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Version: 3.0.29
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-12-10
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Changes:
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New version, fixes, updates, missing specs.
Bugs:
1. See fix 4, incorrect positioning of Trinity desktop detection logic.
Fixes:
1. Vascom reports in issue #169 that some systems are making the /sys cpu
vulnerability data root read only. Added <root required> test and output.
2. A while back, they added several chassis types in the smbios
specifications. I used an older specification pdf file, this is now corrected.
Note that realworld use of the new types exists, like tablet, mini pc, and so
on. This missing data caused Machine report to list N/A as machine type when
it was actually known. I'd been using an older specification PDF, and had
failed to look at the actual spec download page, where you could clearly see
the newer spec file. Corrected this in the inxi docs as well.
3. Made gentoo repo reader check for case insensitive values for enabled.
Also extended that to other repo readers that use similar syntax, they are
all now case insensitive (Yes/yes/YES, that is)
4. Fixed incorrect handling of Trinity desktop ID, that needed to happen in
the kde ID block, as first test, not after it. Caused failure in Q4OS trinity,
and maybe others. I'm not sure why inxi had the detection where it was, it
made no real sense, so that's now nicely integrated, so these types of
failures should not happen again. Thanks Q4OS for exposing that issue.
Enhancements:
1. Added TDM and CDM display managers. Never seen either (Q4OS uses TDM), TDM
corrected. CDM not confirmed, don't know if it's still around, but if it is
similar to TDM re cdm.pid in /run, it should be detected fine.
2. Added more disk vendors/ids, the list never stops!! Thanks LinuxLite
Hardware database, your users seem to use every disk known to humanity.
3. Added Debian derived Q4OS distro ID and system base handler.
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-- Harald Hope - Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:08:47 -0800
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Version: 3.0.28
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-11-28
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Changes:
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New version, new man. Fixes, enhancements.
Bugs:
1. ARM fix, odroid > 1 cpu speeds not showing correctly.
2. Ansible start fixes.
3. Fringe Battery failures, see Pinebook.
Fixes:
1. Removed null data message 'old system' since that's not always the case.
2. Added support for > 1 CPU speeds in systems with > 1 CPU.
3. Added is_numeric test for sudo version tests, that was tripping errors in
rare cases.
4. Fine tuned terminal size setting to check that is int to correct the
Ansible problem.
5. ARM Pinebook fixes, battery, cpu. This also fixes corner cases where
the battery charge state is missing but it is a systme battery.
Enhancments:
1. Added more disk ID matches/vendors. Thanks LinuxLite Hardware database!!
2. UKUI, ukwm, ukui-panel added to desktop data.
3. Added PopOS to system base.
4. Ansible/Chef user noted that inxi believes that it is running in IRC when
started by Ansible / Chef (not sure about Chef but assuming it's the same).
Added flag --tty flag to force inxi to believe it's running in shell no matter
what starts it. Note that this fix is not confirmed because the person didn't
confirm the fix. Annoying.
5. Added Ubuntu disco to ubuntu_id.
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-- Harald Hope - Thu, 29 Nov 2018 21:12:14 -0800
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Version: 3.0.27
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-10-14
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Changes:
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New version, new man. Fixes, stitches, and returns!!
Bugs:
1. As a fix (3), failure to handle spaces in mount source names. More of a fix than
a bug, since it was an old issue #63.
2. OSX errors, BSD errors, but not really inxi errors or bugs, more weird data
tripping null data or unreadable file errors, but I'll call those bugs since they
look like bugs to end users. See Fixes for more.
3. See Fix 4, this is sort of a bug, inxi failed to return expected values on
success/failure.
Fixes:
1. One of the documented config items, COLS_MAX_NO_DISPLAY had not been implemented
internally. This is now corrected.
2. Apple OSX was returning errors, those were fixed.
3. Finally handled ancient issue #63, support now there for spaces in remote source
name. This means that both spaces in source block name, and mount point name, are
in theory both handled now. This was also to fix an osx issue #164 despite the
fact that technically I do not support osx beyond fixing errors, but since in this
case the issue was a long standing one, I fixed it for everything.
4. Big fix, I'd completely left undone proper unix type error number returns in
inxi, oops. Thanks Unit193 for noticing that and prompting me to fix it. Now inxi
returns integer success/error numbers as expected.
5. OSX xml based version info broke, of course, naturally it would, so I added in
an osx fallback where if no distro version detected, use fallback unix method, which
is what all the other unices use.
6. Along with space in source name, fixed mapped handling a bit more too for
partitions.
6. Added cifs remote file system to disk size used blacklist, and iso9660. Not sure
how I'd missed those for so long.
7. OpenBSD vmstat in 6.3 changed the column order for avm/fre, and changed to a,
sigh, human readable default format, in M, so to handle this for all bsds, I had
to make a dynamic column detection for avm and fre, and use those after, and also
i had to add in a M detection, if found, *1024 and strip out M, sigh.
8. OpenBSD, another alternate ordering/syntax issue, the dmesg.boot data for disks
does not always use the same order in comma separated list, saw user case where
the first item after : was the MB size, not the second. Made detection dynamic.
9. Due to Android case, found types where no cpu speed data was found, no max speed
at least, which tripped an error due to null data for ARM, this is now handled,
now cpu speed min/max read permissions in /sys are checked first before trying to
read, and default failures are better handled.
10. On man page, added in clarification of the moving of Memory: item from Info:
line to ram Memory: line, explaining when it appears where. I am ambivalent about
removing the item from -I, I may revert that change, I find it non-intuitive to
move the Memory report around.
Enhancements:
1. Added display manager Ly, plus Ly version number. Thanks NamedKitten, this
closes issues #166 #165 #162
2. Improved documentation a bit to avoid ambiguity re how to get colors in output.
That handles issue #161, thanks fugo for the nudge to improve the documentation.
3. First inxi on Android tests, using termux, which has a debian based apt
type installer, got inxi running on at least two devices, including pixel2, but
discovered that apparently as of android 5, /sys is now locked up in terms of
wildcard reads, but further analysis is required, but as of now, inxi works in
termux, but fails to get any Device data for A, G, or N. Thus it also fails to match
IF to Device, so none of the IP data shows up. The latter will probably be fixed
since Android has ip and ifconfig already, or termux does, but so far I found no
way to get device data for ARM in Android 5.x and greater (checked on
android 7 and 9 in real phones).
4. More disk vendors!! thanks linuxlite / linux hardware database for offering an
apparently never ending list of obscure and not so obscure disk vendors and
products.
5. While I was unable to get confirmation or documentation on file names for
tce repo files, I guessed that localmirrors would be used, but this may be
any random text file in /opt at all, no extensions, I'd have to test to confirm
or deny possible values.
6. To handle more complex debugger failures, added --debug-no-proc,
--debug-no-exit, to skip or enable completion where proc or sys debugger is hanging.
Changes:
1. Changed vendor in A, G, and N to -x, not -xxx, this data seems much more useful
and reliable than I'd first expected when I made the feature, the -xxx was more
an indication of my lack of trust in the method and source, but so far it seems
pretty good, so I bumped it up to an -x option. Note that also, it's quite useful
to know the vendor of, say, your network or graphics card, not just the actual
device internal data, which is all inxi has ever shown previously.
2. Small change, if no partition type data is found, dev, remote, mapped, default
now says 'source:' instead of 'dev:' which makes more sense. Note that df calls
that column 'source', so I decided to go with their language for the default not
found case. Also changed mapped to say mapped. This was part of a bit of a
refactor of the partition type logic, enhanced by adding mapped to existing types,
and moved the entire type detection block into the main data generator, and out
of the data line constructor.
Optimizations:
1. Tested, and dumped, List::Util first() as a possible way to speed up grep
searches of arrays, where the goal is just to see if something is in an array. My
expectation was that first(), returning the first found instance of the search term,
would of course be faster since it will always exit the search loop was met with
the sad fact that first() is about 2 to 4 times SLOWER than grep() native builtin.
I tested this fairly carefully, and used NYTProf optimizer tool and the results were
totally consistent, first() was always much slower than grep(), no matter what size
the array is. I assume this means the core C programming that makes grep is simply
much better than the File::Util module programming that makes first(). Removed
first() and now know that nothing will be faster than grep so no need to look there
for speed improvements.
The moral of the story: just because something should in theory be faster, does
sadly not mean it will be faster, for there are bigger things at work, skill of
the programmers who made the logic, how perl handles external vs internal tools,
and so on. As an aside, this forms a fairly consistent pattern where I've found
Perl by itself to be faster than modules in many cases, that is, it's faster to
write the code out than to use a module in many cases that I have tested, so I
will always test such ideas and dump every one that is in fact slower than native
Perl builtins.
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-- Harald Hope - Sun, 14 Oct 2018 15:24:34 -0700
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Version: 3.0.26
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-09-28
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Changes:
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New version, new man.
Bugs:
1. If you consider failure to identify a mounted yet hidden partition a bug, then
that bug is fixed, but I consider that as more of a fix than a bug.
Fixes:
1. Added more device pattern ID for odroid C1 and C2, these are now pretty well
supported.
2. inxi failed to handle a certain type of hidden partition, so far only seen
with udiskctl mounted TimeShift partitions, but this may be a more general udisk
issue, but so far not enough information. The fix is to use the lsblk data to
build up missing partitions, so this fix is for non legacy Linux systems only.
The fix works pretty well, but it's hard to know until we get a lot more real
world data, but given so far I've received only one issue report on it, I
suspect this is not a common situation, but you never know, it would never
have shown up in datasets unless I had looked specifically for it, so it may
be more common than I think.
3. Cleaned up and simplified new --admin -p and -d logic.
4. Refactored deb822 apt handling due to utter randomness of syntax allowed.
Enhancements:
1. For debugging, renamed all user debugger switches to have prefix --debug.
These options are to help debug debugger failures, and so far have been tested
and solved the failures, so I'm adding them all to the main man and help menu,
thus raising them to the level of supported tools. These were enormously helpful
in solving proc or sys debugger hangs.
* --debug-proc
* --debug-proc-print
* --debug-no-sys
* --debug-sys
* --debug-sys-print
2. Added findmnt output to debugger, that may be useful in the future. Also added
df -kTPa to also catch hidden partitions in debugger.
3. Added in another user level debugger, triggered with --debug-test-1 flag. This
will do whatever operation is needed at the time for that user. Some issues can
only be resolved by the user on their machine.
4. More disk vendors and matches!!! Thanks linuxlite/linux hardware database!
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-- Harald Hope - Fri, 28 Sep 2018 13:47:03 -0700
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Version: 3.0.25
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-09-24
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Changes:
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New version, new man. Huge set of changes. Excitement!! Thrills! Spills?
Bugs:
1. There was a missing main::is_int test that in some instances triggered
error. This is corrected.
2. More of a fix, but legacy devices were not matching NIC to IF because
the /sys path was not a link as it is now. I made a separate function to
handle that match test so it could be more readily worked with.
Fixes:
1. Arch/Manjaro presented yet another Xorg.wrapper path, this time /usr/lib. Why?
who knows. That to me is a bug, but since if it's not handled in inxi, it makes
it look like inxi has a server: -G bug, I worked around it. Again. This creates
the bug when you do not use the actual true path of Xorg where Xorg.wrapper
complains and will not show -version data. Why move this? why use that wrapper
thing? I don't know, makes no sense to me.
2. More MIPS data, thanks manjaro ARM people. This made MIPS much better, though
it will certainly need more work.
3. Better ARM support, added in devicetree strings, which helps pad out the
Devices IDs, albeit with very little data, but at least the devices are detected.
Thanks Manjaro ARM people there again.
4. Removed Upstart init test for arm/mips/sparc devices. This test made MIPS
device totally puke and die, killed networking, so since very few upstart running
systems will be arm/mips devices, I decided there better safe than sorry.
5. Found another uptime syntax case, MIPS as root does not have the users item.
6. Many tweaks to SOC data generators, will catch more categories, but the lists
will never be done since each device can be, and often is, random re the syntax.
SOC types are now filtered through a function to create consistent device type
strings for the per device tool to use to assign each to its proper
@device_<type> array.
7. USB networking failed to test usb type for 'network', which led to failed
ids on some device strings.
8. For pciconf/FreeBSD, cleaned up device class strings to get rid of 0x and
trailing subsubclass values, this converts it into the same hex 4 item string
that is used by GNU/Linux/lspci so I can apply consistent rules to all pci
types, no matter what the generator source is, lspci, pcidump, pciconf, and
eventually pcictl if I can get netbsd running.
9. Fixed internal --dbg counts for various features, and updated docs for that.
10. Fixed ARM / MIPS missing data messages, they were redundant.
11. Ongoing, moving excessive source comments to inxi-values.txt and inxi-data.txt.
12. Added unity-system-compositor as mir detection, who knew? I guess that was
its production application name all along? Oh well.
