Precise Puppy 5.4.2

I was touting this as a bug-fix-of-a-bug-fix release, however it has significant changes at the Woof-level, so I have bumped the version number from 5.4.1 to 5.4.2. The previous releases (5.4.1 and 5.4.1-retro) were announced here:

Here are the Release Notes for 5.4.2:

Download 5.4.2:

For 5.4.2-retro, please read the README file before considering to download:

Posted on 30 Nov 2012, 13:19


Posted on 30 Nov 2012, 13:38 by BarryK
Precise 5.4.2 feedback
Forum thread for feedback:

Posted on 30 Nov 2012, 13:39 by BarryK
Precise 5.4.2 feedback
Forum thread for feedback:

Posted on 30 Nov 2012, 16:45 by Sage
Small is beautiful
retro version is paramount for my activities and very welcome. Would be great if a reduced retro could be available; think you had considered this in an earlier blog? 200M .iso is just too heavy.
Something like elroy's lina-lite would be ideal, esp. if it included a text panel how-to about adding one's personal choices from the PPM.

Posted on 30 Nov 2012, 17:47 by aarf
precise542torrent for the naughty
this is for all you naughty people who dont know how or refuse to use deltas
precise542 torrent with webseeds:
made with mktorrent (search it) in near current slacko.

how to use delta: download the delta into the same directory as the old file, click the delta, click generate, wait for green sucess message. that it two clicks and the check the md5sum.

does precise542 work on my machine? dont ask silly questions, of course not. ha ha ha.

Posted on 30 Nov 2012, 18:00 by BarryK
Re delta files
Yes, that is a regular question, how to use a delta file?

Online, you will see the directory "delta_files", and the naming of the files should tell you what they do. Just download a delta file, then, as aarf says, just click on it.

Or, you can start from the menu:

Menu -> Utility -> Xdelta file difference manager

...then, it is just a matter of drag-and-drop of the old .iso file and the delta file. The Xdelta app also has a 'Help' button with further explanation.

This presupposes that you have previously downloaded versions 5.4 or 5.4.1 of Precise Puppy.