Team Tinycore is pleased to announce the testing release of dCore-5.0.alpha1, Core made from Debian Wheezy compatible files that uses import and the SCE package format. Features include:
- Debian Wheezy (Debian Stable) library compatibility.
- Fully functional toolchain when importing build-essential and pertinent development packages.
- Support for custom packages that are not available via Debian.
- SCE package format: imported packages include the package and it's needed dependencies in one file, files contained are symlinked to live filesystem.
- Meta packages to simplify usage are available.
- Support for custom startup scripts.
- Premade SCE packages for kernel modules and wireless.
Files can be found at:http://tinycorelinux.net/5.x/x86/release_candidates/
A brief intro to the use of import:
The command as regular user "import iceweasel" will import iceweasel and it's needed dependencies and place them in an sce file in the sce/ directory in the users TCE directory. "import -b iceweasel" will import it and add it to the sceboot.lst file to be loaded at boot. The command "loadsce iceweasel" will install it.
For efficiency, a file list can be made of one's favorite packages and import can be used to make one mega package out of the list. Example, a file named mydesktop that contains xfce4, leafpad, iceweasel, exaile, smplayer, etc, etc , one package per line, will make an sce of those packages that will be named mydesktop.sce. If the file is located on /mnt/sda2, the usage would be:
import -f /mnt/sda2/mydesktop
Premade SCE packages are available at:http://tinycorelinux.net/5.x/x86/sce/
Fetching them is done with the sce-fetch.sh command. "sce-fetch.sh wireless-tools" will fetch wireless-tools.sce, the command "loadsce wireless-tools" will install it.
Needed for X desktop use are the SCE packages:
A simplified manner of installing Xorg is using the Xsetup.sh script:http://tinycorelinux.net/5.x/x86/Xsetup.sh
Download it, use the command "chmod +x Xsetup.sh" and run it. This will install the familiar flwm_topside window manager and xorg-all, the Xorg meta package that contains support for all the Xorg video drivers. Also needed may be graphics-3.8.10-tinycore for some hardware.
Readmes are available at:http://tinycorelinux.net/5.x/x86/README/
The command "readme.sh wireless-tools" will display that readme.