Enhancements:
1. Added basic support for OpenIndiana/Solaris/SunOS as a bsd type. Just enough
to make errors not happen.
2. Future proofed unix/bsd detections just to avoid the unset $bsd_type of non
BSD unix.
3. Added S6 init system to init tool.
4. Added OpenBSD pcidump to new DeviceData feature. Includes now <root required>
message on Device-x: lines if not root. All working.
5. Fully refactored the old pci stuff to DeviceData package/class, due to adding
so many types to that, it made sense to make it a single class.
6. Did the same to USBData, because of lsusb, usbdevs, and /sys usb, made sense
to integrate the data grabber into one package/class
7. Added speed: item to USB:, it shows in Mb/s or Gb/s
8. Added Odroid C1/C2 handling, which is one big reason I opted to refactor the
devices data logic into DeviceData.
9. Added ash shell, not sure if that detection will work, but if it does,
it will show.
10. As part of the overall DeviceData refactor, I moved all per type data into
dedicated arrays, like @device_graphics, @device_audio, @device_network, etc,
which lets me totally dump all the per device item tests, and just check the
arrays, which have already been tested for on the construction of the primary
DeviceData set. Moved all per type detections into DeviceData so that is now
one complete logic block, and the per type data generators don't need to know
about any of that logic at all anymore.
11. Added sway, swaybar, way-cooler as window managers, info items. Not 100%
positive about the --version, their docs weren't very consistent, but I think
the guess should be right if their docs weren't incorrect.
12. Added vendor: item to network, not sure why I kept that off when I added
vendor: to audio and graphics. It made sense at the time, but not now, so now
-GNA all have vendor: if detected.
13. More device vendors!! The list never ends. Thanks linuxlite/linux hardware
database, somehow you have users that manage to use every obscure usb/ssd/hdd
known to humanity.
14. Big update to --admin, now has the following:
A: partitions: shows 'raw size: ' of partition, this lets users see the amount
of file system overhead, along with the available size as usual.
B: partitions: show percent of raw in size:
C: partitions: show if root, block size of partition file system. Uses
blockdev --getbsz <part>
D: partition: swap: show swappiness and vfs cache pressure, with (default)
or (default [default value]) added. This apparently can help debugging some
kernel issues etc. Whatever, I'll take someone's word for that.
E: Disks: show block size: logical: physical:
15. New option and configuration item: --partition-sort / PARTITION_SORT
This lets users change default mount point sort order to any available ordering
in the partition item. Man page and help menu show options.
16. Going along with the MIPS fixes, added basic support for OpenWRT, which uses
an immensely stripped down busybox (no ps aux, for example), maybe because it
only runs as root user/ not sure, anyway, took many fixes.
17. Added Void Linux xbps repos to Repos section.
Changes:
1. Changed usb: 1.1 to rev: 1.1 because for linux, we have the USB revision number,
like 3.1. Note that this is going to be wrong for BSDs, but that's fine.
2. Changed slightly the output of Memory item, now it follows the following rules:
A: if -m/--memory is triggered (> -v4, or -m) Memory line always shows in Memory:
item, which makes sense. Note that -m overrides all other options of where Memory
minireport could be located.
B: if -tm is triggered, and -I is not triggered, Memory shows in in -tm
C: if -I is triggered, and -m is not triggered, Memory: shows in -I line.
D: no change in short form inxi no arg output, Memory is there.
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-- Harald Hope - Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:58:00 -0700
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Version: 3.0.24
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-09-10
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Changes:
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New version, new man page. Bug fix, enhancements, fixes.
Bugs:
1. Big bug found on certain systems, they use non system memory memory arrays, inxi
failed to anticipate that situation, and would exit with error when run as root for
-m when it hit those array types. These arrays did not have modules listed, so the
module array was undefined, which caused the failure. Thanks Manjaro anonymous
debugger dataset 'loki' for finding this failure.
This is literally the first dataset I've seen that had this issue, but who knows
how many other system boards will show something like that as well.
Fixes:
1. Related to bug 1, do not show the max module size item if not system memory
and size is less than 10 MiB. Assuming there that it's one of these odd boards.
Enhancements:
1. For bug 1, extended Memory: report to include array type if not system memory.
That instance had Video Memory, Flash Memory, and Cache Memory arrays along with
the regular System Memory array. Now shows: use: Video Memory for example if not
System Memory to make it clear what is going on.
2. Added basic Parrot system base, but for some inexplicable reason, Parrot changed
the /etc/debian_version file to show 'stable' instead of the release number. Why?
Who knows, it would be so much easier if people making these derived distros would
be consistent and not change things for no good reason.
3. Added a few more pattern matches to existing vendors for disks. As usual, thanks
linuxlite/linux hardware database for the endless lists of disk data.
4. Added internal dmidecode debugger switches, that makes it much easier to inject
test dmidecode data from text files using debugger switches internally.
5. Added -Cxx item, which will run if root and -C are used, now grabs L1 and L3
cache data from dmidecode and shows it. I didn't realize that data was there, not
sure how I'd missed it all these years, I guess pinxi really is much easier to work
on! This only runs if user has dmidecode permissions from root or sudo.
6. Brought cpu architectures up to date, new intel, new amd. Note there's a slight
confusion about what is coffee lake and what is kaby lake.
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-- Harald Hope - Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:00:17 -0700
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Version: 3.0.23
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-09-07
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Changes:
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New version, man page. Fixes, enhancements, changes.
Thanks:
1. AntiX forums, for testing -C --admin, suggestions, always helpful.
Bugs:
1. Added switch to set @ps_gui, I forgot case where info block was only thing
that used ps_gui (Nitrux kde nomad latte case). This led to no info: data if
other ps_gui switches not activated. Now each block that can use it activates it.
Fixes:
1. To clarify issue #161 added help/man explanation on how to get colors in cases
where you want to preserve colors for piped or redirected output. Thanks fugo.
2. LMDE 3.0 released, slightly different system base handling, so refactored to
add Debian version, see enhancement 2. Tested on some old vm instances, improved
old system Debian system base id, but it's empirical, distro by distro, there is
no rule I can use to automatically do it, sadly.
3. 'Motherboard' sensors field name added, a few small tweaks to sensors. This
was in response to issue #159, which also raised a problem I was not really
aware of, user generated sensor config files, that can have totally random
field names. Longer term solution, start getting data from sys to pad out
lm-sensors data, or to handle cases where no lm-sensors installed.
4. Fixed kwin_11 and kwin_wayland compositor print names, I'd left out the _,
which made it look strange, like there were two compositors or something.
5. Fixed latte-dock ID, I thought the program name when running was latte, not
latte-dock. inxi checks for both now. Thanks Nitrux for exposing that in vm test.
6. Sensors: added in a small filter to motherboard temp, avoid values that are
too high, like SYSTIN: 118 C, filters out to only use < 90 C. Very unlikely a
mobo would be more than 90C unless it's a mistake or about to melt. This may
correct anoymous debugger dataset report from rakasunka.
Enhancements:
1. Added --admin to -v 8 and to --debugger 2x
2. Added -a to trigger --admin. This lets you run something like -Fxxxaz
3. Expanded system base to use Debian version tool, like the ubuntu one, that
lets me match version number to codename. The ubuntu one matches code names to
release dates. Added Neptune, PureOS, Sparky, Tails, to new Debian system base
handler.
4. Big enhancement: --admin -C now shows a nice report on cpu vulnerabilities,
and has a good error message if no data found. Report shows:
Vulnerabilities: Type: [e.g. meltdown] status/mitigation: text explanation.
Note: 'status' is for when no mitigation, either not applicable, or is vulnerable.
'mitigation' is when it's handled, and how. Thanks issue #160 Vascom from Fedora
for that request.
5. The never-ending saga of disk vendor IDs continues. More obscure vendors,
more matches to existing vendors. Thanks linuxlite/linux hardware database
Changes:
1. Reordered usb output, I don't know why I had Hubs and Devices use different
ordering and different -x switch priorities, that was silly, and made it hard to
read.
Now shows:
Device/Hub: bus-id-port-id[.port-id]:device-id info: [product info]
type/ports: [devices/hubs] usb: [type, speed]
-x adds drivers for devices, and usb: speed is now default for devices, same as
Hubs. Why I had those different is beyond me.
The USB ordering is now more sensible, the various components of each
matching whether hub or device.
Unfixable or Won't Fix:
1. Unable to detect Nomad desktop. As far as I can tell, Nomad is only a theme
applied to KDE Plasma, there is no program by that name detectable, only a
reference in ps aux to a theme called nomad.
2. Nitrux system base ID will not work until they correct their /etc/os-release file.
3. Tails live cd for some inexplicable reason uses non standard /etc/os-release
field names, which forces me to either do a custom detection just for them, or for
them to fix this bug. I opted for ignoring it, if I let each distro break standard
formats then try to work around it, the distro ID will grow to be a 1000 lines long
easily. Will file distro bug reports when I find these from now on.
Samples:
This shows the corrected, cleaned up, consistent usb output:
inxi -y80 --usb
USB:
Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 14 usb: 2.0
Hub: 1-3:2 info: Atmel 4-Port Hub ports: 4 usb: 1.1
Device-1: 1-3.2:4 info: C-Media Audio Adapter (Planet UP-100 Genius G-Talk)
type: Audio,HID usb: 1.1
Device-2: 1-4:3 info: Wacom Graphire 2 4x5 type: Mouse usb: 1.1
Device-3: 1-10:5 info: Tangtop HID Keyboard type: Keyboard,Mouse usb: 1.1
Device-4: 1-13:7 info: Canon CanoScan LiDE 110 type: <vendor specific>
usb: 2.0
Device-5: 1-14:8 info: Apple Ethernet Adapter [A1277] type: Network usb: 2.0
Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 8 usb: 3.1
Hub: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 usb: 2.0
Hub: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 usb: 3.1
Hub: 5-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 usb: 2.0
Hub: 6-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 usb: 3.0
inxi -y80 --usb -xxxz
USB:
Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 14 usb: 2.0
chip ID: 1d6b:0002
Hub: 1-3:2 info: Atmel 4-Port Hub ports: 4 usb: 1.1 chip ID: 03eb:0902
Device-1: 1-3.2:4 info: C-Media Audio Adapter (Planet UP-100 Genius G-Talk)
type: Audio,HID driver: cm109,snd-usb-audio interfaces: 4 usb: 1.1
chip ID: 0d8c:000e
Device-2: 1-4:3 info: Wacom Graphire 2 4x5 type: Mouse driver: usbhid,wacom
interfaces: 1 usb: 1.1 chip ID: 056a:0011
Device-3: 1-10:5 info: Tangtop HID Keyboard type: Keyboard,Mouse
driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 usb: 1.1 chip ID: 0d3d:0001
Device-4: 1-13:7 info: Canon CanoScan LiDE 110 type: <vendor specific>
driver: N/A interfaces: 1 usb: 2.0 chip ID: 04a9:1909
Device-5: 1-14:8 info: Apple Ethernet Adapter [A1277] type: Network
driver: asix interfaces: 1 usb: 2.0 chip ID: 05ac:1402 serial: <filter>
Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 8 usb: 3.1
chip ID: 1d6b:0003
Hub: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 usb: 2.0
chip ID: 1d6b:0002
Hub: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 usb: 3.1
chip ID: 1d6b:0003
Hub: 5-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 usb: 2.0
chip ID: 1d6b:0002
Hub: 6-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 usb: 3.0
chip ID: 1d6b:0003
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-- Harald Hope - Fri, 07 Sep 2018 13:01:40 -0700
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Version: 3.0.22
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-08-28
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Changes:
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New version, man page. Bug fixes, enhancements.
Bugs:
1. A long standing bug was finally identified and fixed. -n/-i would fail to match
a Device to the right IF in cases where they had the same chip / vendor IDs. Added
busID for non Soc type devices to fix that. I hope. This fix has been tested on a
machine that had this bug, and it is now corrected. Thanks skynet for the dataset.
2. deepin-wm was failing to get listed correctly with new fixes, this is corrected.
Fixes:
1. mate version was depending on two tools, mate-about and mate-session, which
somewhat randomly vary in which has the actual highest version number. Fix was to
run both in MATE for version, and run those through a new version compare tool.
Thanks mint/gm10 for reporting that bug.
2. -Gxx compositors: added some missing ones that were being checked for in-
correctly.
3. For distro id, fixed a glitch in the parser for files, now correctly removes
empty () with or without spaces in it.
4. Got rid of ' SOC?' part of no data for ram or slots, that also triggers in non
SOC cases, so best to not guess if I can't get it right.
Enhancements:
1. More disk vendor ID matches, also, somehow missed QEMU as vendor, thanks to
linux hardware database (linuxlite) for great samples of vendor/product strings.
2. Added a bunch of compositors, found a new source that listed a lot inxi did not
have already.
3. Added version v: for some compositors in -Gxxx.
4. New program_data() tool provides an easier to use simple program version/print
name generator, including extra level tests, to get rid of some code that repeats.
