SystemRescueCd 2.7.0 gets new package management tools
The SystemRescueCd development team has published version 2.7.0 of the project's Linux distribution for administering and repairing systems. The new release adds the dpkg, debootstrap and rpm tools for managing Debian (DEB) and Red Hat (RPM) packages, and upgrades the standard long-term Linux kernel from 3.0.29 to 3.2.16; the alternative kernel has been updated to the more recent 3.3.5 release.
The xfsprogs and xfsdump tools for the XFS filesystem have been updated, as have the btrfs-progs utilities for the Btrfs filesystem. Other package changes and updates include version 4.4.7 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), OpenSSH 5.9_p1-r4 and version 0.2.47 of the Partclone partition image utility. The developers also note that GObject Introspection data has been removed to save space.
More details about the update can be found in the change log. SystemRescueCd 2.7.0 is available to download as a 383MB ISO image file; a quick start guide and manual are provided. Hosted on SourceForge, SystemRescueCd is licensed under the GPLv2.
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