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I see an upgrade for 8.5 this morning, where I am working--is is also available for M 11 now? That would be great.

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I've been upgrading a few computers and I want to say that it did show up in M11.

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Looking here: ftp://ftp.mepis.com/mepis/pool/main/a/aufs/ , I only see aufs-modules-2.6.* packages for earlier Mepis releases.

It doesn't look to me that Warren has added aufs support to Mepis 11.0 yet.

There are updated aufs-modules-2.6.32-1-mepis* packages with yesterday's date (2/24/11). Those updates are for M8.5.

If aufs support were to be implemented in Mepis 11.0 in the same manner as it was done in earlier releases, I would expect to see some aufs-modules-2.6.36-1-mepis* packages in Warren's repo.


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I apologize for my ignorance, but I was under the impression that aufs was only useful on a Live CD/DVD and not an installed system. :confused:

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For aufs to work in the live DVD the kernel needs to be patched, which it has not been at this moment in time.

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joany wrote:
I apologize for my ignorance, but I was under the impression that aufs was only useful on a Live CD/DVD and not an installed system. :confused:

It can have its use on an installed system: "A union mount is a mount that allows several filesystems to be mounted at one time, appearing to be one filesystem." For example I use aufs in the remastering script. Instead of copying the entire unpacked ISO (takes time and lots space) I just mount it with aufs.


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joany wrote:
I apologize for my ignorance, but I was under the impression that aufs was only useful on a Live CD/DVD and not an installed system. :confused:

@joany,
In Mepis 7.0, 8.0 & 8.5 the aufs-modules-2.6.* package was preinstalled and I assume that that is what made the aufs mode possible for LiveCD/DVD sessions. I don't know what if any use 'aufs' can be used for on an installed system.
edit: I see Adrian does have some potential uses for 'aufs' on an actual install.

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For aufs to work in the live DVD the kernel needs to be patched, which it has not been at this moment in time.:

@Danum,
If the kernel gets patched, is a aufs-modules-2.6.* package still needed as it was with earlier Mepis releases?


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kmathern wrote:
Danum wrote:
For aufs to work in the live DVD the kernel needs to be patched, which it has not been at this moment in time.:

@Danum,
If the kernel gets patched, is a aufs-modules-2.6.* package still needed as it was with earlier Mepis releases?

The main problem as I remember is that there are no patches, or modules, which you need for the kernel Mepis is using.
Added the fact that most linux-distro's have moved on from using aufs, debian live is a good example.
This is from the introduction @
http://aufs.sourceforge.net/
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Note: it becomes clear that "Aufs was rejected. Let's give it up."
According to Christoph Hellwig, linux rejects all union-type filesystems
but UnionMount.

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As of today, there are only two "aufs" packages in M11: aufs-tools and aufs-tools-dbg. In M8.5 there are about 20 packages, notably an array of aufs-modules packages, which I believe are necessary to get aufs working.

As much as I would love to see aufs enabled in the M11 Live DVD -- it's a wonderful way to run MEPIS through its paces on real hardware without installing it -- I'm not very hopeful that aufs will make it into the final.

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Danum wrote:
Added the fact that most linux-distro's have moved on from using aufs, debian live is a good example

If they've moved on from using aufs, are they using something else that provides the same type of capabilities in a Live session that aufs offers?


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