5. Found some useful QEMU virtual machines for ARM, MIPS, PPC, and SPARC, so
made initial debugging for each type, so basic working error free support is well
on its way for all 4 architectures, which was unexpected. More fine tunings to
all of them to avoid bugs, and to catch more devices, as well.
Note that QEMU images are hard to make, and they were not complete in terms of
what you would see on physical hardware, so I don't know what features will work
or not work, there may be further variants in audio/network/graphics IDs that
remain unhandled, new datasets always welcome for such platforms!
6. Found yet another desktop! Added Manokwari support, which is at this point
a reworking of gnome, but it was identifiable, minus a version number.
7. Added deepin and blankon to system base supported list, these hide their debian
roots, so I had to use the manual method to provide system base.
8. Extended -Sxxx info: item to include system trays, and a few more bars and
panels. So this product now shows bars, panels, trays, and docks. And that's I
think good enough, since those are the basic tools most desktop/wm's will use.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:08:16 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.21
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-08-17
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, man page. Big set of changes. Full USB refactor, plus added features.
Bugs:
1. A result of the issue #156 USB refactor, I discovered that the --usb sort order,
which was based on Bus+DeviceID, in fact is wrong, pure and simple. This was exposed
by using a second USB hub on a bus, the Device IDs are not really related in any
clearly logical way to the actual position on the bus. The solution was to fully
refactor the entire USB logic and then use generated alpha sorters based on the full
bus-port[.port] ID. Device ID is now printed last in the ID string, like so: 1-4:1.
Note that Device IDs start at 1 for each bus, regardless of how many hubs you have
attached to that port.
2. Certain situations triggered a bug in Optical devices, I'd forgotten to change
$_ to $key in two places. Since that part didn't normally get triggered, I'd never
noticed that bug before. Thanks TinyCore for exposing that glitch!
Fixes:
1. On legacy systems, fluxbox --version does not work, -v does. Corrected.
2. for --usb, network devices should now show the correct 'type: Network'.
For some weird reason, the people who made the usb types didn't seem to consider
many key devices, scanners, wifi/ethernet adapters, and those are almost always
"Vendor defined class".
3. A really big fix, for instances where system is using only Busybox, like
TinyCore, or booting into any system running busybox for whatever reason, now
avoids the various errors when using busybox ps, which only for example outputs
3, not 11, default columns for ps aux, and which does not support ps -j, which
is used in the start/shell client information. This gets rid of a huge spray
of errors, and actually allows for pretty complete output from systems that only
have busybox tools installed. This should cover everything from TinyCore to MIPS
to ARM systems that run minimalist Linux. Note that this fix goes along with the
/sys based USB parser, since such systems may have USB, but are unlikely to have
lsusb installed, but do have /sys USB data.
4. In some cases, strings /sbin/init would trigger a false version result, fixed
that logic so now it rarely will do that.
Enhancements:
1. Added Moksha desktop, that's a Bodhi fork of Enlightenment E17; added qtile
window manager (no version info).
2. Added Bodhi detection; Salix + base slackware; kde neon system base;
3. Added support for slaptget repos, basic, it may not be perfecct.
4. More disk vendors, and matches for existing vendors.
5. Full rewrite of USB data, in --usb, -A, and -N, along with core usb data engines.
This makes lsusb optional, though recommended (because it has a better vendor/
product ID to string internal database than /sys data). This was in response
to a second set of issues in #156 by gm10, USB drivers.
Depending on the system, using only /sys data, while slightly less informative,
is between 20 and 2000 milliseconds faster, so if you want speed, either use the
new --usb-sys option, or the configuration file USB_SYS=[true|false] option.
1. switched to cleaner more efficient data structures
2. added ports count to hub report, linux and bsd.
3. added [--usb|-A|-N] -xxx serial for Device items, if present.
4. added --usb -xx drivers, per interface, can be 1 or more drivers.
5. fully refactored -A and -N usb device logic, far cleaner and simple now,
much easier to work with, no more hacks to find things and match them.
6. USB type: now comes from /sys, and is in general going to be more accurate
than the lsusb -v based method, which was always an ugly and incomplete hack.
As with drivers, it also now lists all the interface types found per device, not
just the first one as with the previous method. Note that HID means the more
verbose: Human Interface Device, but I shortened it. Now that the type: data is
created by inxi reading the class/subclass/protocal IDs, and then figuring out
what to do itself, I can have quite a bit more flexibility in terms of how type
is generated.
7. added --usb -xxx interfaces: [count] for devices, which lists the device
interface count. This can be useful to determine if say, a usb/keyboard adapter
is a 2 interface device. Note that Audio devices generally have many interfaces,
since they do more than 1 thing (audio output, microphone input, etc.).
8. Support for user configuration file item: USB_SYS=[true|false]. This is useful
if you want to see only the /sys version of the data, or if you want the significant
speed boost not using lsusb offers, particularly on older systems with a complex
USB setup, many buses, many devices, etc.
New option --usb-tool overrides USB_SYS value, and forces lsusb use.
9. New options: --usb-sys - forces all usb items to use /sys data, and skip lsusb.
Note that you still have to use the feature options, like --usb, -A, or -N. This
can lead to a significant improvement in execution time for inxi.
10. Rather than the previous bus:device ID string, to go along with the internal
sorting strings used, inxi now shows the real Bus / port /port ids, like:
1-3.2.1:3 - Bus-Port[.port]:device id.
6. Added support for Xvesa display server. Thanks for exposing that one, TinyCore!
7. Added tce package manager to repos. That's the tinycore package manager.
Changes:
1. big one, after 10 plus years, the venerable 'Card-x:' for -A,-N, and -G has been
replaced by the more neutral 'Device-x:'. This was a suggestion by gm10 from Mint
in issue #156
This makes sense because for a long time, most of these devices are not cards, they
are SOC, motherboard builtin, USB devices, etc, so the one thing they all are is
some form of a device, and the one thing that they are all not is a Card. Along with
the recent change from HDD: to Local Storage in Disks: this brings inxi terminology
out of the ancient times and into the present. Thanks for the nudge gm10.
Removed:
See inxi-perl/docs/inxi-fragments.txt for removed blocks.
1. Entire parser for lsusb -v, now it all runs either usbdevs or lsusb, and if Linux
and not lsusb, it will use /sys exclusively, otherwise it uses /sys data to complete
the lsusb vendor/product strings.
2. Two functions that were used by -A and -N to match usb devices and get their /sys data,
that became redundant since it all now goes through the /sys parser already, so those
features can get the data pre-parsed from the @usb arrays.
Output Examples:
Sort by DeviceID failures in 3.0.20 using Device ID:
inxi --usb
USB:
Hub: 1:1 usb: 2.0 type: Full speed (or root) hub
Device-1: Wacom Graphire 2 4x5 bus ID: 1:2 type: Mouse
Device-2: Tangtop HID Keyboard bus ID: 1:3 type: Keyboard
Device-3: Verbatim bus ID: 1:11 type: Mass Storage
Device-4: Apple Ethernet Adapter [A1277] bus ID: 1:13
type: Vendor Specific Class
Hub: 1:85 usb: 1.1 type: Atmel 4-Port Hub
Device-5: C-Media Audio Adapter (Planet UP-100 Genius G-Talk) bus ID: 1:86
type: Audio
Device-6: Canon CanoScan LiDE 110 bus ID: 1:112
type: Vendor Specific Protocol
Device-7: ALi M5621 High-Speed IDE Controller bus ID: 1:113
type: Mass Storage
Hub: 2:1 usb: 3.1 type: Full speed (or root) hub
Hub: 3:1 usb: 2.0 type: Full speed (or root) hub
Hub: 4:1 usb: 3.1 type: Full speed (or root) hub
Hub: 5:1 usb: 2.0 type: Full speed (or root) hub
Hub: 6:1 usb: 3.0 type: Full speed (or root) hub
Corrected: sort by BusID in 3.0.21:
inxi --usb
USB:
Hub: 1-0:1 usb: 2.0 type: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 14
Hub: 1-3:85 usb: 1.1 type: Atmel 4-Port Hub ports: 4
Device-1: C-Media Audio Adapter (Planet UP-100 Genius G-Talk)
type: Audio,HID bus ID: 1-3.2:86
Device-2: ALi M5621 High-Speed IDE Controller type: Mass Storage
bus ID: 1-3.4:113
Device-3: Wacom Graphire 2 4x5 type: Mouse bus ID: 1-4:2
Device-4: Verbatim type: Mass Storage bus ID: 1-7:11
Device-5: Tangtop HID Keyboard type: Keyboard,Mouse bus ID: 1-10:3
Device-6: Canon CanoScan LiDE 110 type: <vendor specific> bus ID: 1-13:112
Device-7: Apple Ethernet Adapter [A1277] type: Network bus ID: 1-14:13
Hub: 2-0:1 usb: 3.1 type: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 8
Hub: 3-0:1 usb: 2.0 type: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2
Hub: 4-0:1 usb: 3.1 type: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2
Hub: 5-0:1 usb: 2.0 type: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4
Hub: 6-0:1 usb: 3.0 type: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:07:01 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.20
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-07-30
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man. ARM enhancements and updates, -S data ongoing enhancements.
Fixes:
1. Added support for new ARM SOC types, including chromebook ARM. Note that so far I
have been unable to find a way to detect MMC networking, at least in a meaningful
way. I know where the data is, but I can't figure out how to reasonably integrate it
into the main ARM soc/device generator logic because it's fundamentally different
from most platform or devicetree data.
2. Added alternate battery tests, this should cover a wide range of alternate
battery IDs, while still preserving the distinction between system power batteries,
and device batteries. The detection is now far more dynamic, and can handle
unknown syntax for battery ID, while not losing the ability to correctly identify
device batteries (like mice, keyboards, etc).
3. Trying a somewhat unreliable hack to get cpu variant for arm devices where the
current method fails. this may be removed if it causes false ID in the future.
4. Excluded all /driver/ paths from ARM SOC @pci generation, those give read errors
even as root.
5. Fixed a few defective wm version detections.
Enhancements:
The -S line continues to see many improvements.
1. Greatly expanded the set of info: items, now it covers all the toolbars,
panels, and docks that I could find, plus a few things like icewmtray, where the
wm has a built in panel. While there are probably more bar/panel/dock tools out
there, and more will get added if or when they are encountered, now info: shows
far more variants than ever before, and covers the range of options simpler wm
users have for bars, trays, and panels. If I missed one that is detectable, by
all means show how to detect it!
2. Fine tuned and added a few more window managers, and added version for some that
were not showing versions.
3. Added 3 more dm version handlers, slim, gdm, gdm3, and refactored that code to
use the same program_values/program_version logic that the other tools use.
4. A few more obscure and usb stick vendor IDs added.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 30 Jul 2018 18:06:11 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.19
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-07-23
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man. Fixes, glitches, and stitches!
Fixed some subtle and not subtle issues that I've noticed recently.
Bugs:
1. The color scheme selector failed to remove the global value when a non global
setting was used. This led to global values never getting removed, even though
the text output said it would be, which is confusing, obviously, and always
overriding the color selected. Thanks CentOS for helping find that one.
Fixes:
1. Fixed possible corrupted user inxi.conf values. Now skips null values, and
fully validates as integer integer values.
2. Fixed fvwm-crystal detections, integrated it into new refactored desktop logic.
3. For systems without glxinfo or running inxi out of gui/desktop, Xorg was in many
cases failing to show version, which made it not show anything for server: except
N/A. This is caused by a relatively recent change in behaviors in xorg, where you
have to run it directly from it's true path, which is something like /usr/lib/xorg
or /usr/lib/server-xorg at which point the error:
/usr/lib/xorg-server/Xorg.wrap: Only console users are allowed to run the X server
Figuring this out was tricky, and who the heck knows why Xorg -version would even
return such a silly error in the first place, but there you have it. Next time
you wonder why inxi is so long, this is why, endless churn in basic and complex
things! The fix is injecting the optional xorg paths into @paths right before,
and removing them right after, which avoids adding clutter to the @paths.
4. A ZFS fix, I'd noticed this one a while back, but after looking at the zfs
Ubuntu tutorial page, I realized that this is the norm now, which is building zfs
with /dev/sda (no partitions). This lead to failing to detect the zfs components,
and reporting a bunch of partitions as unmounted which were part of that /dev/sdb
type component array. By allowing /dev/sd[a-z] I fixed both errors at the same time,
but I don't know if this syntax extends to say, nvme zfs as well. Note that when
you build zfs arrays with say, /dev/sdb /dev/sdc you'll see two partitions per
disk, /dev/sdx1 which is the main data, and /dev/sdx2, which is a tiny 8mB partition,
no idea what it's for.
5. Fixed missing konversation and hexchat version numbers in -I, finally found
what was going on there. Note that hexchat --version used to pop up a gui, but
I guess he finally fixed that, I am hoping.
