jobbot10 buildbot chroot imagejobbot10.tar.xz (164MB)
As Arch seems pretty stable and quite in the past 2-3 days, things appear settled as it is usually the case in the last days of each month when arch issues its monthly image, we decided to issue ours as well. After some refinements to the proposed settings of openbox and jwm, so the user will have a pleasant environment after first boot, we also reviewed and tested our scripts (jobo-setup, installX, add.66, rm.66, 66.setup) to verify everything is still as intended.
The regular installation image (tar ball) is now a bit smaller, just under 100MB, you spring it open with tar -xf into a fresh partition, initialize and update pacman's repositories, install kernel, boot loader, run the jobo-setup script, and optionally add a graphic environment with the installX script (all scripts are now found in /usr/local/bin/).
After you tour the new installation with runit feel free to add s6 and 66 by simply running the add.66 script (also found in /usr/local/bin) and if you decide it is not for you simply run rm.66. Runit will still boot the system either way if the bootloader linux line includes init=/usr/bin/runit-init. With 66 installed and this command eliminated your system will boot with s6 and 66 already configured.
The build bot image jobbot10 is slightly over the last one due to many upgrades of core/base pkgs and a couple more dependencies. You unfold this image to your building chroot environment, run the script at /src/pkg/ for cloning and updating the 3 joborun source repositories, and off you go in building everything on your own, replacing ours or modifying what you wish.
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jobbot9 buildbot chroot imagejobbot9.tar.xz (166MB)
Due to recent time consuming upgrades (glib2 llvm llvm14) we have released new images to save time and bandwidth post-installation.
The regular installation image (tar ball) is now a bit smaller, just over 100KB, you spring it open with tar -xf into a fresh partition, initialize and update pacman's repositories, install kernel, boot loader, run the jobo-setup script, and optionally add a graphic environment with the installX script (all scripts are now found in /usr/local/bin/).
The build bot image jobbot9 is slightly over the last one due to many upgrades of core/base pkgs. You unfold this image to your building chroot environment, run the script at /src/pkg/ for cloning and updating joborun 3 source repositories, and off you go in building everything on your own, replacing ours or modifying what you wish.
We have adopted a new naming scheme for the installation image (just add the kernel of choice joborun/arch boot loader, run jobo-setup and reboot)
The pkg building chroot image "jobbot" which will clone all our repositories in /src/pkg/ or update them with a simple script found in the same directory.
buildbot chroot imagejobbot8.tar.xz (166MB)
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Our binary repositories, previously out of reach for still unknown to us reasons, have returned back to full access since yesterday and all upgrades are currently available. Please use
# pacman -Suy to get full upgrade or a list of upgradable packages for your installation you can build from source using our git git.disroot.org/joborun-pkg/
We know, you get what you pay for, but what can we say about disroot.org, they have been better than any paid service would have been. Reliable, responsive, responsible, and reliable again.
Big Bad News: Our binary repositories have been frozen still since early Feb 5th 2023.
Although the repositories are there and functional for downloads they don't reflect the available updates since then as OSDN has shut down access to server we upload and remove packages and the repo database files that make pacman carry upgrades. Our source repositories in git.disroot.org/joborun-pkg still work fine, and you can build everything you need. It will take you about two days for this past week's work, as Arch rebuilt the entire tool-chain (linux-api-headers, glibc, gcc, libtools, binutils) which take 2-3 runs of gcc of 6hr compiling each. The rest should be a breeze.
Since no email response, no ticket support on their site has materialized, no news or announcements anywhere about the status of osdn, and our patience running out has us looking desperately for alternative repository and mirrors. If you have any recommendations we are open to suggestions and ideas. Please use email or the reddit board to discuss.
We are planning to publish a list in which you can carry a massive upgrade by building everything in the correct sequence and a suggested script to do this semi-automatically without much editing.
We apologize and thank you for your patience and support. We know, you get what you pay for, but what can we say about disroot.org, they have been better than any paid service would have been. Reliable, responsive, responsible, and reliable again.
We will be back soon with more news and solutions. This is FOSS after all, and freedom always is a struggle, if it came easy it wouldn't matter as much.
This is the 2nd Gamma edition of system and build-chroot 10/24/2022
The anti-colinialist Joborun edition! Always!
Not much of a change other than upgrades to save you time and bandwidth since the upgrade procedure for the minimal system was more than 20% its "volume". We are always conscious and thoughtful of those with really low bandwidths and high cost of the luxury that remains unappreciated in N.American, European, and some pacific rim industrial economies. So don't expect to ever see a 3.5GB fluff desktop iso from us requiring 2GB more of upgrades the moment after.
