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Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 6 Testing
« on: June 06, 2010, 06:03:19 AM »
Tiny Core v3.0 Alpha6 is now posted at http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/3.x/release_candidates

Change log for Alpha 6
* Updated libjepg
* Updated libsysfs
* Updated systool
* Updated get_device
* Updated bcrypt
* Updated rungetty
* Updated wallpaper to read current solid background color.
* Updated usbinstall added UUID clause to waitusb option.
* Updated tce-update to handle KERNEL resolution in dep files.
* Updated tce-update to acknowledge when system is up-to-date.
* Updated tce-update to accept tce dir as parameter.
* Fixed bug in tc-functions autoscan.
* Removed unneeded jpegtrans, logsave, and libss*
* New default background color.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2010, 02:24:00 PM by roberts »
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 6 Testing
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2010, 06:41:49 AM »
I see the quotes at wbar.sh was also fixed... thanks! All seems working smoothly, except:

Trying out wallpaper color reading default color... 2nd or 3rd try it came up with a green which was not my set color.

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 6 Testing
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010, 06:56:55 AM »
Posting the contents of your .setbackground will be helpful.
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 6 Testing
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2010, 08:42:11 AM »
Good morning.

Just upgraded to a6. Quick observation:

Althought tce-update indicates no updates required.

xset fails with
xset: error while loading shared libraries: libXfontcache.so.1: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory

Since I run xset to set mouse parameters during icewm initialization this happens right away.

No other comments so far.

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 6 Testing
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2010, 08:56:55 AM »

* Updated tce-update to handle KERNEL resolution in dep files.


Robert, can you provide details what does it mean?
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 6 Testing
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2010, 09:07:00 AM »
Good morning.

Just upgraded to a6. Quick observation:

Althought tce-update indicates no updates required.

xset fails with
xset: error while loading shared libraries: libXfontcache.so.1: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory

Since I run xset to set mouse parameters during icewm initialization this happens right away.

No other comments so far.

Best regards,

sci_fi



Parts of Xorg 7.4 still depend on libXfontcache. Will add that lib to the 3.x version of Xorg 7.4.

edit: done. Please update your Xorg-7.4 extension (or move to 7.5 ;))
« Last Edit: June 06, 2010, 09:26:27 AM by curaga »
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 6 Testing
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2010, 10:20:40 AM »
Thanks, Curaga. I have made the move to Xorg 7.5. Experimenting now.

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 6 Testing
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2010, 11:09:28 AM »

* Updated tce-update to handle KERNEL resolution in dep files.


Robert, can you provide details what does it mean?

This issue came up during alpha5 testing when tce-update tried to update a bluetooth extension.
Since v3.x kernel specifics are not specified in the .dep files. They are referred by the generic name of KERNEL.
During tce-load, and now tce-update, after a successful download, the KERNEL label is replaced with its specific name uname -r and  tce-update is once again successful.

The following .dep files have such a KERNEL specification:
OSS.tcz.dep
alsa-modules-2.6.33.3-tinycore.tcz.dep
alsa-modules-2.6.33.3-tinycore64.tcz.dep
bluez.tcz.dep
cpufrequtils.tcz.dep
filesystems-2.6.33.3-tinycore.tcz.dep
filesystems-2.6.33.3-tinycore64.tcz.dep
graphics-2.6.33.3-tinycore.tcz.dep
graphics-2.6.33.3-tinycore64.tcz.dep
hwmon-2.6.33.3-tinycore.tcz.dep
hwmon-2.6.33.3-tinycore64.tcz.dep
input-tablet-touchscreen-2.6.33.3-tinycore.tcz.dep
input-tablet-touchscreen-2.6.33.3-tinycore64.tcz.dep
ipv6-2.6.33.3-tinycore.tcz.dep
ipv6-2.6.33.3-tinycore64.tcz.dep
irda-2.6.33.3-tinycore.tcz.dep
irda-2.6.33.3-tinycore64.tcz.dep
leds-2.6.33.3-tinycore.tcz.dep
leds-2.6.33.3-tinycore64.tcz.dep
nvidia-glx.tcz.dep
v4l-dvb-2.6.33.3-tinycore.tcz.dep
v4l-dvb-2.6.33.3-tinycore64.tcz.dep
wireless_tools.tcz.dep
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 6 Testing
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2010, 11:12:35 AM »
Robert@

thanks for the explanation, it is a nice feature :)
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 6 Testing
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2010, 11:25:12 AM »
I have thunderbird3.tcz installed. Running cpanel/Update Apss it displays

Updating thunderbird3.tcz Failed

Entry in /tmp/upgrade_erros.lst

Error occurred. thunderbird3.tcz Not updated!

Everything works fine, all other extensions updated as expected. Error message is not informative. Just a guess, without digging ito the code, that the number in the name is causing the problem.
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 6 Testing
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2010, 01:56:53 PM »
Posting the contents of your .setbackground will be helpful.
I didn't have a set color, I have an image, I was testing the color setter. I saw this behaviour twice. I started by setting a blue-ish background, going back, yep it worked, went back again, nope green. So I tried again, and the second time after setting to blue-ish, it came up with the green-ish immediately.

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 6 Testing
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2010, 03:31:57 PM »
Tiny Core v3.0 Alpha6 is now posted at http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/3.x/release_candidates

Change log for Alpha 6
* Updated libjepg
* Updated libsysfs
* Updated systool
* Updated get_device
* Updated bcrypt
* Updated rungetty
* Updated wallpaper to read current solid background color.
* Updated usbinstall added UUID clause to waitusb option.
* Updated tce-update to handle KERNEL resolution in dep files.
* Updated tce-update to acknowledge when system is up-to-date.
* Updated tce-update to accept tce dir as parameter.
* Fixed bug in tc-functions autoscan.
* Removed unneeded jpegtrans, logsave, and libss*
* New default background color.


Please remind me, is systool what loads the init.d scripts? If so please explain how it works now.
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 6 Testing
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2010, 03:45:25 PM »
@bigpcman: AFAIK there is no direct connection between 'systool' and 'init.d'.

I recommend when you come across an "unfamiliar" command you should try first a search via a useful reference page. Most things are not unique to TC / MC. In this case this man page might provide you with some pointers. Otherwise you could end up with a "RTFM response"  ;).
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 6 Testing
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2010, 09:42:52 PM »
I read that some more system libraries were updated (e.g. 'libjepg'). I assume that base-dev.tcz will soon reflect those changes (if not already done).

With regards to the removed items:
(1) Is it planned to make 'logsave' available via a suitable extension? Not that I'm missing it, but I guess that has been the case in the past for similar cases.
(2) Likewise will 'libss.a' remain in base-dev.tcz after the shared library was removed from Core, or will they all find a "new home"?
(3) I'm not sure which 'logtrans' was removed, but 'logtran' is still in the Core (and another one in the libjpeg-utils.tcz extension):
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tc@box:~$ version ; which jpegtran
tinycore_3.0alpha6
/usr/bin/jpegtran


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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 6 Testing
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2010, 12:08:17 AM »
To continue with my nit-picking today: I just stumbled over a potential contradiction to "... and libfontenc has not received an update since the 7.4 days. ..." (see post) insofar as according to a certain Xorg 7.5 page libfontenc-1.0.5 is the relevant version for that release.

Looking at some release dates on a log page I assume that what was build a year ago would most likely be libfontenc-1.0.4. But hey, I could be totally wrong with all my conclusions ...