[gobolinux-users] My new "distro"...
meier.andy at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 11 19:02:37 NZDT 2013
first to say: yes it is interesting me!! I am long-time with Linux, and open for new ideas.
But I am kind of n00b and therefore, functionality is important for me, and therefore
I stuck with Ubuntu :-)
IMHO, it would be genius to combine new ideas with the performance of Ubuntu...
means: should also be possible to use any kind of .deb package, HW (printer!) drivers
I like to try anything, if this is possible without to much of tinkering... :-)
On Wednesday, 11 December 2013 8:42 AM, Viola Zoltán <violazoli at gmail.com> wrote:
Hi everybudy... :)
Finally, It is succeeded to me, to create a new working "release" of a "gobo-fork"... The name: "KISS". Of course, the "KISS" is an abbreviation of the "Keep It Simple, Stupid".
This "distro" is NO compatible with the original GoboLinux! It has a little bit different directory-structure.
All links depend at the "root-link", named "_". This is in the / dir, and it present the actual/proper "root" directory of the current KISS-release!
_ -> Releases/2014
Every other links in the / , point/show across/via the _ link:
/root -> _U/root
/home -> _/U
(The root no in the U directory, because with this technique it is possible the full U directory to placed a different partition.)
/bin, /sbin -> _/S/L/E
/lib -> _/S/L/Y
/usr -> _/usr
/var -> _/S/V
/boot -> _/S/Kernel/Boot
/etc -> _/S/O
As You can see, I use mostly just only single characters for the directory names. This is easy to written scripts. The cheaf names:
P = Programs
L = Links
E = Executables
Y = Libraries (librarY)
H = Headers
T = share ("The Others")
S = System
O = Settings ("Options")
V = Variables
F = Files
U = Users
C = the .pc files (I hate all...)
X = libeXec files
D = documents
subdirectories of D:
I = info pages
M = manual pages
doc = other docs
The significance of this "_", that you no must have other own partition to a new release of this "KISS" distro! Just unpack it to a new subdir under /Releases dir, change the "/_" link to this dir, and you can use it, and if you not like the new release, you can easily "downgrade" it, with the back-writing of the "/_" link!
Under the P dir, every programs is in its own subdirectory, of course, like as the GoboLinux, under the version-subdir. For ekzample:
But, not the "Current" link show the current version of the program, but the "-" link! The function of this link is same as the known "Current" link, just the name changed to the "minus" character. This makes easy to write colorizing script, need check just 1 character, and this char different as the "_" character in the / dir.
The links in the /_/S/L tree show across/over/via the "-" link! This is other method as in the original GoboLinux. For ekzample:
# ls -l bash
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 dec 9 17.59 bash -> /_/P/Bash/-/bin/bash
In the /_/P/programname/version dir the shared files findable in the Shared dir, but the "share" link show not to the "Shared" (./Shared), but the full /_/S/L/T dir!
Otherwise, I not use the original GoboLinux scripts. The Python-dependency is for me UNACCEPTABLE! I wrote other, own scripts in place of the "SymlinkProgram", "PrepareProgram", "RemoveBroken", and "ColorMake". There are mostly ordinary bash-scripts, in a few case with a little bit C program... Because, in the beginning phase of the system-building from scratch, I not have python, of course! But bash and C-compiler in the temporary system, yes.
My actual/current "release" has the following major working progs:
- all, present in the LFS 7.4 book. (Please understand: LFS, and NOT the BLFS!)
- Python ( :( - I hate it... )
- the complett Xorg, but not all Xorg drivers. But easy to compile the missing drivers to this X, because the X in my distro NOT in 1 subdir with all component, but every part is in its own different subdir, for ekzample:
The X work in my system, with my 32 bits Lenovo ThinkPad T61 laptop.
I have working TWM and DWM window managers, XTerm and Urxvt. But the final configuration of this X not finished yet, because I no written xorg.conf yet. Therefore, for ekzample, my fonts in the virtual terminals are ugly, the keyboard layout no in my hungarian variant, and others. But I think, they are not big problems, because different countries must have different settings. Every peoples should configure it as he/she would like it.
The boot scripts are from the LFS Book, of course, it is good idea to set it properly in the rc.d dirs, in the udev rules, etc.
NO INSTALLER! Unpack it to an empty partition, edit the menu.lst, the fstab, and update-grub from an existing installed distro.
NO AUDIO DRIVERS, music players, multimedia softwares, no X libraries (Qt, GTK...), no browser! No dhcp, no network-manager...
Of course, in the next weeks I will install this softwares, but today they are missing in my "distro".
After the boot, before the "prompt", at times my machine wait for something/anything, and I must press an "Enter", for the propmt. Presumably, because I not have installed internet-softwares or others. But after this, everything work good.
Does this interest somebody?
Would I like to ask, whether this interests somebody only?
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