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Quirky Tahr 6.0.3 released

February 10, 2014 — BarryK
Another bug-fix release of Quirky Tahr 6.0!

Full announcement and release notes here:

The main file to download (174.2MB):

And grab one of the installation scripts, '' or '' from here:

Or, there is the ready-to-go 8GB image (179.5MB):

Read here if you require detailed install instructions:

cups bug
After starting to upload 6.0.3, I discovered that the Ubuntu (or Debian) developers have fragmented the 'cups' package still further. They have done this in the last few days, split out two new DEBs:


These are missing from 6.0.3, and you may need to use the Package Manager to install them, before printing will work.

These packages have split out files from /usr/lib/cups/filter:

pdftoipprinter pdftopdf pdftops pdftoraster rastertopclx

commandtops gziptoany pstops

I don't know why they have done this, but anyway, we have to live with it.
Quirky Tahr is built from Ubuntu Trusty Tahr DEBs, and these are only at alpha stage, so we have to expect changes.

Trusty Tahr
Ubuntu Trusty Tahr, version 14.04, is due for release on April 17, 2014.

As that date draws closer, the DEB packages should start to freeze-up, and we won't get surprises like the above.

It will be good, Quirky Tahr should be in a very mature state by then!

I might release Quirky Tahr 6.1 to coincide with Ubuntu's official release of 14.04.


Note that the Xorg Video Wizard, script 'xorgwizard', is partly broken in all earlier Quirky builds. This includes "Quirky T2" and Quirky Tahr.

It still had some "Puppy stuff" in it, that is no longer appropriate.

One example, the 'pupdesk.flg' mechanism is no longer relevant, and has been removed. The scripts 'quicksetup' and '/root/.profile' required editing.

Script 'xorgwizard' (actually, xorgwizard-cli) should now work as intended.

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