4.3beta2 schedule, updated

Some major bugs have been fixed, and things are looking pretty good.

Just to let you know, I'm currently thinking of uploading 4.3beta2 in a couple of days. Let's say, Saturday or Sunday.

Posted on 3 Sep 2009, 17:30


Posted on 3 Sep 2009, 17:54 by paulh
Upgrade path
from someone running a 430beta1 frugally with plenty of installed packages and some changes to make it run on an Aspire One ...
... is the upgrade path as simple as copying across the new kernel, sfs and initrd.gz and rebooting? Or will I need to install the new release to a usb stick and reboot from that and then use the universal installer ?

Posted on 3 Sep 2009, 18:37 by BarryK
Frugal upgrade
Yep, just copy across those three files and you have upgraded!

Of course, it's easy to get them out of the live-cd iso file -- just click on it and it gets mounted.

Posted on 3 Sep 2009, 18:41 by BarryK
Frugal upgrade
One word of caution, be careful about deleting the old -423.sfs file as it may be in use, if you are running from the frugal installation. After you have rebooted with the upgrade, then delete the old .sfs file.

Posted on 4 Sep 2009, 2:09 by mysticmarks
Could you post the code for the init decompress/compress? I'm tinkering with a bit more for inclusion. I also want to know if you have looked at imedia linux. It has a few tools that puppy might like to knibble on(great tiny pkg mngr; and if you get looking, an interesting approach to arch at boot that seems could be adapted for puppy). Its using jwm, and has uncanny puppyish tooling and file size(based on just one arch multi select arch at boot?!).

Posted on 4 Sep 2009, 7:46 by BarryK
expanding initrd.gz
The script in Woof that creates the initrd.gz:

cd initrd-tree
find . | ../cpio -o -H newc | gzip -9 > ../initrd.gz

As to the other way, I need to recall how. Like this I think...

gunzip -c initrd.gz | cpio -i -d