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2019-01-17Slackware Live Edition: version Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2019-01-17Follow the Slackware init with respect to readonly root on boot Eric Hameleers1-3/+0
The live init script creates a /etc/fastboot file to prevent any file system check on boot. This is cleaner than hacking rc.S and failing.
2019-01-05Slackware Live Edition: version Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2019-01-05KDE4: take care of changes in search/semantic backends Eric Hameleers1-5/+10
- virtuoso-ose is no longer part of Slackware. - akonadi backend to be used is now called SQLITE instead of SQLITE3
2018-09-09Slackware Live Edition: version Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
The fairly large version bump is warranted because this is the first release to support zstd compression. The resulting ISO will boot to a usable desktop environment almost twice as fast as previous releases of liveslak. THe runtime behaviour will also be a lot snappier. This should make a lot of people happy. Note that I have to keep the XFCE ISO xz-compressed to keep its size below 703 MB. The other ISOs will use zstd compression, adding roughly 10% to the ISO size but speeding up the Live OS with 60% or more.
2018-09-04Make the default language of the Live ISO configurable Eric Hameleers1-11/+49
Added a new parameter to '' script: -l <localization> For example, create a liveslak ISO with dutch as the default language instead of US english: # ./ -l nl Using this parameter you can onfigure a different default language for the resulting ISO image. The default localization if you do not supply this parameter remains "us" as before. The boot menu offers a selection of other languages/localizations to pick from (currently you can select any of 'be br da gb de de_ch es fr fr_ch it ja nl pt ru se us') but now you can create your own brand of liveslak ISO with your own language as the default.
2018-09-04XFCE: some more pruning of large files to keep ISO size below 703 MB Eric Hameleers1-2/+20
2018-09-01Finish the zstd compression implementation in liveslak Eric Hameleers1-20/+35
The new zstd compression support for squashfs modules allows for a much snappier system because zstd decompression is 5 times faster than that of xz (see, but at the expense of ISO sizes that are at least 10% bigger. The latter means that we have to do some more pruning of the XFCE and PLASMA5 images to make these fit in a CDROM and DVD image, respectively. Here are some initial benchmarks with PLASMA5 Live ISO images, booting in QEMU (times are in minutes:seconds): Stage ZSTD XZ --------------------------------------- Boot to runlevel 4 start 0:39 0:50 SDDM Login Manager visible 0:55 1:26 Plasma5 desktop ready 1:42 3:17 I also tested two of the bigger applications, measuring the time between entering the command in a terminal and having a usable application window: Stage ZSTD XZ ---------------------------------------- LO Writer window visible 0:17 0:34 Chromium window visible 0:09 0:14 It is obvious that a big Desktop Environment like Plasma5 where a lot of binaries have to be loaded from their squashfs modules benefits a lot from zstd, because after booting, the Plasma5 DE is available in roughly 53% of the time it takes when using xz compression. Zstd support in squashfs was added to Linux kernel 4.14. That means, no customimzation of Slackware is required to make the Live OS work from zstd-compressed squashfs modules. In order to *create* these zstd-compressed squashfs modules, you will need some custom packages at the moment, until they get added to Slackware-current: zstd and a rebuild squashfs-tools to add the lacking zstd support to mksqhashfs/unsquashfs.
2018-09-01XFCE: some more pruning to manage the ISO back below CDROM max size Eric Hameleers1-1/+3
2018-09-01When installing local packages from subdir, use 'upgradepkg' Eric Hameleers1-1/+2
The old use of 'installpkg' prevented upgrading an already present package while 'upgradepkg --install-new' allows for all options.
2018-09-01XFCE: update the package list so that the ISO stays below CDROM size Eric Hameleers1-2/+2
Also, split 'x_base' into 'noxbase' and 'x_base' so that in future we can create a 'rescue' option using just 'min' and 'noxbase'.
2018-08-26Add zstd compression support for squashfs modules Eric Hameleers1-7/+31
This will provide compression ratios approaching those of xz, while achieving decompression rations similar to lzo (5 times faster than xz). We will need to have a zstd package in Slackware first, and then rebuild squashfs-tools to add zstd support.
2018-08-26Rename some variables in anticipation of adding zstd compression support Eric Hameleers1-7/+7
2018-08-05SLACKWARE: disable baloo Eric Hameleers1-0/+8
2018-08-05Slackware Live Edition: version Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2018-08-05Add modules in alphabetical order, because that is how they are assembled Eric Hameleers1-6/+6
2018-06-27XFCE: keep the ISO size below 700 MB while adding required packages Eric Hameleers1-1/+5
2018-06-25Slackware Live Edition: version Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2018-06-25Use correct 'ktown' URL in slackpkgplus.conf Eric Hameleers1-4/+15
If we use 'testing' repository to get the Plasma 5 packages, then the slackpkg/slackpkg+ configuration should reference that 'testing' URL as well, to avoid confusion when the user runs 'slackpkg upgrade-all'.
