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After a long time, a new Bluewall has been released. This is a transient release - after the maintainer change, this version tries to be a testing release, but feel free to report bugs!

Bluewall GNU/Linux 1.2 has been released now

After a long time, a new Bluewall has been released. This is a transient release - after the maintainer change, this version tries to be a testing release, but feel free to report bugs! This new version updates the base debian to Debian unstable and also integrates the current CVS tree and some 541 i386-binary pkgsrc packages like GNOME 2.12.2, GIMP 2.2.10, X.Org 6.8.1....

Bluewall is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian and pkgsrc. It aims to create a complete pkgsrc-based GNU/Linux distribution.

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o bluewall-1.2-lite.iso ( 129MB 'md5sum 12385c2b1f28e22e13fe7a3fb668b385 )- packages: debian pkgsrc

o bluewall-1.2.iso ( 643MB 'md5sum 39e626039da77560d635242559e5e4a0 )- packages: debian pkgsrc pkgsrc(cd-rom)

o bluewall-1.1.iso ( 198MB 'md5sum 5ba7c8161b2e950d09f757bfb6964bef ) 

PKGSRC

To install binary packages:

$ export PKG_PATH=/mnt/cdrom/packages/
$ pkg_add vim xorg* icewm aterm perl

To pull the pkgsrc tree:

$ CVSROOT=:pserver:anoncvs@anoncvs.NetBSD.org:/cvsroot
$ cvs login
$ cd /usr
$ cvs -z3 co -P pkgsrc

To get the work-in-progress tree:

$ export CVSROOT=:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/pkgsrc-wip
$ cd /usr/pkgsrc && cvs login
$ cvs -z3 co -P wip

To update the pkgsrc tree:

$ cd /usr/pkgsrc && cvs -q -z3 up -dP

To build packages from pkgsrc

$ pkgfind -x emacs
editors/emacs: GNU editing macros (editor)
$ cd /usr/pkgsrc/editors/emacs
$ bmake install
$ bmake clean

Check for vulnerable packages


$ download-vulnerability-list
$ audit-packages
$ apt-get install apt-listbugs

Check for outdated packages

$ pkg_chk -i
$ apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

Upgrading software

$ cd /usr/pkgsrc/editors/joe
$ bmake replace
or
$ bmake update

There are more esotheric ways to upgrade your software in pkgsrc. FMI Please read the doc/pkgsrc.txt documentation from the pkgsrc tree, or just click here.

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Posted on: February 20, 2008

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