I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of my Crystal Desktop Distribution, based on the ROCK development tree revision 6406 with modifications.
The distribution is optimized for Athlon XP CPUs, with otherwise default build settings (optimized for size, GCC 3.4.4 as default compiler, Glibc 2.3.5, Linux 18.104.22.168, X.Org 6.8.2, Bash 2.95 as default bash, ...). Read the ISO description
for details on the SubMaster
patches used and the packages included in addition to the usual Crystal packages.
The bootable and installable ISO CD image can be downloaded at:
All packages built for this distribution (installable with mine
included on the CD) can be found here:
Not all packages are included in the ISO to keep it small (< 650 MB). Check ROCK-Crystal-Rev6406_index.txt
to see which packages the ISO contains.
To install from the ISO image, download it, burn it on a CD or DVD, boot the CD/DVD and follow on-screen instructions.
To install single packages with mine
mine -i <URL-to-gemfile>
mine -i 'http://gems.rocklinux.org/stf/crystal-distro-TRUNK-x86-athlon-xp-32-crystal-expert-pkgs//aalib-1.4rc5-0.gem'
To install single packages using rocket
, the ROCK network installer, make the gem pool known to rocket
by adding the following line to /etc/rocket.conf
Then update the rocket cache:
Now you can install single packages e.g. with:
rocket install aalib
If you have any questions regarding this ROCK distribution, feel free to ask them here, in the ROCK Documentation Wiki
or on the ROCK User mailing list
Technical discussion of ROCK bugs and features should go to the ROCK Devel mailing list
General feedback is also very welcome. Have fun!