[Server-devel] Centos as a base for sugar-Dextrose? and/or XSCE

Thomas Gilliard satellitgo at gmail.com
Sun Jul 28 17:41:40 EDT 2013

I am having install problems using the i386 6.4 Centos Live Cd/DVD's. 
Has anyone had kernel panics after install finishes and when rebooting?
i7 Laptop with install on USB HD (USB3)
would like to do Both if it is possible.

  But first I would like to setup a USB external HD with centos and 
install a schoolserver on it. As a test system.
This could be booted on my system76 i7 laptop (gazelle) using a wired 
and wireless connection.

I have a working install of os885  (11.3.1) on the XO-1.5 Adam lent me 
for testing.

Getting a current Sugar-Desktop (Dextrose?) to run on centos would be 
great. The long term stability of centos is very attractive.

Please contact Peter robinson about the possibilities. He did an initial 
try as sugar 0.88.1 on Centos as referenced below. But found that it had 
too many missing dependencies.


Tom Gilliard
Bellingham WA.
#satellit_e on #schoolserver freenode IRC

On 07/26/2013 06:09 PM, George Hunt wrote:
> If this is referring to whether XSCE will run on centos, that's a 
> different question that whether sugar-destop will run on centos.
> But maybe I'm responding with insufficient information about the question.
> George
> On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 8:14 PM, Adam Holt <holt at laptop.org 
> <mailto:holt at laptop.org>> wrote:
>     Jerry,
>     Can you help at all here?
>     On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 6:10 PM, Thomas Gilliard
>     <satellitgo at gmail.com <mailto:satellitgo at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         Adam;
>         Peter Robinson (usually on #fedora-arm) asked  me in a PM IRC
>         session today to have you contact him:
>         <satellit_e> has anything  newer been done on centos
>         sugar-desktop?
>         http://pkgs.org/centos-6-rhel-6/epel-i386/sugar-0.88.1-1.el6.noarch.rpm.html
>         <pbrobinson> no, we tried it but the dependencies are too old
>         <pbrobinson> so it was decided it was more pain than it was worth
>         <satellit_e> ok   that was what I just found....:  )
>         <pbrobinson> yes, I think 0.88 would likely work and it's
>         likely from our attempt but 0.88 is ancient so we should
>         likely just kill it
>         <satellit_e> I like the long time stability of centos ....too bad
>         <pbrobinson> It has it's uses but unfortunately because sugar
>         is moving quite fast "long term stability" and "needed and
>         wanted features" tend to be mutually exclusive. RHEL-7 (and
>         hence likely Cent-OS 7) will likely be close to supporting
>         what we need for Sugar 1.0 so that might suffice.... but then
>         I said that with RHEL-6 too
>         <satellit_e> I have been playing with schoolserver DX3 and
>         Adam wanted to know if centos might be used but Way over my
>         head I fear
>         <pbrobinson> ask adam to email me
>         <satellit_e> ok
>         <pbrobinson> if he wants that discussion
>         <pbrobinson> presumably DX3 is dextrose?
>         <satellit_e> yes
>         <satellit_e> olpc....
>         <pbrobinson> OK, is it currently fedora based?
>         <pbrobinson> (I've never used Dextrose)
>         <satellit_e> I have tested it in Ubuntu and on my XO-1.5 and
>         as a vdi in VirtualBox
>         <pbrobinson> not sure what that means
>         <satellit_e>
>         http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Ubuntu#Ubuntu_12.04.2_LTS_-_Dextrose_Sugar_Live
>         <pbrobinson> no, what I mean is the dextrose distro derived
>         from Fedora or something else
>         <pbrobinson> not what platforms you ran it on
>         <satellit_e> looks like fedora
>         <pbrobinson> OK
>         <satellit_e> basically for XO-1.5 1.75
>         <pbrobinson> if he's really interested in an educated answer
>         tell him to ping me an email
>         <satellit_e> https://sugardextrose.org/projects/dextrose/wiki/Wiki
>         <satellit_e>
>         http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Holt/XS_Community_Edition
>     -- 
>     Unsung Heroes of OLPC, interviewed live @ http://unleashkids.org !
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