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Tuesday, July 17 2018 @ 10:29 PM

Progress - was - Project suspended

General NewsDue to an extended lack of progress the Splack project has been suspended until a new team can be found to take over.

Well, it looks like we are getting somewhere.
Gregsparc has uploaded his work which was a separate project and is now merging it into Splack. Take a look in the gregbeta directory on the mirrors. No installer yet, but most of the updated packages are there if you would like to upgrade.

We still need to get a practical team together, please join us on IRC freenode:#splack.
More developers and testers are needed to keep this project on the road.

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Authored by: gregsparc on Monday, April 09 2007 @ 12:56 PM Project suspended - new team wanted
Please don't shut down yet! I've been working independently on a slackware-for-sparc distro. I have nearly a complete set of packages ready. I wanted to finish and get an iso made before publicising anything... I did not name it splack, because I was unsure of the direction splack was moving, but future releases can be labeled Splack. I'd like to see this continue. Regardless of what happens, I plan to:
1. Make a working 10.2 iso
2. Catch up to the latest set of packages released for 10.2
3. Make a working 11.0 iso. (Here would be where to rebrand)
4. Catch up to the latest set of packages released for 11.0
etc.

Please contact me and let me know if any of that will be useful to you.
-Greg
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Authored by: gregsparc on Monday, April 09 2007 @ 01:04 PM Project suspended - new team wanted
Here is a list of what I have completed.
I am still building things however.
Also note that there are some extra packages included that are no longer distributed with official Slack10.2. I only have those packages installed as they are necessary to build some other packages.

