How to make new package for Linux thin client?

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    Avatargiga
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    I have read some pdfs from the Wyse webpage, but I did not find anything precise. I have some subquestions.

    – Is it possible to install proxy server like rabbit on it?
    – To install something like aMule?
    – Torrent client to download to external USB HDD?
    – web server? (maybe it has it already)

    If answers to some or all are yes then:

    – Do you have to compile files yourself? Do you need to change source for compatibility?
    – Can you use RPM (red hat / fedora)? Do you need RH9 RPM if yes or other versions will do too.

    I saw that you have to make some scripts and settings files. Also I have read you need to install RPM then transfer it to some folder, but I did not understand that part very good.

    I do not own the client and never saw it live. I use only GNU/Linux for desktops and servers. I will buy the Wyse 5150SE in the next few days if I find it possible to customize it, maybe tomorrow if the answers are provided that soon.

    If this is already explained on the site, sorry I did not see it.

    I do not seek for the full answer if it is long, I just need conformation that this is possible, and some insight on how to do it (so I know mortals can do it).

    Thank you for your help.

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    Hi Giga,

    It is possible to make and install additional software put not compile any additions. Also although the distro is based on RH9 the RPM support is not there.

    Really if you want to put consumer packages like eMule etc why not simply install your own version of Linux?

    There are many versions like DammSmallLinux that would do the job. The 5150 and S50 hardware are based on the AMD Geode chipset and the V Class on the VIA P880 chipset, the V has expandable memory and an IDE controller that could take large flash modules,

    Cheers,
    -TT

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    Avatargiga
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    So basicly, you cannot install your software, but you can install modules which are made by wyse which are binary, but thats it.

    I already have GNU/Linux box which is used as server, but I wanted something which will use less space and power.

    I have one more question, when we buy this client we should get the source code with it, since they use free linux kernel. Do we get it or not? If we get it, why is that that we cannot change it? Or can we? That applies to all the other free software that they use.

    Thank you for your help, and please correct me if I am wrong about that above.

    edit:

    @thinkthin wrote:

    Really if you want to put consumer packages like eMule etc why not simply install your own version of Linux?

    Wait, did you mean to boot another distro on wyse client?

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    Hi,

    Yes, the 5150, S50, v50 and V50L are all X86 based devices and the flash appears as an IDE drive so you can boot from a USB CDROM or PXE environment and install anything you like!!!

    Cheers,
    -TT

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    @thinkthin wrote:

    Hi,

    Yes, the 5150, S50, v50 and V50L are all X86 based devices and the flash appears as an IDE drive so you can boot from a USB CDROM or PXE environment and install anything you like!!!

    Cheers,
    -TT

    thank you very much 😀
    i like that even better.

    cheers

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