• a desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy

    From Nicholas Boel@1:154/10 to Maurice Kinal on Fri Jul 21 21:17:34 2017
    Hello Maurice,

    On Fri Jul 21 2017 23:04:24, Maurice Kinal wrote to Nicholas Boel:

    I appreciate the heads up about nano and wordwrapping.

    Of course. I'm on the nano devel mailing list, so I'll know as soon as it's released. However, I can't do anything about it from work.. so it'll have to wait till I get home. ;)

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to Nicholas Boel on Sat Jul 22 03:13:59 2017
    Hey Nicholas!

    I've seen plenty of requests for them as well as statements from a
    lot of distros saying they weren't ever going to support it since
    the raspi3's didn't have enough ram to make 64bit worthwhile
    anyways.

    Bah! No guts, no glory. ;-)

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nicholas Boel@1:154/10 to Maurice Kinal on Sat Jul 22 18:46:32 2017
    Hello,

    On Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:13:58 GMT, Maurice Kinal -> Nicholas Boel wrote:

    Bah! No guts, no glory. ;-)

    nano-2.8.6 is now out!

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to Nicholas Boel on Sun Jul 23 02:05:47 2017
    Hey Nicholas!

    nano-2.8.6 is now out!

    I just finished stage1 of what I hope is a native aarch64-unknown-linux-gnu enviroment so it is a tad early. I'll definetly put it in as part of the stage2 build so that it's the default editor for stage3. :-)

    Speaking of which, stage2 gmp reports the arch as armv8-a and the ABI as 64 bit. It's chewing on it as we speak.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Sat Jul 22 17:00:08 2017
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 20-Jul-2017 21:16 <=-

    The actual seems ok, so far as I can tell

    It was just a chroot ramdisk from the x86_64-silvermont-linux-gnu. If
    I use that to target 32 bit I have to be extremely careful about cpu detection which of course is a 64 bit processor.

    Lest it think you are wanting 64bit after all....

    Quoting just in case it's helpful...

    For sure. That is why I keep putting oddball stuff in the msg body
    since you can quote that back as a reference. As far as I am
    concerned that is much better than the msgid or any other control line that you cannot do anything with. From me it is simply a total waste
    of bytes which is why I keep them down to an absolute minimum.
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    I see this is from the main system, again.... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Nicholas Boel@1:154/10 to Maurice Kinal on Sat Jul 22 21:56:36 2017
    Hello,

    On Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:05:46 GMT, Maurice Kinal -> Nicholas Boel wrote:

    I just finished stage1 of what I hope is a native aarch64-unknown-linux-gnu enviroment so it is a tad early. I'll
    definetly put it in as part of the stage2 build so that it's the default editor for stage3. :-)

    Sounds like a plan!

    Speaking of which, stage2 gmp reports the arch as armv8-a and the ABI as 64 bit. It's chewing on it as we speak.

    Yep. At the moment I took a look at my other raspi3 to see how things were going with the media server and to upgrade packages and whatnot. Well, it seems
    the external Seagate drive I had connected to it now has some errors. I'm trying to repair the device, but if that doesn't work, it looks like someone is
    trying to tell me to utilize that raspi3 for another task rather than a small media server. ;)

    Good thing I had all that stuff backed up!

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to Nicholas Boel on Sun Jul 23 03:27:42 2017
    Hey Nicholas!

    Sounds like a plan!

    It does indeed. As we speak the raspi3 is chewing on the stage2 binutils (gcc is next) so it will be awhile. I believe nano is a good fit for this idea.

    it seems the external Seagate drive I had connected to it now has
    some errors

    That happened to me on an eeepc with a 2.5" drive connected to usb. The eeepc was one of the originals with a 32 bit pentium-m that was *supposed* to clock at 900Mhz and 600MHz but was stuck at 600MHz due to bios issues. Same with usb2 although flash drives worked okay but were WAY more expensive, which they still are when compared to terrabyte spinney drives available.

