Release Candidates :: DSL v4.1RC3



Quote (dukkieduk @ Nov. 26 2007,04:05)
the file bootlocals.sh is moved to /opt .... BIGGE problemo ....

I wanted to upgrade from 0.7 to 4.0 on my harddrive install and i hit this problem:

root : hda1
/opt : hdb1 ( I run a webserver under opt , xampp )

normally I put 1 line in bootlocals.sh to mount /opt on hdb1 , but that's impossible now. Can you please move again bootlocals.sh to /usr/bin ?Or has it other reasons ?

In this way we can upgrade the harddisk version eassier... without everytime doing the job of installing again our appz in /opt ...
/etc/fstab is at every boot overwritten by knoppix ( which is good because I use softraid. also ...

/opt/bootlocal.sh has been used since 0.6.x as far as the notes go.
You can use the opt= cheatcode during boot instead, or use your own fstab.

Are you running a frugal or traditional installation?

But I think this should be placed in another thread, as this one should be used for RC testing.

Quote (dukkieduk @ Nov. 26 2007,01:05)
Hey Robert,

MAYDAY.....

the file bootlocals.sh is moved to /opt .... BIGGE problemo ....

I wanted to upgrade from 0.7 to 4.0 on my harddrive install and i hit this problem:

root : hda1
/opt : hdb1 ( I run a webserver under opt , xampp )

normally I put 1 line in bootlocals.sh to mount /opt on hdb1 , but that's impossible now. Can you please move again bootlocals.sh to /usr/bin  ?Or has it other reasons ?

In this way we can upgrade the harddisk version eassier... without everytime doing the job of installing again our appz in /opt ...
/etc/fstab is at every boot overwritten by knoppix ( which is good because I use softraid. also ...
Do you have another solution ?

Kind regards and keep up the good work.

The bootlocal.sh has been under /opt/ since v0.6!
The reason was that is a writable area on legacy booted liveCD/frugal systems.

Apparently you are running a traditional hard drive installed system, so you don't have such limitiations. /opt/bootlocal.sh is called from /etc/rc5.d/S99bootlocal so you could move it to where you wish. Since you state you are running v0.7 and bootlocal.sh is under /opt since v0.6 perhaps you had moved in the past.

Traditional hard drive installations has never been the main goal of DSL. So there is no update procedure for such.

Adding the boot time option of nofstab to your boot loader append section will prevent the recreation and thus overriding of your custom fstab.

Many users run xampp without such issues with DSL. There is even an xampp chapter in the "The Official Damn Small Linux" book.

Quote (meo @ Nov. 26 2007,06:59)
Hi Robert!

It seems as DSL at boottime looks for myDSL apps and myDSL optional apps two times and the result is duplicated in the menu. I discovered this on dsl-4.1RC3-embedded. Hope it's of any use. By the way what rootCommand is necessary to make a fluxbox style also change the background? In RC2 xsri worked well but not in RC3.

Thanks for all and have fun,
meo

meo, please post the output of 'showbootcodes' so I can try to duplicate.

There was no change in the use of xsri from RC2 to RC3. The use of xsri in the window manager include file is for window manager independence. If you only use one particular window manger then you can always choose to use its specific implementation thus giving it control of the background. As I have previously discussed there are several systems competing for control of the background, dfm, the window manager, and .xinitrc. It is your choice to grant control to any one of these systems, afterall all of them are in your home directory for you to edit. If I had the option to use an integrated desktop then this would not be an issue. If I had to support only one window manager, then it would be less of an issue. The rootCommand in fluxbox itself has two places, one in the .init file the other in the particular style. The rootCommand in fluxbox does nothing more than to call xsri, actually is accepts many command but utilimately xsri does the work.

Since I am faced with supporting two included window managers and open for many others, the tool to set the background color or wallpaper image will of course write to the common supported area; the window manager include file.



Hi again Robert!

I only issued the following commands: dsl fromhd=/dev/sda1 frugal noicons norestore desktop=fluxbox xsetup and that's it. I used a cd (DSL 4.0) to start the pendrive.

Thanks for the response and have fun,
meo

Thanks guys,

I think I was in panic, But those things happens.... when shit happens...

Anyway, I learned today that I need to follow this forum again more closely....
I will try the options you gave, I lost may credability but I didn't lost the trust in DSL !! it's still rocks on my pc's....

I know the harddisk install is not supported, but it's just such a great distro that i can't resist it.  ( read: I love it )

Thanks for the clear answers in such a short time I will follow those rules.

Kind regards
Dukkieduk

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