On 2016-08-14

NuTyX 8.2-beta-3 available with cards 2.1.87

This last week is the final stretch before the release of the first release candidate of version 8.2.

One new 64bits MINI ISO is available for this new version. The size is 246M.

Remember to check the MD5 checksum before transferring to USB, CD-RW or DVD-RW.

News for the user

Once the partitions created, the installer warns you if you forgot to reserv an swap partion. You are free to create one, if that is the case, it will be automatically added to the /etc/fstab file.

The order of the actions in the main menu is review. It follow's the natural order of actions to be execute.

Once installed, the configurator prompts you to add a user, if you have decided to activate the root account, the configurator will insist on creating a user. This is not a bug.

The nu command is deleted and replaced with the setup-nutyx -cu command. Not to disturb the users, an alias is available in the configuration file .bashrc.

Une first experimental version of systemd is proposed.

Technicals issues

All installation actions are now stored in the /var/log/install.log file.

An alias is created to replace the nu command:

alias nu='sudo setup-nutyx -cu'

Many bugs in the init.in mkiniram and setup-nutyx scripts are corrected.

The kernel configuration is review. By adding a few option inside the kernel code, the size has grown 4.1M to 4.4M but the initrd dont' need to call udev anymore. The boot of the machine is in some cases 1 to 3 seconds shorter depending of the configuration.

I wait the new release of gcc 6.1 compiler. Once available, all the packages will be recompiled on the new tool chain binutils 2.27, glibc 2.25 and gcc 6.X.X to assure a top stability as usual.

All the installations et remove actions of packages are now track into the /var/log/install.log log file.

The bash install-nutyx-8.2-beta-3 script is able to install NuTyX from your 8.1 stable NuTyX or from any other distribution.

What's next

As soon the new version of the gcc compiler will be available, the next RC1 version will be available in the middle of september.