Forum: Site News
Topic: DSL v3.4.2
started by: roberts
Posted by roberts on Sep. 04 2007,04:06A second minor release for DSL v.3.4 is now available.
Change Log for DSL v.3.4.2
* Update minirt24.gz, replaced waitusb function with sleep
* Corrected cloop module in minirt24.gz in initrd edition - now 64 cloops in the initrd edition.
* Updated Standard boot floppy with the new minirt24.gz
* New netcardconf.lua
* Updated getman/man url
* Updated .torsmo_ip to fetch ethernet device from /proc
Frugal installations need to use the 'upgrade' option or copy over the new minirt24.gz
New .torsmo_ip, likely in your backup should be copied from /etc/skel/
Posted by Juanito on Sep. 05 2007,11:28Not a big deal I know, but I discovered what looks to be a couple of spurious/obsolete files whilst I was working on scanning:
A whole 61 bytes plus the size of the files in /knoppix could be saved by deleting these
Posted by roberts on Sep. 06 2007,21:33Noted. Thanks, I will take every 60 bytes you can find.
Posted by gruntus on Sep. 10 2007,01:23G'day,
Just a quick query: Is the home page for DSL still supposed to be updated with the current version number? The home page still shows 3.4.1 (and 4.0RC1)
Posted by roberts on Sep. 10 2007,05:32Thanks. Site home page now updated.
Posted by yangmusa on Sep. 11 2007,05:39I updated my frugal install from 3.4 to 3.4.2 by replacing the KNOPPIX file and the minirt24.gz file mentioned above. My machine boots up fine, so I'm guessing everything is as it should be.
I just wanted to check if I need to replace any preference files, or pass any special boot options, to make sure that my old settings don't overwrite the new settings from 3.4.2?
EDIT: the reason I wonder if I missed something, is that the OP says there's an update to Torsmo related to reading IP address. On my desktop, Torsmo still reports "Host: box" and no IP address.
Sorry if this is an obvious question - this is my first DSL upgrade.
Posted by Juanito on Sep. 11 2007,06:02It sounds like your backup overwrote the new /home/dsl/.torsmorc file from /etc/skel
You could either boot with the "norestore" option or boot as usual and then copy the files named in the change log/release notes from /etc/skel
Posted by roberts on Sep. 11 2007,06:13It is just one file that needs to be updated: .torsmo_ip
Just copy it, e.g.,
cp /etc/skel/.torsmo_ip /home/dsl/.
Posted by yangmusa on Sep. 11 2007,18:20Thanks - it all works now.
I should of course have read any release notes. I saw the original email, and checked < http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/notes.html > & < http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/damnsmall/current/ >
Is there somewhere else I should have checked for specific release notes?
Posted by roberts on Sep. 11 2007,19:04When I post that I have made a new release or release candidate, I usually also post the files and/or directories that need to be updated.
Sometimes, it is in the second post. Always, check the Site News and Release Candidate for the specific version/edition that you have.