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Old 09-18-2019, 08:40 AM   #1
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no PCLinuxOS distro forum?

i noticed PCLinuxOS made a 2019.09 release today and they are one of the few distros that are keeping systemd off their distro (sticking with the sysv init)

i was wanting to ask any PCLinuxOS users if they have gnuradio & gr-osmosdr & SoapySDR & GQRX running

also CubicSDR too

i checked the PCLinuxOS forums for SDR related info and there was only a few ancient posts from several years ago
Old 09-19-2019, 07:08 AM   #2
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interesting distro with an interesting history, it was started by a guy with the nickname of Texstar who was a packager for third party apps made for Mandrake...


The precursor to PCLinuxOS was a set of RPM packages created to improve successive versions of Mandrake Linux (now Mandriva Linux). These packages were created by Bill Reynolds, a packager better known as Texstar.[2] From 2000 to 2003, Texstar maintained his repository of RPM packages in parallel with the PCLinuxOnline site. In an interview, Reynolds said he started PCLinuxOS "to provide an outlet for [his] crazy desire to package source code without having to deal with egos, arrogance and politics."[3]

In October 2003, Texstar created a fork of Mandrake Linux 9.2. Working closely with The Live CD Project, Texstar has since developed that fork independently into a full-fledged distribution. The initial releases were successively numbered as "previews": p5, p7, p8 up to p81a, then p9, p91, p92, and p93.

Although it retains a similar "look and feel" to Mandriva Linux, PCLinuxOS has diverged significantly. The code was officially forked from Mandrake 9.2 into an independent project in 2003. After three years of continuous development, the developers took advantage of further development in (the renamed) Mandriva late in 2006 for PCLinuxOS 2007. In the releases before 2007, it was normally necessary to perform a re-installation.


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