6. Fixed some gentoo repo detections, but also found more variants. Not sure what
exactly is going on with repos there, will wait for gentoo user issue reports to
really lock those down.
7. BSD fixes, turns out FreeBSD uses that same map ... syntax in df -kT as OSX...
Also made sure to load sysctl data for -S row, I'd forgotten about the compiler
test there which needs that data.
8. Fixed herbstluftwm version detection, turns out it's another one of those that
passes the entire path to the version program, so it shows: /sbin/herbsuftwm 0.22.0
which broke the regex, easy fix.
9. Completed refactoring of DesktopData, now it's all data array driven for most
wm, desktops, etc, which makes adding/removing one very easy. All core data is now
in program_values to allow for automated detections.
Enhancements:
1. With fix 1, added check_int and check_number utilities, these validate that inxi
internal numeric or integer values actually are what they are supposed to be. This
uses a neat Perl trick that makse the checks super fast and super accurate. Moved
all internal int/numeric test regex to use these.
2. Added file based version number detection, that was done for Deepin, which uses
/etc/deepin-version for its version number, but it can be used for anything.
3. Added Deepin and deepin window managers, Lumina, added bspwm wm, fixed muffin
detections. Note that lumina has a weird behavior where when run outside of pinxi,
it outputs to stdout, but inside of pinxi, to stderr, who the heck knows how that
happens!
4. Added zorin to supported base: distros.
5. Even more disk vendors added! The list of no-name off brand chinese ssd vendors
appears to be endless! Added some more specific ids to capture unique strings
that can be linked to a vendor.
6. Added /usr/home to default -P paths, that's used instead of /home in the real
world, so why not show it?
7. Because qt detection is possible, I've extended qt toolkit detection, but it's
also not super accurate, but it's far better than gtk tk was, so I'm leaving
that in. I also extended it to more wm/desktops since more are using qt now.
Note: budgie 11 is going to be qt, but there's no way to distinguish between 11 and
gtk 10 without doing a bunch of hacks so I'm leaving that alone.
8. Found a possible distro id source, added /etc/calamares detections to debugger,
I'll see if that shows some consistent patterns before I implement a last fallback
test for distro IDs. It may work.
Removed:
1. Giving up on fake/slow/inaccurate GTK toolkit detections, removed the entire
codeblock and stored in docs/inxi-fragments.txt, but I'm not going to do package
manager type version tests anymore, if we can't get the data directly from a program
or file, it's not going to happen, plus the gtk installed on the system means nothing
in relation to the gtk version used to build the desktop.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:57:38 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.18
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-07-16
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man. Fixes, a few changes, enhancements.
Fixes:
1. Removed /dev/zram type data from swap partitions, since that's ram, it's
not a partition, obviously.
2. More alternate IPMI syntax found, that's clearly going to take a while to have
most syntaxes handled.
3. Small lm-sensors adjustment, fringe cases might scramble up hwmon and gpu
temps, this is now handled.
Enhancements:
1. Added disk vendors, udinfo.
2. Exciting! New Architecture: MIPS! First datasets, confirmed working. This led to
more abstracting of the previously ARM specific logic to be for SOC in general.
3. Related to 2, added in fallback busybox cases for partition data without fs.
4. Added window managers, xmonad, ratpoison, 9dm, gala (for Pantheon), notion,
windowlab
5. Added Pantheon desktop detection. Note, unable to find a way to get version
number.
6. IMPI sensors: added in psu fans, dimm temp.
7. New -Cxxx option: cpu boost (aka turbo), state enabled / disabled, only shows
if system has that option.
Changes:
1. Made toolkit for -S be -xx instead of -x, only Trinity/KDE and XFCE have that
data.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:31:30 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.17
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-07-12
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man. Changes, bug fixes, enhancements! Don't delay!
Bugs:
1. A real bug, the detection for true path of /dev/root had a mistake in it and
would only have worked in half the cases. This was an easy fix, but a significant
one since it also would lead to the actual root / partition showing in Unmounted.
2. Related to the item Fixes-2, if two USB networking devices were attached,
the second one's bus and chip ID would go on the wrong line of data if -n or -i
option were used. Since that would be the line belonging to the previous device,
that obviously was weird and wrong.
3. NEW: latest kernel can show hwmon data in sensors, for example from wifi chip.
This broke CPU temp detection and showed way too high cpu temp, so this fix is
fairly important since new kernels may have this new sensors hwmon syntax.
4. Sensors: IPMI alternate syntax found, also case with no data in expected columns,
just N/A, so now the ipmi sensor logic skips all lines with non numeric values in
the values column. This is what it should have done all along, it was trusting
that values would always exist for the field names it looks for.
Fixes:
1. ARM networking fix. ARM devices like rasberry pi that use usb bus for networking
showed the no data message even though usb networking was right below it. This is
corrected, and now that only shows if both main and usb networking failed for ARM.
2. Big repo fix: while testing distro and Trinity live cds, I discovered that apt is
sometimes used with rpms, which made PCLinuxOS and ALT-Linux Repos item show the
apt files but no data since the pattern was looking for start with deb. Added rpm
to pattern, so all distros that use apt running rpms should now 'just work'.
3. Fixed more distro id things, PCLinuxOS should now show its full distro string.
4. Debugger: Filtered out more blocks of /proc, that data is bloated and messy, found
another case where it collected a vast amount of junk system data from zfs in that
case, just blocked the entire range. I had no idea /proc had so much junk data in it!
5. As noted above, IPMI, yet another alternate syntax for field names. My hope that
IPMI software and sensors will be more logical and consistent than lm-sensors output
is proving to be merely wishful thinking, I think now out of 3 datasets I've gotten,
I've seen 3 variants for syntax, not to mention the ipmi-tool vs ipmi-sensors
differences. So IPMI will be like all sensors stuff, a work in progress, to
be updated with every newly discovered alternate syntax and data set.
Enhancements:
1. Disk vendors, added some, improved pattern detections for others. This feature
is getting better all the time. Thanks linuxlite hw db, easy to scan for missing
vendors in their inxi data.
2. Added more wm, budgie-wm, mwm, variants of kwin and Trinity's Twin, several others,
more refactoring of core wm/desktop code.
3. Added gpu ram and reworked memory logic for rasberry pi, which is the only SBC
I am aware of that uses that tool. Now reports the actual total, and also gpu: for
ram data, so you can tell that the gpu is using part of the total. Again, this comes
from issue #153. Also added that info to man page for -I part.
4. Added more ARM and PCI cleaners for neater and more concise ARM/PCI output.
5. Added Trinity support to Desktop section, this had at least two different detection
methods, but since the first just shows KDE original data, only the second one proved
to be Trinity specific. Happily, the full data is available, toolkit, desktop version,
and wm (Twin).
6. New -G,-A,-R -xxx feature: vendor:. Note that vendor data is very bloated and
messy so it's trimmed down substantially, using a series of filters and rules, and
thus it can contain the following: the actual vendor, like Dell, nothing, the
motherboard vendor/product for board based PCI items, or a complete vendor/product
string if it's unique. I couldn't think of a clean field name that meant:
vendor OR vendor + basic product info OR motherboard + board version OR full
product name, including vendor, so in the end, I just used vendor: but it's not
quite the right term, but nothing else seemed to work better. Testers responded
very enthusiastically about this feature so I guess the vendor: feature is ok.
Changes:
1. Biggest change: Drives: HDD: total: the HDD: is now changed to: Local Storage:
This was part of issue #153 and is a good suggestion because HDD generally was used to
refer to hard disks, spinning, but with nvme, m.2, ssd, mmc, etc, that term is a bit
dated. 'Local' is because inxi does not include detected remote storage in the totals.
2. The recent --wm option which forced ps as data source for window manager detection
has been reversed, now --wm forces wmctrl and ps aux is preferred. Still falls back
to wmctrl in case the ps test is null, this is better because I have to add the wm
data manually for each one, whereas wmctrl has an unknown set and probably variable
set of wm. Note that I reversed this because I saw several cases where wmctrl was
wrong, and reported a generic source wm instead of the real one. Since most users are
not going to even be aware of the wm: feature as enhanced with --wm switch, this
should have no impact on users in general. Since the detected wm name needs to be
known and handled to get assigned to wm: and wm version data, I think it will work
better to have the known variants match with the wm data values, then just fallback to
unknown ones that can get filled in over time as we find wm that people actually
use and that you can get version info on and detect.
3. Moved help menu debugging options to bottom of help, which makes the option set
more logical as you go down the list:
Output Control Options:
Additional Options:
Advanced Options:
Debugging Options:
Removed:
1. Got rid of tests for GTK compiled with version for many desktops, that test
was always wrong because it did not have any necessary relation to the actual
gtk version the desktop was built out of, and it also almost always returned no
data. Since this is an expensive and slow test, and is always going to be wrong
or empty anyway, I've removed it. My tests showed it taking about 300ms or so
to generate no data, heh. That's the tk: feature in -S.
Note I also found that gnome-shell takes an absurdly long time to give --version
info, the slowest of all such things, 300ms again, just to show version? Someone
should fix that, there's no possible reason why it should take 300 milliseconds
to give a simple version string. Note that this returns tk: to only returning
real data, which in this case means only xfce, kde, and trinity, which are the
only desktops that actually report their toolkit data. I'll probably remove
that code in the future unless I can think of some real use for gtk version
elsewhere, but it's just junk data which doesn't even work.
In the future, I will not try to emulate or guess at desktop toolkits, either they
show the data in a direct form like XFCE or Trinity or KDE do, or I won't waste
resources and execution time making bad guesses using inefficient code and logic.
QT desktops like LXQt I'm leaving in because I believe those will tend to track
more closely the QT version on the system, and the tests for QT version aren't
huge ugly hacks the way they are for GTK, so they aren't as slow or intrusive, but
those may also get removed since they almost never work either. But they are also
slowing down the -Sx process so maybe they should be removed as well, I'll think
about it. Since they only are used on LXQt and razer-qt, it probably isn't a big
deal overall.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:44:34 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.16
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-07-08
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man. Several bug fixes, enhancements, options.
Bugs:
1. In some cases, -S Desktop showed xfce when it wasn't xfce. This should be largely
corrected now.
2. Big bug: using lxqt-about for lxqt --version, now opens a dialog box, gui,
so removed that, and now checking lxqt-session for version info instead.
Fixes:
1. Now calling hitachi hgst drives vendor: HGST (Hitachi) to differentiate between
regular Hitachi and HGST hitachi. Added a few more disk vendors.
2. Distro base and core: added linuxlite, elementary. Some distros use:
/etc/upstream-release/lsb-release so testing for that and os-release now too.
3. Extended qt detections, may catch a few stray ones now in non kde qt
desktops.
4. Complete refactor of desktop, desktop info, wm, and -G compositor, now much
easier to extend each feature and add detections, move order around, etc.
Also moved wm to -Sxx now that I use fallback ps aux tests, which were themselves
also totally refactored and optimized. Fixed WindowMaker id, which is made more
annoying because they are the only upper/lower case program name, but in at least
debian, the actual program name is wmaker internally.
Also tightened in particular gnome-shell, which was failing to show due to too
restrictive filtering of desktop/vm repeats. Most wm do not contain the desktop
name in the string, gnome-shell does, only one I'm aware of.
5. Removed N/A from wmctrl output, which just means null, which is what we want.
6. Removed gnome-shell from info: since it will now appear in wm: if found. Added
a few -panel items to info:
Enhancements:
1. Showing type: network bridge for -N when it's type 0680, which is an odd pci
type, generally it's a network bridge, but I figured it's best to show that
explicitly to avoid confusion. This extends the 'type:' from just USB.
2. Added more window managers to wm, matchbox, flwm, fvwm2 (used to just use fvwm,
this was wrong, it's its own thing), a few others.
3. Added a few more compositors to -Gxx. kwin_x11 should be the most noticeable,
but added some more obscure ones too. This feature requires more work.
4. Extended ARM syntax to support a new one, path to /sys/device... has an extra
/soc/ in it, that is now handled, all are tested for. Confirmed working. Note that
ARM has to be confirmed fixed on a device by device basis, since there are key
syntax differences in the paths, but it will get easier the more variants that are
discovered. Added another trimmer to cut off \x00|01|02|03 special non printing
characters which show as weird jibbberish in output, for model/serial number.
5. Refactored wm, info, desktop, compositor, now all use @ps_gui, which is all that
is tested against, not the entire ps_cmd array. This drops the possible tests down
massively since the only things in ps_gui will be the actual stuff found that matches
all the patterns required for that system, not all ps items. Added marco, muffin
fixes. Was showing wm: Metacity (Marco) that is not correct, now shows marco, which
then allows to get version too.
5. -Sxxx now shows wm: version as well, which can be of use now and then.
6. --wm added to trip force using of ps data for wm, this can be useful because
I don't know all variants of wmctrl output, so that makes it easier to test.