    For the raspi3 I am sticking to flash drives and am using a 8G usb Sandisk on there for source as we speak. So far it has worked out but I am thinking a 32G
    one might be better for use as building space to save on write cycles on the onboard microSD thingy. I am going to need another one for booting up the stage2 toolchain that is currently building. I already successfully booted a cross compiled arm64 linux kernel that I built on this machine but I lacked a proper aarch64 native enviroment and just used a stock slackwarearm-current build.

    Bottomline is for the media server you probably would be better off hot swapping usb flash disks instead. That is probably the safest.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to Nancy Backus on Sun Jul 23 03:51:49 2017
    Hey Nancy!

    Lest it think you are wanting 64bit after all

    Heh, heh. Yeah it seems to know what I want for some strange reason.

    I see this is from the main system, again

    Yep. At the moment the bonnell guy is stuck serving the wireless crowd and I haven't had the opportunity to test anything there. Maybe September. As for 32 bit, the raspi3 is 32 bit linux but not the same as I am used to which of course has been IA32 based. My last official 32 bit system was i486-pc-linux-gnu on an eeepc which might still work but I haven't turned it on
    since playing with a mobile usb GPS dongle thingy. I believe we talked about that then as the road trip was to Michael Lake. I was testing whether or not it's battery could last the duration. It did.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nicholas Boel@1:154/10 to Maurice Kinal on Sun Jul 23 07:36:22 2017
    Hello,

    On Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:27:42 GMT, Maurice Kinal -> Nicholas Boel wrote:

    Bottomline is for the media server you probably would be better off hot swapping usb flash disks instead. That is probably the safest.

    Or just doing something completely different. Depending on the format of movies
    sometimes the raspi3 just isn't strong enough to de/encode and send it to a TV wirelessly anyway.

    Most likely I'll scrap the idea as it was just something else to tinker with with a second raspi3. Now I have a freed up device to give a 64bit install a go
    since there's actual instructions for doing so these days. ;)

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to Nicholas Boel on Sun Jul 23 15:52:18 2017
    Hey Nicholas!

    Or just doing something completely different.

    That is an option. Speaking for myself I tend to lean towards text based thingies but have been distracted by multimedia streaming in the past. Speaking of which there is mention of an article in the latest Free Software Foundation Bulletin Issue 30 Spring/Summer 2017 titled "Running a TV channel with free software" by Zeehan Hasan. It caught my eye but I haven't followed up on actually reading the article.

    there's actual instructions for doing so these days.

    The Linux From Scratch people have been providing great documentation for ages now. This particular build is somewhat based on the Cross Linux From Scratch method along with some tricks I've learned over the last decade and a half maintaining my x86_64 hosts, not to mention ttylinux and some of my early attempts at making compactflash disks bootable. For that I can refer to "Flash
    ttylinux of the 21st Century" as evidence that I have been hacking for quite some time now ... and then some. Prior to that I had a compactflash boot I called "Multimedia Extravaganza" but I doubt a search will find a reference to it. Flash ttylinux used to get quite a few hits. Those were the days.

    Anyhow I am closing in on building the very first kernel on the raspi3 which will then be followed by it booting up the stage2 enviroment it now has at it's
    disposal in order to build the very first (first for me) stage3 pure 64 bit aarch64 system. I am predicting much fun will be had in this ongoing process.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Mon Jul 24 13:30:20 2017
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 23-Jul-2017 03:51 <=-

    Lest it think you are wanting 64bit after all

    Heh, heh. Yeah it seems to know what I want for some strange reason.

    Just not necessarily what you are trying to do... ;)

    I see this is from the main system, again

    Yep. At the moment the bonnell guy is stuck serving the wireless
    crowd and I haven't had the opportunity to test anything there. Maybe September. As for 32 bit, the raspi3 is 32 bit linux but not the same
    as I am used to which of course has been IA32 based.

    So, something to keep the brain engaged as you figure out how to work
    things with it....

