Simple musl-based static distro


Galeb is a distribution of musl/Linux which is inspired by and based on parts of several similar projects, most notably:

and so on.



To build Galeb from source, you'll need:


Galeb is a distro for advanced users, who know how a Unix-like system is organized internally. I will not be responsible for any damage resulting from not paying attention when needed, lack of will to read documentation, or lack of experience in administering a Unix-like system. You have been warned, so please pay attention, read the documentation, search the Web and avoid sending questions or requests for guidance.

What I will appreciate, and will take into consideration, are patches solving potential issues or adding missing planned functionality.




See FAQ.

Known bugs/Errata


Galeb 2.2 booting
Galeb 2.2 booting
Service management
Service management
Package information
Package information


See git log for details.



Licenses for packages, programs and libraries which are a part of Galeb vary and are described in their respective files. License for Galeb installation scripts and utility programs in the main Galeb repository is GPLv3+, and notice given below is related to them (except patches and files from Musl-LFS and other sources, which might be covered by other compatible licenses).

In particular, musl-libc is licensed under the Expat (“MIT”) license.

Galeb - Simple musl-based static distro.
Copyright © 2022-2023 Страхиња Радић

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

1. I've seen various amounts recommended, usually from ~200MB to ~300MB, but if you are multi‑booting, that limit can easily be hit.

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