Another year of blogging comes to an end. It has been quite full of *BSD stuff so that I'd even say: Regarding this blog it has been a BSD year. This was not actually planned but isn't a real surprise, either. I've not given up on Linux (which I use on a daily basis as … Continue reading Top things that I missed in 2015
Happy Easter, everyone! Guess it's about time I admit that my previous post was just an april fools, right? It's been 20 days already after all! Well, there are reasons why I couldn't do it. Two actually, if you disregard obstacles due to real life! Keyboard issues The first one is that I'm currently trying … Continue reading Eerie Linux and Musl libc
Those of you who follow the development of Linux for embedded devices (or simply older hardware) will probably have noticed, that eglibc is effectively dead. According to their website "EGLIBC is no longer developed and such goals are now being addressed directly in GLIBC."! E5 and eglibc Arch:E5 was built to be a bit lighter … Continue reading Arch:E5 ditches eglibc and goes for musl libc!
Finally I found some time to update and expand E5 a bit. The biggest news is surely the release of the e5-x11, e5-gtk and e5-fltk repositories. On the top of that packages have been updated and more than 80 new ones added (mostly to extra). This update also fixes a few issues that E5 had … Continue reading Arch:E5 update and more repos (x11, gtk, fltk)
Today more e5 repositories have been made available to the public. Most notably: e5-default, e5-devel and e5-extra. Also the linux-libre-lts kernel in e5-skel has been updated from minor version 27 to 29. New to E5? You may want to read this and this post first! An experimental Arch system While a minimal working E5 system … Continue reading More e5 repositories available (default, devel, extra)
The first public Arch:e5 repository is available now! If you have no idea what E5 is, you may want to take a look at the post Announcing Arch:E5! first. About one month passed and I just made the skel (or "skeleton") repository available. It can be used to pacstrap a fairly minimal Arch:e5 installation. I'll … Continue reading First public Arch:e5 repository published
Merry Christmas, everybody! I've been very busy the last couple of weeks. Time to reveal what I've been silently cooking up during that period of time: Welcome to "Arch Linux Epoch 5" or - in short - Arch:E5. What is it? It's basically a handful of repositories which allow pacstrapping a clean Arch:E5 system or … Continue reading Announcing Arch:E5!
In the previous two posts I showed how to install ConnOS (website here, will vanish at the end of 2013!) and demonstrated how to update a few important system components. Today we're in for more updating fun: We'll be rebuilding the whole compiler toolchain and replace the pretty ancient versions available on ConnOS with far … Continue reading The compiler toolchain – updating an old Linux system pt.3
The previous post introduced ConnochaetOS, a nice i586 Linux-libre desktop distro which is now dead. Not having received any updates for a long time makes it the ideal target for a little (?) exercise: Updating an old Linux distro which has missed a lot of important changes! While the previous post showed how to install, … Continue reading Sudo and package manager – updating an old Linux system pt.2
Surprise, surprise! Today we have a topic very different from what I guessed it to be. I'm going to write about the process of updating an old Linux system (which is in fact rather challenging due to the fact that so many things changed in the time that has passed). Updating an old Linux system … Continue reading ConnochaetOS – An example of updating an old Linux system pt.1