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Offline Juanito

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Tiny Core 6.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« on: November 10, 2014, 05:39:48 AM »
Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce that Tiny Core 6.0 Alpha1 is available for public testing:

http://repo.tinycorelinux.net/6.x/x86/release_candidates/
http://repo.tinycorelinux.net/6.x/x86_64/release_candidates/

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

Since this is an alpha cut, although the team has worked through several preview cuts, we ask that only experienced users test. This cut is not for general use. The features in any alpha are not fixed and may change before a public release candidate is available.

Most extensions have been copied over from the 5.x repo - note that the fltk library has been updated to 1.3.3 to enable unicode. fltk-1.1 and 1.3 can be installed at the same time, and old apps using 1.1 will continue to work.

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 6.0 alpha1:
* kernel updated to 3.16.6
* glibc updated to 2.20
* gcc updated to 4.9.1 (patched)
* e2fsprogs base libs/apps updated to 1.42.12
* util-linux base libs/apps updated to 2.25.1

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Re: Tiny Core 6.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2014, 07:13:16 AM »
I made a frugal install using files from CorePlus-6.0alpha1.iso.

libiconv.tcz is missing, needed by fluxbox. Copied from 5.x and loaded - Works.

wl-modules-3.16.6-tinycore.tcz is missing yet it's listed in the onboot.lst.

Strangely, my WIFI can see my neighbors connections even though it's not activated. I'm on a netbook and usually have to enable it via Fn keys first.
I other words, I can't deactivate the WIFI card via Fn keys (which does work on 5.x).

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Will we have better support for UTF-8 in ather apps as well? Like URXVT has problem with such characters as  € ä ö ü .
« Last Edit: November 10, 2014, 07:19:12 AM by Misalf »
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Re: Tiny Core 6.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2014, 07:19:53 AM »
Thanks for the feedback.

We're trying to do without libiconv - the iconv functions are provided by glibc anyway (the proof being that corepure64 fluxbox works without libiconv). Hopefully the fluxbox maintainer will update it soon

I thought I'd deleted all instances of wl-modules-KERNEL, but obviously I missed one. The problem is that I no longer have broadcom hardware to test with and, given that the last tc-5.x version took weeks of testing and numerous patches, I'm hesitate to compile and post without being able to test.

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Re: Tiny Core 6.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2014, 07:25:51 AM »
libiconv:

libiconv functionality now provided by glibc it is not needed anymore except old tcz's copied over. If an apps is claming for libiconv it must be rebuilt. You can install libiconv.tcz from 5.x repo but be careful, do not build packages when it is installed. Even without libiconv-dev.tcz installed it can cause problems.

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Re: Tiny Core 6.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2014, 10:35:53 AM »
Other apps like urxvt should be same as before, ie working but may require configuration.
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Re: Tiny Core 6.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2014, 11:39:32 AM »
glib2.tcz checksums do not match.

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Re: Tiny Core 6.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2014, 11:17:20 PM »
wl-modules-3.16.6-tinycore.tcz is missing yet it's listed in the onboot.lst.

Strangely, my WIFI can see my neighbors connections even though it's not activated. I'm on a netbook and usually have to enable it via Fn keys first.
I other words, I can't deactivate the WIFI card via Fn keys (which does work on 5.x).

I added wl-modules (only two patches this time vs eight last time), if somebody could test, we can look at adding it back to coreplus.

What wifi hardware do you have? What does Xorg.0.log say about function keys? Did you try rfkill?

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Re: Tiny Core 6.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2014, 07:16:05 AM »
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02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8187SE Wireless LAN Controller (rev 22)
On 5.x I need to load  wl-r8187se-3.8.13-tinycore.tcz  but on 6 it works out of the box. Is support for that wifi chip built-in or in one of the firmware extensions?

I never used rfkill before. Will check it out.

Xorg.0.log  is attached.

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When clicking the "Apply" button in tc-wbarconf, wbar just disappears and no  .wbarconf  file is created. Also I'm missing the "More" button.
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Re: Tiny Core 6.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2014, 08:36:58 AM »
I am able to block my wifi via  rfkill . I'd prefer using my Fn keys, though.

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This is odd:
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Comments:   Add this command to your bootlocal.sh:
      sudo /usr/local/etc/init.d/rfkill start
Shouldn't commands in  /opt/bootlocal.sh  be ran without  sudo  since  bootlocal.sh  runs as root anyways?
However, I've added that line without  sudo  and it does indeed respond with "Permission denyed".
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Re: Tiny Core 6.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2014, 10:31:34 AM »
When clicking the "Apply" button in tc-wbarconf, wbar just disappears and no  .wbarconf  file is created. Also I'm missing the "More" button.

The older wbarconf was accidentally used. Will update with the proper version.

edit: wbar.tcz x86 has been updated.
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Re: Tiny Core 6.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2014, 08:55:30 AM »
dbus-glib.tcz is missing in 6.x/x86 repo. It is a dependency for Firefox.
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Re: Tiny Core 6.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2014, 10:46:22 AM »
added - thanks

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Re: Tiny Core 6.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2014, 03:39:24 PM »
Chromium-browser needs old libffi.so.5  new is .so.6
tigervnc-viewer needs libgcrypt.so.11 new is .so.20

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Re: Tiny Core 6.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2014, 06:51:01 PM »
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Chromium-browser needs old libffi.so.5  new is .so.6
Same for latest Firefox 33.1
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Re: Tiny Core 6.0 Alpha 1 Testing
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2014, 08:40:40 AM »
Added libffi5.tcz libpng12.tcz and libpng15.tcz to x86 repo. Install them if you are using an older or third-party apps like Firefox built against such older versions.

These are provided only for compatibility. If you are building a new tcz or just installing from source, use current versions, libpng-dev.tcz and libffi-dev.tcz from the repo. Never make new build against older versions!

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