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Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 7 Testing
« on: June 13, 2010, 09:08:28 PM »
Tiny Core v3.0 Alpha7 is now posted at http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/3.x/release_candidates

Change log for Alpha 7

* Fixed flwm* ownership of .wmx files when alternate user is specified.
* Updated .filetool.lst & .xfiletool.lst to support alternate user(s).
* Updated tce-setdrive to suport alternate user.
* Updated shutdown.sh. Added .xfiletool.lst processing when home not in backup for persistent home.
* Updated cpanel. Dropped relic code referencing HOME.
* Updated tc-functions getMirror and getbasefile.
* Updated tce-load. Added for -i option, a fall through check of standard .tce_dir
* Updated tce-load. Fixed bug. Local loading was not processing all dependencies.
* Updated filetool.sh to explicitly call busybox tar.

Note. Files likely in your backup that have changed and need to be updated:

opt/.filetool.lst
opt/.xfiletool.lst
opt/shutdown.sh

Note: Major changes to /opt/.filetool.lst /opt/.xfiletool.lst /opt/shutdown.sh to accommodate alternate users. Please test carefully. We  are still in Alpha code and nobody is using Alpha Code in production. Still make an extra backup of home directory. Test carefully.
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 7 Testing
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2010, 09:34:14 PM »
I just verified that all problems I reported are solved. Thanks!

Please don't forget to update cpanel.fl on the mirrors.

What compile options are you using to compile the fltk applications?
I tried
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-march=i486 -mtune=i686 -Os -pipe -Wall -pedantic -fno-exceptions -fno-rttibut my executables were significantly larger, even after stripping them with "-R .note -R.comment".

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 7 Testing
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2010, 02:13:49 AM »
Did you use sstrip after that?
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 7 Testing
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2010, 04:27:23 AM »
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Quote from: bmarkus on June 10, 2010, 08:15:56 AM
Just a small cosmetics. During boot there is a message:

Loading Tiny Core Applications Extensions

This would be better:


Loading Tiny Core Extensions

OK. Done.

Alpha 7 still displays 'Loading Tiny Core Applications Extensions'
« Last Edit: June 14, 2010, 04:29:04 AM by bmarkus »
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 7 Testing
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2010, 05:35:18 AM »
I would like to (again) ask for an update of libc to v 2.11.2

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 7 Testing
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2010, 05:36:52 AM »
I would like to (again) ask for an update of libc to v 2.11.2

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 7 Testing
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2010, 05:45:09 AM »
Yes, and because i was unable to answer him in the alpha6 thread, I asked here.
I am pretty sure it is not the xtdesk-binary. I can copy a working binary from DSL, and it does not work in TC.
Either way, we run with an old version, and if the new version have bugfixes or or new functions it should be updated.

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 7 Testing
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2010, 07:39:01 AM »
I can copy a working binary from DSL, and it does not work in TC.
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If a binary from another system doesn't work, this is your problem. Do not ask to fine tune a distribution for an alien program. Instead compile it on TC.
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 7 Testing
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2010, 07:43:20 AM »
Either way, we run with an old version, and if the new version have bugfixes or or new functions it should be updated.

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 7 Testing
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2010, 07:53:19 AM »
1) It has nothing to do with 3.0 Alpha 7 testing.

2) Nobody offered binary compatibility with other systems.

3) If you want to fix your issue, find root cause and fix it. Compile source. Simple.

« Last Edit: June 14, 2010, 07:57:05 AM by bmarkus »
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 7 Testing
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2010, 08:10:22 AM »
I think you misunderstand me.
I can see, that we have libc.2.11.1 and the new version is 2.11.2
I request an update.
I am sorry i have mixed xtdesk into this conversation.

1) It has nothing to do with 3.0 Alpha 7 testing.

If I should not request updates at an alphe release, when else?

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EDIT: Just to explain my earlier posts
In the beginning I had problems with getting xtdesk to work. I traced the problem back to libc-2.11.1 (I am not finished debugging).
When i searched a little, I saw, that a new version of libc is available.
When I now request this new version, it is simply because it is a newer version, and i tought it might contain bugfixes etc.

I really hope you understand me correct now ???
« Last Edit: June 14, 2010, 08:27:22 AM by batnas »

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 7 Testing
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2010, 09:01:50 AM »
curaga, Arslan S.: Thanks for your help!  With your guidance, I was able to set up my kernel module build environment and successfully build the TI-ACX WiFi module in Alpha 6!  I also needed a set of patches (found in the Arch Linux repos) to get the TI-ACX source code to compile properly with the new TC 2.6.33.3 kernel.

Now I need to rebuild and test in Alpha 7.

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 7 Testing
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2010, 09:19:56 AM »
Alpha 6 and Alpha7 use the same kernel.
If you made an extension out of your module, and it works with the stock Alpha 6 kernel, you are done.

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 7 Testing
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2010, 10:02:49 AM »
Unless something big comes up, this is the kernel for 3.x.
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha 7 Testing
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2010, 10:17:35 AM »
Did you use sstrip after that?
No, that did the trick. Thanks. It seems to strip about 1k from the binary. I'm not sure if I should include it in my build environ for extensions, mainly the qt stuff. Any suggestions? A quick test showed that running sstrip on executables and shared libraries did not break them.