7. Added finally support for --debug 3, which now shows timers, functions, and args
printed to screen.
8. Added qmake --version to fallback qt detection.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sun, 08 Jul 2018 15:57:58 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.15
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-07-03
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man. Big bug fix, new features.
Bugs:
1. Finally tracked down and solved the Xorg drivers bug which was caused by
Xorg checking its list of defaults 2 times, not 1, which resulted in failed
status on second try since it was already loaded. Secondary bug was found that
resulted in failing to show the failed, and only showing unloaded, which was also
wrong. This finally fixes issue #134 item 5. Thanks Mint users for the help on
that one.
2. Small bug in Openbox version detection, typo.
3. fixed a small glitch in the dm: detection that on systems where /var/run
exists but is not linked to /run, the dm would fail to get detected.
Fixes:
1. Xfce when defaulting to no version found goes to 4, this is a bad idea, it's
better to not show any version, since xfce could one day be 5.
2. Fixed Blackbox fallback detection, there were cases where Blackbox not found
in xprop -root, now it falls back to ps aux detection.
3. For wm: tested all known variants, added support for things like Mutter (Marco)
syntax. Note that bunsenlab uses XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=XFCE to work around some
glitches, but it's actually Openbox. If run as root, it will show openbox correctly,
otherwise -Sxxx will show wm: openbox, but that's due to bunsenlabs choices there.
4. Rewrote a lot of DistroData to handle more dynamic testing of values, it's sad
that at almost 2020 we are still stumbling around trying to find a consistent way
to identify distros, and derived distros.
5. Added more debugger data collectors in the logging, some data was not
being tracked well during log process which made debugging harder.
Enhancements:
1. New feature, -Gxx now shows for Xorg drivers alternate: which are drivers that
Xorg auto checks but which are not installed. Those were ignored in the past. This
can be useful to see for example that there are other driver install options
available. Thanks gm10 for that suggestion.
2. Tested and added the following explicit handlers for Distros: and base: in
some cases:
grml, peppermint, kali, siduction, aptosid, arco, manjaro, chakra, antergos,
bunsenlabs, and a few others. These are a pain to add and test, basically I have
to boot a live cd of each one, then test the files and ID methods, but the ID
methods must also be as dynamic as possible because you never know when a distro
is going to change how they use os-release vs issue vs lsb-release vs <name>-release.
I would have tested a few more but their livecds failed to properly run on vbox.
3. Added a few more disk vendor IDs.
4. Added some more programs to debugger data collector for future feature vdpau, but
that needs more data because we don't really know the variants for example for
dual card systems.
5. Man page: changed extra options to use only one option name per list of options
for that feature, each separate item is started as a new paragraph with -
This makes it a bit more consistent and maybe slightly easier to read the man.
Added -Gxx item, updated -Sx item.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 03 Jul 2018 14:13:32 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.14
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-06-27
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version. Tiny bug fix, Ubuntu based distros only.
The 3.0.13 system base feature had a small bug in the logic that was supposed to
get the version id from codename, the bug made it never work. This is only relevant
for Ubuntu based distros, so if you are on some other base like Debian or Arch, you
can ignore this one, 3.0.13 will work fine.
No other changes, this was mainly for Mint, and other Ubuntu derived distros in
the future.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Wed, 27 Jun 2018 16:50:30 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.13
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-06-23
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, man page. New features and fixes!
Bugs:
1. -I line, sometimes running in showed sudo. This is hopefully now corrected.
Fixes:
1. CPU architectures, small reordering based on hopefully more reliable data
source, but these are hard to find conclusively.
2. -S Distro id: switched ordering of prefered os-release sources, PRETTY_NAME
is not being used consistently, too many distros leave out the distro id found
in VERSION, so now it uses NAME + VERSION if both are there, then PRETTY_NAME
as a fallback. That reverses how it was, but it will provide better results for
most distros. Distros that did this properly to begin with should see no change.
3. Now that inxi is basically debugged and working, I've removed the output of
'inxi' from the -t lines. It remains for the pinxi branch however so you can
see how many resources pinxi uses to run.
4. ipmi sensors data are proving to be as random as lm-sensors. Added another
alternate syntax for sensors.
5. CPU: found an alternate syntax, again, for IPMI and sensors data, added
support, I hope, for that.
Enhancements:
1. Added /proc debugger tool to debugger. Due to oddities with how the /proc file
system is created, it will only run as user, not root, unless the --proc flag is
used. More programs added to debugger commands.
2. More disk vendor strings added, fine tuning of vendor detections. There is a
tendency in NVMe disk names to put the vendor name in the middle of the string.
That is now handled for a few key vendors.
3. Added basic ARM SOC and server support. This will require more work in the future
because the syntax used varies significantly device to device, but the featuers
are now in place to add that support. Most SBC ARM devices should now at least show
the model and details data in machine data, and some will show -G -A -N data as
well.
4. ARM CPU: added first attempt to show the cpu variant as well as the more
generic ARM data. This shows 1 or more variants, some ARM devices have two different
cpu cores running at different speeds. Odroid for example.
5. Added system 'base:' data for -Sx, that modifies Distro: in supported cases.
Currently only Mint and MX/AntiX supported because each specific distro must be
handled explicitly using empirical file based data tests. I decided against showing
this for rolling release, since really everyone knows that Antergos is made from
Arch Linux, so showing that does not provide much useful information, whereas
showing the Ubuntu version Mint was made from does.
Note that several derived distros are changing how they use os-release, so the
tools had to be revised to be more dynamic, which is a pain, and makes it even
more empirical and less predictable to print what should be trivially easy to
gather distro and derived source data.
If your distro is not in this list and you want the base data to be present, please
supply a --debug 22 dataset so I can check all the files required to make the
detection work. If your distro has changed methods, please note which methods
were used in the past, and which are used now.
6. Added Armbian distro detection, that's tricky. Added Rasbpian detections.
Added improved Antergos, Arco, and maybe Chakra, Arch detections.
7. Big one: Hardware RAID basic support added. Note that each vendor, and
unfortunatley, often each product line, has its own raid status and drive
reporting tools, which makes adding the actual drive/raid/status report part
very time consuming to add. I may only support this if a certain software maker's
raid tools are installed because they are much simpler to parse, but for now,
it only shows the presence of the raid device itself, not disks, raid status, etc.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 23 Jun 2018 10:24:30 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.12
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-06-05
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version
Bug fix, debugger when run as root hangs on proc traverse.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 05 Jun 2018 01:18:18 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.11
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-06-04
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, man page. Features, bugs, fixes!
Bugs:
1. Color selector accepted '' as a value, which it would then write to config
file, creating errors since it's not an integer value.
2. Corrected distro id error for last fallback case, making the distro ID out
of the filename itself, that was missing the assignment to $distro.
3. mmcblk0 was showing up as an unmounted partition, due to failing to filter
mmcblk[0-9] in unmounted.
Fixes:
1. Added missing compositor kwin_wayland to compositor detections
2. For -M, on laptops, sometimes Type: would duplicate in Chassis: type: which
looks silly, so now it checks to make sure the two values are different before
using the Chassis: type: data.
3. -D disk vendor, added GALAX, fixed Toshiba, which sometimes occurs other than
start of disk id string, so now it checks the whole string. This seems particularly
common in nvme devices from Toshiba. This is the only vendor I have found that
puts the vendor string later in the device id string.
4. Added protection against unreadable but present /etc/issue. This was caused
by a now fixed bug in OpenSuSe, which symbolically linked to create /etc/issue
from /var/run/issue, but with 600 permissions, root read only, that is. Note that
this bug has since been fixed (now has the correct 644 permissions), but I figured
better safe than sorry in case anyone else decides that's a good idea in the future.
Now only sends to reader if readable.
5. Related to 4, made reader not exit on failure, now just prints error message and
keeps going.
6. Upped maximum distro string length to 60, from 50. AntiX for example was coming
in at 48, so I decided to add some safe room now that inxi does dynamic sizing, it
is not a big problem having very long distro id strings.
Enhancements:
1. Added basic /proc data parser to debugger. Can't get all the data or files because
it's simply too big, but grabs the basics.
2. Added vcgencmd for some ARM rasberry pi debugging.
3. ARM: add model if not found in /proc/cpuinfo, or if different.
4. Added Tdie cpu sensor type, this is coming soon in latest kernels, so catching
it early. Tdie will replace k10-temp sensor item temp1.
5. Added --admin extra data option, and first set of extra data, -C, which will
show CPU Errata (bugs), family, model-id, stepping (as hex (decimal) or hex if less
than or equal to 9), microcode (as hex).
6. Battery: added with -x option, if found, attached battery driven devices, like
wifi keyboard, mouse. If upower is present, will also try to show battery charge
percent for those devices. Note that -B only shows the Device-X items if -x is used,
and will not show anything in -F unless there is a system, not device, battery
present, or if -Fx is used and there is a Device battery detected.
Added upower to recommends.
7. Basic -Dxxx disk rotation speeds added. Requires udevadm. Not all spinning disks
show rotation speeds, and it depends on udevadm, so if no rotation found, it shows
nothing.
8. Added explicit Arco Linux and Antergos distro ID support. This requires more
checks, but in theory, both should now show Arco Linux or Antergos instead of default
'Arch Linux' as before, plus extra data if found, like version.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 04 Jun 2018 16:48:53 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.10
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-05-21
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man page.
This version is very peaceful, no big changes, just a few fixes and small new
features added.
This version corrects a few small glitches reported by users, and adds basic support
for disk speed report. Note that this is not as accurate as I'd like, it tries, but
there is not a lot of data to be had. Limits of disk speed seems to be, roughly:
1. most speed is reported as max board can do, not max drive can support
2. usually when speed is reported as lower than max board speed, it's correct, but,
as usual, exceptions to this were found during testing.
3. usually if drive is faster than board speed, it reports board speed, but, again,
exceptions to this rule were found during testing.
However, with this said, it's usually more or less right, at least right in terms
of the fastest speed you can expect to get with your board. NVMe was also supported,
that's much more complicated because NVMe has >= 1 lane, and each lane has up and
down data. The reported speed is max in one direction, and is a function of the
PCIe 1,2 20% overhead, and PCIe 3,4,5 ~1.5% overhead. inxi shows the actual usable
data rate, not the GT/s rate, which is the total transfers per second the unit
supports.
So due to the unreliable nature of the data, this is only a -xx option. There is
also in general no data for USB, and none for mmcblk (sd cards usually).
This feature may be enhanced with a C Perl XS library in the future, we'll see how
that goes.
FIXES:
1. corrected an issue where a networking card of type Bridge failed to be detected.
This is now handled. This was a PCI type I'd never seen before, but it exists, and
a user had it, so now it will work as expected for this type.
2. changed the default units in weather to be m (metric) imperial (i). While this is
not very intuitive for me, it's easier to explain I think. The previous c / f
syntax is supported internally, and inxi will just translate c to m and f to i, so
it doesn't matter which is or was used on a config file or with the --weather-unit
option.
3. BSD uptime had a parsing glitch, there was a spelling variant I'd never seen in
GNU/Linux that broke the regex. This is corrected now.
4. Fixed a few small man page glitches, some ordering stuff, nothing major.
5. Fixed BSD hostname issues. There was a case where a setup could have no hostname,
inxi did not handle that correctly. This fix would have applied to gnu/linux as
well.
6. Fixed a few bsd, openbsd mostly, dm detections, there is a secondary path in
OpenBSD that was not checked. This also went along with refactoring the dm logic
to be much more efficient and optimized.
7. Fine tuned dmidecode error message.
8. Fixed PCI ID issue, it was failing to catch a certain bridged network type.
9. A more global fix for unhandled tmpfs types, in this case, shm, but added a
global test that will handle all tmpfs from now on, and exclude that data from
-p reports.
NEW FEATURES:
1. First attempt to add basic disk speed (Gb/s). Supported types: ATA, NVMe. No
speed data so far handled or found: mmcblk; USB. Also possibly older /dev/hda
type devices (IDE bus) may not get handled in all cases. This may get more work
in the future, but that's a long ways off. This case oddly was one where BSDs had
support for basic disk speed reports before GNU/Linux, but that was really just
because it was part of a single data line that inxi parsed for disk data anyway
with BSDs.
2. Man items added for -Dxx disk speed options.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 21 May 2018 14:25:53 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.09
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-05-11
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man. Bug fixes, feature updates.
The main reason to release this earlier than I had hoped was because of the /sys
permission change for serial/uuid file data. The earlier we can get this fix out,
the better for end users, otherwise they will think they have no serial data when
they really do.
FIXES:
1. this bug just came to my attention, apparently the (I assume) kernel people
decided for us that we don't need to see our serial numbers in /sys unless we are
root. This is an unfortunate but sadly predictable event. To work around this
recent change (somewhere between 4.14 and 4.15 as far as I can tell), inxi -M and
-B now check for root read-only and show <root required> if the file exists but
is not user readable. I wish, I really wish, that people could stop changing stuff
for no good reason, but that's out of my control, all I can do is adjust inxi to
this reality. But shame on whoever decided that was a good idea.
