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EasyOS 2.7.3 Released

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EasyOS was created in 2017, derived from Quirky Linux, which in turn was derived from Puppy Linux in 2013. Easy is built in woofQ, which takes as input binary packages from any distribution, and uses them on top of the unique EasyOS infrastructure.

Throughout 2020, the official release for x86_64 PCs was the Buster-series, built with Debian 10.x Buster DEBs.

EasyOS has also been built with packages compiled from source, using a fork of OpenEmbedded (OE). Currently, the Dunfell release of OE has been used, to compile two sets of binary packages, for x86_64 and aarch64.

The latter have been used to build EasyOS for the Raspberry Pi4, and first official release, 2.6.1, was in January 2021.

The page that you are reading now has the release notes for EasyOS Dunfell-series on x86_64 PCs, also debuting in 2021.

To try and keep things simple, all three, the Dunfell-series on Pi4 and the Dunfell-series and Buster-series on the PC, all are (approximately) sync'ed at the same version number.

However, there are differences in the maturity of each. In the case of the Pi4, the hardware still has some issues. For Dunfell-series on the PC, as the packages are all compiled from source, they are not as tested as those in the Buster-series.

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Also: EasyOS version 2.7.3 released

Run Slacko 7.0 in a container in EasyOS

  • Run Slacko 7.0 in a container in EasyOS

    Today downloaded the Slacko 7.0 ISO, extracted the SFS file from it and converted the SFS to EasyOS-compatible format. The steps are described here:

    https://easyos.org/dev/how-to-run-a-linux-distribution-in-a-container.html

    If you are running EasyOS, click on the "sfsget" icon on the desktop, click the "puppy/slackware/14.2" radiobutton, and you will be able to download the Slacko 7.0 SFS file, and install it as a container.

Fix for local testing of SFS

  • Fix for local testing of SFS

    I had created a new one locally, at /mnt/wkg/sfs/puppy/slackware/14.2, but the GUI window ignored it.

    Note, my current host system is EasyOS 2.7.2 on my x86_64 PC, that picture above is when running on the Pi4, just putting it here to show what the SFS paths look like.

    The GUI was only showing online paths, so I have fixed the script, /usr/local/sfsget/sfsget, so will also show any extra local ones. Now able to test the new distro -- will post about that separately!

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