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 on: August 22, 2017, 05:15:33 pm 
Started by black-clover - Last post by nightflier
Build optimization is another way of speeding things up, yes. Most of the code used to build packages, and even the ISO files, can be found here: .. find the icon for "Source" on the left side and click thru "var" and "vabs" and you'll see the whole code tree.

The "my messages" I'm referring to is for this forum, on the navigation bar below and to the left of the Search box (you must be logged in). If there is a number showing up, it indicates messages waiting, just click on it to go there and read your mail.

 on: August 22, 2017, 01:49:51 pm 
Started by black-clover - Last post by black-clover
"MY MESSAGE"? I don't know what that is. Just posted the post the usual way.

Maybe I'm into something above my head, but I'm curious.
I've  read a lot of stuff about how setting certain parameters for libraries when compiling packages makes a difference in the way a system performs.
How is that taken into account in VL, besides optimizing for i686?
Is that something that I can learn about from studying the pkg building process?

 on: August 22, 2017, 04:08:56 am 
Started by black-clover - Last post by nightflier
I asked that question myself many years ago.  ;D

One big reason is that the environment is not loaded up with background processes. It is not trying to address every possible hardware and user profile. If you want bluetooth you need to add it yourself. Pulseaudio: available but not loaded by default. Just keeping things simple.

Say, black-clover, do you have a number behind "MY MESSAGES" above, to indicate a private message waiting?

 on: August 21, 2017, 07:24:40 pm 
Started by black-clover - Last post by black-clover
Maybe this has been addressed before somewhere but I couldn't find it.
Many people talk about how fast VL is compared to other distros, even optimized ones, and I've noticed this on my computer.
What I'd like to know is how VL achieves this performance, if, for example, besides the obvious choice of lightweight apps, the way the system is assembled, configured or packaged is responsible for this behavior.

 on: August 21, 2017, 02:53:05 pm 
Started by black-clover - Last post by black-clover
Happy to contribute somehow to this great community. By the way, perhaps GPA would be a nice package to add to the repository.
I installed it from sources and it is small and very handy for GPG users.

 on: August 21, 2017, 06:29:05 am 
Started by black-clover - Last post by roarde
Thanks so much for finding and sharing this info!

I brushed up the old SlackBuild for pinentry, and a package is now available in the 7.2 untested repo. The gnupg2 package has been rebuilt to add pinentry as a dependency. Users who do GSlapt/slapt-get upgrading after install will get the fix.

 on: August 20, 2017, 01:10:20 pm 
Started by black-clover - Last post by black-clover
I encountered a small error while generating the keys for gpg on VL-7.2-RC2.
It shown the error for missing pinentry scripts.
This can easily be solved by downloading pinentry sources from and installing it manually.

 on: August 19, 2017, 08:42:21 am 
Started by StrayBit - Last post by StrayBit
This definately is not what I was expecting!  In my browser
/* vim: set expandtab sw=4 ts=4 sts=4: */
 * Main stylesheet loader
 * @package PhpMyAdmin
use PMA\libraries\OutputBuffering;
use PMA\libraries\ThemeManager;


define('PMA_MINIMUM_COMMON', true);
require_once 'libraries/';

$buffer = OutputBuffering::getInstance();
    function () {
        echo OutputBuffering::getInstance()->getContents();

// Send correct type:
header('Content-Type: text/css; charset=UTF-8');

// Cache output in client - the nocache query parameter makes sure that this
// file is reloaded when config changes
header('Expires: ' . gmdate('D, d M Y H:i:s', time() + 3600) . ' GMT');


 on: August 19, 2017, 08:01:04 am 
Started by StrayBit - Last post by StrayBit
Finally got composer working.  php does complain
Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib/php/extensions/' - /usr/lib/php/extensions/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory in Unknown on line 0 is not present nor was it in b2.

 on: August 18, 2017, 03:31:37 am 
Started by 93EXCivic - Last post by nightflier
Any new advanced task can seem overwhelming at first, no worries.  :)

Gslapt is fairly straight forward
Start by clicking the Update button in the upper left
Type a program name or keyword in the search field and press Enter
Find the program in the list and click the box to the left of it
Select Install from the drop-down list
Click the Execute button and follow the prompts.

You won't find Anaconda there though, that is the Red Hat installer program.

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