2018-06-24Slackpkg started requiring opt-in to using it on slackware-current Eric Hameleers1-0/+6
2018-06-15Add grep match colorization to the user profile Eric Hameleers1-0/+4
2018-05-10Slackware Live Edition: version Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2018-05-10XFCE: try to increase compression rate a bit Eric Hameleers1-0/+9
2018-03-31Adapt to new behaviour of glibc-zoneinfo and the timeconfig script Eric Hameleers1-2/+3
2018-03-15XFCE: more tricks to reduce ISO size. Eric Hameleers1-2/+5
2018-03-15XFCE: rename xbase.lst to x_base.lst Eric Hameleers1-2/+2
The order in which the squashfs modules were created should be respected when they are re-assembled to an overlay filesystem. The assembly is done in lexicographical order - therefore xbase.lst needed to be renamed to x_base.lst. Failing to adhere to the original assembly order causes weirdness. In my case it meant that the complete directory /usr/share/applications as contained in xapbase.lst was invisible in the resulting overlay, causing near-empty menus in XFCE. Also added several packages to x_base.lst that are now part of Slackware.
2018-03-14Slackware Live Edition: version Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2018-03-12Add user 'live' to group 'input' Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
Group membership of 'input' is needed to access input devices that are exposed through libinput (touch devices are only exposed through libinput) and seems to be a requirement for Wayland.
2018-03-12Remove unneeded firmware files to reduce the XFCE ISO size Eric Hameleers1-0/+4
2018-02-10Slackware Live Edition: version Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2018-02-09PLASMA5: no longer apply 'kde4plasma5' package list Eric Hameleers1-1/+2
There are no KDE4 packages left in the latest Plasma 5 releases.
2018-01-19Slackware Live Edition: version Eric Hameleers1-2/+2
2017-12-23Slackware Live Edition: version Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2017-11-22Slackware Live Edition: version Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2017-11-22Add support for removing packages in a subsequent squashfs module Eric Hameleers1-32/+40
A pkglist has a certain syntax: - Lines starting with '#' are considered comments and are ignored. - Empty lines will be ignored. - A line not containing '%' is considered to name a single package to install/upgrade. - Two strings separated by '%' are considered as 'old' and 'new' package where the old package will be upgraded by the new package. This is useful in situations where the package names differ (udev -> eudev). - One string with '%' at the end is considered a package removal request. The string in front of the '%' is the package name to be removed. This syntax was added in liveslak-
2017-11-22PLASMA5: set QtWebkit as the Konqueror rendering engine if available Eric Hameleers1-0/+11
2017-11-22Show information about CDROM and DVD media sizes at the end Eric Hameleers1-0/+2
This way you can check in a pinch whether your new ISO will fit or not.
2017-11-22XFCE: some pruning was required to make the ISO fit on a CDROM medium Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2017-11-22Add CACert root certificates to the Live OS and browsers Eric Hameleers1-0/+82
CACert should be a trusted CA to avoid discomforting warnings about 'untrusted' certificate when visiting my future blog location.
2017-10-26PLASMA5: duh... forgot a slash Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2017-10-25PLASMA5: support Wayland session in SDDM Eric Hameleers1-2/+5
2017-10-14Slackware Live Edition: version Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2017-10-01Slackware Live Edition: version Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2017-10-01XFCE: make a bit more room in the ISO for python3 Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2017-09-19Slackware Live Edition: version Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2017-09-19Add, a script to tweak the Live USB stick. Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
Purpose: to update the content of a Slackware Live USB stick. accepts the following parameters: -b|--nobackup Do not try to backup original kernel and modules. -d|--devices List removable devices on this computer. -h|--help This help. -i|--init <filename> Replacement init script. -k|--kernel <filename> The kernel file (or package). -m|--kmoddir <name> The kernel modules directory (or package). -n|--netsupport Add network boot support if not yet present. -o|--outdev <filename> The device name of your USB drive. -p|--persistence Move persistent data into new Live module. -r|--restore Restore previous kernel and modules. -s|--scan Scan for insertion of new USB device instead of providing a devicename (using option '-o'). -v|--verbose Show verbose messages. -w|--wait<number> Add <number> seconds wait time to initialize USB.
2017-09-19Add dhcpcd to the initrd always Eric Hameleers1-6/+6
Dhcpcd is for NFS root support. Adding it outside of the network kernel module loop allows us to update the kernel modules separately and more easily.
2017-09-19PLASMA5: remove the non-functional Wayland sesion from the dropdown Eric Hameleers1-0/+2
2017-09-19XFCE: remove some more files to keep the ISO file size below limit Eric Hameleers1-0/+1
The XFCE ISO is meant to fit on a CDROM medium. CDROM ISO images must be at most 737.280.000 bytes (703 MB).
2017-09-10Prefer syslinux files available on the computer. Eric Hameleers1-0/+3
We will use our own copy of syslinux files only as a fallback, because it is safer to use the versions of files that come with syslinux on the computer which runs