|| ||"Michael K. Johnson" <johnsonm-AT-rpath.com>|
|| ||distro-list-AT-lists.rpath.com, update-announce-AT-lists.rpath.com|
|| ||rPath Linux 1.0.1 available for x86 and x86_64|
|| ||Tue, 28 Mar 2006 13:58:49 -0500|
|| ||distro-AT-distrowatch.com, lwn-AT-lwn.net|
>From time to time, rPath will release refreshed ISO images of
Refreshed ISO images, release 1.0.1, have been made available
for new installations of rPath Linux 1. These images include all
updates through and including updates released on 23 March 2006.
If you have already installed rPath Linux 1, you should update your
current system rather than reinstall using the new images.
The new images are available from
rPath Linux 1 Release Notes
Welcome to rPath Linux! rPath Linux is a freely-available Linux
operating system distribution, built with the Conary distributed
software management system, supported and maintained by rPath, Inc.
The rPath Linux distribution contains high-quality, up-to-date
software, and is the base development platform for creating software
appliances and purpose-built distributions using rBuilder Online
x86: i686-class processor (i586 and earlier are not supported)
x86_64: all AMD64 and EM64T processors are supported
Hardware platform supported by the Linux kernel 22.214.171.124
Installation from CD/DVD images requires 256 MB RAM. The
graphical installation process will run faster with 512 MB.
Run-time memory requirements depend entirely on the software
Installing the default choices will use approximately 4.5GB
of disk space. The smallest installation available from the
rPath Linux CD/DVD images is available only using a text-mode
installation and requires less than 300 MB of disk space.
A full installation of all the software included on the CD/DVD
images requires approximately 6GB of disk space.
- Conary 1.0.9
- Linux kernel 126.96.36.199
- GCC 3.4.4
- Glibc 2.3.6
- Xorg-X11 6.8.2
- GNOME 2.12
- KDE 3.4.2
The "conary updateall" command will update all the software
on your system managed by Conary. The "conary update group-os"
command will update all the software on your system that is
part of rPath Linux.
rPath Linux 1 updates will be publicly available until six
months after rPath Linux 2 has been released. After that time,
updates will be made available on a subscription basis. For
more information on rPath Linux subscriptions, contact rPath
at +1 919 851 3984 or email email@example.com
In order to reduce the size and download time for normal use,
the rPath Linux CD/DVD images do not contain all the software
contained in rPath Linux; in particular, they do not contain
many of the internet server packages (such as dovecot, the
IMAP server in rPath Linux), and they also do not contain some
packages that are alternatives to packages contained on the
CD/DVD images (such as thunderbird, an alternative to the
evolution mail client included on the CD/DVD images). These
packages are excluded from the CD/DVD images only because
of frequency of use, and they are supported and maintained
on the same basis as the packages that are included on the
All software packages in the conary.rpath.com repository
on the "conary.rpath.com@rpl:1" label are part of the rPath
Linux operating system. The repository is the canonical
definition of the operating system.
Further software is available from the rPath Linux contributed
software repository. This repository is maintained and supported
only on an ad-hoc basis, by a community of developers. The
contributed software repository is part of the default search
path for packages; if you wish to install only supported and
maintained software, you should edit your /etc/conaryrc file
and remove the "contrib.rpath.org@rpl:1" and
"contrib.rpath.org@rpl:devel" items from the installLabelPath
rPath offers software appliance versions of rBuilder that may
be deployed at your site, as well as support and maintenance
for rPath Linux. For more information, contact rPath at
+1 919 851 3984 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit http://bugs.rpath.com/ to report bugs and make
Conary and rPath Linux developers frequent the #conary channel
on the freenode IRC network (http://www.freenode.net/)
See http://lists.rpath.com/mailman/listinfo for mailing lists
where rPath Linux and Conary are discussed.
Technical information about Conary and rPath Linux is kept
The source code for each package can be accessed via Conary's
"cvc" command. More information on the cvc command is available
in the cvc man page.
Creating Software Appliances
Visit rBuilder Online at http://www.rpath.com/ to create
software appliances and purpose-built distributions based on
rPath Linux. Contact rPath at +1 919 851 3984 or email
email@example.com for information on deploying rBuilder at your
Copyright 2006 rPath, Inc.
rPath, rPath Linux, Conary, and rBuilder are trademarks of rPath, Inc.
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