Bedrock Linux is a Linux distribution composed of user-selected components from various other Linux distributions. For example, with Bedrock one may use the installation process from one distribution, the init from another, a window manager from a third, and a web browser from a fourth. Bedrock strives to make these components work together as transparently as possible such that for day-to-day operations it is not readily evident that the various components were originally intended for disparate distributions.
Bedrock Linux is a meta Linux distribution which allows users to utilize features from other, typically mutually exclusive distributions. Essentially, users can mix-and-match components as desired. For example, one could have:
- The bulk of the system from an old/stable distribution such as CentOS or Debian.
- Access to cutting-edge packages from Arch Linux.
- Access to Arch’s AUR.
- The ability to automate compiling packages with Gentoo’s portage
- Library compatibility with Ubuntu, such as for desktop-oriented proprietary software.
- Library compatibility with CentOS, such as for workstation/server oriented proprietary software.
- Fixed crossfs local alias dereferencing of sandboxed software.