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Offline roberts

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tinycore_2.5rc1
« on: October 24, 2009, 01:23:45 PM »
The First Release Candidate of v2.5 (tinycore_2.5rc1.iso), is now posted and ready for testing.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/2.x/release_candidates/
tinycore_2.5rc1.iso
tinycore_2.5rc1.iso.md5.txt

Change log for v2.5rc1:

* Updated rebuildfstab for speed improvement.
* Updated tc-config for NFS-PXE support.
* Updated tc-functions for NFS-PXE support.
* Updated tce-load with cp construct replaces rsync, speed improvement.
* Updated tc-config with cp contruct replaces tar pipe and rsync, speed improvement.
* Updated tc-config for Microcore + no wbar = no X bug.
* Updated exittc now norestore will uncheck the default backup option.
* Updated upgrade_tce.sh renamed to tce-update with better usage message.
* Re-implements /opt/tce boot time support.
* Updated flwm system menu with transparent shell options.
* Added home/tc/.wmx to /opt/.xfiletool.lst to protect basic system menu.
* Updated help the embedded documentation.
* Updated rc.shutdown to fix noswap bug.
* Updated flwm to search for exittc.
* Updated .wmx/ (flwm menu) to remove full paths from system files.
* Updated wbar to remove full paths from system files.

Note:
For existing users, you will need to add
home/tc/.wmx to /opt/.xfiletool.lst

Note: rsync has been removed from the base.
Use new cp construct for local file type merge operations.
Or grab the rsync extension for remote file syncs.

EDIT: Classic accidentally posted. Topside is now posted. If you were quick and got classic and want topside, grab again.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2009, 02:09:29 PM by roberts »
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Re: tinycore_2.5rc1
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2009, 03:26:41 PM »
With this rc, it goes right to flwm before my group of extensions is finished loading (script from .xsession or bootlocal), so I have to ctr-alt backspace first to see jwm.  I wonder if there's a way to keep flwm from loading. (maybe microcore?)

edit   looks like microcore requires loading from extensions from the prompt as well. Maybe I'll stay with the prior release.  
« Last Edit: October 24, 2009, 10:28:17 PM by jpeters »

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Re: tinycore_2.5rc1
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2009, 10:21:14 PM »
Ran noautologin remaster script, so it boots to prompt instead of flwm. This allows for loading of
jwm and load.grp extensions so that all is ready after login without a new startx    :)

Looks like a number of extensions use rsync.   I don't see an rsync extension....there's grsync


« Last Edit: October 24, 2009, 11:16:49 PM by jpeters »

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Re: tinycore_2.5rc1
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2009, 11:15:36 PM »
With this rc, it goes right to flwm before my group of extensions is finished loading (script from .xsession or bootlocal), so I have to ctr-alt backspace first to see jwm.  I wonder if there's a way to keep flwm from loading. (maybe microcore?)

edit   looks like microcore requires loading from extensions from the prompt as well. Maybe I'll stay with the prior release.  
I know naught of your customizations. Using bootlocal.sh for extension loading especially window managers is inappropriate as such is backgrounded. Using .xsession is after the fact. If you use the system as intended you will have better results.
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Re: tinycore_2.5rc1
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2009, 11:21:41 PM »
Ran noautologin remaster script, so it boots to prompt instead of flwm. This allows for loading of
jwm and load.grp extensions so that all is ready after login without a new startx    :)

Looks like a number of extensions use rsync.   
Promoting your customizations, which apparently break the system and apparently are not called in an appropriate place, is inappropriate here.

I was assured that rsync had been removed from extensions. However, the extension area is where such should be posted so that they can be corrected.

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Re: tinycore_2.5rc1
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2009, 11:26:26 PM »
..all is working fine...thanks for the usual good cheer...

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Re: tinycore_2.5rc1
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2009, 11:20:16 AM »
During testing, if an extension is found not to be working, it is best to reload it.
Many extensions have been recently updated for permissions and a few with an rsync replacement.
If the extension is still determied not to be working, then please post such extension in the extension area.

UPDATE: Just finished scanning the repository and found only one extension that needs an update.
tc-ita.tcz. As this is a language translation extension, it should not affect many users during the rc testing cycle. Hopefully it will be adjusted soon.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2009, 11:36:44 AM by roberts »
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Re: tinycore_2.5rc1
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2009, 01:25:53 PM »
Hello team tinycore!

I just want to thank you all for a very nice new rc cut of tinycore. I really appreciate that wget shows the status of extensions being mounted/installed now. So just keep on developing tinycore to further hights!

Have fun and thanks again,
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Re: tinycore_2.5rc1
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2009, 07:18:56 AM »
.....tc-ita.tcz. As this is a language translation extension, it should not affect many users during the rc testing cycle. Hopefully it will be adjusted soon.
This extension is for 2.4.1.

flpicsee :
-right click doesn't show up the menu
- when a dir is passed 2 the program it's not working
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Re: tinycore_2.5rc1
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2009, 07:21:21 AM »
flpicsee is the base build, the full version is available as an extension.
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Re: tinycore_2.5rc1
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2009, 01:11:48 PM »
upgraded from 2.4.1, no issues so far, works well.  thanks!

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Re: tinycore_2.5rc1
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2009, 11:58:26 PM »
Repartioned a HD with a single NTFS partition for LINUX, creating EXT3 partitions and SWAP. After formatting and running 'rebuildfstab' /etc/fstab still shows the old NTFS partition. I expected to see updated partitions. 'blkid' shows correct types.
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Re: tinycore_2.5rc1
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2009, 07:52:51 AM »
As I recall, it was setup that way so user edits to /etc/fstab defaults would presist even during a single session. It is an easy mod to start fresh each time.

I just tried with complete rebuild upon each call to rebuildfstab and it is slower to rebuild from scratch each time. Plus you lose the possible user edits.

Since repartitioning/formatting is far from usual activity than say using removable devices, I am going to leave it as it.

If you repartiton/format then safest to reboot, or manually delete the target line(s) /etc/fstab.
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Re: tinycore_2.5rc1
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2009, 08:04:21 AM »
Robert

thanks for explanation. I expected based on the name 'rebuildfstab' that it rebuilds fstab when invoked :) Manual edit is fine however.
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