I got the problem with updating glibc on arch linux for some time. The conventional tutorials and howto’s from archwiki didnt helped much, arch was still alarming that /lib still exists (i guess i got some glibc dependent packages) .
pacman -Syu —ignore glibc
XFCE 4.8 + dockbarx + Faenza icons + Synapse + Docky + conky (rings) grey = my perfect desktop!
I’ve always been fan of the tiny & micro software that is optimized to work on ancient machines but also practical to work on every other (including modern , new) pcs. I must admit i follow the Slitaz since its first cooking version because it is all about my first sentence - tiny,practical, useful, etc. As a relatively new distro it had some things that didn’t work quite well throughout the years of its existence but i cannot complain… its 30MB in size! (only tinycore linux is smaller circa 10MB & it looks terrible ) I am talking here fully functional OS with driver support, browser, office tools, file manager … all the basic tools needed for the user to start building its own flavor of the distro (because linux is freedom so you can configure and set it up for your needs)
The thing i was most impressed with this cooking version of Slitaz was the newly introduced Tazpanel - it is a web based system configuration panel with all the settings you need like managing network, packages, kernel modules, startup scripts, user management, remastering tool… you name it , it got it! It is one thing that was missing in the linux world: a easy to use all-in-one OS configuring tools and its web based! so it fits in the Slitaz frame size of 30 Megabytes.
Can’t wait for the official release!