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Author Topic: [solved] Where can I find the microcore packagelists + a few other questions.  (Read 5250 times)

Offline scsijon

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I'll first admit i'm new to tinycore, however i'm not to linux, having been using it since Yggdrasil first released a cd and progressing through SuSE and opensuse until I decided to move to Puppy Linux back with v2.12 and remain with them today.

In all cases I was easily able to find the packagelist in a release, however, having downloaded all three x32 builds and run them to see what was inside I don't seem to find one anywhere.

My interest in the Microcore version is that I want to build a pure Wayland server on the minimum base, i.e. no-x at all unless a individual package is a pre-requisite, however I need to see what's already there first before starting to compile and add the 'extras'.

So a few questions if I may:

1- Where is the packagelist found for microcore?

2- Does the microcore have it's dev package separate, and if so where can it be found? The system i'm building on doesn't have internet access so a url directory and name would be appreciated.

3- Is there a compile packages doc anywhere that gives me the 'switches' used for the configure line. (i.e. puppy's default is "./configure CFLAGS="-mtune=native -O2 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer" CXXFLAGS="${CFLAGS}" --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --host=i486-pc-linux-gnu")

4- Are there script type commands to build your packages, and where can I find the list/information on them. I don't want to use other than what it will run on to build.

I think that is enough to start with.

regards and thanks in advance.
scsijon
« Last Edit: May 30, 2013, 03:15:52 PM by scsijon »

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Hi scsijon
A list of available packages and dev packages can be found here:
http://tinycorelinux.net/4.x/x86/tcz/
See the wiki for compilation flags and building packages:
http://wiki.tinycorelinux.net/wiki:creating_extensions
« Last Edit: May 29, 2013, 07:17:54 AM by Rich »

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The core.gz base is not built from packages, if this is what you mean. Start from core.gz to have no X.

To see which packages/extensions are added in tinycore and core plus, see the cde dir in the respective isos.
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thank you both, I think I am starting to get my head around the way you do things with tinycore.

however, curago, does this mean that the core.gz has it's dev component in it already, do I need to find this elsewhere or does it just not exist?

regards
scsijon

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/dev gets dynamically populated by udev, with exception of a few static device nodes being included, which you could look at by extracting core.gz.
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does this mean that the core.gz has it's dev component in it already, do I need to find this elsewhere or does it just not exist?

If you load the compiletc extension, this will load eveything needed to compile against the contents of core.gz

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magic, thanks Juanito, now to have some fun...