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RE: slink_cd v 1.02 - i386 - (PATCH INCLUDED) install notes

On Sat, 16 Jan 1999, Jim Westveer wrote:

>I made a set of disks with 1.02+patches, and installed
>a several new systems in the last few days.  
>In all but one case, I installed everything from the 
>slink#1 alone, as they were simple file/mail/http servers.
>The only exception was my friend "sendmail" who did not make
>the cut to the first disk. (just my personal preference)

OK. It's possibly a candidate for being moved to the first CD as well.
It's probably going to be commonly used enough to warrant that. And it's
only fairly small. If there are any other packages that people think
should go on CD 1, please let me know...

>I used the preselected options, to set up everything, and
>all went well.  At least the i386 disks are almost ready
>for prime time!

:-) Good...

>X  ..  Humm.  when selecting xbase, it forgets things like
>gpm, fonts, a window manager....  but that is another story.
 ^^^ gpm and X?

There are a few things missing atm from the X setup by the looks of it -
I've seen several bugs flying around.

>Using 1.02+patches I built:
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     576794624 Jan 16 13:58 slink1.raw
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     560902144 Jan 16 14:04 slink2.raw
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     603205632 Jan 16 14:09 slink3.raw
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     592975872 Jan 16 14:15 slink4.raw
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     516722688 Jan 16 14:20 slink5.raw
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     472111104 Jan 16 15:21 slink1.raw
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     407144448 Jan 16 15:24 slink2.raw
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     602345472 Jan 16 15:27 slink3.raw
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     592115712 Jan 16 15:31 slink4.raw
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     393701376 Jan 16 15:33 slink5.raw
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     564463616 Jan 16 16:39 slink1.raw
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     461035520 Jan 16 16:44 slink2.raw
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     601425920 Jan 16 16:50 slink3.raw
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     591196160 Jan 16 16:56 slink4.raw
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     416501760 Jan 16 16:59 slink5.raw
>Although m68k and Alpha pass the "sanity" test, I have no
>access to machines to test them with.

OK, all look reasonably sized at least.

>What exactly might the purpose of "single_disk" be?
>As I could not get it to work in any of the many
>ways I tried...might this be a "rool you own" distribution?

No... It should create a single standalone version of CD 1 that will
contain the standard set of packages specified to go there but will not
reference things on the other discs - no Packages.cd files that mention
them, etc.

>It seems that it is looking for a "slink1" file that is not there.
>Or is this a instance of "this page intentionally left blank";-)

??? At what point? I haven't tested the single_disk option for a few days,
but it worked for me earlier in the week.

Steve McIntyre, CURS CCE, Cambridge, UK.         stevem@chiark.greenend.org.uk
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