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From: bf703@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Patrick J. Volkerding)
Subject: ANNOUNCE: Slackware Linux 1.00
Date: 17 Jul 1993 00:16:36 GMT
Reply-To: bf703@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Patrick J. Volkerding)



The Slackware Linux distribution (v. 1.00) is now available for 
anonymous FTP. This is a complete installation system designed for
systems with a 3.5" boot floppy. It has been tested extensively with
a 386/IDE system. The standard kernel included does not support SCSI,
but if there's a great demand, I might be persuaded to compile a few
custom kernels to put up for FTP.

This release is based largely on the SLS system, but has been enhanced and
modified substantially. There are two main disk series, A (13 disks) and
X (11 disks). Some of the features:   

Series A:
  About what you'd expect from SLS series A, B, and C. Plus:
  Source for the Linux DOS emulator version 0.49.
  The FAQ for kernel level 99pl10.
  Kernel source and image at .99pl11 Alpha.
    [compiled with these options: math emulation support, normal hard drive
    support, TCP/IP, System V IPC, -m486, minix fs, ext2 fs, msdos fs, nfs,
    proc support, and PS/2 style mouse support. You may need to recompile if
    you have some other type of busmouse. The kernel was compiled with libc
    4.4.1, g++ 2.4.5]
  The new keytable utilities.
  The NET-2 networking package, preconfigured to use loopback.
  A public domain version of ksh, and tcsh 6.04 (with the bugs worked out)
  GNU gcc, g++, and Objective-C at versions 2.4.5
  Includes and libraries at version 4.4.1
  mailx, quota utilities, experimental winapi source, sound drivers.
  The TCL toolkit and samples.

  In addition, the installation program has been improved to offer more
  information about the packages (and the installation procedure itself)
  as you install.

  The install program can also automatically install LILO, configuring it
  to boot either from your master boot record or from OS/2's Boot Manager.

Series X:
  Also, all the packages you would get in the SLS X series, plus:
  XFree-86 version 1.3.
  Open Look Virtual Window Manager made the default window manager.
  XS3 server offers support for S3 based video cards.
  XV 3.00 Image viewer is included.
  PEX files from the XFree-86 distribution are included.

Although TEX support is not included in the Slackware release, the you may
install the SLS T series from the install program.

At this point, the install disk itself is running .99pl8. I'm working on it :^)
Also, installation from other than a 3.5" floppy has not been tested, but might
work. 5.25" floppy will not work because of file sizes. At this point, I have
no plans to support a 5.25" version.

How to get the Slackware(tm) release:

The Slackware release may be obtained be anonymous FTP from
mhd3.moorhead.msus.edu in directory /pub/linux/slackware. At least initially,
this release will be in the form of 3.5" disk images which should be copied
to floppies using the RAWRITE.EXE program, or dd under Linux.

Please note that our FTP software does not support limiting the number of
concurrent anonymous logins. PLEASE try to go easy on this machine. If things
get out of hand, access may be restricted.

Other sites are, of course, welcome to help out with the load by mirroring
the distribution.

If you find any problems with the distribution, or if you have any suggestions
for improvements, please let me know. If you know of more up-to-date versions
of software in the distribution, I'd like to hear about that, too.

-- 
Patrick Volkerding
volkerdi@mhd1.moorhead.msus.edu
bf703@cleveland.freenet.edu

From: bf703@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Patrick J. Volkerding)
Subject: Slackware upgrade
Date: 19 Jul 1993 10:25:56 GMT
Reply-To: bf703@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Patrick J. Volkerding)


The Slackware distribution on mhd3.moorhead.msus.edu has been upgraded to 
the .99pl11 kernel. GNU zip has also been upgraded to 1.2.3.  The 
distribution has also been "unpacked" into directories to make it easier 
to upgrade when changes are made. See the ChangeLog file for full
details.

If you've been having trouble accessing this site, my apologies. I have
to shut down anonymous access to ftp out of the machine myself. The
system is an AT&T 3b2 and has a limited number of simultaneous streams.
It's a pretty low number ;^)

This should be the last upgrade for at least a little while, though. I'm
trying to get the archive moved to a better site, so stay tuned.

-- 
Patrick Volkerding
volkerdi@mhd1.moorhead.msus.edu
bf703@cleveland.freenet.edu

From: fritz@xlnt.zk3.dec.com ()
Subject: [Q] Slackware distribution has permission problems.
Reply-To: fritz@xlnt.zk3.dec.com ()
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1993 18:57:54 GMT



  Hi,

  I tried grabbing the Slackware 1.0 distribution on mhd3.moorhead.msus.edu at
/pub/linux/slackware but it has access permission problems. Its owned by
root with modes of 700. This looks like an oops, it should be 755. Can anyone
verify this for me or better still change the tree permisions so read
permissions are possible for everyone. Any help is appreciated.

  Thanks,

  Bob.

From: bf703@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Patrick J. Volkerding)
Subject: Re: [Q] Slackware distribution has permission problems.
Date: 28 Jul 1993 02:08:00 GMT
Reply-To: bf703@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Patrick J. Volkerding)


In a previous article, fritz@xlnt.zk3.dec.com () says:

>
>
>  Hi,
>
>  I tried grabbing the Slackware 1.0 distribution on mhd3.moorhead.msus.edu at
>/pub/linux/slackware but it has access permission problems. Its owned by
>root with modes of 700. This looks like an oops, it should be 755. Can anyone
>verify this for me or better still change the tree permisions so read
>permissions are possible for everyone. Any help is appreciated.
>
>  Thanks,
>
>  Bob.
>

The /pub/linux/slackware directory was closed due to machine crashes
from FTP traffic. I wish I could've left it open, but the system is an
AT&T 3b2 with only a couple of megs of RAM, and also has a limited
number of streams. About every 2 hours, the machine would reach a state
where all the streams are connected to hung ftpd's, and I'd have to hard
reboot because I can't even net in to it when it gets that bad.

You can still get the 1.0 release as a 31M tarfile in /incoming at
ftp.cdrom.com. There have been some fixes to the package that are
available in /pub/linux on mhd3.moorhead.msus.edu. There is also scsi
support in /pub/linux/scsi.

There are some more fixes and upgrades on disk here, but I'm waiting for
word back from someone at cdrom.com. The distribution should soon be
available under /pub/linux at ftp.cdrom.com in it's normal directories
like it was on mhd3.moorhead.msus.edu. When that happens, you'll
probably see a 1.01 announcement with some more upgraded software and a
few links and permissions fixed. 

-- 
Patrick Volkerding
volkerdi@mhd1.moorhead.msus.edu
bf703@cleveland.freenet.edu

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