-GregL

aalib-1.4rc5-sparc-1
alsa-lib-1.0.9-sparc-1
alsa-oss-1.0.9-sparc-1
apache-1.3.33-sparc-1
arts-1.4.2-sparc-1
ash-0.4.0-sparc-1
aspell-0.60.2-sparc-1
atk-1.9.1-sparc-1
audiofile-0.2.6-sparc-1
autofs-3.1.7-sparc-1
bash-3.0-sparc-3
bc-1.06-sparc-2
beecrypt-3.1.0-sparc-1
bin-10.2-sparc-1
bind-9.3.1-sparc-1
binutils-2.15.92.0.2-sparc-3
bison-1.35-sparc-1
*censored*x-1.1-sparc-2
blackbox-0.65.0-sparc-1
bootp-2.4.3-sparc-1
bpe-2.01.00-sparc-1
bsd-games-2.13-sparc-6
byacc-1.9-sparc-1
bzip2-1.0.3-sparc-1
ccache-2.4-sparc-1
cdparanoia-IIIalpha9.8-sparc-1
cdrtools-2.01-sparc-1
clisp-2.35-sparc-1
coreutils-5.2.1-sparc-1a
cpio-2.5-sparc-1
cscope-15.5-sparc-2
cups-1.1.23-sparc-1
curl-7.12.2-sparc-1
cvs-1.11.20-sparc-1
cyrus-sasl-2.1.21-sparc-1
db3-3.3.11-sparc-4
db31-3.1.17-sparc-1
db4-4.2.52-sparc-2
dcron-2.3.3-sparc-5
dejagnu-1.4.4-sparc-2
dhcp-3.0.3-sparc-1
dhcpcd-1.3.22pl4-sparc-2
diffutils-2.8.1-sparc-1
distcc-2.18.3-sparc-2
dnsmasq-2.23-sparc-1
doxygen-1.4.4-sparc-1
e2fsprogs-1.38-sparc-2
elm-2.5.7-sparc-1
elvis-2.2_0-sparc-2
emacs-21.4a-sparc-2
emacs-nox-21.4a-sparc-2
epic4-2.0-sparc-1
esound-0.2.36-sparc-1
espgs-8.15rc4-sparc-1
expat-1.95.8-sparc-1
expect-5.43.0-sparc-1
fetchmail-6.2.5.2-sparc-1
findutils-4.1.7-sparc-1
flex-2.5.4a-sparc-3
floppy-5.4-sparc-2
fribidi-0.10.5-sparc-1
gawk-3.1.5-sparc-1
gcc-3.3.6-sparc-1a
gcc-g++-3.3.6-sparc-1a
gcc-g77-3.3.6-sparc-1a
gcc-gnat-3.3.6-sparc-1a
gcc-java-3.3.6-sparc-1a
gcc-objc-3.3.6-sparc-1a
gconf-2.6.2-sparc-1
gdb-6.3-sparc-1
gdbm-1.8.3-sparc-3
gdk-pixbuf-0.22.0-sparc-1
gettext-0.14.3-sparc-1
gettext-tools-0.14.3-sparc-1
getty-ps-2.1.0b-sparc-1
gimp-2.2.8-sparc-1
gimp-print-4.2.7-sparc-1
glib-1.2.10-sparc-2
glib2-2.6.6-sparc-1
glibc-2.3.5-sparc-5a
glibc-solibs-2.3.5-sparc-5a
glut-3.7-sparc-1
gmp-4.1.4-sparc-2
gnet-2.0.7-sparc-3
gnome-keyring-0.2.1-sparc-1
gnome-vfs-2.6.1.1-sparc-2
gnupg-1.2.7-sparc-1
gpm-1.19.6-sparc-6
grep-2.5-sparc-2
groff-1.19.1-sparc-3
gtk+-1.2.10-sparc-3
gtk+2-2.6.10-sparc-1
guile-1.6.7-sparc-1
gzip-1.3.3-sparc-2
hfsutils-3.2.6-sparc-3
hpijs-1.7-sparc-1
htdig-3.1.6-sparc-2
imagemagick-6.2.3_3-sparc-1
imapd-4.63-sparc-1
imlib-1.9.15-sparc-1
indent-2.2.9-sparc-1
inetd-1.79s-sparc-7
infozip-5.52-sparc-1
iproute2-2.6.11_050330-sparc-2
iptables-1.3.3-sparc-1
iptraf-2.7.0-sparc-1
irssi-0.8.9-sparc-7
ispell-3.2.06-sparc-1
jfsutils-1.1.8-sparc-1
kdeaccessibility-3.4.2-sparc-1
kdeaddons-3.4.2-sparc-1
kdeadmin-3.4.2-sparc-1
kdeartwork-3.4.2-sparc-2
kdebase-3.4.2-sparc-2
kdebindings-3.4.2-sparc-1
kdeedu-3.4.2-sparc-2
kdegames-3.4.2-sparc-1
kdegraphics-3.4.2-sparc-1
kdelibs-3.4.2-sparc-1
kdemultimedia-3.4.2-sparc-1
kdenetwork-3.4.2-sparc-1
kdepim-3.4.2-sparc-2
kdesdk-3.4.2-sparc-1
kdetoys-3.4.2-sparc-1
kdeutils-3.4.2-sparc-1
kdevelop-3.2.2-sparc-1
kernel-2.4.32-gl070220-sparc-1
kernel-headers-2.4.32-sparc-1
kernel-modules-2.4.32-gl070220-sparc-1
lcms-1.14-sparc-1
less-382-sparc-1
lesstif-0.94.4-sparc-1
lftp-3.2.1-sparc-1
libart_lgpl-2.3.17-sparc-1
libbonobo-2.6.2-sparc-1
libbonoboui-2.6.1-sparc-1
libcaca-0.9-sparc-2
libcroco-0.5.1-sparc-1
libexif-0.6.12-sparc-2
libglade-2.4.2-sparc-1
libgnome-2.6.1.1-sparc-2
libgnomecanvas-2.6.1.1-sparc-1
libgnomeui-2.6.1.1-sparc-1
libgsf-1.12.1-sparc-1
libgtkhtml-2.6.3-sparc-1
libid3tag-0.15.1b-sparc-1
libidl-0.8.5-sparc-1
libidn-0.5.17-sparc-1
libieee1284-0.2.10-sparc-1
libjpeg-6b-sparc-4
libmad-0.15.1b-sparc-1
libmikmod-3.1.11a-sparc-1
libmng-1.0.5-sparc-1
libogg-1.1.2-sparc-1
libpng-1.2.8-sparc-1
librsvg-2.8.1-sparc-1
libtermcap-1.2.3-sparc-1
libtiff-3.7.3-sparc-1
libtool-1.5.20-sparc-1
libungif-4.1.3-sparc-1
libusb-0.1.8-sparc-1
libvorbis-1.1.1-sparc-1
libwmf-0.2.8.3-sparc-1
libwpd-0.8.2-sparc-1
libxml2-2.6.21-sparc-1
libxslt-1.1.15-sparc-1
links-2.1pre18-sparc-1
logrotate-3.6.8-sparc-1
lsof-4.72-sparc-1
lynx-2.8.5rel.1-sparc-2
m4-1.4.2-sparc-1
make-3.80-sparc-1
man-1.5p-sparc-1
mhash-0.9.2-sparc-1
mod_ssl-2.8.24_1.3.33-sparc-1
module-init-tools-3.1-sparc-1