This is not technically an inxi bug, but rather a regression, since it's caused
by a change in /sys permissions, but users would see it as a bug so I consider
this an important fix.
Note that the new /sys/class/dmi/id permissions result in various possible things:
1. serial/uuid file is empty but exists and is not readable by user
2. serial/uuid file is not empty and exists and is not readable by user
3. serial/uuid file does not exist
4. serial/uuid file exists, is not empty, and is readable by root
Does this change make your life better? It doesn't make mine better, it makes
it worse. Consider filing a bug report against whoever allowed this regression
is my suggestion.
BUGS:
1. A weather bug could result in odd or wrong data showing in weather output, this
was due to a mistake in how the weather data was assembled internally. This error
could lead to large datastore files, and odd output that is not all correct.
2. More of an enhancement, but due to the way 'v' is used in version numbers,
the program_version tool in some cases could have sliced out a 'v' in the wrong
place in the version string, and also could have sliced out legitimate v values.
This v issue also appeared in bios version, so now the new rule for program_version
and certain other version results is to trim off starting v if and only if it is
followed by a number.
FEATURES:
1. Added in OpenBSD support for showing machine data without having to use dmidecode.
This is a combination of systcl -a and dmesg.boot data, not very good quality data
sources, but it is available as user, and it does work. Note that BIOS systems
are the only ones tested, I don't know what the syntax for UEFI is for the field
names and strings. Coming soon is Battery and Sensors data, from the same sources.
Sadly as far as I know, OpenBSD is the only BSD that has such nice, usable (well,
ok, dmesg.boot data is low quality strings, not really machine safe) data. I
have no new datasets from the other BSDs so I don't know if they have decided to
copy/emulate this method.
2. By request, and this was listed in issue #134, item no. 1, added in weather
switchable metric/imperial output. Also added an option, --weather-unit and
configuration item: WEATHER_UNIT with possible values: cf|fc|c|f. The 2nd of
two in cf/fc goes in () in the output. Note that windspeed is m/s or km/h as metric,
inxi shows m/s as default for metric and (km/h as secondary). Also fixed -w
observation date to use local time formatting. That does not work in -W so it shows
the default value.
3. Updated man to show new WEATHER_UNIT config option, and new --weather-unit
option. Also fixed some other small man glitches that I had missed.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Fri, 11 May 2018 13:29:06 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.08
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-05-06
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. New features, bug fixes.
This is a big one.
NEW FEATURES:
1. By Request: Disk vendor is now generally going to be shown. Since this uses
empirical data to grab the vendor name, from the model string, it will not always
find anything. When it fails to find vendor data, no vendor: item will show.
Note that some MMC devices will probably not show vendor data, but that's due to
there being no data that reveals that.
2. Extended -sx volts to also show voltage from lm-sensors if present. Many
systems show no voltage data with lm-sensors, but now if any is found, it
will show, same as impi.
3. Moved to lsblk as primary source for partition/unmounted filesystem, uuid, and
label data.
Falls back to previous methods if lsblk does not return data. Some lsblk do not
show complete data unless super user as well.
4. Refactored code to be more logical and clear.
5. Added for OpenBSD -r: /etc/installurl file.
BUG FIXES:
1. CRITICAL: /sys/block/xxx/device/model is in some cases truncating the disk
model name to 16 characters. This is not an inxi bug, it's a bug with /sys itself.
To fix this, inxi now uses for GNU/Linux /dev/disk/by-id data which does not
ever do this truncation. It's also faster I believe to read that directory
once, filter the results, then use the data for vendor/model/serial.
this was also part of the disk vendor data feature.
2. Openbsd networking fix. Was not showing IF data, now it does.
3. Fixed bug with unmounted where sometimes md0 type partitions would show
even though they are in a raid array.
4. Fixed disk rev, now it searches for 3 different files in /sys to get that data.
5. Fixed bug with very old systems, with sudo 1.6 or older, for some reason that
error did not get redirected to /dev/null, so now only using sudo -n after explicit
version test, only if 1.7 or newer.
6. Fixed a few null results in fringe cases for graphics. Resolution now shows
NA for Hz if no hz data found. This was only present on a fringe user case
which is unlikely to ever impact normal X installations.
7. Fixed BSD L2 cache, was showing MiB instead of KiB, wrong math.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sun, 06 May 2018 20:23:30 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.07
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-04-17
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man. Bug fixes. BSD fixes.
Bugs fixed:
1. CPU: MT/HT was wrong for old xeon, made mt detection more robust and hopefully
more reliable, removed all explicit b_xeon based tests.
2. fixed /dev/mapper glitch, that make /dev/mapper links fail to get id'ed.
3. openbsd: fixed memory handler; fixed cpu flags, fixed partitions handling.
4. freebsd: fixed similar partition bugs, these were caused by the darwin patch.
5. man page: fixed top synopis syntax, thanks ESR.
6. partitions fs: fixed possible failures with lsblk fs. lsblk: added debuggers
so we can track down this failure in the future.
7. added sshfs filter for disk used output, note, there is a possible syntax for
remote fs that isn't handled: AAA:BBB that is, no :/, only the :. This makes
explicit detection of still unknown remote fs very difficult since : is a legal
nix filename character.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:29:02 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.06
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-04-17
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version. 2 bug fixes.
1. -xtm was showing memory %, not cpu % in cpu item
2. -G compat-v was showing for nvidia, it's not supposed to, and was also wrong
for nvidia, they forgot to update one of their gl string numbers.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:52:05 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.05
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-04-17
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man. Small new enhancements.
1. Added to -s for ipmi, with -x: voltage 12v,5v,3.3v,vbat; for -xx, dimm/soc p1/p2
voltages
2. enhanced wm: feature, needed more filters and protection against redundant data
3. basic apple osx fixes to keep it from crashing, but I'm not spending any more
time on apple junk unless someone pays me for my time, I can't stand the product or
company, it's the total antitheses of freedom or free software, or even openness.
4. openbsd/bsd fixes: openbsd was failing to get cpu flags due to a small oversight
5. -C now shows bits: for the true bits of cpu, not the kernel bits. This is not
a reliable measurement but should be right about 95+ percent of the time, and
basically all of the time for GNU/Linux on Intel/AMD, most of the time for ARM.
When it doesn't know it does not guess, and shows N/A.
6. bsd fix for usb, was running numeric action on string value
7. fixed stderr tool for program_version, now it's hard-coded in program_values
which removes an unneeded regex search for every program version test.
8. Mate detection, switched to using mate-sesssion instead of mate-about, the
latter is not getting updated and has the wrong version number on it.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:17:14 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.04
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-04-14
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version. Fixes several issues.
1. issue #145 - corrects case with vm xeon where phys id skips numbers, creating
bad array looping error.
2. for issue #143, added user PATH to static list of paths, this works around distros
that have chosen to abandon the FSH standard, sigh... This adds to number of paths that
have to be checked, but there was no clean way to handle it otherwise.
3. For MATE, added new version source, mate-session, because mate-about was reporting
a non-matching version number for current MATE.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 14 Apr 2018 17:52:33 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.03
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-04-12
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version. NBD network block device fixes
Two enhancements/bug fixes:
1. inxi did not have support for network block devices /dev/nbd0 type syntax in
disks.
2. this caused a slight failure in lsblk output, so I switched to using lsblk -P
to force paired key values, which are then put into an array of hashes.
These both appeared on an ARM server system, but surprisingly, there were no ARM
specific issues at all on that system.
Both issues/enhancements tested and working fine.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:22:27 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.02
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-04-12
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
new version, new man.
Rolls up a few changes from the latest features:
1. For -Dxxx, if root, will use fdisk to try to find partition table scheme (mbr/gpt)
2. For Display: <protocol> server: will try to use loginctl if out of X and using
--display flag to force display data and not root.
This completes more or less the very last minute features added pre 3.0.0 version.
I wanted to get these in because the features were not super useful since they only
worked on a few systems, particulary the scheme:
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:26:00 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.01
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-04-12
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man. Fine tunings.
New features:
1. for a very few systems that have wmctrl installed, shows with -xxxS, wm if present
2. an attempt to get display protocol from out of X, using --display and loginctl
Enhancements:
1. made xorg display server and protocols show more consistently with other layout:
Display: x11 server: X.org 1.9.12 drivers: loaded: ...
if no display protocol found:
Display: server: X.org 1.9.12 drivers: loaded: ...
This brings the -G in line with the other lines, of not putting different data types
inside of parentheses as much as possible. -I still has two of these, but so far it's
not clear how to otherwise show SSH or su/sudo/login in their respective spaces.
Debugger data collector also has something I should have added ages ago, gz filename
now includes the basic 2 digit inxi version number, like 3.0 at end, so I can readily
determine the debugger inxi version, and thus avoid having to root through lots of
versions to find new stuff.
These are all largely cosmetic improvements, or debugger adjustments, except for -Sxxx
now offering wm: if present.
Also changed Desktop: name... (toolkit data) to: Desktop: name... tk: toolkit data
to be more consistent, while not adding great length to the output.
These two changes should also help export to json/xml since that puts unique key/values
back into key value pairs, not merging two together.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:17:26 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 3.0.00
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-04-09
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man. Beta / 2.9 testing completed.
inxi 3.0 is now ready for prime time. No substantial issues have been found over
the past week. All outstanding issues and bugs have been corrected. The man page
and help page have been edited fairly heavily to improve usability and readablity.
All work and development and support for inxi 2.3.56 is ended. No issues for
2.3.56 will be accepted since there is no way to support that version, it
being in a different set of languages (Gawk/Bash) than inxi 2.9/3.0 (Perl 5).
So the sooner you move your distro package pool to new inxi, the sooner your
users can get support for any issues with current inxi.
Beta and 2.9 prerelease testing is completed, and has resulted in a much
better inxi than I could have hoped for.
There are so many new features and enhancements in the new inxi that it's hard
to list them all. See previous commits for a more in depth record.
1. New options: --slots (PCI Slots); --usb
2. Exports to json/xml with --output options
3. Every line has been enhanced, with tighter output control, better key / value
pairings, more accurate values.
4. Line wrapping is now fully dynamic, which means inxi works down to 80 columns
and should basically never wrap (except for very long repo lines, but that's not
really fixable).
5. More controls, more user configuration options (see man page).
6. So many small new features that it's hard to list them all. Shows SSH in -I
if SSH. Shows sudo/su/login in -I if relevant and detectable. Shows disk partioning
scheme in some cases (more coming). Removes color codes if piped or redirected to
file.
7. All sizes are now shown in standardized KiB/MiB/GiB/TiB/PiB format, to avoid
ambiguity about whether M or MB or MiB is meant. All internal size math is done
using KiB, which further avoids confusion and error. Note that many disk makers
like using MB or GB instead of MiB or GiB because it makes their disks seem
'bigger'.
8. Sensors -s now supports IPMI sensors, in tandem with lm-sensors.
Anyway, the changelog will show better all the new features etc, I can't remember
them all.
All current issues and glitches have been fixed, any remaining are simply new issues,
just as they would be in old inxi.
Note that in the second and third weeks of beta testing a significant number of bugs
that are in inxi 2.3.56 were fixed. 2.3.56 has been moth-balled into the inxi-legacy
branch as binxi, to avoid mixing it up with inxi. The development branch is now
permanently inxi-perl, aka, pinxi, since that worked so well for beta and pre-3.0
2.9 testing and development.
This ends the pinxi/inxi development stage. All future development will proceed
using the inxi-perl branch, and will be the same in terms of new features as pre
inxi 2.9 was, they will be added, enhanced, as seems appropriate.
Remember, inxi is a rolling release program, like Arch Linux, Gentoo, Debian
Testing/Sid, and has no frozen release points, so this is simply the beginning of the
3.0 line of Perl inxi.
Thanks to everyone who contributed time, energy, effort, ideas, testing, debugging,
patience - inxi would not work without you.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 09 Apr 2018 01:01:03 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.9.12
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-04-06
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, man page. Finished up main man edits. Set new defaults for some options,
like --sleep and -t.
Edits to layout and language, removed some legacy options and language from man and
inxi.
Added partition table detections, rough initial stage. Only works on systems with
udev present currently, will be expanded as we find fast tools. Since the systemd
method is literally up to 25x slower than the udev method, it's not being considered
except maybe as a last, last resort, and probably will never be used.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:49:02 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.9.11
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-04-03
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man. Completed man edits.
Many small bugs fixed.
Enhancements:
1. in some cases, will detect partition table type (GTP,MBR) either
with or without root. Uses fast method, which is not available on all systems.
2. Added IPMI sensors tools ipmitool and ipmi-sensors to -s for systems that
use IPMI.
