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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:05 am 
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http://www.blagblagblag.org/torrents/BL ... so.torrent
ftp://ftp.blagblagblag.org/pub/BLAG/lin ... 0-i386.iso


BLAG is a 100% Free Software distribution with all the tools you want from a desktop computer, plus more. It comes on a single CD (only 606 megs!), is easily installed, and user friendly.



It has been awhile since I've sent out an announcement, but quite a bit has happened since our last release, 70000. Alpha releases based on Fedora 8 and 9 made regular appearances.


Linux-libre, a project to make a branch of the Linux kernel with non-free software removed, has flourished. This is the first "major" release of BLAG to include this kernel by default. Upstream (read: Linus) is now making moves to make it easier so everyone can have a truly free kernel. They're not there yet, but they are advancing and will hopefully make this separate kernel unnecessary real-soon-now. But until they do, we'll have linux-libre. :)


We have a new repository tracking Fedora rawhide, with always the latest and greatest, it's BLAGHEAD: Software from the Future.


A new mailing list has been added: blag-noise
https://www.autistici.org/mailman/listinfo/blag-noise


Download here:
http://www.blagblagblag.org/torrents/BL ... so.torrent
ftp://ftp.blagblagblag.org/pub/BLAG/lin ... 0-i386.iso

SHA1SUM: be566f9e730a7366803a7076d29962f68c453a72

Our website:
http://www.blagblagblag.org/

Our forum:
http://forums.blagblagblag.org/

Our wiki/documentation:
http://wiki.blagblagblag.org/

Mailing Lists: http://www.blagblagblag.org/mailinglist/

Bugzilla, for reporting issues:
http://bugzilla.blagblagblag.org/

Roadmap:
http://wiki.blagblagblag.org/Roadmap

Chat:
irc.indymedia.org #blag

PONG!

Tuesday July 15th, 2008


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:58 pm 
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Congrats on the release! Glad to see a stable release since there hasn't been one in a while.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:04 pm 
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It is recommended to do fresh installs from 70k, not upgrades as it can potentially cause chaos. (Well, which is fine if you like chaos)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:31 pm 
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Known chaos:

* It is recommended to use yum instead of apt, for now. I had generally recommended apt in the past.


* mplayer is hosed due to using freshrpm's x264 instead of livna's


* after firstboot, you may have to hit ctrl-alt-f7 to get X to go. A reboot will also bring up X ok (like right after you add the user the first time).


* Upgrading is most chaotic of all. Fresh installs are recommended. I put a bit of text on doing upgrades using apt instead of the CD. This doc is based on the BLAGHEAD doc and then the 90000 alpha doc and needs some help. If someone could fix it up that would be greatly appreciated:
https://wiki.blagblagblag.org/Upgrade_to_BLAG_90000


* selinux=0 isn't getting passed to the kernel boot line. I knew this before and let it slide after discussions on fedora-devel about it. I think in the future I'll re-add it (and do quiet too).


* no automajick blagblagblag installs


* Not all icons are blagged. omfg.


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If you do upgrade from CD, you'll likely have to run thru this trial:

http://lists.autistici.org/message/2008 ... 75.en.html


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jebba wrote:
* It is recommended to use yum instead of apt, for now. I had generally recommended apt in the past.

* after firstboot, you may have to hit ctrl-alt-f7 to get X to go. A reboot will also bring up X ok (like right after you add the user the first time).

* selinux=0 isn't getting passed to the kernel boot line. I knew this before and let it slide after discussions on fedora-devel about it. I think in the future I'll re-add it (and do quiet too).


Is it just the GPG issue or more? I love the apt and not sure I'd attempt BLAGHEAD without it.

I had no problems with getting into X on first boot.

I had heard that Fedora is no longer letting users choose on install to not use selinux.


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noldrin wrote:
Is it just the GPG issue or more? I love the apt and not sure I'd attempt BLAGHEAD without it.


Still there...

noldrin wrote:
I had no problems with getting into X on first boot.


Good, thanks for letting me know.

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I had heard that Fedora is no longer letting users choose on install to not use selinux.


Correct, they have removed the option to disable selinux from the installer.

-Jeff


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My attempt at upgrading 70k -> 90k via CD left me with the nash mash also.

However when I got to the stage of "mv /boot/initrd-2.6.25.9...... it fails. In my /boot initrd I have25-14 and 25. 3-18.

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Ya, you'll just have to mv the initrd that is set as the default in grub.conf and generate a new one.


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*ahem*
http://distrowatch.com/5005

BLAG 90001

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john maclean wrote:


The two releases have had the side effect of driving up Distrowatch's hit count for BLAG. Over the past 7 days, BLAG is at #26 - between MEPIS and KNOPPIX. :^)


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Got the mirror back up again. http://ks355011.kimsufi.com/blag/ It's pretty fast. Feed back is welcome.

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