What's inside ?
How to get into it
Some features of Nakooki
Who we are
How to contact us
A simple GNU/Linux sources-distribution based on Norean tools
Nakooki is a small GNU/Linux distribution, based on Norean tools, with a sources-only approach: no binaries are provided, nor official CD release.
The first goal of Nakooki is to show a real life example on how Norean tools can be used - but this is not exhaustive, Nakooki uses only a part of Norean features.
The second goal is to provide an adapted system for Norean developers, and help testing all of this. This can be done with other distros (BTW, some of us don't use Nakooki).
Nakooki main parts are three SVN repositories:
nbuilds-basesys is the base system, with a selection of packages quite close to those one can find in an LFS system, despite some notable differences (in the selection and how things are installed).
nbuilds-official are the additional packages that are supposed to have a good maintenance in the future, these are mostly "killer-apps" that you can find in almost any Linux distro.
nbuilds-unofficial provides packages that are either:
It's very important to point the fact that the number of available packages is rather low, and we intend it to stay like that. There's no fixed limitation, but let's say that there are poor chances that Nakooki provides more than 1000 packages in the long-term.
The reason is that Nakooki is mainly a testing and demo distro, we don't want to waste human resources to re-create what other distros already do with talent (ie: Gentoo, SourceMage, archLinux and others).
If you need more package, we encourage you to either:
For now, nbuilds are known to work with any x86 (32 bits) platform (ie: Intel, AMD etc...). We're interested in AMD-64 related patches, fixes, testing - contact us. We have not much interest with other platforms (PPC, Sparc, etc...) because we don't have access to such hardware (at least not for our own use) - hardware donations or active sponsoring might change our point of view, of course :-)
If you need support for other architectures, you should consider maintaining/forking your own project.
Nakooki release are identified by two digits, starting from 0.0. Even and odd number have no meaning of stable or unstable here - technically, it's always to be considered unstable (but in real life, that can be more than usable).
Current release is always named: current. When it becomes completed and usable enough, it's frozen, named with digits, and a new current branch is initiated. No official support of frozen versions is to be expected, the work is always done on current, to allow reasonable reactivity with few people involved.
There is no release planning, some versions have a long life-cycle, others can be extremely short, that depends on too many factors to be planned - we release when needed + practically possible, that's all.
The easy way
Sometimes, one of us contributes a tools tarballs (a statically linked toolchain, with basic Dev tools + Norean tools), you can use it to directly jump to the Chapter 6 (compilation of the basesys).
The hacker's way
Start from scratch, build your own Chapter 5 toolchain, using the lfs directory of the Nakooki SVN repository and reading the Howto (see docs).
This a Live-CD based on Nakooki, more informations on the Nbed-Nakooki Homepage.
Well, that's classic stuff you can expect from a modern Linux system.
Nakooki mirror hosted by Norean:
DocumentationThis can be found here:
Some screenshots are available here.
This project was initiated by Martial Daumas (aka MD) and Philippe Nicolaļvitch Mironov (aka MIR) - respectively the former creator and sysAdmin of the Nasgaļa GNU/Linux project, they left in September 2004.
You can find us on IRC:
A usenet group is also available on