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Service Pack 5.4.2.2

December 12, 2012 — BarryK
As I already announced, the SP to upgrade Precise Puppy 5.4.2 to 5.4.2.2 is available:
http://bkhome.org/archive/blog2/201212/precise-5422-sp-coming-soon.html

It is at ibiblio.org, but don't download it directly, run the PPM and it should be automatically offered.

However, other recent Woof-built pups, such as Slacko 5.4, would also be able to use it, just take out the Precise-package-related files and leave in Woof files. So, here is the PET (422K):
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/pet_packages-precise/service_pack-5.4.2_TO_5.4.2.2_precise.pet

Here is the latest Woof, as used to build Precise Puppy 5.4.2.2:
http://bkhome.org/fossil/woof2.cgi/info/ab38c053e7

Most recent commits:
[ab38c053e7] Leaf: 3builddistro: remove puninstall.sh. noarch: fix pdvdrsab. pup_event_frontend_d: try fix crashing rox
[52529be3e0] 'col' utility from bsdmainutils added
[c27a25423d] 'whereis' utility added to util-linux package

Comments

PPM: probing for SPs
Username: BarryK
When the PPM is started, there is some delay before the probing completes and a window pops up offering to install a SP. Perhaps a one-line splash at top of screen would be a good idea, to inform of the probing, with some progress indication.

and which ones might those be
Username: aarf
""just take out the Precise-package-related files" renamed pet>tar.gz, took a look, not even going to guess. slacko works for me, precise doesnt boot, dont want to risk it. will wait for slackos next release. havent noticed any problems with the current one though.

savefile bug?
Username: mavrothal
"I came across a strange initrd/init bug in [url=http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=82494&start=150]ArchPup[/url] but applies to all puppies. If your /etc/rc.d folder in the savefile is missing/corrupted/destroyed you get a kernel panic but _only_ when you boot from a USB stick. When booting with the savefile in the HD everything is fine. Maybe in SP3? ;)

find out why file_DEV does not download
Username: pemasu
"file-5.03-w5c.pet file_DEV-5.03-w5[u][b]2[/b][/u].pet file_DOC-5.03-w5c.pet pet_packages-wary5

Re file_DEV
Username: BarryK
"pemasu, In the package list, change to this: [i]yes|file||exe,dev,doc,nls|pet:common[/i]

file_DEV solution, thanks
Username: pemasu
"yes|file||exe,dev,doc,nls|pet:common Will do. I noticed that common repo have it, but decided to post about that problem Thanks.

2 gb free storage
Username: don570
" If you have temporary files that you want tested by community then why not take advantage of 2 gb of free data storage offered by [url=www.mydrive.ch] www.mydrive.ch[/url] One guest is allowed. Downloads could be possible by giving guest name and password.

RE 5.4.2.1 still offered
Username: BarryK
"Terryphi, Not for me. I installed 5.4.2_TO_5.4.2.2 SP. Next time that I started PPM, no SP was offered to be installed. Which is as it should be, as there is no valid SP available.

archpup sdcard boot
Username: aarf
"can grub boot archpup with title ArchPup root (hd0,0) kernel /archpup12042/vmlinuz initrd /archpup12042/initrd.gz it is on an internal sdcard. havent tried usb flashdrive.

SP update
Username: Terryphi
"[i]Not for me. I installed 5.4.2_TO_5.4.2.2 SP. Next time that I started PPM, no SP was offered to be installed. Which is as it should be, as there is no valid SP available.[/i] Did you install it over 5.4.2_TO_5.4.2.1? I uninstalled 5.4.2_TO_5.4.2.1 and then installed 5.4.2_TO_5.4.2.2. After reboot opening PPM offers 5.4.2_TO_5.4.2.1.

RE SP update
Username: BarryK
"Hmmm... In file /etc/DISTRO_SPECS, what is the value of variable DISTRO_VERSION? That variable should have 5.4.2.2.

SP Update version
Username: Terryphi
"[i]Hmmm... In file /etc/DISTRO_SPECS, what is the value of variable DISTRO_VERSION? That variable should have 5.4.2.2.[/i] DISTRO_VERSION=5.4.2 Manual edit to DISTRO_VERSION=5.4.2.2 fixes problem but why was it not updated when SP 5.4.2_TO_5.4.2.2 was installed? Did previously uninstalling SP 5.4.2_TO_5.4.2.1 break something?

SP saga
Username: Terryphi
"Oh, no. On another reboot PPM problem is back and DISTRO_SPECS has reverted to DISTRO_VERSION=5.4.2. Why doesn't DISTRO_VERSION=5.4.2.2 stick?

Re SP saga
Username: BarryK
"Hmmm, yes, that is odd. I will have find out what could be reverting that variable. I am able to reproduce the problem that you have reported. Maybe the 'init' script in the initrd is the culprit. In fact, highly likely it is the cause. Well, we can modify the initrd.gz, it is doable -- code to do it is in 'quicksetup', in fact, if I recall, I took that code out as a separate script, so that other apps can easily do it. Not sure about what I did, or intended to do, will have to check.

Test post
Username: step
"'step' has registered. 'step' posted this: [i]Here the PPM displayed an SP notice - very quickly indeed - but the notice came up under PPM's main window so it was completely hidden and I missed the notice several times until I read this post.[/i]

Re DISTRO_VERSION reverted
Username: BarryK
"Terryphi, I have put a workaround into /usr/local/petget/service_pack.sh that will stop older or already-installed Service Packs from being offered when the PPM is started. But, cannot prevent DISTRO_VERSION variable in /etc/DISTRO_SPECS from reverting, as that is being done by 'init' script in initrd.


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