Red Ribbon GNU/Linux
23Sep/112

New Website and Online Repository available

I was having problems with the website project hosted at Sourceforge for exceeding Its bandwidth threshold and I decided to temporally disable the online repository.

I was looking for an alternative hosting to store the repository and then I also decided to migrate the blog to this website.

For use the online repository, you need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

wget http://downloads.redribbongnulinux.comxa.com/online-update-2011-09-23.sh

Then, you can execute it:

sudo sh online-update-2011-09-23.sh

This update has been designed only for the RC 5 or lower and It will be included on the next release of the LiveCD.

6Sep/110

Problems with the Online Repository

I'm having problems with the website at SourceForge for exceeding Its bandwidth threshold. I decided to temporally disable the online repository, but you can reinstall it from LiveCD.

I'm looking for an alternative hosting for the online repository.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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1Sep/1110

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux RC 5

The Release Candidate 5 has been published and It contains the following changes:

  • Fixed the restart and shutdown problems.
  • Fixed the repositories list needed for distribution.
  • The online updates are available from the official distribution repositories.
  • Fixed the hostname problem.
  • Added GFTP as the FTP manager.
  • Added a keyboard configurator.
  • Fixed some problems with wireless connections on fat models.
  • Network-Manager-Gnome is now the default network manager.
  • Gnome-Bluetooth is now the default bluetooth manager.

Online Update

You can upgrade the Red Ribbon installation from the online official repository, you don't need to reinstall the distribution from CD.

This update has been designed only for the RC 4 or lower with all previous updates.

You need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

wget http://downloads.redribbongnulinux.comxa.com/online-update-2011-09-01.sh

Then, you can execute it:

sudo sh online-update-2011-09-01.sh

And wait until finished.

If while executing it asks:

You are running a kernel (version 2.6.38-powerpc64) and attempting to remove the same version. This is a potentially disastrous action. Not only will /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-powerpc64 be removed, making it impossible to boot it, (you will have to take action to change your boot loader to boot a new kernel), it will also remove all modules under the directory /lib/modules/2.6.38-powerpc64. Just having a copy of the kernel image is not enough, you will have to replace the modules too.

I repeat, this is very dangerous. If at all in doubt, answer Yes. If you know exactly what you are doing, and are prepared to hose your system, then answer No.

Do you want to abort removal now?

You must answer NO.