After the team’s decision does not want to support the x86 32 bit architecture for OpenSUSE Leap, many users today are at the mercy of the waves. The least painful solution concerns the unstable branch of the distribution. Ladies and gentlemen, you have the possibility to use OpenSUSE tumbleweed even on computers that have the x86 32-bit processors.
As a starting base, Tumbleweed is not suitable for professional use, being a rolling release. With some passage we could choose the most coherent way to have a stability similar to leap, transforming the system into a rolling half-release. So to realize the transformation, I am happy to introduce you two really interesting steps to be able to configure the system in a more stable way.
Launching from the terminal under root the command:
# zypper al ´kernel-version´
You will have the possibility to block the specific package you want, in our example a specific version of the kernel, then instead of version we will write the correct version of the kernel. From this moment on, any future updates will not change the current version of your kernel. Obviously never forgetting that using tumbleweed we would always have a system that requires so many upgrades. If we choose to block the kernel, we can proceed with the recommended package updates for packages already installed in the system by launching from the terminal under root the command:
# zypper inr
In this way we will always be able to update the system with an effective method, keeping the system lean, clean and very stable like a rock solid.
If not, we will not have to launch the two commands previously illustrated but it will be enough to launch the command under root:
# zypper dup
And we will perform the classic upgrade of the distribution, will update all the packages of the system, including the kernel, and in this way we the full potentials of the rolling release.
Happy GNU/Linux 😀
30 December 2016 – Alexander Tratsevskiy has announced the release of Calculate Linux 17, a major update of the project’s Gentoo-based set of distributions designed for desktops (with a choice of KDE Plasma, MATE or Xfce) as well as servers: “We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 17. Main changes: Timeless, a new server flavour, designed for those eager to try the development version of Calculate Utilities; GUI manager – updated appearance, including new own icons; command-line manager – one session for cl-console and cl-console-gui, so that you can switch between them freely; live USB – system startup possible without PulseAudio; numerous revisions in templates – new functions added, support provided for ‘or’ expressions, service launching, package linking, package version downgrade, ldif format; beta versions of the brand new Calculate Linux Desktop Cinnamon and Calculate Linux Desktop LXQt available in ‘nightly’ stages; up to 5000 binary packages are available in the Calculate repository”. Calculate Linux Desktop, featuring either the KDE (CLD), the MATE (CLDM) or the Xfce (CLDX) environment, Calculate Linux Scratch (CLS), Calculate Directory Server (CDS), Calculate Scratch Server (CSS) and Timeless.
100% compatibility with Gentoo
CLD (KDE desktop):
KDE Frameworks 5.29, KDE Plasma 5.8.5, KDE Applications 16.12, LibreOffice 184.108.40.206, Firefox 50.1.0, Gimp 2.8.16, Clementine 1.3.1
i686 - 1.92 G, x86_64 - 2.08 G
CLDM (MATE desktop):
MATE 1.16, LibreOffice 220.127.116.11, Firefox 50.1.0, Claws Mail 3.14.1, Gimp 2.8.16, Clementine 1.3.1
i686 - 1.53 G, x86_64 - 1.69 G
CLDX (Xfce desktop):
Xfce 4.12, LibreOffice 18.104.22.168, Firefox 50.1.0, Claws Mail 3.14.1, Gimp 2.8.16, Clementine 1.3.1
i686 - 1.44 G, x86_64 - 1.61 G
CDS (Directory Server):
OpenLDAP 2.4.43, Samba 4.2.14, Postfix 3.1.2, ProFTPD 1.3.5b, Bind 9.10.3
i686 - 644 M, x86_64 - 669 M
CLS (Linux Scratch):
Xorg-server 1.18.4, Kernel 4.4.9
i686 - 724 M, x86_64 - 823 M
CSS (Scratch Server):
Kernel 4.4.39, Calculate Utilities 22.214.171.124
i686 - 445 M, x86_64 - 471 M
Timeless (New server):
OpenLDAP 2.4.43, Calculate Utilities 126.96.36.199
i686 - 467 M, x86_64 - 493 M
To update from Calculate Linux old versions, either:
- put the new iso file in
/var/calculate/linux, then run
Happy GNU/Linux 😀
25/06/2016 – Johnny Hughes has announced the release of CentOS 6.8, a community distribution which is built using the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The new release features a number of important changes, including depreciated drivers and packages as well as new features. “CentOS Linux 6.8 is derived from source code released by Red Hat, Inc. for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8. All upstream variants have been placed into one combined repository to make it easier for end users. Workstation, server, and minimal installs can all be done from our combined repository. All of our testing is only done against this combined distribution. There are many fundamental changes in this release, compared with the past CentOS Linux 6 releases, and we highly recommend everyone study the upstream release notes as well as the upstream technical notes about the changes and how they might impact your installation.“
Download CentOS 6.8 i386:
Download CentOS 6.8 x86_64:
CentOS-6.8-x86_64-LiveCD.iso – The disk can also be used to install CentOS 6.8 onto your computer but without offering any package selection options at install time.
CentOS-6.8-x86_64-LiveDVD.iso – The disk can also be used to install CentOS 6.8 onto your computer but without offering any package selection options at install time.
CentOS-6.8-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso and CentOS-6.8-x86_64-bin-DVD2.iso – These two dvd images contain the entire base distribution. Please burn DVD1 onto a DVD and boot your computer off it. A basic install will not need DVD2. After the installation is complete, please run “yum update” in order to update your system.
CentOS-6.8-x86_64-minimal.iso – The aim of this image is to install a very basic CentOS 6.8 system, with the minimum of packages needed to have a functional system.
CentOS-6.8-x86_64-netinstall.iso – This is the network install and rescue image.
One can do USB key installs by using dd to copy individual ISO files to a USB key using the device name (not the partition name). This will overwrite the entire USB key. Here is an example for the DVD1:
dd if=CentOS-6.8-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso of=/dev/sdb
Happy CentOS 😀