[sf-lug] New Releases of Significant Distributions

Ken Shaffer kenshaffer80 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 08:22:20 PDT 2021

August 15, 2021, my Debian update on a 1GB ram, 5.7GB root Intel Compute Stick.
Bullseye (Debian 11) released. Tried update from Buster on an 8GB Intel
Compute Stick (ICS). First, had to edit sources.list to get rid of
"stable" and use
buster to get up to date. Then changed the buster to bullseye and changed the
buster/updates to buster-security. Used a link on /var/cache/apt/archives to
the microsd card debian/archives dir. apt-get update then ran. Tried the
dist-upgrade next, but ran out of space. cleaned up logs, copied all kernels
and support files to microsd. Still not enough room, so ran autoremove, and
that seemed to let lots of "setting up" to occur. Surprised me a bit, I was
just expecting it to free up some space, not acutaly install anything.
initramfs generation No kernel present, but ran! Copied the 5.10 kernel back
from the microsd card, / is at 94%. Check /boot/grub/grub.cfg, oops, no 5.10
kernel present (just the Antix 19 on the sd card, so run sudo update grub. OK,
grub.cfg looks good, reboot and see (still running the 4.19 kernel) Reboot
worked, put the /var/cache/apt/archives dir back in place (instead of a link
to the microsd). Edited the hostname to bullseye. Background no longer blank,
so made the terminal tranparency 0. Reboot and all looks good. Check the
sources.list and looked like I failed to copy in the final 11 version. Just
ran with the "stable" main. Copied in the 11 version (with the
bullseye-security in place of buster/updates and got some updates. Do I really
need the oxygen-icon-theme for 31MB or the papirus-icon-theme for 18MB? Cleaned
out the /var/cache/apt/archives directory and the one on the microsd card too.

Tried the Antix 19 boot off microsd in the ICS, and with success,
called it done.

On 8/17/21, Bobbie Sellers <bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com> wrote:
> Hi LUGers,
>      Well Distrowatch after a dry week now has Debian 11 Bulleye, Debian
> Edu,
>      Manjaro 21.1.0 with a multiplicity of Desktop Environments
> and Zorin 15.3, 16 and Core 16.  Zorin wants $39 for the Zorin 16 Pro.
> It uses Gnome 40.
>      These are distribution releases.
>      Slackware 15.0 RC1 is out in a full and mini net install and seems
> to avoid having
> regular distribution releases.
>      I got the Slackware net install and am downloading the Manjaro KDE
> version
> as I write.
>      Oh and PCLinuxOS 64 has a full suite of releases with KDE in 3
> versions, Mate,
> and XFCE as of the beginning of August 2021.
>      Bobbie Sellers
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