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GNU Linux-libre
Linux-libre is a free/libre version of the kernel Linux suitable for use with the GNU Operating System.

It removes non-free components from Linux, that are disguised as source code or distributed in separate files. It also disables run-time requests for non-free components, shipped separately or as part of Linux, and documentation pointing to them.

The GNU Linux-libre project takes a minimal-changes approach to cleaning up Linux, making no effort to substitute components that need to be removed with functionally equivalent free/libre ones.

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Download version 4.6-gnu (stable)
released on 15 May 2016


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GPLv2Deborah Nicholson15 January 2008

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build binutils
Required to use util-linux 2.10o
Required to build Gnu make 3.77
Required to build gcc 2.95.3 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 March 2016.


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