• Arca Packages

    From Dave Yeo@21:1/5 to baden.kudrenecky@gmail.com on Sun Aug 13 22:30:02 2017
    baden.kudrenecky@gmail.com wrote:
    I am also curious about what changes 5.0.1 has? I
    am treading very tenderly with ArcaOS now, and I am
    waiting for the installer to allow installation in a
    500 MB partition, so at least I can 'easily' test
    things out. If the distribution was also available on
    CDR, that would also be a huge step in usability.

    5.0.1 mostly has installer fixes, better at figuring out your hardware.
    I doubt that there is ever going to be a version that installs on 500MB,
    it was hard enough convincing them to lower it to the current level. As
    for a CDR version, it's not that hard to remove various stuff that you
    don't need, but does mean creating a new ISO and being familiar with the
    DVD's organization.
    As for the newer packages, my guess is that the kernel is only licensed
    for ArcaOS. For ACPI, you should be able to reinstall the older WPI or
    restore from backup
    Dave

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  • From baden.kudrenecky@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Sun Aug 13 15:19:13 2017
    Hi:

    I was on the Arca WWW site the other day, and I
    noticed that they had several fixes, as well as the
    updated ArcaOS. So, I downloaded all the WPI files,
    and tried installing the fixes. As expected, the
    updated kernel wouldn't go on my eCS system, but the
    other fixes did.

    This is where I have an issue with these integrated
    package installers. How do I know what was installed,
    changed, or deleted? As luck had it, the boot process
    went repeatedly foobar in the middle of 'CHKDSK'. I
    guessed that the ACPI package was responsible, as after
    scraping around for changed files, and restoring what I
    thought was changed and deleted, I finally was able to
    boot again. Luckily?, it had installed a readme which
    stated the package was only suitable for ArcaOS, and
    what files were installed. However, it also deleted
    the entire ECS\ACPI directory. At the very least, the
    WWW site and WPI installer should warn about the
    install.

    I am also curious about what changes 5.0.1 has? I
    am treading very tenderly with ArcaOS now, and I am
    waiting for the installer to allow installation in a
    500 MB partition, so at least I can 'easily' test
    things out. If the distribution was also available on
    CDR, that would also be a huge step in usability.

    thanks,
    Baden

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  • From Robert Wolfe@21:1/5 to All on Thu Aug 17 03:02:37 2017
    I was on the Arca WWW site the other day, and I
    noticed that they had several fixes, as well as the
    updated ArcaOS. So, I downloaded all the WPI files,
    and tried installing the fixes. As expected, the
    updated kernel wouldn't go on my eCS system, but the
    other fixes did.

    Probably time to upgrade to Arca then. ;)

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  • From James J. Weinkam@21:1/5 to Dave Yeo on Wed Aug 30 14:43:28 2017
    Dave Yeo wrote:
    baden.kudrenecky@gmail.com wrote:
    I am also curious about what changes 5.0.1 has? I
    am treading very tenderly with ArcaOS now, and I am
    waiting for the installer to allow installation in a
    500 MB partition, so at least I can 'easily' test
    things out. If the distribution was also available on
    CDR, that would also be a huge step in usability.

    5.0.1 mostly has installer fixes, better at figuring out your hardware.
    I doubt that there is ever going to be a version that installs on 500MB, it was hard enough convincing them to lower it
    to the current level. As for a CDR version, it's not that hard to remove various stuff that you don't need, but does
    mean creating a new ISO and being familiar with the DVD's organization.
    As for the newer packages, my guess is that the kernel is only licensed for ArcaOS. For ACPI, you should be able to

    The information on the Arca Noae website explicitly states that the kernel update is only licensed for ArcaOS. It goes
    on to caution that acpi3.23.06 must be installed first.

    reinstall the older WPI or restore from backup
    Dave

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  • From Robert Wolfe@21:1/5 to All on Mon Sep 4 12:54:00 2017
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    Quoting message from James J. Weinkam to All
    [01:43 at 30-Aug-17]

    The information on the Arca Noae website explicitly states that the kernel update is only licensed for ArcaOS. It goes
    on to caution that acpi3.23.06 must be installed first.

    It also must be used with an SMP version of the kernel already installed. It will not work with a non-SMP version.
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  • From Steve Wendt@21:1/5 to baden.kudrenecky@gmail.com on Sat Sep 16 22:51:17 2017
    On 08/13/17 03:19 pm, baden.kudrenecky@gmail.com wrote:

    I am also curious about what changes 5.0.1 has?

    https://www.arcanoae.com/wp-content/uploads/wiki/ArcaOS-changes.txt

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