sub-100MB Wary 104

For those who have a thing about small puppies, I have built Wary 104 (Release Candidate) with less kernel drivers and without the Adobe Flash Player (easy to install).

The live-CD weighs in at 99.7MB:
md5sum: e5734fe950ec9b67e006c2b6859c1c22

Or, if you already have Wary 102, here is a delta file (20MB):
md5sum: 248a84290b7de2f229db68f2ecb4cee1

Note, be careful about mixing this with the full build on the same computer. Best to remove all traces of the other before testing this one.

Note, the kernel drivers pulled out are all the "big" analog modem, all true-SCSI, and a host of "exotic" drivers that most people are unlikely to need.

Posted on 22 Dec 2010, 14:41


Posted on 22 Dec 2010, 15:05 by Sage
S. Claus lands early.
Thanks a bunch, BK, a valuable contribution to landfill avoidance.

Posted on 22 Dec 2010, 17:16 by dogle
Very good move
The excission of Phlash is welcome, and logical:
- all-too-easy to install with good 'Net connection
- white elephant, otherwise.


Posted on 23 Dec 2010, 4:37 by joe.c
real puppy
Just in time for Christmas a real Puppy, thank you, thank you.
If it weighs more than 100mb it just ain't a Puppy to me. I know it is very difficult to meet that standard. Merry Christmas joe

Posted on 23 Dec 2010, 5:00 by rodin.s
testx and yaf-splash
One very small bug in xorgwizard. testx does not show vertical and horizontal frequencies in non-English locale. Because of dc in /usr/sbin/xinitrc_test. And that new /usr/X11R7/bin/yaf-splash does not understand utf-8 so Russian characters cannot be used. Have to use old one in /usr/sbin. But that new one looks better.

Posted on 23 Dec 2010, 5:39 by BarryK
re yaf-splash
/usr/X11R7/bin/yaf-splash is the old one, that has been in Puppy for a long time.

/usr/bin/yaf-splash is a symlink to gtkdialog-splash, and that is the newcomer, like within a year.

Ok, I will change xorgwizard to use the new yaf-splash.

Note, the old yaf-splash is used in many other scripts.

Posted on 23 Dec 2010, 15:27 by rodin.s
Thanks for answer. Now I understand. So I'll delete prefix /usr/X11R7/bin/ before yaf-splash in ppm scripts, connectwizard...
For xorgwizard it is needed to add LANG=C in /usr/sbin/xinitrc_test.

Posted on 24 Dec 2010, 6:15 by BarryK
re deleting old yaf-splash
No, you can't just delete it, as there are still several scripts that use it. It has a slightly different commandline syntax from the new yaf-splash.

Ideally, I should find all such scripts (most of them in latest Wary 104 have fixed path /usr/X11R7/bin/yaf-splash, so easy to find them), and modify them.

But, want to minimise changes for awhile, until Wary Final is out.

Anyway, I will do that LANG=C fix for xinitrc_test.

Posted on 24 Dec 2010, 10:47 by ozsouth
This is a very good one, Barry. Thanks.

Posted on 25 Dec 2010, 8:36 by scsijon
2 probs found
opening other partitions or mem devices is taking 3-10sec before directories shown, 102 was immediate.

ppm downloads, save not immediate install, are ending as .tar.gz not .pet.

otherwise best version so far.

merry christmas to all

Posted on 25 Dec 2010, 17:45 by BarryK
PPM fix
Thanks for reporting that bug, see fix:

Posted on 26 Dec 2010, 7:39 by gcmartin
Where do we report BUGS
Seems that there are 2 different WARYs (normal size and small). You may want to separate them and you may want to share in this blog where bugs should be reported.

Hope this helps

Posted on 27 Dec 2010, 6:24 by BarryK
Same place