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Off-Topic => Archive / Obsolete => Release Candidate Testing => Topic started by: roberts on November 17, 2009, 10:32:45 AM

Title: microcore_v2.6rc2
Post by: roberts on November 17, 2009, 10:32:45 AM
The Second Release Candidate of Micro Core v2.6 (microcore_2.6rc2.iso), is now posted and ready for testing only.








Change log:
* Updated bzImage for smaller size (upx'ed)
* Updated rebuildfstab to drop extra mount points.
* New select utility replaces dialog
* Dropped dialog, use dialog.tcz extension (posted)
* Updated xsetup.sh
* Updated mktclocal
* Updated tc-terminal-server
* Updated missing link libpng.so
* Updated blkid, libblkid, and libuuid
* Dropped cryptohome support.
* Busybox mount and losetup replace GNU versions
* Updated tce-load to support busybox mount.
* Dropped busybox ed, eject, fsck, expand, and unexpand applets.
* Busybox lsmod, insmod, rmmod, modprobe replace GNU versions.

Be sure to update your kernel with new smaller, faster booting, bzImage

Note also; the distribution files are also availble:

Title: Re: microcore_v2.6rc2
Post by: jls on November 19, 2009, 05:58:37 AM
I think there is some problem in fstab (rebuild).
1-I attach a fat formatted pendrive:ok
2-remove it
3-plug in the same port another pendrive with 2 partitions: 1 ext2 and the other fat
4-try to mount the first partition: error
5-unplug the pen: I still see the 2 partitions in fstab
Title: Re: microcore_v2.6rc2
Post by: roberts on November 19, 2009, 06:26:44 AM
This has been mentioned before,
so not really new behaviour in 2.6

I guess I need to make it truly "rebuild" so physical removals, as well as manual invoations will be reflected in fstab.

Will be done in next RC.
Title: Re: microcore_v2.6rc2
Post by: Kingdomcome on November 19, 2009, 07:20:07 AM
Just a small cosmetic thing:  Without the wbar extension loaded I am seeing a few errors along the lines of "cat /etc/sysconfig/icons No such file or directory" here and there.  I see it a few times during X startup (I have added a desktop to my install) and also during individual extension loading from the cli.  I know the error can be ignored safely, just thought I'd mention it anyway.  I am also seeing the ACPI errors during boot and my VM does not actually shut down, after the "System Halted" message the VM goes blank and I must stop the instance manually.  There are a few error messages that accompany the ACPI message and I will post them when I get a chance to write them down, if they will be helpful.
Title: Re: microcore_v2.6rc2
Post by: roberts on November 19, 2009, 07:33:47 AM
Re: wbar, when such occurs what does
Code: [Select]
env | grep ICONS display?
Title: Re: microcore_v2.6rc2
Post by: Kingdomcome on November 19, 2009, 08:28:30 AM
Code: [Select]
env | grep ICONS returns nothing, also /etc/sysconfig/icons does not exist as expected.  I will note that I am no longer seeing the errors during X startup, but I believe this may just be a race, and the Xorg is starting before the errors get displayed.  I DO still see the error when loading individual extensions which have wbar icons from the CLI after boot.  appbrowser loading of extensions does not show any error.  Again this is not a serious issue, there is no problem with loading or running the extensions, just seeing this benign message that may be easy to surpress.  Thanks for the work :)