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Tiny Core Base => TCB News => Release Candidate Testing => Topic started by: Juanito on February 11, 2018, 03:34:39 AM

Title: Core v9.0beta1
Post by: Juanito on February 11, 2018, 03:34:39 AM
Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce that Tiny Core 9.0 Beta1 is available for public testing:


This is an beta level cut. If you decide to help test, then please test carefully. We don't want anyone to lose data.

Most extensions have been copied over from the 8.x repo.

We appreciate testing and feedback.

If you use distribution files note that you need a new vmlinuz and core.gz (or rootfs.gz + modules.gz)

Changelog for 9.0 beta1:
* kernel updated to 4.14.10
* glibc updated to 2.26
* gcc updated to 7.2.0
* e2fsprogs base libs/apps updated to 1.43.7
* util-linux base libs/apps updated to 2.31
* /lib/udev permissions corrected in x86_64
* ldd: add --version function, from andyj
* scsi_transport_fc.ko.gz moved to base

Note that is a pending issue in that the 32-bit busybox mv will not move broken symlinks - this seems to be caused by updated versions of gcc or glibc.

The Meltdown vulnerability affecting Intel processors affects this version. As long as you only run code you trust, there is no issue to test. Intel had released a microcode fix and some oem had issued bios updates containing the fix, but they now appear to have been pulled.
Title: Re: Core v9.0beta1
Post by: andyj on February 15, 2018, 02:29:33 PM
Here's the /etc/os-release file you requested. I apologize that it's a little late. I had a little power supply issue. Now I have a bigger one. It seems to have fixed the issue.

What's the plan / workaround for the mv symlink on 32-bit? Do I need to add a hack to my build scripts in the meantime?
Title: Re: Core v9.0beta1
Post by: Juanito on February 15, 2018, 10:42:01 PM
thanks - I'll add it to the next 9.x release

I reported the 32-bit mv symlink as bug 10656