer way to achieve either one of these things: snapshots and hibernation?
    3 projects | /r/Fedora | 21 Feb 2023
    Now I've switched to Kinoite and it's more robust. No problems with packages not getting updated properly. If there aren't Flatpak or AppImage options available, rpm-ostree works well for adding packages.
  • Fedora Planning Ahead For The Next 5 Years
    3 projects | /r/linux | 16 Feb 2023
    The apply live stuff is the experimental command I was referring to. But looking into it a bit more it looks like apply-live was declared stable last year and they're just supporting the older rpm-ostree ex apply-live for the next bit. So I guess that at least partially addresses the issue. It's an extra command to run but I guess it's ok for now.
  • Kinoite Beta - quay.io - Massive update size every update
    2 projects | /r/Fedora | 26 Jan 2023
    If I can find time I will, do you know if this is the correct repo to open it against? https://github.com/coreos/rpm-ostree
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