3. Finished man page edits and corrections. Thanks Pete.
4. Added doubled word filter for main -NGA lines, only for Card items.
5. Gave more granular uptime output: like: uptime: 23d 5h 34m
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 03 Apr 2018 23:34:56 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.9.10
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-03-30
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, man page. Major man page edits. Bug fixes.
Bugs fixed:
1. RAID - both mdraid and zfs bugs corrected. Issue #135
2. EPYC cpu wrong die count corrected, and also added support for the EPYC type.
Issue #135
3. Possible ARM data glitch that made reader fail on a non-existent file.
Man:
Ongoing updates and edits and corrections and cleanup. Slowly but surely.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Fri, 30 Mar 2018 20:07:40 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.9.09
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-03-28
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man. Bug fixes, new features, enhancements
1. Bug: cause unknown, but crashes on null file sent to reader, but all those files
have been checked. For now added return if file null.
2. Features: with -Ixxx: show Shell: csh (sudo|su|login) status; show
running in: xfce-terminal (SSH)
ssh session active on remote system.
Various help and man cleanups and additions.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Wed, 28 Mar 2018 20:48:22 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.9.08
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-03-26
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man page. Bug fixes, feature/output tweaks.
Bugs fixed:
1. stray undefined value corrected
2. fixed BSD no pkg server case, now shows correctly that no pkg server files
were found, not that the OS is not supported.
Features:
1. -t c and m headers cleaned up and simplified
2. man page edits.
3. more standarization of key names for fields, some spelling
and upper/lower case corrections.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:11 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.9.07
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-03-25
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man. Bug fixes, feature tweaks.
Bugs fixed:
1. json/xml outputter had a bug in it that made it validate path wrong.
2. -G -xx option: compositor: for gnome-shell had a bug that would make it show
as running when it wasn't, other strings were tripping the match on systems with
gnome-shell installed but not running,
3. Finally fixed bug with manjaro full version distro string, and tweaked output
to show Manjaro Linux instead of given string.
Features added:
1. --no-man - this lets users turn off man installs. Only really useful for -U
from master, since default is off for pinxi and dev 3 branch.
Man page/help updated to add this option.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sun, 25 Mar 2018 18:34:54 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.9.06
Patch: 0
Date: 2018-03-24
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man. Very new man.
Man features new section, configuration options, which lists the main config options
users would be likely to use.
This should help users who will never check the actual documentation web page
realize that there are many internal configuration options available.
Many edits in man, more to come I suspect.
Bug fixes in inxi:
1. removed a few stray debuggers that were creating debugging output
2. fixed a usb driver bug that would create warning messages from Perl (thanks Manjaro
for finding that one)
New Option:
1. Added: --indent-min - goes with the user configuration option: INDENT_MIN
and allows users to experiment with different indent settings. This is what trips the
auto line wrap of line starters. This may be revisited, and this switch will make it
easier for users to see for themselves which they prefer, what trip point, etc.
This will help determine pre 3.0.0 what the default auto wrap trip point, if any,
will be.
Added more data to debugger tool, more lsblk, which is going to need a lot more data
to solve a new issue with dm/encrypt/lvm, initial $MANPAGE data, to see if anyone
actually ever uses that environmental variable.
Special thanks to Manjaro for being as far as I know the first to package Perl inxi.
Or was AntiX first? Well, it was close, thanks to both.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 24 Mar 2018 18:06:33 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.9.05
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-03-24
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man. Options changes
To get rid of some non-intuitive options, I've changed some of the --alt values
to more obvious argument names; --dmidecode --no-ssl --no-host --host
This makes them easier to remember, hopefully.
Updated help, man pages to cover this change as well.
Added some more lsblk debugger output to try to start building enough information to
really figure out dm/encrypted/lvm and how those are actually handled internally in
the system in terms of partitions, filesystems, etc.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 24 Mar 2018 02:08:42 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.9.04
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-03-22
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man. Big update
New features:
1. now does not require root or 'file' to get unmounted fs type. Also, for many
mounted partitions, rather than showing the meaningless fuseblock it will usually
get the filesystem right.
2. -U now works with optional --man option to download man page for pinxi
and -U 3 dev server updates. This gets around the fact I had to remove the gz files
from master to get the size small enough to make maintainers happy. Non branch
inxi master works as before, updates both from github or from dev server, depending
on your selection.
So now inxi and pinxi will grab the inxi.1 or pinxi.1 man file and install it on
systems that do not have -U blocked. The -U block of course remains the same.
3. Thanks very much to the people who have been contributing in a positve way,
helping to make inxi better. The untold number of small and large new features,
small glitches, etc, that have been fixed this week are simply too many too list.
Many to most were inxi bugs or weaknesses, now corrected.
4. binxi branch has now been made fully operational, though I do not plan on doing
any work beyond the mothballing of that venerable program (gawk->bash inxi), it's
fully operational, it updates, it gets its man page, but all as binxi, so you can,
as with pinxi, run all of them separately. This officially terminates my support
for Gawk/Bash inxi, which can be found as binxi in the inxi-legacy branch.
5. pinxi has been promoted to permanent development branch, where bug fixes, new
features, etc, will be tested, along with man page updates etc. This will help
reduce the number of commits to master branch.
6. Audio / Network usb cards now show the true driver(s). There are often more
than one for audio, that's a nice enancement.
7. inxi outputs to json / xml, which will probably interest some developers
eventually, well it already did, that was going to wait, but someone wanted it.
8. Apt repo handler now supports DEB822 format, which is not an easy format to
parse.
==========================================================
MAINTAINERS:
Note the following: despite my strong dislike for tags, every commit that touches
either inxi or inxi.1 man page will be tagged if I think they would be something
relevant to distro packagers. While github insists on calling my tags releases,
I want to be crystal clear: inxi has one and only one 'release', the current master
branch version. The tagged commits that github calls releases are NOT releases,
they are just tagged commits. The version I release tomorrow will be the current
master, and all previous versions will be obsolete and will not be supported.
The .gz files have been removed from the master branch history, thus shrinking it
a lot. I have removed for this reason the master-plain branch, which mirrored
master and provided a gz free branch, but apparently this was simply ignored so
there's no reason to keep it going. If you insist on grabbing all the branches and
find more data in there, then please correct your practices, you are only getting
the data from the master branch.
inxi is rolling release software and has no releases, so the tags are supposed
to create some illusion that a tag actually means something. Since it doesn't,
I decided to take the path of least resistance and just add an auto tagging tool
to my commit scripts and use it when it seems appropriate, like on this commit.
All development work now will happen via the pinxi branch, so that makes the process
a lot cleaner, since I can now basically beta test all new commmits to master.
pinxi and binxi are both standalone versions of inxi, they have their own config
and data directories, config files, man pages, etc.
-----------------------------------------------------
New Perl inxi is already way ahead of Gawk/Bash inxi, more features, more accurate,
and most bugs being fixed now are because a lot of people are contributing eyes and
testing, and are finding stuff that was wrong, or simply missing, on old inxi as
well as on Perl inxi. Fixes to Perl inxi (>2.9) will not be rolled into to binxi
since the entire reason I spent over 4 months on this project was to never have to
touch Gawk/Bash inxi again.
Most imporant, however, is that the simple fact was, Gawk/Bash inxi has been
nearly impossible to work on despite my following rigorous practices in coding,
and I simply won't work with that type of stuff anymore. Perl 5.x is a true delight
in comparison, and makes adding new features, enhancing others, far easier, or
even possible, where it wasn't before.
On a technical level, I have tested Perl inxi heavily, and it will run on all
Perl 5.x versions back to 5.008, which is the cutoff point. This was not that
hard to do, which is why I picked Perl 5.x as the language. This means that
you can drop, just as with binxi, Perl inxi onto a 10 year old system, or
older, and it will run fine, albeit a touch slowly, but much faster than binxi.
-----------------------------------------------------
So far users are really liking the new one, it's usually faster in most cases,
the output is cleaner, there's more data, more options, and basically it's
gotten the thumbs up from all the testers, and there have been a LOT, who have
helped. I want to give a special thanks to the following distros for their
exceptional support and testing:
0. the people who hang out on irc.oftc.net #smxi. Very patient, will test things
with astounding patience, so thanks to them. Archerseven, iotaka and KittyKatt
have been been incredibly helpful when it comes to testing and debugging, and
finding corner cases that I would never have found.
1. AntiX: they were the first to beta test pinxi, and found massive numbers of
bugs, and stuck with the testing for a long time. They made testing possible for
the next wave of testers, my hats off to them, I've always liked them.
2. Manjaro also was very helpful, and found more issues and enhancements.
3. Ubuntu forums users found more, and helped enhance many features
4. Mint users have been very helpful, and were the impetus for some nifty
new features, ilke switching all color codes off when output is piped or sent
to file. They have reminded me of how valuable people's views can be who may not
share the same tech world view as you, but are still very talented and observant
individuals.
5. Slackware users provided some very thoughtful feedback, which was no surprise
but welcome nonetheless, thanks.
6. Same with Debian forums, again, some very useful and constructive ideas and
observations, and some very arcane and odd hardware that exposed even more corner
case bugs.
And several other distros were also helpful, each in their own way. Solus for
example now has their package manager added in repos.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 22 Mar 2018 22:18:24 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.9.03
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-03-21
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man page. Updates:
1. added tool lsblk, recommends, for -p and -o, shows better partition data than
df does. First choice for -p and -o, -p fall back df, -o fallback file.
2. fixed a big bug with user configs, that would make the configs break every time
the color editor was used.
3. Some smaller bugs.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:44:04 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.9.02
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-03-20
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
First small patch fix, corrected a few issues, one for apt deb822 output formatting,
and a small bug for blank files there.
Second, made the --output error message more clear for bad file structure now lists
the 3 requirements: must be full path, must be writeable directory, and must have
a file in it.
Third, another subtle thing, after a lot of research, am trying the MiB GiB format
because it's technically more accurate and less ambiguous than GB, which is used
either to refer to 1000 bite blocks OR to 1024 blocks, depending on the platform etc.
So rather than hope people get it, trying that slightly more wordy format, and maybe
if people wonder what it is.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:02:39 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.9.01
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-03-20
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New inxi, new man, new tarball.
It's here! Perl inxi, first official release. So many changes, really too many
to list.
But here's a few:
1. of course, full rewrite to Perl 5.x. Supports as old as 5.008, as new as current.
2. Better line length nandlers. Fully dynamic, robust, shrinks and expands to fit
either taste or viewport.
3. Long options for all options now, plus of course the short options everyone
is used to.
4. New options: --usb; --slots (pci slot report); --sleep (change cpu sleep time);
and many more. Check --help or man page for details.
5. Vastly improved --recommends, now does per distro package recommends, and shows
only Linux data to Linux systems, and BSD data to BSD systems.
6. Hugely improved debugger as well.
7. Far more accurate output, most output is now in key/value pairs, because:
8. inxi now exports to json and xml! See --output/--output-file for info.
9. Enhancedd repo output, added deb822 type, solus
10. Radically enhanced network data, now shows all IP / IF devices connected to
each nic, not just one, both IP v4 and v6.
11. USB audio and network device actual drivers
12. better handling of compiler data.
13. Basic ARM machine data now, if present to inxi
14. Graphics: per card driver info alongside the original xorg drivers.
15. Better integration of partitions, RAID, unmounted partitions, and HDD data.
16. Better sensors handling of free video driver sensor data, well, not better,
it's now there, along with fan speeds for gpus.
17. RAID is enhanced, and now can show > 1 RAID type on a system, and the RAID
is improved.
18. Much improved disk/partition/memory sizing, inxi now always works internally
with KB units, and changes them on output to the appropriate units.
19. Fully redone man page for all the new options and the long options.
And so much more. Anyway, here it is, the first release.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 20 Mar 2018 02:54:05 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.56
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-02-26
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
Maintainer alert: Perl inxi 2.9.01 is looking good for maybe early week of
2018-03-19 release. I'm putting the last issue requests on the last forums,
so assuming no real further bugs found, expect Perl inxi 2.9.01 to hit around
Monday or Tuesday. If any bugs are found, of course, those will be fixed before
release of the new Perl inxi.
Basically, if you want to see if you can find bugs, this is the time to do it, not
AFTER release. I've posted on many forums, and have given the various distros a
chance to help squash the bugs their users might see, some have been fantastic
(AntiX, you were the best by far), others, not so much. Their loss in the latter
case since the purpose of beta testing is to find bugs before, not after, release.
If you want to see the differences in recommends, and dependencies, grab pinxi
development branch here:
wget -O pinxi https://github.com/smxi/inxi/raw/inxi-perl/pinxi
or:
git clone https://github.com/smxi/inxi --branch inxi-perl --single-branch
and run: pinxi --recommends
The main thing I'd strongly urge all maintainers to add, for long term stability
and speed and reliability, is dig, which can be used if present to get very fast,
reliable, WAN IP information.
