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Old 07-28-2003, 02:59 AM   #1
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Talking Tiny Linux


Does anyone have any experience with Tiny Linux? I've installed it on a very old laptop and have loved it ever since. Since it is based on slackware, I thought I might be able to find some help here with a few problems. Since the distro fit onto 12 floppies, it was obviously missing a few things. It doesn't have "make" or gcc. The website says they are using both sets of glibc, but I have no way of checking that. I have no idea what slackware version it is based on. I know it has this library
libc.so.5
I got that by running ldd on /bin/ls, but when I look in /lib, there is a libc.so.6 file. Can anyone help me get a compiler on this machine? My hobby is programming, so I feel like an artist without paint here. Looking for binaries, not source. Remember, no gcc!
It also turns out that the saying is true: Slackware is a hobby!
 
Old 07-28-2003, 06:20 AM   #2
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Ahem. Tiny Linux is totally obsolete, and it's based on Slackware Linux 4.0. Besides, the web site hasn't been updated since 2002. Are you sure you'd like to continue with it?
 
Old 07-28-2003, 07:01 AM   #3
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Well, if he likes it and it works for him...

gcc-2.8.1 from Slack 4?
 
Old 07-28-2003, 07:41 PM   #4
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Support

Thanks for the support, digiot. What Noryungi may not realize is that the laptop I have Linux on is totally obsolete. It has a 486 100 mHz processor, 12 megs of RAM, 1/2 gig harddrive, no modem, no network card, no CD-ROM. So, I use what I can and when I feel like it's time, I'll put the latest version of Slackware on my less obsolete computer. Thanks for the link, digiot, after posting, I went there, downloaded it and it seems to work. I just accidentally untarred everything into the wrong directory, so I'm still fixing stuff.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 02:32 AM   #5
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I can relate - your laptop blows my oldest computer away. 25 MHz 486SX with 8 MB RAM and 102 MB hard drive and no network card. It *does* have a modem - 2200bps, even - and a CD-ROM - a funky one that doesn't recognize CD-Rs or CD-RWs, just original CD-ROMs. That's the Basic 1.8 box of my distros. For me, I really I have no use for it but it seems a shame to store it until it dies when it's willing to run. 11 years old and all original except the keyboard and an extra 4 megs RAM from who knows when.

Glad it does seem to work. Though, doesn't Tiny have a package tool of some kind? I was thinking those were tgz packages that could just have an 'installpkg' done or something. Either way, good luck!
 
Old 07-29-2003, 11:27 AM   #6
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The slackware pkgtool!

Yeah, Tiny Linux uses Slackware's pkgtool, but I'm a programmer, so getting a compiler was necessary whether or not everything else came as binaries(which most haven't). Everything seems to work, but I'm missing a few include files that I could not get from the Slackware page(Actually, I got them, but they're not under the Linux include section.). It seems I'm missing stdio.h, stdlib.h, readline.h, history.h, and getopt.h. I know that stdio.h and stdlib.h are very important, but I don't know why stdlib would be platform dependent. If you can help me find these, I'd be very grateful. I downloaded gmake, gcc, and linuxinc from the Slackware 4.0 package browser.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:00 AM   #7
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Yeah, I knew you needed gcc for compiling but I thought gcc itself could just be installed with pkgtool - you said something about untarring it to the wrong directory. Anyway - I wouldn't really know how to go about finding those individual files.

Well - I didn't think I would, but maybe

Code:
|--digiot@slackath Wed Jul 30 03:57:51
|--bash 2.05b /var/log/packages $ grep -iH stdio.h *
gcc-3.2.2-i386-3:usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-slackware-linux/3.2.2/include/stdio.h
glibc-2.3.1-i386-3:usr/include/bits/stdio.h
glibc-2.3.1-i386-3:usr/include/stdio.h
libgsf-1.8.1-i686-1dl:usr/share/doc/libgsf/html/gsf-gsf-input-stdio.html
libgsf-1.8.1-i686-1dl:usr/include/libgsf-1/gsf/gsf-output-stdio.h
libgsf-1.8.1-i686-1dl:usr/include/libgsf-1/gsf/gsf-input-stdio.h
perl-5.8.0-i386-3:usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0/i386-linux/CORE/nostdio.h
This is what turned up on my system. So would glibc from the same Slack 4.0 as gcc do it?
 
  


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