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[Savannah-register-public] [task #10137] Submission of Free Your Gnu

From: AurélienDESBRIÈRES
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #10137] Submission of Free Your Gnu
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 06:47:08 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #4, task #10137 (project administration):

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FYG the free operating system project.

The goals is freedom like "Liberté".

irc : freenode #FYG #FYG-dev

License: gplv3 or later

Operating System / Distribution: GNU / linux

Operating System name: FYG

Type: Official GNU software

This Project has been launch the Febuary the first 2010 bye a Free Software


   1. Everyone is free to become user or member.
   2. The operating system must stay free as in freedom and as in price.
   3. Every one registered can vote on each proposition made by the team or
   4. No one can goes against freedoms


How To Run on a FYG :

For the moment FYG is based on gNewSense metaD (base on Debian)

The technical differences between gNS and FYG are:

       . you compile yourself the last free kernel from FSFLA
       . all debian base package coming from gnu are all the most update

The political differences between gNS are :

       . every one can participate
       . on the last source you will be

The only restriction is :

       . no one can goes against freedom

How install your FYG :

Download the mini iso version and but it to a cd.


Burn the mini.iso image you get and restart on. (go after for more


At this step you are now running on the what we can call the FYG philosophy,
you have to upgrade to the last free kernel from

Go to last free kernel release


   1. Download the last release we will see now how upgrade well your kernel

     This part is important and long (depending on the computers you have

      you have to edit a file in the kernel source before compiling

         Edit on > linux2.6.**/Documentation/lguest/Makefile

         all: lguest



Now you can start the compilation of the last free kernel

In a terminal : For example, for Linux-libre 2.6.** you would enter

cd /usr/src/


Uncompress the archive file

tar xvjf linux-2.6.**-libre.tar.bz2

Go to the newly created directory of the uncompressed source

cd linux-2.6.**


make clean mrproper

Now, you will need to have a base .config file that will control the build
process. If you don't have a specific .config file, you can use the default
file in the /boot directory. Just copy that into the source directory.

cp /boot/config-`uname -r` ./.config

Now, you can review and change config variables. First, update your config
file to the new options of the kernel source

make oldconfig

and answer the configuration questions there. Enter yes for the module to be
built into the kernel, m for it to be build modularly which will only load if
needed and no to exclude the module. You can also enter ? to get information
about the module. However, you don't have to worry too much as you will be
able to revise your decisions in the next step.

Next, enter

make xconfig

(make menuconfig is an alternative .config editing tool)

This will open an application that classifies and explains the properties and
available modules you can either 'build into' the kernel, make modularly
available or disable. When you are done, save it and exit.

Now, you can build your kernel. First enter

make-kpkg clean

As the final command, enter

fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd --append-to-version=-custom kernel_image
kernel_headers kernel_source

You can change custom by FYG value with anything as long it starts with -
(minus sign) and has no whitespace in between. Optionally, you can add
kernel_source at the end, if you want to build a source pack. You can also put
CONCURRENCY_LEVEL=N (where N should be replaced by the number of CPU cores
your computer has) at the beginning of the command to make the building
process take advantage of multiple core systems.

The last command will take some time to complete. At the end, you will have
linux-image and linux-headers (and linux-source if you chose) installation

go to linux-image and linux-headers files to the directory you want. Then,
either go to that directory in terminal with cd command and install the two
.deb packages:

dpkg -i linux-image-2.6.**-fyg.deb

dpkg -i linux-headers-2.6.**-fyg.deb

Or, just double-click on the two files and click on the Install Package

Restart and choose FYG kernel from your GRUB.

You have Free Your Gnu on first step with success, ok next now.

For the moment join on

Libre Planet


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