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jurix is a Linux distribution with the following features: Linux kernel 1.3.91, libc 5.2.18, GCC 2.7.2, ncurses 1.9.9e...




jurix is a Linux distribution with the following features: Linux kernel 1.3.91, libc 5.2.18, GCC 2.7.2, ncurses 1.9.9e, shadow passwords, tcl 7.5b3, tk 4.1b3, XFree86 3.1.2-S.

All programs are converted to use the terminfo database from ncurses. Only nvi is compiled to use the termcap library.

Developer comments

I have applied all patches from H.J. Lu to the GNU programs (e.g. regex code) and also some important patches that are posted to the News-groups (e.g. patches for bash, tar, ncurses, ...)

Jurix has a clean filesystem layout and good support of networking programs. (Jurix is best used, if you are directly connected to the Internet. In fact, many ISP seem to prefer jurix.) Most time, I am working on a very stable basic system. (I used to do some kernel programming, now I'm at the normal user level, maybe I'll end up having more X11 progs and listening to sound files.)

Most users on the system should be fine with the global config files and should not have to modify too many config files in the home directory. Whenever possible, I put configuration stuff into global files and not into /etc/skel/. Then sys-admins can change the global files and don't have to tell all users to update the config files in the home directory.

The main thing for jurix is, that I have a very quick way of handling patches to source files and that I have put together a complete source tree. You can see very fast, what patches were used to compile a program and send me further patches, if you want to have something changed. Or you can use those patches to upgrade to a newer version of a program yourself.

Currently, I have one install disk that contains a kernel and also a 2.88 MB filesystem, that is compressed to fit on the floppy. It contains a menue-guided install program called setup that supports installation from an ext2 filesystem, via network (NFS, with bootp support to get nearly all network settings for lazy people) or from a pre-mounted directory.

This disk can also be used as rescue disk. It has rlogin, filesystem utilities, an editor (pico) and additional support progs like a script that automagically configures your network settings via bootp. If you do not want to use a menue-guided installation, then you can edit a configuration file and use that config file to re-install your system whenever you like. No need to answer the install question over and over again.
Last updated on June 9th, 2008

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