Over the last few days, I’ve been dabbling with DietPi: a Raspbian based, very minimal distro for the Raspberry Pi (as well as a host of other boards) that offers a few advantages over Raspbian Jessie Lite:
Nice and handy configuration tools (with the option to install an extensive software collection if desired, optimised for the Pi):
Menu-driven configuration, including tools for selecting your audio HAT:
as well as your WiFi:
Ultra-low process count:
By default, DietPi writes its logs to RAM, clearing them every hour. This makes your Pi more resilient to improper shutdown (ie. yanking the power cord :-)), since there’s basically nothing being written to the SD card while operating.
Before installing Roon Bridge, the Alsa tools must be installed:
apt-get install alsa-utils
For now, I’ve moved all my Pi’s to DietPi – they’ve been running flawlessly so far. For those that do not think of toying with a Linux command prompt as an enjoyable passing of time or fancy the idea of a lean-and-mean Roon Bridge, DietPi may be well worth checking out.