Signed candidate-765 and gg-765-2 builds available for testing.
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Thu Oct 2 03:31:49 EDT 2008
Michael Stone wrote:
> I have decided to publish 8.2-765 as a signed Candidate
> http://download.laptop.org/xo-1/os/candidate/765/ (raw os)
I reverted my signed (no-developer key) XO-1 back to build 650
("ship.1", 7.1.0) and did a ``olpc-update --usb`` to update to
candidate-765. I had the expected issues of no sudo and having to
update olpc-update itself, and it worked! This wasn't a perfect test
because I didn't revert firmware as well, I was on latest q2e18 firmware
I improved and simplified the early sections of
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/olpc-update for the "USB upgrade" path.
I noticed one slightly confusing thing. The line of text in a virtual
terminal and in `cat /etc/issue` is:
OLPC build 765 (stream 8.2; variant devel_jffs2)
I guess this "candidate" stream isn't a real stream, it's just a special
treatment of certain builds. But why is the variant called "devel" ?
According to <http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OS_images#Image_variants> ,
"devel Contains tools useful for developers of the OLPC operating
system, including: yum, rpm, vim-minimal, openssh-server, xterm, which,
file, tree, wget, xorg-x11-twm, gdb packages"
My OS only has some of those. I think these days there isn't a "Normal
image" any more, just "devel_"? Will this variant "devel_" go away when
8.2.0 moves to http://download.laptop.org/xo-1/os/official/ ?
I see a newer http://download.laptop.org/xo-1/os/candidate/766/ ;
Friends_in_testing still suggests candidate-765.
> http://download.laptop.org/xo-1/custom/g1g1/gg-765-2/ (G1G1 composite)
I see a newer gg-766-3. But nobody has explained when or how you'd
upgrade to a gg- build (is it for a clean-install with activities?), so
I think it goes unmentioned on the wiki.
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