Funtoo Macaroni Linux Project

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The Macaroni Linux project is a new project to create a binaries Linux OS based on Funtoo kits.
  • geaaru
   Latest Status

A new release of Eagle branch is out! 22.10-eagle.

01 October 2022

Macaroni Linux OS is a young distribution born under the Funtoo Linux umbrella that is now independent and is developed and evolved primarily by Daniele Rondina (ex Sabayon Linux developer) aka geaaru. The name Macaroni is related to the penguin specie found from the Sub-antarctic to the Antarctic Peninsula. It bears a distinctive yellow crest.

Macaroni OS uses the luet fork as PMS that is under heavy development.

The official Macaroni portal is here.


On Macaroni there are different releases with different targets.

Release Codename core-kit branch Description
Macaroni Funtoo Phoenix next The core release based on OpenRC/SysVinit Funtoo system for Server and Desktop.
Macaroni Terragon Terragon next The next release based on OpenRC/SysVinit Funtoo oriented for Containers.
Macaroni Eagle Eagle next+patches A Funtoo SystemD release. The idea is to use it only for Server target and as experimental base rootfs where we will develop an alternative tool that will replace SystemD probably written in Golang but that will be compatible with part of SystemD files. In this moment, this release has only Container based targets and Server services.


At the moment the only supported architecture is x86_64bit. When we have completed the rewrite of our build tool we will start the ARM/ARM64 integration.

Init System

OpenRC is the official init system of Macaroni but it also supports SystemD for containers until it is replaced with a new init process implementation that supply similar features (cgroup, coredump handler, sandboxing, etc.).


In Macaroni Linux at the moment we support both LTS and stable release based on vanilla kernels.

The binaries packages of the kernels are built separately to be used for all releases and are available on macaroni-commons repository.

Only the extra drivers are built over the specific release (for example, nvidia drivers, virtualbox, etc.).

Desktop Environments

Multiple desktop environments will be supported soon in Macaroni Linux, with the most well-supported of these being GNOME at the moment.