    My last official 32 bit system was i486-pc-linux-gnu on an eeepc which might still work but I haven't turned it on since playing with a mobile usb GPS dongle thingy. I believe we talked about that then as the road trip was to Michael Lake. I was testing whether or not it's battery
    could last the duration. It did.

    I do remember that discussion... :) Sounds like something else to try
    your experiments now on... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to Nancy Backus on Mon Jul 24 16:48:09 2017
    Hey Nancy!

    Heh, heh. Yeah it seems to know what I want for some strange
    reason.

    Just not necessarily what you are trying to do... ;)

    That can and does happen.

    something to keep the brain engaged as you figure out how to work
    things with it....

    So far it seems all the same to me albiet much slower than either of the x86_64
    systems which have much faster cpu's.

    Sounds like something else to try your experiments now on

    I talked about GPS on the raspi with the BC Robotics guru and he claimed that the addon GPS chips got recalled due to issues with the GPIO serial connection.
    After thinking about it later it got me wondering if it was the GPS addons, or
    the GPIO serial connection, or the kernel's usb/serial port emulation. The kernel issue I can test out with the usb GPS dongle I happen to still have. It
    is the same one I used for the Michael Lake experiment. If that works it might
    make the raspi3 far more independent since it could use that as a clock source which is sadly lacking on there and currently relies on my network to take care
    of that issue.

    Anyhow much fun to be had that is for sure. 64 bit capabilities are first which means losing all the bloat slackwarearm seems to think it needed.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Tue Jul 25 13:32:40 2017
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 24-Jul-2017 16:48 <=-

    something to keep the brain engaged as you figure out how to work
    things with it....

    So far it seems all the same to me albiet much slower than either of
    the x86_64 systems which have much faster cpu's.

    A faster cpu would make a difference in processing speed, of course.. ;)

    Sounds like something else to try your experiments now on

    I talked about GPS on the raspi with the BC Robotics guru and he
    claimed that the addon GPS chips got recalled due to issues with the
    GPIO serial connection. After thinking about it later it got me
    wondering if it was the GPS addons, or the GPIO serial connection, or
    the kernel's usb/serial port emulation. The kernel issue I can test
    out with the usb GPS dongle I happen to still have. It is the same
    one I used for the Michael Lake experiment.

    Sounds like a reasonable place to start... :)

    If that works it might make the raspi3 far more independent since it
    could use that as a clock source which is sadly lacking on there and currently relies on my network to take care of that issue.

    Makes sense... and that would be a nice thing, as well, indeed...

    Anyhow much fun to be had that is for sure. 64 bit capabilities are
    first which means losing all the bloat slackwarearm seems to think it needed.

    Lean and mean.... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to Nancy Backus on Tue Jul 25 21:29:56 2017
    Hey Nancy!

    faster cpu would make a difference in processing speed, of course

    For sure. Perhaps the Raspberry Pi 4 will provide one. I am not holding my breath on that so in the meantime the current speed will have to do. I am in no rush.

    Lean and mean

    Now we're talking the same language!

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Thu Jul 27 13:40:16 2017
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 25-Jul-2017 21:29 <=-

    faster cpu would make a difference in processing speed, of course

    For sure. Perhaps the Raspberry Pi 4 will provide one. I am not
    holding my breath on that so in the meantime the current speed will
    have to do. I am in no rush.

    Speed isn't everything, after all.... :)

    Lean and mean

    Now we're talking the same language!

    Although possibly in different contexts usually... ;)

    ttyl neb

    ... I'm just a peripheral visionary.

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001.250 to Nancy Backus on Fri Jul 28 03:47:11 2017
    Hey Nancy!

    Speed isn't everything, after all

    It can and does kill from what I've heard. In the case of the raspi3 I doubt it is an issue.

    Speaking of which it now has a real time clock so it is one step closer to independence.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Sat Jul 29 16:02:30 2017
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 28-Jul-2017 03:47 <=-

    Speed isn't everything, after all

    It can and does kill from what I've heard.

    Yeah, I've heard that too... ;)

    In the case of the raspi3 I doubt it is an issue.

