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Void Linux
« on: May 03, 2018, 08:38:45 am »
Hi all,

if you are keen to try out a new Linux/GNU flavor on your Sharp Zaurus C3x00 device.. we got some good news for you!

Are you ready and Linux savvy enough to try out the latest build of Void Linux (voidz) for Sharp Zaurus C3x00 series ?

You can find a (very basic) rootfs for C3x00 here : https://github.com/greguu/voidz-packages/releases

Please be aware, this is a very basic and experimental build! You will need some good Linux skills !

See this thread for basic installation instructions : https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=34937

If you like to build the rootfs from source, please read the instructions on the github page first!

https://github.com/greguu/voidz-packages/bl...s-v02/README.md

In any case, please help to keep the Zaurus alive!

Please use this thread for any general feedback related to Void Linux.

Installation, setup and issues are tracked in separate threads.

Please do not post any issues related to Void installation in this thread!

Thanks,

Greguu
« Last Edit: September 05, 2018, 02:34:49 am by greguu »
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 08:57:52 am »
Voidz... I like it

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Re: Void Linux
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2021, 02:54:03 pm »
Hi greguu, OESF!

I've recently been trying to get a modern version of Linux working on a Zaurus SL-C1000 (your GitHub repo has been really useful for this greguu), and I'm currently trying out voidz which I'm really liking. So big thank you!

One small issue I'm facing at the moment though is getting `man` working... I have installed man, but it doesn't work with the version of `less` in `busybox`. I'd like to install a full version of less, but when I do this it uninstalls `busybox-zaurus` leaving me with a broken system haha

Any help on how to get around this with the package manager would be much appreciated!!
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Re: Void Linux
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2021, 10:12:30 am »
Hi and welcome!

Nice to see a new voidz user! :) When you install less, does it report a conflict warning which would explain why it is required to uninstall busybox?

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Re: Void Linux
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2021, 11:00:41 pm »
Hi greguu, OESF!

I've recently been trying to get a modern version of Linux working on a Zaurus SL-C1000 (your GitHub repo has been really useful for this greguu), and I'm currently trying out voidz which I'm really liking. So big thank you!

One small issue I'm facing at the moment though is getting `man` working... I have installed man, but it doesn't work with the version of `less` in `busybox`. I'd like to install a full version of less, but when I do this it uninstalls `busybox-zaurus` leaving me with a broken system haha

Any help on how to get around this with the package manager would be much appreciated!!

Hi lfdebrux,

busybox-zaurus provides "less",  but normally xbps should allow you to install the full version of "less".
I do not have my Zaurus available right now to test and reproduce, but you can follow the xbps guide on how to ignore packages.

https://docs.voidlinux.org/xbps/advanced-usage.html

This may help to overcome this issue. Alternatively you should be able to extract the "less" binary manually from the package file and overwrite the symlink to busybox with it.

I have not updated the repo for Voidz for quite some time and may find time later this year to do another build. I can then consider these issues and any package requests that are currently not in the Voidz repo.

Cheers,

Greguu
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Re: Void Linux
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2021, 08:14:02 am »
I am just running void on a c1000 and a c3000

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Re: Void Linux
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2021, 09:26:16 am »
I am just running void on a c1000 and a c3000

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I'll ping greguu about this post :) Out of curiosity, what programs are you running on both of them?

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Re: Void Linux
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2021, 10:51:33 am »
ATM I am trying out VoidZ with the sd-card in the C1000. Via ssh and screen. Not sure what I'll be going to use it for. Of course the kernel will support the c3000 better.
Before 2010 I was using the C1000 for everything possible as a mini laptop, eMail, radio, web surfing, ssh'ing, accessing serial devices... there was even a mini-usb-BT put inside the shell for Internet access via cellphone.
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