Freesco V0.4.1

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Postby Lightning » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:57 pm

You can download the latest release from <a href='' target='_blank'></a>

########## Changes in v0.4.1 #############################

Repaired the check and removal of the pci-scan or 8390 modules when they are not
needed by the system.

Repaired bug in rc_ras that produced a 'n' in the modem options file when three
DNS servers were not defined.

Repaired bug in rc_dns that caused local name resolution of DHCP clients to fail

Repaired bug in the setup patch install section that caused previously
installed patches not to show up as already installed.

Repaired bug in the setup that prevented a newly set default package site from
being saved when the system configuration was saved during exiting.

Repaired bug in the patch install section of the setup that prevented the proper
URL from being used when a default package URL was not set prior to running the
patch check.

Repaired modem INIT string problem during the initial setup of the modem. This
corection automatically sets 'ATZ' as the default INIT string any time the INIT
string is left blank.

Repaired bug in the pkg script that prevented ramdisk packages from being
installed once a system patch packages has been installed. Now the system
treats patch packages as part of the system rather than normal packages. This
also means that patch packages are installed differently than standard packages.

Repaired a bug in the script that creates the public and private default web
server page. This bug did not insert the users name in the banner line to show
which users page was being displayed.

Changed the modem autodetection to use 38400 as the default com port speed for
dial in modems rather than the maximum modem speed which caused modem failure in
some cases. This does not effect or apply to primary dialup modem settings
which should be set at maximum port speed.

Changed the 'pkg' command global search parameters to now search each mirror in
all package and file locations. This means as long as the package/file name is
typed correctly it will be found regardless of whether it is a release/beta
package, non-package, or kernel.

Added cursor control into the advanced modem setup.

Added a new patching mechanism that allows for a more seamless integration of
patches built into the system. This also allows the patches to modify system
files that could not be patched previously inside the ramdisk. Replacement of
system /rc/rc_* files as well as system scripts can now be patched using
compressed gzip files which allows more room for patches on floppy installs.

Added kernel and automated installation into the 'pkg' command for
hard drive installs. This feature is not activated for floppy drive installs
which still must be done manually. Any time a 'kernel' is selected in the
package viewer there is a prompt to install the kernel as the running kernel. If
answered 'y'es then that kernel is installed and the original kernel is saved as
kernel.#####~. If answered 'n'o then the kernel is just downloaded and saved as
any non-package download.

Added the no-ip and everydns clients into the dynamic DNS client. This means
that the built in client now supports noip, zoneedit, dhs, domain_dns,
sitelutions, loopia, everydns, and all three forms of dyndns (dynamic,
customdns, and staticdns). It also still maintains the capability to support
unlisted clients if you have the update requirements available. This client
is also capable of supporting all of these clients at the same time and update
multiple URL's for each individual client at once.

Added a -T flag to the snarf binary. The new -T flag adds a timeout to any
connection in seconds. This prevents snarf from waiting longer than the
specified number of seconds to connect with any URL. If omitted the default is
60 seconds. Thanks to justdave for making this change.

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