    Probably not... :)

    Speaking of which it now has a real time clock so it is one step
    closer to independence.

    Good show.... :)

    ttyl neb

    ... Accurate observation is often called cynicism.

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to Nancy Backus on Sun Jul 30 03:38:32 2017
    Hey Nancy!

    with more emphasis on the madness than the science.

    But isn't that part of the definition of Wizard...?

    Possibly. I've never looked it up and always associated wizards with magic and
    the such but now that you mention it that might be a sign of madness.

    So you are providing a real service

    I suppose. Mostly I started doing it to learn and it was back then that one of
    my neighbours noticed it on a scan and asked to join in on the fun and once we got it woring his wife wanted in. They moved out quite some time ago but have been replaced by other neighbours since. I was prepared to drop wireless AGES ago but they won't allow it. :-/

    So, you've answered this set from the raspi3....?

    Yes, the 32 bit install to be more accurate. At the moment I am booted up to the 64 bit install to see if I can use that to kickstart a root file system that is more my own homegrown type thingy. So far I've screwed it up a couple times but seeing I am not in any rush that is okay as I am learning quite a bit. Number one lesson is that I seem to prefer my own homegrown type thingy and seem to be jumping through the hoops to make it happen. If I can get it working (booting) I think it will have been worth the additional pain I am going through as we speak. If not then it isn't like this hasn't happened before and has been very inexpensive in comparison to past fiascos of this nature.

    Live and learn eh?

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Tue Aug 1 21:02:02 2017
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 30-Jul-2017 03:38 <=-

    with more emphasis on the madness than the science.
    But isn't that part of the definition of Wizard...?

    Possibly. I've never looked it up and always associated wizards with magic and the such but now that you mention it that might be a sign of madness.

    The ability to do unexplained (to the layperson) things in science and technology is perceived as wizardry by the onlookers... and, yes, I'd
    say that a bit of madness is part of the equation as well... ;)

    So you are providing a real service

    I suppose. Mostly I started doing it to learn and it was back then
    that one of my neighbours noticed it on a scan and asked to join in on
    the fun and once we got it working his wife wanted in. They moved out quite some time ago but have been replaced by other neighbours since.
    I was prepared to drop wireless AGES ago but they won't allow it. :-/

    You missed your chance to opt out a long time ago.... now you are a
    fixture and a depended upon one... ;)

    So, you've answered this set from the raspi3....?

    Yes, the 32 bit install to be more accurate.

    Right... I wasn't sure if there was more than just that operable
    there....

    At the moment I am booted up to the 64 bit install to see if I can use that to kickstart a root file system that is more my own homegrown type thingy. So far I've screwed it up a couple times but seeing I am not
    in any rush that is okay as I am learning quite a bit. Number one
    lesson is that I seem to prefer my own homegrown type thingy and seem
    to be jumping through the hoops to make it happen. If I can get it working (booting) I think it will have been worth the additional pain
    I am going through as we speak. If not then it isn't like this hasn't happened before and has been very inexpensive in comparison to past fiascos of this nature.
    Live and learn eh?

    Sounds like you are keeping your self busy and giving the brain a good exercising... :) And it also sounds like you are having a good deal
    of fun with it as well.. :)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001 to Nancy Backus on Tue Aug 1 22:52:39 2017
    Hey Nancy!

    a bit of madness is part of the equation as well... ;)

    That explains quite a bit of the goings on here.

    You missed your chance to opt out a long time ago.... now you are
    a fixture and a depended upon one... ;)

    I hate when that happens.

    Right... I wasn't sure if there was more than just that operable there....

    There is a 64 bit Archlinux microSD root/boot that I am keeping in reserve. As
    we speak I have the 32 bit Slackwarearm one building a 64 bit toolchain onto a usb flashdisk which I am planning to make bootable. If that works out then it will be the keeper that I'll use to kickstart other arm64 based systems.

