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Tiny Core v4.1
« on: November 19, 2011, 07:50:14 AM »
Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Tiny Core & Micro Core v4.1.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/4.x/x86/release

Change log since v4.0:

* Updated pcmciautils-018
* Updated sudo-1.7.7
* Updated freetype-2.4.7
* Updated imlib2-1.4.5
* Updated libpng-1.2.46
* Updated busybox to 1.19.3
* Updated tc-config new boot code pretce for raid and lvm support.
* Updated tc-config dropped default TZ=UTC as such default (UTC) is embedded with no need to set TCZ.
* Updated tc-config for better detection of /dev/rtc and handling of loadcpufreq.
* Updated tc-config for microcore without X.
* Updated tce-setdrive improved error handling.
* Updated tc-terminal-server for new kernel.
* Updated ab fixed OnDemand bug.
* Updated mnttool added -g option for user defined initial position when used in .xsession.
* Updated appbrowser improved screen dispay handling.
* Updated appsaudit Updates for base version check.
* Updated exittc for segfault when no env BACKUP encountered.
* Updated startx for microcore to allow noicons to trump the loading for wbar.tcz
* Updated version now supports options -c -l -s (check, long display, and short display).
* Updated udev rules to correct reported permission issues on usb devices.
* Updated select to accept input from stdin.
* Updated tc-functions getKeyEventDevice
* Updated rebuildfstab for better cdrom scanning and to eliminate boot errors.
* Updated filetool.sh, rc.shutdown, tc-restore.sh, filetool GUI, and exittc GUI;  backup_device moved to /etc/sysconfig.
* Updated filetool.sh for initial use of SAFE backup option.
* Updated tce-setup for microcore initial ondemand setup.
* Updated tce-setup for processing extensions on cd - new boot code 'cde'
          which results in scanning cd for additional extensions to load.
          This should eliminate the cd boot errors and is used in new multicore.
* Applied optimization to shared libraries to reduce size.
* Added /etc/protocols to base.

Note: Microcore users need new wbar.tcz, Xprogs.tcz, and Xlibs.tcz which are now posted in the repository.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2011, 09:34:41 AM by curaga »
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Re: Tiny Core v4.1
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011, 09:37:53 AM »
I get floating point exceptions using the new Xlibs.tcz.
I re-installed the one from rc2.

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Re: Tiny Core v4.1
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2011, 11:30:49 AM »
The only change from 4.1rc2 to 4.1 concerning Xlibs is that Xlibs contained two binaries and one font, all of which are not libraries and where therefore moved to their proper locations.
* /usr/bin/imlib2_conv and /usr/bin/imlib2_grab binaries were moved to Xprogs.tcz
* /usr/share/fonts/luxisr.ttf, a font file only used by wbar was moved to wbar.tcz

I suspect the issue is with the luxisr font.
Have you upgraded both Xprogs and wbar? Are you trying to use luxisr font without wbar?

This issue should not apply to Tiny Core as all discussed components remain in the initrd of Tiny Core.

The above refactoring is the result of trying to improve microcore and free any entanglements with tinycore or other extensions, i.e., wbar.


 
« Last Edit: November 19, 2011, 12:55:20 PM by roberts »
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Re: Tiny Core v4.1
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2011, 12:19:16 PM »
I am not using wbar.
I am using icewm.

The numbers for the windows are missing and all menus are blank.
When attempting to run xchat2 I get:

tc@laptop:~$ tce-load -i xchat2
xchat2.tcz: OK
tc@laptop:~$ xchat

(xchat:4458): Pango-WARNING **: failed to choose a font, expect ugly output. engine-type='PangoRenderFc', script='common'

(xchat:4458): Pango-WARNING **: failed to choose a font, expect ugly output. engine-type='PangoRenderFc', script='latin'
Floating point exception
tc@laptop:~$

Installing the unwanted wbar fixes the problem.
So does building and installing luxisr.tcz.


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Re: Tiny Core v4.1
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2011, 12:57:56 PM »
Thanks, as suspected a microcore sans wbar issue with temporary work-a-round of loading wbar.tcz together with the noicons boot option.  Likely best solution going forward is having a luxisr.tcz extension.
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Re: Tiny Core v4.1
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2011, 01:24:25 PM »
luxisr.ttf can also be found in Xorg-fonts.
I am loading that now.

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Re: Tiny Core v4.1
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2011, 02:09:48 PM »
hi friends,

after all preparations for an upgrade like in appsaudit f.e. updated dep-list and database, checked md5sums,
checked tcz-updates, backups and so on
i experienced also some problems with Xlibs:

appsaudit isn't able to update it.
the cli gives an error message in the same direction.
the appbrowser can't download or reinstall it, too.

but nevertheless with the Xlibs of 4.1rc2 everything works smooth and fine.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2011, 02:24:32 PM by netnomad »

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Re: Tiny Core v4.1
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2011, 02:26:36 PM »
Hi netnomad
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the cli gives an error message in the same direction.
Sharing what you typed in and the error message that was returned may be useful to someone
trying to help you.

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Re: Tiny Core v4.1
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2011, 02:51:45 PM »
hi rich,

sorry, it's not so easy to reproduce all details in the moment,
as you know, my Xlibs.4.1rc2 is not so easy to unload... while i use it.
the reported cli-error told me that the package could not be downloaded,
so i downloaded the package over the ftp-server with the help of my internet-browser...
but this manually downloaded Xlibs-package wasn't able to startx,
and reported the error message that this Xlibs.4.1 couldn't be mounted in /tmp/tcloop...
« Last Edit: November 19, 2011, 02:54:02 PM by netnomad »

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Re: Tiny Core v4.1
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2011, 02:53:26 PM »
OK. I am backing off the change to Xlibs for now. I will address as part of the planned changes for 4,2.
Therefore I have restored the Xlibs.tcz from 4.1rc2 and is now available in the repository.

You should be able to use Apps Audit and select Check for Updates.

Note: Xlibs.tcz is only needed for those using microcore! 
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Re: Tiny Core v4.1
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2011, 12:25:01 AM »
Since there's a small selection of default bitmap fonts in Xlibs, IMHO it would make sense to keep luxisr in Xlibs. Then X apps that need a truetype font would still have a default to fall back on, just like older ones that use the bitmap fonts.
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Re: Tiny Core v4.1
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2011, 07:31:48 AM »
Agreed.
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Re: Tiny Core v4.1
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2011, 08:45:24 AM »
http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/ still reads "The latest version: 4.0.2" but the News iframe is up to date.

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Re: Tiny Core v4.1
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2011, 09:02:51 AM »
Updated. Thanks.
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Re: Tiny Core v4.1
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2011, 10:05:40 AM »
You're welcome.  :D