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 Post subject: BLAG 49k Alpha Released
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:23 pm 
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The latest development version of BLAG has been released. It is based on bits from Fedora Core 5's upcoming release.

BLAG is 100% Free Software.

It has the basic bits users "expect" on a desktop and is all on ONE CD. BLAG49k now includes cinelerra and LiVES for video editing. Also includes, abiword, gnumeric, firefox, gimp, inkscape, scribus, xchat, gaim, liferea, mplayer, xine, airsnort, kismet, nmap, blackbox, fluxbox, gnome (default), bittorrent, amule, gtk-gnutella, gnomebaker, xmms + codecs, ekiga, linphone, ffmpeg, transcode, grip, gthumb, streamtuner, thunderbird, yum, yumex, apt & more. Did I mention it's all on ONE CD?

This is an ALPHA (test) release, but is running pretty nice already. Development ISOs are spun nearly every day. You can grab the latest one here:

ftp://ftp.blagblagblag.org/pub/BLAG/lin ... urrent.iso

The current stable release of BLAG is 30002 and is the recommended release.

The alpha release is meant for "testing only" and may each your lunch.

Have fun,

-Jeff


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:16 am 
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Jebba wrote
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This is an ALPHA (test) release, but is running pretty nice already.

The earlier release was running sweet on my test machine so the latest release must be going like a well oiled machine.

The list of apps on the CD sounds awsome already, it will be pretty cool when the final is release into the wild (will eat a lot of windoze for lunch ;)) from what I've seen so far it was worth waiting for.........did someone mention Longhorns........it's LUNCH TIME !!

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Hi , new here so if I am posting in a wrong forum , please move it to the correct one.
Small bug that I found after I installed Blag, and like I said it is small, but yumex dosent get installed from the installation.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 7:51 pm 
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elv wrote:
yumex dosent get installed from the installation.


Correct. I need to add it to comps.xml. You can `yum install yumex` to get it.

-Jeff


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:10 pm 
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jebba wrote:
elv wrote:
yumex dosent get installed from the installation.


Correct. I need to add it to comps.xml. You can `yum install yumex` to get it.

-Jeff



Already did that 8-)
Just reporting.
BTW must say that Blag seems like a really nice distro, never been to fond of Fedora, (always seems I end up in Debian flavor of some kind)
But Blag seem to do right what Fedora dosent do right.
Like one CD, better default apps etc etc.
ok sorry rant over, look forward to be a part of the Blag community


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hi jebba,

I'm downloading the 50K right now but is there a way to just "upgrade" from the current 30002 version ? So we don't have to do fresh-install cuz I already have all my desktop settings the way I like it.

If not, its okay.. i will still do the 50K

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:04 pm 
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Uh, if you are gonna try an upgrade, you're pretty on your own.

It is known to be a bit whacked, but "possible". It isn't recommended.

If you do decide to do it despite the above, you'll want to run these commands after the upgrade:

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apt-get update
apt-get -f install
apt-get dist-upgrade


Remember this is the 'test' version, so you don't want to run this on a machine that you must keep running...

-Jeff

P.S. You'll be able to do 30k->50k upgrades once the final "stable" version is ready.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:24 am 
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hi jebba,

thanks for the solution :)

yea actually i do
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apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade


once a week already anyways :)

No worries.. i have two physical harddisk of BLAG30002 (the other HD is clone ), i also have it on my laptop :) On top of that.. i've created a CDR with the image file and mbr ( i use this for cloning few hd).

thanks again

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:36 am 
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jebba wrote:
P.S. You'll be able to do 30k->50k upgrades once the final "stable" version is ready.


But doing it via apt isn't recommended. Use CD.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:48 pm 
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hello steve and jebba :)

okay then I'll do that (fresh CD install when the stable release comes).

But could you tell us which folders are "worth" copying-over from my current install , into the future new install ?

I don't care about my home directory cuz I back it up to winXP drive daily.

I'm more concerned about the rest (current desktop setting, current theme, downloaded programs, etc). So which folders and files would this be ? And is it safe to overwrite / replace the future BLAG install with these current folders/files ?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 6:28 pm 
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All the files you are talking about get copied to your homedir.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 6:58 pm 
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Do you have a wiki page or something that has a cursory list of all the programs that come on the Blag 49K/50K disc?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:07 pm 
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pfe1223 wrote:
Do you have a wiki page or something that has a cursory list of all the programs that come on the Blag 49K/50K disc?


Ok. I generated one here:

http://wiki.blagblagblag.org/49993_Packages


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jebba wrote:
All the files you are talking about get copied to your homedir.


thanks for the tip jebba.

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Thanks for the info, I appreciate it.


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