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Post#16 by tome » 09 Oct 2015, 06:09

@Blaze :wink:

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have choice of compression method for pman? :unknown:

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Post#17 by brokenman » 09 Oct 2015, 13:57

Do you mean a choice between xz, lzo, lzma, gzip etc?
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Post#18 by francois » 09 Oct 2015, 17:14

Does anyone has a cue as to how we will be able to circumvent archlinux as being a rolling release distro?

Stability procedures for archlinux:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/En ... ts_package

There is linux-lts as a fallback kernel:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Kernels
Install the linux-lts package
The linux-lts package is an alternative Arch kernel package, and is available in the core repository. This particular kernel version has long-term support (LTS) from upstream, including security fixes and some feature backports. It can be used by those who want a fallback kernel in case a new kernel version causes problems.
To make it available as a boot option, you will need to update the bootloader's configuration file. For Syslinux, you have to edit /boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg and duplicate the current entries, except using vmlinuz-linux-lts and initramfs-linux-lts.img. For GRUB, the recommended method is to automatically re-generate the configuration file.


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Re: Suggestions

Post#19 by francois » 09 Oct 2015, 17:57

mc (midnight commander) would be nice to work in cli mode for now, as beny alluded to. And I would appreciate a small tuto as I cant use mc without the mouse.
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Post#20 by brokenman » 09 Oct 2015, 19:57

I can add mc to 001. The ISO is currently sitting at about 91Mb so I may strip some more of the firmware from 000-kernel.xzm.
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Post#21 by ncmprhnsbl » 09 Oct 2015, 21:51

francois wrote:Does anyone has a cue as to how we will be able to circumvent archlinux as being a rolling release distro?
same way as sensei, i would think, https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ar ... ck_Machine ..set to match the kernel/core build date..
downsides being, its only one server verses a worldwide network of mirrors and theres no security update tracking..
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Post#22 by ncmprhnsbl » 09 Oct 2015, 22:45

francois wrote:And I would appreciate a small tuto as I cant use mc without the mouse.
press F1 for help, it explains it better than i can :wink:
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Post#23 by brokenman » 10 Oct 2015, 00:20

I added the gpm package so your mouse should function in mc.
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Post#24 by francois » 10 Oct 2015, 05:16

@ncmprhnsbl:
Your suggestion is appreciated. But I have tried thru mc help already. Unde command line outside xorg, it seems to be a no go. Unless beny knows the solution.

@brokenman:
enabling the mouse in command line is the way to go.
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Post#25 by francois » 10 Oct 2015, 19:52

Is it possible to have nemesis.sgn instead of porteus.sgn
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Post#26 by brokenman » 10 Oct 2015, 20:27

You are behind the 8 ball. This was done yesterday as a part of the major update.
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Post#27 by tome » 11 Oct 2015, 08:57

Do you mean a choice between xz, lzo, lzma, gzip etc
Yes.

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Post#28 by brokenman » 11 Oct 2015, 14:12

Tome I haven't tried to see if a different compression will break anything. I will check it out.
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Post#29 by francois » 11 Oct 2015, 15:53

@ncmprhnsbl and stifiling:
same way as sensei
Couldn't we make it better by issuing a monthly or weekly iso of the beast?
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Post#30 by brokenman » 12 Oct 2015, 14:17

I think I will make the git repository private (only people that join bitbucket can access it).

I will make an ISO available for people to download and test from. There are too many errors that I can't reproduce here that may be due to conditions out of my control during build time. The conditions include the following:

1) People not pulling the latest git
2) People pulling git and not rebuilding the module (I don't push base module updates)
3) People not building on Porteus (Perhaps shell environments are different)

Having only an ISO available ensure more control of delivery. Agreed?
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