Alpine Linux:Glossary

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ACF
Alpine Configuration Framework is a mvc-style application for configuring an Alpine Linux device. The primary focus is for a web interface - ACF's main goal is to be a light-weight MVC "webmin".

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Busybox
Busybox is a utility that combines many common Linux tools into a single program. Most of the command-line tools in the core Alpine Linux distribution are part of Busybox.

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MVC
The MVC design pattern is used in ACF to separate presentation information from control logic. By MVC we mean:
  • Model - code that reads / writes a config file, starts / stops daemons, or does other work modifying the router.
  • View - code that formats data for output
  • Controller - code that glues the two together

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OpenRC
OpenRC is a dependency based universal init system that works with the system provided init program.

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uClibc
uClibc (aka µClibc/pronounced yew-see-lib-see) is a C library for developing embedded Linux systems. It is much smaller than the GNU C Library, but nearly all applications supported by glibc also work perfectly with uClibc.

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