Racy progress report

Racy is now getting his turn...

I have compiled the 3.0.4 kernel. Some scripts in Woof need to be fixed for a 3.x kernel, so far I have fixed 3builddistro support/findpkgs, and rootfs-skeleton/usr/sbin/bootmanager.

Shinobar recently reported a problem with Aufs when booting from USB drive and installing a PET. This coincided with an announcement of a new version of Unionfs. We have tried Unionfs many times in the past, and have had problems, and ended up going back to Aufs. But, I decided to give Unionfs another go. This 3.0.4 kernel is using Unionfs.

I have done a frugal install of Racy built with 3.0.4 kernel and Unionfs. Running it now, so far so good!

Next thing to do is modify /usr/sbin/snapmergepuppy to work optimally with Unionfs, then I will test booting off a USB Flash drive. Fun!


Posted on 15 Oct 2011, 10:27


Comments:

Posted on 15 Oct 2011, 13:19 by DaveS
Printing Borked
I am really looking forward to this as Racy is the best performing Puppy EVER on my laptop, but could you please fix printing? Same problem with Wary final.http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=573210#573210
These are the first Puppies ever from which I cannot print.


Posted on 15 Oct 2011, 17:27 by BarryK
Re Printing borked
DaveS,
Actually, /usr/lib/cups/filter/pdftops is a symlink that I put in after discussion with rcrsn51.

Could you try two things:

1. delete that symlink. Then try printing.

2. replace the symlink with the actual file, that is, copy it from /usr/bin/pdftops. Then try printing again.



Posted on 15 Oct 2011, 18:53 by rodin.s
/usr/sbin/filemnt
Also /usr/sbin/filemnt needs to be changed and it would be greate if it could mount xz sfs image.


Posted on 15 Oct 2011, 18:59 by mories
Other scripts for 3.0.x
Very interesting to move to this new version of the kernel.

rodin.s indicates other scripts that need to be modified
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=566116&search_id=706108910#566116.

Should also review the new settings for some modules. eg. ath9k
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=572367&search_id=2059759794#572367



Posted on 16 Oct 2011, 8:01 by BarryK
filemnt
Thanks, I have fixed /usr/sbin/filemnt.



Posted on 16 Oct 2011, 8:56 by 01micko
filemnt
Barry
Can you please post the new script? (or a diff will do) I'll whack it in Slacko.