Somehow my reply about the requested additional image archive formats was not submitted (?), so let me sum up this first:
- Providing downloads in "all" formats is not possible from our side (limited SSD capacity, FOSS project depending on donations for VPS, limited VPS CPU and developer time). It is also not something common, at best two formats are offered (Raspberry Pi OS in zip only).
- IMO for everything that is stored on the web, compression ratio has high priority (more of less than compatibility cannot be said as it cannot be compared that way). There are many users around the world with limited traffic/bandwidth or slow internet connection. So we'll stay with a high compression standard.
- Just for fun I created a zip image: https://dietpi.com/downloads/images/Die ... Buster.zip 243 MiB vs 137 MiB, so more than "a few bits"
zip has lower compression ratio and lower speed than gzip, and the letter is better supported on all UNIX systems. zip is only used so widely because its still the only natively supported format in Windows explorer (is it? I didn't check back for a long time to be true.). Since installing 7zip/p7zip is pretty simple and saves you about 100x more traffic then the size of this installer/package only for this single download, yeah, that is my argument .
xz is Linux/Debian (sources, APT packages + lists) standard for a while now and since p7zip is not developed anymore, we'll probably switch to xz tarballs, but stay with LZMA.
But let's not feed zombies .
I would like it in whatever format I can just click on the Pi installer Other OS and Etcher and it does it for you.
You mean the (relatively new) Raspberry Pi Imager
right? This is actually a stronger argument, considering that it is likely the most used start for new RPi owners. The used archive libraries actually support xz
as well as 7z
: https://github.com/raspberrypi/rpi-imag ... libarchive
But not sure if this has been compiled in or requires additional external dependencies. I'll have a closer look.
hippy wrote:There is definitely something not right with telnetd/inetd
At least the packages (there are plenty different implementations available) are the same as on official Raspberry Pi OS which in this case match the ones from Debian (same sources, but armv6hf build of course). Would you mind to open an issue on https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/issues
if you still face issues, with journalctl
+ in case binary file logs attached?
What I have to admit in terms of compatibility, is that DietPi is pretty much stripped down, so in cases you need to install additional APT/DEB packages when following install instructions. APT/DEB packages (should) have solved this via dependencies (in rare cases those can be missing, then this needs to be reported to package maintainers), but especially 3rd party guides may expect certain packages to be installed already (e.g. expect what is shipped with Raspbian Lite at least). But good instructions list all dependencies aside of essentials
I would be interested to know the relationship between the author of this thread, @michalng, and the long-standing forum member @fourdee4d.
Thanks for asking. Basically @hippy gave the right link: Fourdee stopped maintaining the project due to personal circumstances, so I took over the lead. I thought I did already post on the old thread, something must have gone wrong on my last visit
. I reopened a new thread here because of the looong time passed and as such threads fit better in this sub forum. Probably some moderator can close the old one.