    Sounds like you are keeping your self busy and giving the brain a
    good exercising... :) And it also sounds like you are having a
    good deal of fun with it as well.. :)

    Yes, yes and definetly yes, although it will be more fun if it works.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

    ... Don't cry for me I have vi.
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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Fri Aug 4 16:13:40 2017
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 01-Aug-2017 22:52 <=-

    a bit of madness is part of the equation as well... ;)

    That explains quite a bit of the goings on here.

    I figured as much... ;)

    You missed your chance to opt out a long time ago.... now you are
    a fixture and a depended upon one... ;)

    I hate when that happens.

    Yeah... such a bummer... ;)

    Right... I wasn't sure if there was more than just that operable
    there....

    There is a 64 bit Archlinux microSD root/boot that I am keeping in reserve. As we speak I have the 32 bit Slackwarearm one building a 64
    bit toolchain onto a usb flashdisk which I am planning to make
    bootable. If that works out then it will be the keeper that I'll use
    to kickstart other arm64 based systems.

    That sounds a bit ambitious... but hopefully it works all as hoped
    for... :)

    Sounds like you are keeping your self busy and giving the brain a
    good exercising... :) And it also sounds like you are having a
    good deal of fun with it as well.. :)

    Yes, yes and definetly yes, although it will be more fun if it works.

    But of course... ;)

    ttyl neb

    ... W(ish) I(d) N(ever) D(itched) O(ther) W(orking) S(oftware)

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  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001.250 to Nancy Backus on Sat Aug 5 03:43:38 2017
    Hey Nancy!

    Yeah... such a bummer...

    I am suspicous that is the real reason for the raspberry pi 3 purchase, especially the current strategy of enabling a custom built OS for it. Speaking
    of which it is currently chewing on building networking packages as we speak. Here is a cut n' paste from the main C library which is as current as current can get since this version is only a couple days old;

    ----- ye olde cut n' paste starts
    root@armando:/mnt/archives/medevil/scripts# /lib/libc.so.6
    GNU C Library (GNU libc) stable release version 2.26, by Roland McGrath et al. Copyright (C) 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
    This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.
    There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
    PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
    Compiled by GNU CC version 7.1.1 20170802.
    Available extensions:
    crypt add-on version 2.1 by Michael Glad and others
    GNU Libidn by Simon Josefsson
    Native POSIX Threads Library by Ulrich Drepper et al
    BIND-8.2.3-T5B
    libc ABIs: UNIQUE
    For bug reporting instructions, please see: <http://www.gnu.org/software/libc/bugs.html>.
    ----- ye olde cut n' paste ends

    Note the "GNU CC version 7.1.1 20170802" which is a release candidate for gcc-7.2 which should be loose and full of juice by sometime next week. I am hoping by then the raspi3 will be using the above on it's root file system and that it will be sending it's own fidonet messages from there. So far it is looking great despite the many snags encoutered along the way. I persisted.

    That sounds a bit ambitious... but hopefully it works all as hoped
    for... :)

    The above cut n' paste demonstrates that there is much reality in the latest ambition.

    I do good work. :-)

    Life is good,
    Maurice

    ... Future cybertoasts of note:
    2018-01-01 is 149 days from now and falls on a Monday.
    2024-11-05 is 2649 days from now and falls on a Tuesday.
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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Fri Aug 11 17:32:44 2017
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 05-Aug-2017 03:43 <=-

    Note the "GNU CC version 7.1.1 20170802" which is a release candidate
    for gcc-7.2 which should be loose and full of juice by sometime next
    week.

    And has 7.2 been released yet....?

    I am hoping by then the raspi3 will be using the above on it's
    root file system and that it will be sending it's own fidonet messages from there. So far it is looking great despite the many snags
    encoutered along the way. I persisted.

    Persistence pays... :)

    That sounds a bit ambitious... but hopefully it works all as hoped
    for... :)

    The above cut n' paste demonstrates that there is much reality in the latest ambition.
    I do good work. :-)

    Indeed.. :)

    ttyl neb

    ... Dominoes . . . =======/////////////////////////////|||||||||||||||||||

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