Beta3 is built from upgraded 12.04.1 DEBs, and the 'tzdata' package has been updated, which is the culprit.
The layout of files in /usr/share/zoneinfo has changed dramatically. If this change has been done by the 'tzdata' developers, not Debian or Ubuntu developers, then this problem is going to affect all Puppy builds as they move to latest tzdata.
I have fixed the 'glibc' template in Woof, so now all files are in /usr/share/zoneinfo.
Posted on 29 Aug 2012, 8:24 - Category: Woof - 1 Comment
The nodes in /dev in the initrd are static, and only go up to sda15. Thus, if a hard drive has more partitions, they are not recognized.
After bootup, when the main filesystem is running, the kernel will auto-create the extra nodes if new hardware is plugged in, but not in the case of an internal drive present at bootup.
However, eps found that running Gparted does cause the extra device nodes to be created.
In Woof, I have created extra nodes for the initrd, up to sda23. I also did the same thing for the main filesystem.
Posted on 28 Aug 2012, 21:34 - Category: Woof - 6 Comments
I think that maybe the Radeon problems are sorted out, judging from feedback so far. I intend to build two beta4's:
1. non-PAE kernel, Radeon without KMS.
2. PAE kernel, Radeon with KMS.
Number 1 will suit older hardware.
From feedback, it seems that the Ubuntu Radeon package doesn't need llvm. It seems that my 'z_mesa' PET has removed that requirement.
So, #2 will get built with the Ubuntu ATI/Radeon DEBs, #1 with my 'z_xf86-video-ati' PET.
There does seem to be a problem with timezones, reported by shinobar. This seems to be due to the upgraded DEBs, from 12.04 to 12.04.1. I will await shinobar's feedback (on the Precise Puppy Forum thread) and fix this, before building beta4.
Posted on 28 Aug 2012, 16:31 - Category: Puppy - 6 Comments
I have applied those fixes. I also found a "-E" is needed for grep on one line, otherwise the search will always return nothing, in script functions4puppy4.
Explanation: a default grep expression treats "|" as just another string character, whereas extended-regular-expression treats it as a OR operation (latter is what we want).
Posted on 31 Aug 2012, 15:41 - Category: Woof - No comments
radeon_firmware 120813 (01micko)
gimp 2.8.2 (scabz)
PETS (18KB, 14KB, 9.6MB):
The Gimp PET includes 'babl' and 'gegl' dependencies, so nothing else needed to install.
01micko has been investigating problems with Radeon video on Precise Puppy beta3, and found firmware needed, see Forum thread:
Note, for further testing of Radeon video, I plan to upload a "beta4" tomorrow, with a non-PAE kernel, and KMS disabled.
Posted on 28 Aug 2012, 15:06 - Category: Puppy - No comments
Now, the icon of an already-installed package displays the /usr/local/lib/X11/mini-icons/mini-tick.xpm icon, also the string "(ALREADY INSTALLED)" is prefixed to the description field.
Also, the 'Examine dependencies' button is removed for an already-installed package. The package can still be installed however, in case there is a need to re-install it.
Posted on 27 Aug 2012, 22:54 - Category: Woof - No comments
Last three commits:
Posted on 26 Aug 2012, 15:42 - Category: Woof - No comments
I was involved in various other things for awhile, now back on developing the x86 Precise Puppy. Version 5.2.69 (beta3) is now available.
Download from here:
Beta3 has the 3.2.28 kernel, PAE-enabled. See blog post:
Note, I am thinking of releasing Precise Puppy final with this kernel, plus another build with a non-PAE kernel. The latter will suit some older CPUs, and I will also set the default for Radeon video to non-KMS, and build the SFS with gzip compression (rather than xz), again to suit older hardware.
Beta3 has been built from Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04.1 DEBs, plus many PETs that we have compiled ourselves. That is, I have used the latest DEBs from the recently-released Ubuntu Precise Pangolin upgrade (or Service Pack 1 if you want to call it that).
I am using beta3 right now, it looks good. We need a desktop background and a new theme for the RC...
Posted on 26 Aug 2012, 11:07 - Category: Puppy - 17 Comments
GetFlash 1.1 (shinobar)
Pburn 3.7.4 (zigbert)
pfilesearch 1.32 (zigbert)
NO Pfind 5.04 -- did not upgrade, zigbert's pet corrupted.
Pfind 5.01 (zigbert) -- note, removed trailing comma from pet.specs deps field.
Pmusic 2.6.5 (zigbert) -- note, slight modif. to pinstall.sh
Pprocess 2.3.2 9zigbert) -- note, removed trailing comma from pet.specs deps field.
I also added this DEB package to Precise Puppy:
Posted on 25 Aug 2012, 12:31 - Category: Puppy - 9 Comments
PETs uploaded (30KB, 15KB):
Posted on 24 Aug 2012, 18:07 - Category: Puppy - No comments