Welcome to the June Edition of the InfoMagic Linux Developer's Resource CD-ROM
These discs are published every two months (or so) and include snapshots of the TSX-11.MIT.EDU and Sunsite.UNC.EDU linux archives. As with the April edition we have included the complete gnu archive from prep.ai.mit.edu so as to be in full compliance with the GNU public license, a copy of which is provided in the gnu directory. We have also unpacked a number of things since the double disc set provides us lots more room. See the RoadMap at the end of this file.
These discs are mastered in ISO-9660 format with Rock Ridge extensions to preserve the long mixed case filenames and deeply nested directory structure. Every directory includes a file "YMTRANS.TBL" which lists the ISO-9660 compliant alias and the original filename. The sources in the YM_UTILS directory can be used to either copy or create symbolic links on systems that do not support the Rock Ridge extensions.
Beginning with this release we have included a completely unpacked ready to run "live filesystem". This was created by unpacking everything in the current Slackware distribution. It is located below the directory "live" on Disc 2. To use this you can either create links to the directories on the CD or simply copy things down to your hard disk. Patrick (the creator of Slackware) does not recommend running from an installation such as this, but we have provided it to address the overwhelming demand of our users. See notes below about Slackware 2.0 from which this filesystem was created.
Some large packages common to tsx-11 & sunsite have been merged and put into top level directories. This includes the kernel distributions and XFree86. Other packages common to both Sunsite and TSX-11 have been eliminated from the TSX directories.