This is Slackware Linux 2.0.0. This version contains libc 4.5.26, Linux kernel 1.0.9 and 1.1.18 (plus source for many other versions in the source tree, including version 0.01 :^), and XFree86 2.1.1. I'm still (nearly always :^) behind in my mail, but feel free to report any problems you find. I can't promise a response but I *do* appreciate the help people offer me in fixing problems. This is what you'll find in the subdirectories below: ./bootdsks.144, ./rootdsks.144, bootdsks.12, rootdsks.12: Boot/install disks for 1.44M and 1.2M floppy drives. You will need at least one boot disk and one rootdisk to install this software. See the README files in these directories for more information. ./a1 - ./a3 The base system. Enough to get up and running and have elvis and comm programs available. Based around the 1.0.9 Linux kernel, and concepts from the new filesystem standard (FSSTND). These disks are known to fit on 1.2M disks, although the rest of Slackware won't. If you have only a 1.2M floppy, you can still install the base system, download other disks you want and install them from your hard drive. ./ap1 - ./ap4 Various applications and add ons, such as the manual pages, groff, ispell (GNU and international versions), term, joe, jed, jove, ghostscript, sc, bc, ftape support, and the quota patches. ./d1 - ./d6 Program development. GCC/G++/Objective C 2.5.8, make (GNU and BSD), byacc and GNU bison, flex, the 4.5.26 C libraries, gdb, kernel source for Linux 1.0.9. SVGAlib, ncurses, clisp, f2c, p2c, m4, perl, rcs, dll tools. ./e1 - ./e5 GNU Emacs 19.24. ./f1 A collection of FAQs and other documentation. ./i1 - ./i2 Info pages for GNU software, readable by 'info', Jed, or Emacs. ./n1 - ./n3 Networking. TCP/IP, UUCP, mailx, dip, deliver, elm, pine, smail, cnews, nn, tin, trn, inn. ./oop1 Object Oriented Programming. GNU Smalltalk 1.1.1, and the Smalltalk Interface to X. (STIX) ./q1 - ./q4 This series contains extra kernels and kernel source. I would imagine that most people will want to use a kernel from this series. It contains source for Linux 1.1.18 with the UMSDOS filesystem already built in, as well as PPP support. There are several precompiled kernels provided as well. All of these were built from the 1.1.18 source provided, and contain UMSDOS, PPP, drivers for SCSI, IFS, networking cards, and the following non-SCSI CD-ROMs: Mitsumi, Sony cdu31/33a, Sound Blaster Pro/Lasermate/Panasonic, and Sony 535/531. NOTE: With the exception of the PS/2 mouse driver (and the similar C&T 82C710 mouse (as on TI Travelmate) driver, there is NO busmouse support in any of the precompiled kernels. The drivers interact when you compile them all in, and I can't provide a whole new set of kernels for each type of busmouse. If you need these drivers, be sure to recompile your kernel. Some people take the menu that sets the /dev/mouse link to be an indication that their busmouse will work right out of the box. It's not, and it won't. ./tcl1 - ./tcl2 Tcl, Tk, TclX, blt, itcl. ./u1 This disk is required when installing Linux with the UMSDOS filesystem, and should only be installed when using UMSDOS for your root filesystem. For those who aren't familiar with it, UMSDOS is a filesystem which runs on top of an MS-DOS filesystem and allows long filenames, hard and symbolic links, and the other features needed to support Linux. Although not as fast as a native Linux filesystem, it's great for trying out Linux, and not bad on a system with a smaller hard drive that must also run DOS. ./y1 Games. The BSD games collection, Tetris for terminals, and Sasteroids. ./contrib This is a new one, and probably long overdue. Now that the new Slackware release contains scripts capable of creating packages (installpkg/makepkg/explodepkg), I've added a directory for user contributed packages. I've started it off with a dozen or so nice extra packages, just to give you the idea. The contents of this directory can basically be considered "as is", and subject to change without notice. There aren't any fancy install menus here, either. Just raw packages to install with pkgtool or installpkg. If you've got a package to contribute, contact me. --------- Disks for the X window system: ./x1 - ./x8 The base XFree86 2.1.1 system, with libXpm, fvwm 1.21c, and xlock added. Also includes a beta version of an Xconfig-writing program - just tell it your video card, mouse, and monitor, and it will create your Xconfig file for you! ./xap1 - ./xap3 X applications: X11 ghostscript, libgr13 (newly compiled with working shared stubs), seyon, workman, xfilemanager, xv 3.01, GNU chess and xboard, xfm 1.2, xgrabsc, ghostview, gnuplot, xpaint, xfig/transfig, xfractint, and various X games. ./xd1 - ./xd3 X11 server linkkit, PEX support, and X11 programming man pages. ./xv1 - ./xv2 Xview 3.2 release 5. XView libraries, and the Open Look virtual and non-virtual window managers. ./iv1 - ./iv2 InterViews libraries, include files, 'doc', 'idraw', and other applications and utilities from the InterViews 3.1 distribution. Now uses shared libraries. ./oi1 - ./oi3 ParcPlace's Object Builder 2.0 and Object Interface Library 4.0, generously made available for Linux developers according to the terms in the "copying" notice found in these directories. NOTE: These haven't worked since we stopped using libc.so.4.4.4, so they've been placed in the oipatches directory in the source tree. You can either try applying the patches in that directory to attempt to use OI with recent libs (this didn't work for me), or downgrade your libraries to 4.4.4 if you *really* want to use OI. There is a libc-4.4.4 downgrade package in the libc-4.4.4 directory. I don't suggest using it, but it does work. ./t1 - ./t5 TeX support. This is the LaTeX2e release ported by W. Woody Jin. Enjoy! --- Patrick Volkerding email@example.com
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