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Offline roberts

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tinycore_1.0rc8
« on: December 23, 2008, 07:45:40 AM »
Release Candidate 8 is now posted on ibiblio.
* Updated Xvesa to support i586 systems.
* Fixed add2File to remove leading / causing backup to halt
* Improved error message in filetool
* Dropped scroll bars on aterm hosted ncurses apps.
* Cleanup of xsetup.sh erroneous help screen on mouse page.
* Updated F2 and added F3 boot time help screens.
* Dropped buggy flminicalc and add2filetool.sh 

Note: .jwmrc has changed and may likely be in your backup or other persistent media.
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Re: tinycore_1.0rc8
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2008, 05:25:20 AM »
- I know this is an old dog, but I still believe it should be mentioned we only check ext2/3:
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--- f3  2008-12-27 14:17:57.000000000 +0200
+++ f3.new      2008-12-27 14:18:39.000000000 +0200
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@
  tinycore nolocal                    Skip autoscan for previously setup PPI.
  tinycore secure                     Set password.
  tinycore protect                    Password Encrypted Backup.
- tinycore checkfs                    Check filesystems.
+ tinycore checkfs                    Check ext2/3 filesystems.
  tinycore pause                      Pause at completion of boot messages.
  tinycore noutc                      BIOS is using localtime.
  tinycore tz=US/Pacific              Specify timezone ( /usr/share/zoneinfo ).
- I believe we should add support for 3G usb modems to the base; the modules are only 17kb, and the devices quite common. They would still need at least pppd to connect, but having them recognized would be good for the users. See my dir @ ibiblio for the tarball.
- depmod is not stripped, it has 10kb of debug symbols (making great space for, say, 3g modules ;))
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Re: tinycore_1.0rc8
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2008, 09:07:44 AM »
I just tried the boot codes "tc checkfs pause" from a usb boot where the usb stick is formatted ext2 - it appears there is a command format error with the busybox fsck:
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fsck (busybox 1.12.3, ...)
usage fsck.ext2 [help message]
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Standby System Rebooting...
/etc/init.d/rcS line 221: Shutdown not found

line 217 is "grep -q "$FS" /etc/mtab || fsck -C "$FS"" - maybe it should be fsck.ext2 -C?

line 221 is "shutdown -r now" but the shutdown command is not in the base. maybe it should call exitcheck.sh?

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Re: tinycore_1.0rc8
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2008, 09:44:14 AM »
Thanks! Got it fixed for the next cut.
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Re: tinycore_1.0rc8
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008, 05:01:28 AM »
Did I see somewhere that the size of the scroll buffer in the terminal would be increased? It would be useful if it were a bit larger  :)

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Re: tinycore_1.0rc8
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2008, 06:03:53 AM »
Aterm*saveLines: 50 was added it .Xdefaults.
Are you suggesting that we need more or does your .Xdefaults need updating from /etc/skel?
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Re: tinycore_1.0rc8
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008, 06:25:56 AM »
Need more, 500 or 1000 would be more like it :)

edit: my original suggestion of 100 lines was way underestimated. It can't even hold the configure output of a small package.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2008, 06:27:50 AM by curaga »
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