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04-Aug-2018

This new release of the Fiwix Installation CDROM comes with new packages ported and improves a lot the UNIX-like experience with full support of the System V init scripts.

The following is the list of the new packages ported with their binaries installed:

libiconv-1.15:

  • /usr/bin/iconv
  • /usr/lib/libcharset.a
  • /usr/lib/libiconv.a

mingetty-1.08:

  • /sbin/mingetty

ncompress-4.2.4.4:

  • /usr/bin/compress
  • /usr/bin/uncompress linked to /usr/bin/compress

procps-3.2.8:

  • /bin/ps
  • /usr/bin/uptime
  • /usr/bin/tload
  • /usr/bin/free
  • /usr/bin/w
  • /usr/bin/top
  • /usr/bin/vmstat
  • /usr/bin/watch
  • /usr/bin/pwdx

symlinks-1.4.3:

  • /usr/bin/symlinks

sysvinit-2.84:

  • /bin/pidof linked to /sbin/killall5
  • /sbin/init
  • /sbin/halt
  • /sbin/shutdown
  • /sbin/runlevel
  • /sbin/killall5
  • /sbin/reboot linked to halt
  • /sbin/poweroff linked to halt
  • /sbin/telinit linked to init
  • /usr/bin/last
  • /usr/bin/mesg
  • /usr/bin/utmpdump
  • /usr/bin/wall

unzip-6.0:

  • /usr/bin/unzip
  • /usr/bin/funzip
  • /usr/bin/unzipsfx
  • /usr/bin/zipinfo linked to /usr/bin/unzip

util-linux-ng-2.17:

  • /bin/login
  • /sbin/cfdisk
  • /sbin/fdisk
  • /sbin/findfs
  • /sbin/fsck.minix
  • /sbin/mkfs.minix
  • /sbin/mkswap
  • /sbin/sfdisk
  • /sbin/wipefs
  • /usr/bin/cal
  • /usr/bin/col
  • /usr/bin/colcrt
  • /usr/bin/colrm
  • /usr/bin/column
  • /usr/bin/ddate
  • /usr/bin/flock
  • /usr/bin/getopt
  • /usr/bin/hexdump
  • /usr/bin/isosize
  • /usr/bin/look
  • /usr/bin/mcookie
  • /usr/bin/namei
  • /usr/bin/pg
  • /usr/bin/rename
  • /usr/bin/rev
  • /usr/bin/script
  • /usr/bin/scriptreplay
  • /usr/bin/setsid
  • /usr/bin/tailf
  • /usr/bin/ul
  • /usr/bin/whereis
  • /usr/sbin/readprofile

zip-3.0:

  • /usr/bin/zip
  • /usr/bin/zipcloak
  • /usr/bin/zipnote
  • /usr/bin/zipsplit
It also comes with libxcrypt-4.0.1 that serves as the -lcrypt library necessary to compile some basic tools.

This new CDROM comes with the latest kernel version which includes the following changes:

1.0.1 - 04-Aug-2018
===================
- Added a basic implementation of a Pseudo-Random Number Generator using the
  character devices /dev/random and /dev/urandom.
- Improved the mechanism in procfs_dir_readdir() to fix a memory corruption bug.
- Fixed a bug in procfs_dir_readdir() that prevented from reading correctly the
  entire procfs root directory.
- Fixed a bug in iso9660_dir_readdir() that prevented from reading correctly any
  directory.
- Fixed to show the complete pathname in the argv[0] of the init process.
- Fixed to protect INIT process from unexpected signals.


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