It won’t be of interest to everyone, but Crux 2.6 hit the streets a few days ago. I was a little surprised that it was only nine months between 2.5 and 2.6, but I’m always glad to see updated packages on the installation ISO — less time to compile up to current, I suppose.
I have one machine — the Thinkpad — that was running 2.5 and I’ve already switched to the 2.6 repos, by editing the rsync files in /etc/ports. Change the reference to 2.5 to 2.6, update your ports directory, and if you use prt-get, do a quick
prt-get sysup to start the dirty work.
You could always upgrade from the ISO, but I feel guilty doing that.
And just as a note, compiling gcc 4.4.1, running rtorrent to seed the Crux 2.6 ISO, showing a DVD rip against the framebuffer and meshing it all together with screen-vs is only taking up 34Mb of memory on a 550Mhz machine. Like I keep telling you, life without X can be a very liberating experience. …