whats new in fig os 2.4

as shown in the screencap, the kernel has gone from +deb8u1 to +deb8u2. this is in hopes of patching the “dirty cow” (copy on write) vulnerability.

the patched kernel is the solution here; im told refracta will patch the image in about a month or so. this is reasonable since a kernel upgrade and reboot is this simple (if youve installed refracta, or fig os):

# wget http://security.debian.org/debian-security/pool/updates/main/l/linux/linux-image-3.16.0-4-686-pae_3.16.36-1+deb8u2_i386.deb

# dpkg -i linux-image-3.16.0-4-686-pae_3.16.36-1+deb8u2_i386.deb

# reboot


mkfigos 2.4 tries to download this and dpkg-deb it into place, plus copy the new vmlinuz– when you boot into the new iso, uname gives you the same output that it would after upgrading and rebooting… so hopefully this solves the matter for live users, not just people that have installed and upgraded.

fig os 2.4 has the newest version of fig ever— ok, its basically just a new python 2 version but with the help feature from 3.1. it also represents a return to python 2 as the primary series for fig development: fig 4.0 is found at /usr/bin/fig40.py.

and at /usr/bin/figu29.py you have the portuguese-based figueira. cheat sheet if you run figu29.py help or evince /usr/share/doc/figueira/figuchsh.pdf for a printable version.

since fig os really isnt much about themes (not in the live image anyway) most of the xfce themes are removed from version 2.4. we kept the ones golinux put together for refracta, obviously. they wont be used by icewm, which is all the more reason to get rid of most of the others.

thats a pretty robust little update– enough to blog about, i would hope. enjoy!


get the code here: http://unofficialdistros.freeforums.org/post258.html




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