CRUX 2.6 Release Candidate 1 released

Today Tilman Sauerbeck has announced the availability of the first Release Candidate for CRUX 2.6 that is a i686-optimised a lightweight Linux distribution. The primary focus of this distribution is "keep it simple", which it reflects in a simple tar.gz-based package system, BSD-style initscripts, and a relatively small collection of trimmed packages. The secondary focus is utilization of new Linux features and recent tools and libraries. CRUX also has a ports system which makes it easy to install and upgrade applications.

CRUX 2.6 includes glibc 2.10.1, gcc 4.4.1 and binutils 2.19.1 . There are lots more improvements made in this upgrade. Here is the list:-

  • xz/lzma support has been added to libarchive, it's possible to use .xz and .lzma source-archives in our ports now
  • libusb has been updated to version 1.0, to keep compatibility to version 0.1 a new port libusb-compat has been added to core
  • libblkid, blkid, findfs and fsck are now provided by util-linux-ng instead of e2fsprogs
  • libuuid, uuidd and uuidgen are now provided by util-linux-ng instead of e2fsprogs
  • using the file /etc/modprobe.conf to configure modprobe is deprecated, use *.conf files in /etc/modprobe.d/ instead
  • rdate has been replaced by openrdate
  • libdevmapper, sudo and xz have been moved from opt to core
  • tcsh, rpm2targz, strace and expat have been moved from core to opt
  • lvm2 is now available during install
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