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Quirky 6.1.3 released

January 12, 2014 — BarryK
I thought that I had the snapshot "disappearing misc folder" bug licked. But, it came back. Oh well.

Quirky 6.1.3 has just one change, a fix for the Snapshot Manager. I discovered, when recovering a snapshot, that /usr/X11R7/lib/X11/fonts/misc disappeared again, making ycalc and rxvt inoperable.

For now, only the Service Packs are available:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/x86/packages/pet_packages-quirky6/service_pack-6.0.1_TO_6.1.3-quirky6.pet
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/x86/packages/pet_packages-quirky6/service_pack-6.1_TO_6.1.3-quirky6.pet
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/x86/packages/pet_packages-quirky6/service_pack-6.1.1_TO_6.1.3-quirky6.pet
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/x86/packages/pet_packages-quirky6/service_pack-6.1.2_TO_6.1.3-quirky6.pet

I recommend deleting any prior snapshots, that is, just wipe everything inside /audit/snapshots.

Comments

The full Quirky 6.1.3 files are available here:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/x86/quirky-6.1.3/

The Release Notes, with installation instructions, are here:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/x86/quirky-6.1/release-Quirky-6.1.htm

There do seem to be issues with using the 'install-quirky-to-drive.sh' script on many Linux distros. Mostly the problem is lack of 'f2fs' support. The 'f2fs-tools' package can be installed, if you have a recent Linux.

The only versions of Puppy that I have tested do work, are Precise 5.7.1 and Quirky 6.x.

If you don't have a suitable Linux, or even no Linux installation at all, there is the 8GB image file.

Or, the 'install-quirky-to-partition.sh' should work with most Linuxes, though of course you will need to have a spare HD partition with Linux filesystem. And GRUB or some boot manager setup.

http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/x86/quirky-6.1.4/

http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/x86/packages/pet_packages-quirky6/devx-6.1.4-quirky.pet

Tags: quirky, linux