3.2.2 migration to 4.0 problem.

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Post#61 by burdi01 » 14 Jan 2018, 10:33

On my Current64 install I sometimes have two versions of libs to cater for "third-party" applications not updated for the new version yet. In the majority of cases this works ok, but some time last year having two icu4c versions made things very unstable.
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Post#62 by brokenman » 14 Jan 2018, 14:33

There is only one version of icu4c. The 56 versions are symlinks to version 60.
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Post#63 by wread » 15 Jan 2018, 01:07

I even deleted the symlink of 56 to 60. I had to bump dependencies of dependencies until no more 56 was asked for B) ...
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Post#64 by raja » 05 Feb 2018, 09:20

Porteus v4.0-Cinnamon - File browsers guest/root usage, has inflicted, quite a bit of damage to some files. They have locked up entire partitions and files as "read only", and this is a new experience with Porteus. A live system need have such strict rules for writing, deleting,renaming etc. Who is the "boss" here, the owner using the PC or the File browses?

Nothing is written to the modules, and they remain as good as for ever till I decide to expand and tinker.

I removed Cinnamon and life is better with another DE.

Also, I find trouble with Linux while reading writing 'Fat32 file systems, as they use UTF-8 encoding, because , errors are shown mainly in the pen drives and EFI partitions. There may be conflict between fat32 and vfat and the way Linux reads and stores file names.

Every time Linux creates a mischief with the pen drive, I have to go to windows which silently repairs the havoc caused my a still to mature Linux.
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Post#65 by Ed_P » 05 Feb 2018, 21:58

That's what I have tested and I have not encountered the file problems you have raja, with files in /home/guest/ or on my NTFS partitions. What kind of file names are you using?
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Post#66 by raja » 06 Feb 2018, 11:26

I use maximum 8 characters only for naming, but ISO or many others from the net have very long file names, Since I see error messages while copying to pen drive, on many occasions, I doubted that naming could be the source of trouble.

Anyway partitions unconnected with porteus are locked up while copying. fsck or chmod read write permissions are not enough.

So guest mode is only for browsing !

Don't ever modify,copy,delete,rename, files in even other partitions with "nemo". You will see the lock image.

Not for users, who keep playing with files.
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Post#67 by raja » 08 Feb 2018, 08:57

A blog from CNET:
I have a 64GB USB flash drive that suddenly went "write-protected" (read only). It has no tiny little switch to unprotect it, but seeing as there really wasn't anything critical to be lost, I decided that a simple reformat would fix it up. Unfortunately, W7 can't format it because it's write-protected. The error message says to undo the write protection before formatting (starting to look like an old "Catch-22" scenario). I bought it on eBay from China and can't identify the manufacturer, so there is no help there.

I scoured the Internet to find what I was sure would be a simple solution. I've tried virtually every suggestion and freeware tool that numerous Google searches have proffered. My drive is still unusable and to my surprise, it turns out that there are quite a lot of us out there getting increasingly frustrated with the same problem. Short of smashing the drive with a hammer, I don't see how else to end this dilemma.

Frankly, you are my last resort. Unless some genius out there has a solution that actually works, I'll definitely resort to using a hammer. If it comes to that, I bet I will even smash it with relish. That's how frustrating this seemingly simple problem has become for me.

Anyhow, thanks in advance for any help you can hook me up with
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Post#68 by raja » 13 Feb 2018, 10:43

ed_P,

caught one such file name, which can not be copied to...
tevent-1:0.9.34-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
Because , there is a colon. There are many such files with colon.You copy a folder with 20-30 files, ending up with much less. Obviously the module made, won't function.
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Post#69 by jssouza » 13 Feb 2018, 12:08

raja, filename with a colon is illegal on windows and its filesystems.

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guest@porteus:~$ touch a:file:with:colons
guest@porteus:~$ echo something > a\:file\:with\:colons 
guest@porteus:~$ cat a\:file\:with\:colons 
something
guest@porteus:~$ cp a\:file\:with\:colons $BOOTDEV/
cp: cannot create regular file '/mnt/sdb1/a:file:with:colons': Invalid argument

On the latest Nemo (v3.6.5), it does copy the file, but by replacing ":" with "_" in the file name.

It is a common practice of archive managers in windows to replace : with _ when extractiion.

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Post#70 by raja » 14 Feb 2018, 10:53

Thanks for info, but we use Pen drives with Fat32 fs, so that we can use it in windows and linux. That is why I said,
There may be conflict between fat32 and vfat and the way Linux reads and stores file names.
Also, fat32 won't accept "system linked library files(plenty in Linux). I set up a partition in linux fs for all tinkering jobs and for use by neko's wonderful tools(kernel,upgrading modules/isos etc, and this partition was locked up while using porteus, during a 'copying' session. I didnot understand the purpose.

Anyway I can rw in all partitions now. But, kernel always reports fs error in fat32fs(pen drive,EFI partition - not unmounted properly), but windows do not report any errors.

jssouza.. an unrelated query, which I asked neko, but failed to communicate . Where is the reference to FOLDER/DIRECTORY "porteus", in the "init" executable, where sgn file is searched for. I would like to change it for use by "aporteus".

In nemisis. the folder vaiable is declared, in 'linuxrc' file , and I can change it to nemisis.

I did the same with nother live OS.
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Post#71 by jssouza » 15 Feb 2018, 08:22

raja wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 10:53
jssouza.. an unrelated query, which I asked neko, but failed to communicate . Where is the reference to FOLDER/DIRECTORY "porteus", in the "init" executable, where sgn file is searched for. I would like to change it for use by "aporteus".
That would be the line

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FOLDER=porteus
Please note that in Porteus 4, sgn file is not used, instead init searches for a cfg file.

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Post#72 by raja » 25 Feb 2018, 07:44

In v4.0rc1, I noticed HOSTNAME is given as porteus.example.net, in /etc. Some users, look for the name 'porteus'. Hope in v4.0rc4, this is corrected to 'porteus'.
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Post#73 by Blaze » 25 Feb 2018, 08:29

Hi raja.
It's correct. Look at this topic Changing hostname
Linux porteus 4.18.3-porteus #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Aug 18 16:50:00 UTC 2018 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
MS-7A12 » [AMD/ATI] Tobago PRO [Radeon R7 360 / R9 360 OEM] (rev 81) » Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 K2 3200MHz C16

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Post#74 by Ed_P » 25 Feb 2018, 14:21

The requested topic does not exist.
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Post#75 by Blaze » 25 Feb 2018, 14:39

Fixed
Linux porteus 4.18.3-porteus #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Aug 18 16:50:00 UTC 2018 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
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