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by donald
21 Sep 2020, 16:11
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0rc2 /var/log/messages
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Porteus 5.0rc2 /var/log/messages

The collection of log files could be considered useless by a "normal user"
-- [ define "normal user" ] -- if everything runs smoothly.
But if not, some of these log files are quite valuable.
by donald
20 Sep 2020, 13:55
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0rc2 /var/log/messages
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Porteus 5.0rc2 /var/log/messages

Ed_P wrote:
19 Sep 2020, 05:50
So, create a /var/log/spooler file
Yes
and comment out the dupe lines in /etc/logrotate.conf
I don't know if there is / was a reason to have entries in both files.
Do I need to add a command in one of the autorun files for it to run regularly?
No, only the spooler file is required.
by donald
18 Sep 2020, 19:23
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0rc2 /var/log/messages
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Porteus 5.0rc2 /var/log/messages

Any ideas about these msgs? I don't see dupes in the file's code. Not there, but In /etc/logrotate.conf is this: # some packages install log rotation information in this directory: include /etc/logrotate.d > go there: The instruction to rotate /var/log/wtmp and /var/log/btmp is also in /etc/logrota...
by donald
17 Sep 2020, 11:07
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0rc2 /var/log/messages
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Porteus 5.0rc2 /var/log/messages

how does the run-parts command know which file to execute? # run-parts: Runs all the scripts found in a directory. The command posted is what would/should be executed daily -- see: crontab -l ........... # Run daily cron jobs at 19:30 every day: 30 19 * * * /usr/bin/run-parts /etc/cron.daily 1> /de...
by donald
15 Sep 2020, 18:10
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0rc2 /var/log/messages
Replies: 12
Views: 277

5.0rc2 /var/log/messages

Normally this is done by a cron job [logrotate] every day at 19:30 if the file size exceeds 500k Obviously it does not work. Run the command manually [root] and you can see why /usr/bin/run-parts /etc/cron.daily 1> /dev/null Create a /var/log/ spooler file and the command does its job. at least if r...
by donald
08 Sep 2020, 07:27
Forum: Development
Topic: slpkg : package builder (manager) linux
Replies: 18
Views: 3048

slpkg : package builder (manager) linux

@Ed Activate the 05-devel module. Reason: the python-setuptools are needed. root@porteus:/home/guest# slpkg repo-list +============================================================================== | Repo id Repo URL Default Status +===================================================================...
by donald
29 Aug 2020, 20:24
Forum: x86_64 xzm modules
Topic: Porteus 5.0rc1 NVidia 340.108 driver for older hardware for kernel 5.4.30
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Porteus 5.0rc1 NVidia 340.108 driver for older hardware for kernel 5.4.30

No, apparently you need at least 390,138.

Check it out yourself > go here:
https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/drivers/unix/
click on number of driver > click "supported products" > look for your card.
by donald
27 Aug 2020, 00:07
Forum: General chat
Topic: slpkg & tar2xzm > txz2xzm
Replies: 22
Views: 2532

slpkg & tar2xzm > txz2xzm

@afrodeity You need to clean your changes folder or savedat container. Because it is not the only "missing files" issue you have, it seems you screwed up your installation. As always in such a case: Boot into Always Fresh mode and check the content of /usr/lib/python2.7 The files/Folders are there. ...
by donald
26 Aug 2020, 00:27
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Network-Manager fails after Midori installed
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Network-Manager fails after Midori installed

@afrodeity Which version and DE of porteus and midori do you use. I did some tests based on guessing - porteus 4 32 Bit XFCE and I can not reproduce the errors you get. root@porteus:/home/guest# /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager restart Stopping NetworkManager: stopped Starting NetworkManager daemon: /usr...
by donald
23 Aug 2020, 23:56
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 145
Views: 5343

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

Hi Ed
Where exactly was the Trash folder?

I have a NTFS formatted usb-stick with 5.0rc2-xfce on it and the Trash folder
/home/guest/local/share/Trash is inside the save.dat file.
[which I had to create using another version of porteus]
by donald
21 Aug 2020, 21:47
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Should Porteus prevent system permission changes when rootcopy is stored in non-POSIX file system?
Replies: 26
Views: 813

Should Porteus prevent system permission changes when rootcopy is stored in non-POSIX file system?

When the /porteus/rootcopy folder is placed on a FAT/NTFS filesystem, all files are given 777 permissions With 777 permissions, you are giving anyone full access to the files or directories with those permissions. They may alter them in any way they choose, including maliciously. To allow rootcopy ...
by donald
19 Aug 2020, 22:09
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Wifi doesn't appear (BCM43142 card) and USM doesn't update
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Wifi doesn't appear (BCM43142 card) and USM doesn't update

Ed, there's no need to buy a whole cow if all you want is some milk. :)

@MarcosMChS
look here:
Porteus - USM error (Post by donald #77009)
by donald
18 Aug 2020, 21:21
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Should Porteus prevent system permission changes when rootcopy is stored in non-POSIX file system?
Replies: 26
Views: 813

Should Porteus prevent system permission changes when rootcopy is stored in non-POSIX file system?

@fulalas I understand that FAT/NTFS is more compatible to whatever. But I don't understand the relevance... I put an OS onto an USB-drive and run the OS the best way possible. It's Linux, so install it with a suitable filesystem. Folder / file permissions / attributes must be observed. Do this drive...