most-4.9.5-sparc-1
mozilla-1.7.11-sparc-2
mpeg_lib-1.3.1-sparc-2
mutt-1.4.2.1i-sparc-1
mysql-4.1.14-sparc-1
nail-11.24-sparc-1
nasm-0.98.38-sparc-1
nc-1.10-sparc-1
ncftp-3.1.9-sparc-1
ncurses-5.4-sparc-2
netatalk-2.0.3-sparc-1
netpbm-10.18.12-sparc-1
netpipes-4.2-sparc-1
newspost-2.1.1-sparc-1
nfs-utils-1.0.7-sparc-1
openssh-4.2p1-sparc-1
openssl-0.9.7g-sparc-1
openssl-solibs-0.9.7g-sparc-1
orbit2-2.10.2-sparc-1
p2c-1.21alpha2-sparc-1
pango-1.8.2-sparc-1
pcre-6.4-sparc-1
perl-5.8.7-sparc-1
php-4.4.0-sparc-4
pilot-link-0.11.8-sparc-2
pine-4.63-sparc-1
pkgconfig-0.15.0-sparc-1
pkgtools-10.2.0-sparc-5
pmake-2.1.35-sparc-2
popt-1.7-sparc-1
portmap-5.0-sparc-1
python-2.4.1-sparc-1
qt-3.3.4-sparc-2
rcs-5.7-sparc-1
readline-4.3-sparc-3
rpm-4.2.1-sparc-3
rsync-2.6.6-sparc-1
samba-3.0.20-sparc-2
sane-1.0.16-sparc-1
screen-4.0.2-sparc-1
sdl-1.2.9-sparc-1
sed-4.0.9-sparc-2
sendmail-8.13.4-sparc-1
sgml-tools-1.0.9-sparc-12
shadow-4.0.3-sparc-11
shared-mime-info-0.16-sparc-1
silo-1.4.13-sparc-2
slacktrack-1.26-sparc-1
slang-1.4.9-sparc-1
slocate-2.7-sparc-3
slrn-0.9.8.1-sparc-1
sparcutils-1.9-sparc-1
startup-notification-0.8-sparc-1
strace-4.5.4-sparc-1
subversion-1.2.3-sparc-1
sysvinit-2.84-sparc-56
t1lib-5.1.0-sparc-1
taglib-1.4-sparc-1
tar-1.15.1-sparc-1
tcl-8.4.11-sparc-1
tclx-8.3.5-sparc-2
tcpdump-3.9.3-sparc-1
tcpip-0.17-sparc-35
tetex-3.0-sparc-1
tetex-doc-3.0-sparc-1
texinfo-4.8-sparc-1
tix-8.1.4-sparc-2
tk-8.4.11-sparc-1
transfig-3.2.4-sparc-1
utempter-1.1.3-sparc-1
util-linux-2.12p-sparc-2
uucp-1.07-sparc-1
vim-6.3.086-sparc-1
wget-1.10.1-sparc-3
whois-4.6.16-sparc-1
wireless-tools-27-sparc-2
wv2-0.2.2-sparc-1
x11-6.8.2-sparc-3
x11-devel-6.8.2-sparc-3
x11-xdmx-6.8.2-sparc-3
x11-xnest-6.8.2-sparc-3
x11-xvfb-6.8.2-sparc-3
xaw3d-1.5-sparc-3
xfig-3.2.3d-sparc-1
xfsprogs-2.6.13-sparc-1
xine-lib-1.0.2-sparc-1
xine-ui-0.99.4-sparc-1
xlockmore-5.18-sparc-1
xmms-1.2.10-sparc-3
xpdf-3.01-sparc-2
xsane-0.97-sparc-1
xscreensaver-4.22-sparc-2
xvim-6.3.086-sparc-1
yptools-2.9-sparc-1
ytalk-3.1.1-sparc-1
zlib-1.2.3-sparc-1
zsh-4.2.5-sparc-1
aaa_base-10.2.0-noarch-2
aspell-en-6.0_0-noarch-3
autoconf-2.59-noarch-1
automake-1.9.5-noarch-1
devs-2.3.1-noarch-22
emacs-info-21.4a-noarch-1
emacs-leim-21.4-noarch-1
emacs-lisp-21.4a-noarch-1
emacs-misc-21.4a-noarch-1
etc-5.1-noarch-10
getmail-4.3.11-noarch-1
gimp-help-2-0.8-noarch-1
glibc-i18n-2.3.5-noarch-5a
glibc-zoneinfo-2.3.5-noarch-5a
gnome-mime-data-2.4.1-noarch-1
libwmf-docs-0.2.8.3-noarch-1
man-pages-1.64-noarch-1
python-demo-2.4.1-noarch-1
python-tools-2.4.1-noarch-1
sendmail-cf-8.13.4-noarch-1
x11-docs-6.8.2-noarch-3
x11-docs-html-6.8.2-noarch-3
x11-fonts-100dpi-6.8.2-noarch-3
x11-fonts-cyrillic-6.8.2-noarch-3
x11-fonts-misc-6.8.2-noarch-3
x11-fonts-scale-6.8.2-noarch-3
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Authored by: gregsparc on Tuesday, April 10 2007 @ 10:30 AM Project suspended - new team wanted
I actually have another solution that should work.
I was planning to scrap the idea of doing the installer from an initrd, and instead:
1. Make an initrd which is very tiny, only containing a small program to ask the user where the cdrom is located. Once that is correctly answered, the installer can continue in the normal slack-style fashion from one of these options (don't know which will work better yet):
2a. essentially the original installer, but from a loopback-mounted filesystem on the cd. I think this can work, but might be sloppy, and require lots of symlinks thrown around. You could do it with 2 mounts (cdrom, and then loopback) and then a pivot_root. I see trouble cleaning up at the end of install.
OR
2b. Have an installer directory on the cd itself. It will take a negligible amount of space. There will also be difficulties here in that I think the original slack installer expects to write to a number of temp files.

-GregL
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