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Lunar-Linux is a small, robust linux distribution forked from Sourcerer GNU/Linux. Available here are docs for many things about the project and how to use, maintain, and develop Lunar-Linux. It is suggested that all new users consult the FAQ or use the search box found at the top of the page to find the information you are looking for.


Installation of Lunar-Linux is fairly straightforward, however there are caveats for everything in life, and as such, we have provided Lunar Linux:Installation to quick and easy installation. There are also other methods of installation, such as the no CD-ROM installation for when you would like to use Lunar-Linux, but are unable to have direct access to the machine or no CD-ROM is available.

Package Management

A Lunar-Linux installation is maintained by its Package Management system. There are currently two versions of the system; one is the stable branch for production installations and general end-user usage called lunar, and the other is the unstable branch for development installations typically used by Lunar-Linux developers called theedge. Both of these packages come with the same tools -- however, new code is always introduced into theedge first for testing among developers.

Other lunar tools

Lunar-Linux comes with more tools than just the Package Management. These tools allow you to administrate several things on your system like users, services and more.

  • lnet • Network configuration utility
  • lids • File integrity checking and permission checking tool
  • clad • A cluster administration tool
  • luser • User administration frontend
  • lservices • Administrate startup services


The Lunar Moonbase is the software catalog for our distribution, and contains modules that perform the necessary actions needed to install software.

If you would like to write your own modules, there are module examples which you can use to help you understand how modules perform different functions.


The official Lunar-Linux chatroom is located on the freenode network in #Lunar. Many of the developers hang out in this chatroom and help users that stop by. If you cannot find the information you need in this wiki, you may find the information you seek in the chatroom. However, being that our developers live all around the world, they do have lives and are not always around, so be patient when asking for help.

We also have a few mailing lists for support and information for users; the Lunar Mailing-List is for general support and sometimes announcements from developers. Developer commits for moonbase, theedge, and lunar (the core tools) are on the Lunar Commits Mailing-List. Bug reports and updates are sent to the Lunar Bugs Mailing-List.

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