Monthly Archives: April 2011

DICE SL6 now working

It’s now possible to have a DICE SL6 LCFG profile. It should look something like this: #define FIRST_INSTALL #define LCFG_HW_VIRTUALBOX_ADDITIONS #include <dice/os/sl6.h> #include <dice/hw/virtualbox.h> #include <dice/options/office-forum.h> #include <live/wire_forum.h> dhclient.mac !profile.release mSET(develop) It has to be on the develop release. Currently … Continue reading

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dracut

SL6 uses dracut for its initramfs. RH claims that dracut is much more capable and maintainable than the previous system. One feature of dracut is that it probes for devices (eg SCSI controllers) at boot time rather than relying on … Continue reading

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SL6 x86_64 support for i686

I’ve now added the basic set of i686 libraries into the SL6 x86_64 package lists which should permit the running of most i686 applications (e.g. Adobe acrobat) on that platform. It adds about 60 library packages, which is not too … Continue reading

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Internationalisation Packages

In a change from previous LCFG platforms we are not including all the internationalisation packages by default in the SL6 base or desktop package lists. The internationalisation packages are listed in the lcfg_sl60_international.rpms package list which can be included using … Continue reading

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Autobuilt packages

I have just been through the set of LCFG component packages which are added using individual headers (e.g. lcfg-apacheconf is added through lcfg/options/apacheconf.h) and built them all for SL6 using our new pkgforge service. Encouragingly, nearly all of them seem … Continue reading

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