PET uploads

Pfind 5.04 (zigbert)
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.

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Precise Puppy 5.2.69 (beta3)

Precise Puppy beta2 was released on June 6, 2012, see blog announcement:

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...

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Various updates

I am getting ready to build Precise Puppy beta3, so doing an update of various packages:

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
Pprocess 2.3.2 9zigbert) -- note, removed trailing comma from pet.specs deps field.

I also added this DEB package to Precise Puppy:


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usb-modeswitch 1.2.4

Rerwin has upgraded usb-modeswitch to version 1.2.4 (my latest PET was 1.2.1). He has also enhanced the '' script to make some customizations that I had previously done manually. I just made one tiny change to

Forum post:

PETs uploaded (30KB, 15KB):

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Forum member 666philb has created this:

Great, he has created a PET for Precise Puppy, so I have uploaded it. So, it will be in the PPM for beta3.

PET (2.8MB):

There's not much in that 'precise puppy' repo yet, but it will grow. Especially as it is likely Precise Puppy is going to be a Long Term Supported release.

There are some other PETs compiled for Precise Puppy, announced on the Forum, I will see if I can add some of these over the next couple of days.

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Linux kernel 3.2.28

I compiled the 3.2.27 kernel only a couple of days ago:

I have configured the 3.2.28 kernel the same, except enabled some more digital radio/tv drivers, plus enabled KMS by-default for Radeon and Intel i915 video. I also enabled the Intel i810 driver -- never noticed that one before.

PETs, for Woof developers (834KB, 23.3MB):


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Precise Puppy schedule

Vicmz expressed confusion over what is the "official" Precise Puppy.

Ok, I just looked through the Puppy Forum. I see the point of confusion, oldyeller's "Precise final" thread here:
And "Precise 5.3.0" thread here:

That's fine, but it doesn't mean they are "official", just puplets that someone is building.

There is a lot of interest in Precise Puppy. My "absence" while working on the ARM boards does not mean that Precise Puppy got neglected -- not really, as I made many improvements to Woof that apply to both ARM and x86 builds.

Anyway, as I am back working on the x86 Precise Puppy, I guess that I should make a definite statement about where I am going with this, and make a commitment.

The thread for my beta releases is here:

I am reading through this thread, currently at about page 17. When I release beta3, feedback will continue on the same thread.

So yeah, it is probably best to keep it going to RC and final release, so that will become the official Precise Puppy. Others can then bring out puplet variants as they desire.

At my current pace, not sure when beta3 will be out, maybe Sunday or Monday. Any suggestions, please post to my "beta" thread.

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Sylpheed 3.2

Sylpheed in Ubuntu Precise Pangolin is compiled for GTK3, which unfortunately is the case for many applications. As we only have GTK2 in Precise Puppy, we have to compile it ourselves.

However, we found this quite difficult to do. This is because Debian and Ubuntu remove many of the .la files from /lib and /usr/lib. These files are in the original installation when compiled from source, however they don't put them into their DEBs.

I think that the reason for this is their "multi-architecture", where they put libraries into special directories.
Personally, I am inclined to the view that this multi-architecture stuff is bad news. Create a distro for one architecture, and be done with it. Trying to support different architectures, say i486 and i686, in the same distro causes so many complications.

Such as the .la files not working, hence they have to be left out. Some source packages, such as Sylpheed, need some .la files, and as they don't exist, compile fails.

I have created a PET '0hack1_precise_dev' in which I created the .la files needed for Sylpheed to compile, and this will be in the 'devx' of the next Precise Puppy (beta3).

Here are the Sylpheed PETs (671KB, 1.3MB, 167KB, 1.3MB):

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GtkHash 0.6.0

Forum member Billtoo reported that GtkHash in Precise Puppy beta2 does not work. This is from the official Ubuntu repository.

Billtoo has recompiled it, and it now works. Billtoo's post:

I have uploaded the PETs (40KB, 8KB):

GtkHash home page:

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puppyClock timing tools

Forum member don570 has created puppyClock:

I have uploaded the PET to the 'noarch' repo on (18KB):

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