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Racy progress report

October 15, 2011 — BarryK
Racy is now getting his turn...

I have compiled the 3.0.4 kernel. Some scripts in Woof need to be fixed for a 3.x kernel, so far I have fixed 3builddistro support/findpkgs, and rootfs-skeleton/usr/sbin/bootmanager.

Shinobar recently reported a problem with Aufs when booting from USB drive and installing a PET. This coincided with an announcement of a new version of Unionfs. We have tried Unionfs many times in the past, and have had problems, and ended up going back to Aufs. But, I decided to give Unionfs another go. This 3.0.4 kernel is using Unionfs.

I have done a frugal install of Racy built with 3.0.4 kernel and Unionfs. Running it now, so far so good!

Next thing to do is modify /usr/sbin/snapmergepuppy to work optimally with Unionfs, then I will test booting off a USB Flash drive. Fun!


Printing Borked
Username: DaveS
I am really looking forward to this as Racy is the best performing Puppy EVER on my laptop, but could you please fix printing? Same problem with Wary final. These are the first Puppies ever from which I cannot print.

Re Printing borked
Username: BarryK
"DaveS, Actually, /usr/lib/cups/filter/pdftops is a symlink that I put in after discussion with rcrsn51. Could you try two things: 1. delete that symlink. Then try printing. 2. replace the symlink with the actual file, that is, copy it from /usr/bin/pdftops. Then try printing again.

Other scripts for 3.0.x
Username: mories
"Very interesting to move to this new version of the kernel. rodin.s indicates other scripts that need to be modified Should also review the new settings for some modules. eg. ath9k

Username: BarryK
"Thanks, I have fixed /usr/sbin/filemnt.

Username: 01micko
"Barry Can you please post the new script? (or a diff will do) I'll whack it in Slacko.

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