An installation script was added since the previous Gamma edition to assist of remaking the bootstrap image into a bootable installation, instructing how to do it, not doing it for you, step by step providing a shell break to do so. The pkg is called jobo-setup and the script joborun-setup. You can install the pkg and run the script on any installation just to check if you have forgotten to do something to your otherwise perfectly running system :)
As for the joborun buildbot chroot the image was also updated to the 6th release:
Some elitist who doesn't perceive himself as an elitist, living in colonial lands as a member of the colonizing tribe, said it is "silly" to build pkgs in a bare-metal system and not in a container like docker.
If you build 4 pkgs that use go as a build dependency in docker, docker will each time (or try) download go then discard it at exit. It is nearly impossible to feed docker with a local repository (it can be done). Now that is an absolute waste of global bandwidth, which an elitist fails to recognize, or the time required for each download to execute.
After nearly a year of doing this, countless trials and installations by us and other people, would have reflected the weakness of building pkgs in bare-metal chroots. We are just too dumb to recognize the difference!
For details on installation go to the wiki link above, see the installation page.
This release was meant to end the beta-phase and to be released on 9/11 (commemorating the Allende (pr: Ayende) execution in Chile on Sept 11 1973 when 49y later the people of Chile have yet to recover) but it was casually delayed due to a storm of Arch upgrades that followed a grounds up build tools upgrade.
An installation script was added to assist of remaking the bootstrap image into a bootable installation, instructing how to do it, not doing it for you. The pkg is called jobo-setup and the script joborun-setup.
As for the joborun buildbot chroot the image was also updated to the 5th release:jobbot5.tar.xz
Other noteworthy news is the Arch struggle with mesa 22.2.0 have been breaking X in the past 2 releases, so we have kept mesa back to its last non-breaking stable form of 22.1.7 We have added a few packages on jobextra and jobcomm and we are pretty caught up with everything upstream.
One source of headache has been the parallel release of cups, libcups, and cups-filters, with and without dbus, how we version them and how do we stop each other from replacing each other during upgrades. We hope that a cups server without dbus running is as appealing to other users as it is to us :)
Our July images are still valid but due to the recent upgrade of the core build toolchain (linux-api-headers glibc libtool gcc binutils etc.) a new set should be expected soon. In the meantime just use the tarballs and upgrade, size is not that great. By the end of this week a new set of tarballs will be released.
We have concentrated efforts in what we believe is best to distribute build-times and quit chasing linux-5.15 or above. At this time and period it seems to us as linux-lts (linux 5.10) is the most reliable and worthy of kernels. If in the near future a new lts appears more promising we will add that kernel as well. Linux 5.15 has a shorter end date than even 5.4 or 4.19, so the team is not even evaluating it as worthy of keeping alive on the long term. 5.10 has an expected lifetime till mid 2026. Therefore don't expect any further upgrades of linux (5.15) at any time soon, if any. 5.19 appears to have some prospects of a next possible lts but it is too early to tell.
We have added dbus-broker built without systemd and other nyisances and we were surprised it built with such options. You may wonder why? First it is a core package for Arch and we suspect it will be a dependency for many packages soon, so we might as well jump in the bandwagon, although we are in favor of just keeping it installed and not running any form of dbus unless absolutely necessary (that is rare).
We hope everyone in the Northern hemisphere is having a great summer and those in the south not having too boring of a winter.
Late July issues. All installed systems with joborun function at 100% just like they do with Obarun. Only better since our core base is built without the pest of systemd among other things.
New images, for installation and for the buildbot (jobbot) are available.
Apart from upgrades of all packages on par with Arch-testing editions here is the list of currently available kernels and headers:
jobcore/linux-lts 5.10.132-01 We highly recommend this kernel over others, but try what works on your machine best.
Compare to https://kernel.org
We have added a few more packages to jobcomm and jobextra
Why are we still on beta and not move into stable? The system is stable as a rock as it is,
1. We promised that 9/11/22 would be our first official stable edition, according to schedule, and to provide the first ever complete bootable .iso image.
2. Providing publicly an .iso brings responsibility against all those who haven't tried joborun because they are too lazy or not knowledgeable enough to do a 5' installation with a tarball. This opens up a can of worms with "support". No matter what we may say and explain about building from source and do things the right way, we are sure this publicity will bring people asking why their LXQT desktop isn't functioning well and why can't they build pamac and run it on Joborun.
We are going to wait a little longer before we open up this much, in hope of community being formed of faithful users who can provide assistance to newcomers. No, not much of a bug fixing has been done, none reported. Things work just as well as beta01, we just thought of saving new users the enormous updates/upgrades and provide a fresher image.
For older news see previous NEWS entries
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