All of the other recommends are pretty much the same, for graphics, xdpyinfo,
xrandr, and glxinfo. For networking, ip or ifconfig, along with dig. For all usb
related identification, lsusb, unfortunately, I wish I could get rid of that tool,
it's very slow, but I can't. The --recommends output shows the complete set.
Obviously, Bash and Gawk are no longer recommends, nor are the tools like grep,
sed, tr, wc, etc, all those are done with Perl, so any shell plus Perl 5.08 or
newer Perl 5.x is all that's really required, beyond normal system reporting
tools like lspci etc.
For json/xml export, two Perl modules are needed, again, see --recommends
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:44:07 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.56
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-02-26
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
No real changes, this will probably be the very last Gawk->Bash inxi 2.3.x release.
Making sure tarball etc is up to date, so it can be stored in 'tarball's branch.
MAINTAINERS:
Pinxi 2.9.00-xxx-p (inxi-perl branch) is nearing completion of its beta test cycle,
and, barring any new issues or bugs (TEST IT NOW AND REPORT ISSUES NOW!), I expect
to release pinxi 2.9.00 as inxi 2.9.01 shortly after I complete the advanced
RAID feature, which should be this week.
If no real issues appear during the following week after the inxi 2.9.0 release, it
will be moved to inxi 3.0.0, as the first stable Perl inxi release.
There will be a new branch, inxi-legacy, that will have the Gawk->Bash inxi 2.3..56
files for historical purposes only. No further work will be done on inxi 2.3 from
now on.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:29:40 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.56
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-02-26
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:29:37 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.56
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-02-26
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
Small cleanup release, no new version. New tarball, just to make sure I have any
changes included, comments, etc.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 26 Feb 2018 14:48:44 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.56
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-01-17
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Added an important debugger output, lsusb -v
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:36:09 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.55
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-01-13
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball. this is only for Manjaro, they seem to have not done the
/etc/os-release file pretty name correctly, so the bland name reports there.
Added manjoro-release to the lsb good list. No other changes.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:28:09 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.54
Patch: 00
Date: 2018-01-13
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Significant albeit small fix to the debugger tool.
Without this fix, newer kernels can hang on the data parsing.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:51:50 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.53
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-12-07
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball, new man page. This should fix the Rizen multithreaded
cpu output issues. Now inxi handles > 8 cores in terms of output filters,
descriptions, correctly noting that it's multithreaded.
Because AMD has entered the Multithreading game, I've changed the trade term:
HT - HyperThreading to MT - MultiThreading to support both Intel and AMD variants.
Updated CPU output filters to also account for these very large core counts.
I believe this commit now adds full support for the new Ryzen series, but I'll have
to see when it comes to other variants that may appear. I've tried to future proof
the MT tests, but I won't know of those are fully functional and accurate until
inxi sees the real data.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:35:40 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.52
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-12-02
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Maintainers, you can ignore this release, it's only
a reshuffling and renaming of internal functions.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 02 Dec 2017 17:24:43 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.51
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-11-31
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. This is an attempt at a fix for issue #129
Because I don't want to break existing cpu logic, I just added in a rizen switch,
which will just use cpu_core_count value, then trigger HT output.
This fix may or may not work, but the issue poster vanished and has not followed up.
For now I'm keeping this a Ryzen specific adjustment, but it may be safe to extend
it further, that is, if siblings > 1 && siblings = 2 * cores then it's HT.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:21:13 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.50
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-11-28
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball, bug fix for -R raid, zfs. Improved filters, clutter
cleaner, more likely to somewhat work with gnu/linux zfs.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 28 Nov 2017 19:41:30 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.49
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-11-28
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball, new man page. This is the first attempt to correct an
issue a forum poster raised, which is the fact that despite the fact that GNU/Linux
has had reasonably ok zfs support for years now, inxi only tested for zfs on bsd
systems.
This has been corrected. Due to the complexity of handling software raid, inxi
will now test first for ZFS data, if none is found, it will then test for
/proc/mdstat.
In a perfect world I'd like to have full dynamic Raid support, but I'm missing
all the key ingredients required to add that:
1. systems to test on
2. software raid, I don't use it
3. data collection for non mdraid and zfs software raid, including the values
possible to gather from all non software raid.
Basically, the only way I'd extend -R raid option is if I get direct ssh access to
a machine that uses the alternate software raid type, otherwise it would take
forever to figure out the options.
Since the number of people who might be actually running zfs and mdraid and
using inxi probably numbers in the 10 globally, I figured this solution was a fine
way to handle adding zfs without messing up mdraid, which is more common on linux.
It also does not break BSDs, since bsds as far as I know don't use mdraid, and don't
have /proc/mdraid in the first place.
Also redid the man page to add -! 41, -! 42, -! 43, -! 44 options, which bypass
curl, fetch, wget, and all of them, respectively. Plus making the lines less wide.
That should make those people who actually use 80 column wide vi as an editor
happy, lol.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:17:00 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.48
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-11-27
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Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. No external changes, full reordering of internals to be
easier and more predictable to find. Better section headers, all ordering alpha
by subsections.
Fixed some small debugger gatherer oversights as well.
Note that I made the debugger stuff more portable, so I could use it in another
program.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:13:05 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.47
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-11-26
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Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Bug fix for Curl, in some cases it may hit a redirect,
so I added the -L flag to follow redirects.
Make sure to update to this version or various downloader actions could fail.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sun, 26 Nov 2017 18:30:35 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.46
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-11-26
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Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Added an optional downloader: Perl HTTP::Tiny
Note that this is the last choice because it's slow, the order has been revised:
1. curl
2. wget
3. fetch
4. Perl 5 HTTP::Tiny
5. OpenBSD ftp
wget has been downgraded due to the recent 1.19-2 bug with wget -O that did
not get resolved quickly, and which should never have been released since
that's a basic wget action, which means they aren't testing gnu wget the way
they should be.
All inxi downloaders can now use this option. However, in my tests it's signicantly
slower to use HTTP::Tiny than curl or wget, so inxi will test for the downloaders
in that order. While -i uses dig as it's primary IP tool, if dig is not installed,
the IP will follow the same downloader priority. -U and -w/-W use downloaders.
Because HTTP::Tiny is optional, and is merely used if wget/curl/fetch are not
installed, I would not consider Perl to be a real dependency yet, just an option, so
I guess for packager maintainers, Perl should be added as a recommends, or a
dependency if you want to fully support the debugger options (Core Modules).
While I'm still not sure which Perl modules I'm going to be using, I'm sticking
for now to Core Modules, the standard, with some experimental exceptions that
would only be used if the user had them present.
Long term the goal is to get rid of as many dependencies as possible, replacing
them were possible with Perl tools, but this is going to take forever, if it
ever happens, so don't hold your breath.
In the future, I expect more and more components that were gawk to be rewritten
to Perl (Core Modules), slowly, however, very slowly.
Updated --recommends to indicate the downloader options more clearly as well.
Added new options for bypassing curl (-! 41), fetch (-! 42) wget (-! 43), or
curl, fetch, and wget (-! 44) to disable all of them. This is in case one of
those is broken or you want to test Perl downloader, mostly.
Also cleaned up debugger output and made debugger portable to other scripts.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sun, 26 Nov 2017 15:14:34 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.45
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-11-21
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Because it's kind of hard to read the per /sys sub
directory output, I split it into sections, and also have the full /sys tree
in case there are some subtle differences in how the paths interlink.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:26:51 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.44
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-11-21
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Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Added some critical debugger tools for ongoing issue # 128
ARM data collection in /sys.
Using 'tree' now instead of ls if it is installed for debugger /sys tree listing.
Added to recommends. Updated bluetooth recommends to note it's dev only. That
should fix issue #127
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-- Harald Hope - Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:35:34 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.43
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-10-31
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball. Small perl fix, nothing changes in output or function.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 31 Oct 2017 17:30:03 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.42
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-10-30
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Changes:
-----------------------------------
Removed xiin references, fully switched to perl sys traverse tool and uploader.
Renamed debugger sys files to sys-dir-[traverse|depth-[1-6]].txt
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:04:02 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.41
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-10-29
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Updated the inxi upater options, removed some legacy
branches, simplified the options. This corresponds to updates on github where
I'm finally bringing the alternate location self updater back into operational
state after a long dormant period.
Also, and this may be of interest to some maintainers, please note, there is
a new branch: master-plain which does NOT have the gz files inxi.1.gz and
inxi.tar.gz
If you want to avoid the big clones, you can use that branch with this command:
git clone https://github.com/smxi/inxi --branch master-plain --single-branch
And that should only track the basic 3 files: inxi inxi.1 and inxi.changelog
This fixes issue #94
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sun, 29 Oct 2017 09:47:28 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.40
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-09-21
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball, new man page. This is a small update, moved http://smxi.org
to https://smxi.org so updated the URLs in man page and inxi. Note that the URLs
redirect to https: so this is not a very important update.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:11:23 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.39
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-09-20
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
Small patch, no new version, new tarball. Fixed issue # 124 --recommends failed to
show sed/perl version: the first was due to a syntax change in --version for sed,
the second was a typo in inxi.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:11:46 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.39
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-09-12
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball. Bug fix. Debug data collector using Perl requires
explicitly setting Passive => 1 (true) for some systems and firewall
configurations.
This corrects a failure to upload issue I experienced for a test remote
system that had a different firewall configuration than the dev system has.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:53:11 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.38
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-09-07
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball, man page. This closes issue #122. Adds support for including
nvme disk capacity in full disk capacity listing. Adds nvme name/serial/firmware
revision number. The latter is a new -Dxx output option. Note that as far as I could
tell, so far, nvme is the only disk type that has firmware revision data.
Added support for nvme disk temperature as well, that requires the cli tool nvme.
Updated AMD microarchitecture list to be more granular and complete. Added Intel
microarch type. Note that they are releasing a few new microarchitectures soon but I
was not able to find any model numbers for those.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:00:06 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.37
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-08-23
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball, new man page. Deprecated xiin uploader, which completes the deprecation
of the xiin.py tool, which is going to become obsolete when python 3 fully replaces python 2.
Since the odds of perl being around and stable are far higher than the odds of xiin.py
even working on python 3, I'm getting ahead of the race. Plus Perl is nicer to work with.
And Perl is a lot faster. I mean, a lot. Not slightly.
And it also works on much older systems, and does not have that Python version < 2.6
failure due to changing Python syntax even between sub versions. xiin.py never ran on
Python 2.5 even when it was relatively recent, which is one reason I'm removing all Python
from inxi.
Basically xiin.py worked only on Python 2.6 or 2.7, period.
Oh, and also handled issue #115 by not making -B show -M data.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:06:22 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.36
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-08-16
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. This fixes issue #119
The issue was not so much with xiin.py as with some new values in /sys that would
hang tree traverse, however, in order to remove the python dependency (except for
uploading -xx@ debugger data, until I can figure out how to do it with Perl), I
rewrote the tree traverse tool into Perl, which also makes it a lot faster and
easier to work with.
This issue appeared on kernel 4.11 as far as I can tell, some new values in /sys make
the traverse hang if it tries to read the values, **/parameters/** and **/debug/** seem
to be the main culprits, but inxi doesn't need that data anyway for debugging purposes
so it's just excluded.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:34:43 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.35
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-08-11
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Fixed issue #120 where -z fails to anonymize serial numbers.
Also fixed a FreeBSD issue where I'd failed to update -G to show driver.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:07:17 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.34
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-08-04
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball. Added to cpu microarch lists.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:11:59 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.33
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-08-04
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball. This should finalize the mA / Wh conversion problems highlighted
in issue #118
The data seems to suggest that using POWER_SUPPLY_VOLTAGE_MIN_DESIGN as the factor will
be right more often than using POWER_SUPPLY_VOLTAGE_NOW.
Also optimized a bit more on the desktop id logic.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Fri, 04 Aug 2017 14:41:14 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.32
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-08-03
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. This closes issue #118, inxi had failed all along to handle
the conversion from mA hours to Wh, and had a math glitch too for charge (ma).
Not sure how this went undetected during testing, oh well. I assume that mA h is not
as common internally as Wh or something.
Anyway, it should be fixed.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 03 Aug 2017 21:44:13 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.31
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-07-30
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball, man page. This corrects many 80 column width line wraps, including on:
-o, -p, -l, -u, -P, -S, -G, -N, -A
Now most output should tend to not wrap, though some strings are unpredictable and
will have to be trimmed by adding them to the min size trimmers one by one.
But it's much better than it was.
Note the following changes required to make the wraps more consistent:
-S - the gcc/bits have been made separate, like: bits: 32 gcc: 5.3
-C - the new microarchitecture -x option now is: arch: K7 [for example]
cache wraps to next line with arch. with -f, bmips now shows on same line as
arch/cache
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sun, 30 Jul 2017 14:02:33 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.30
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-07-29
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball. More optimizations, I'm not sure these will make a big difference
but I believe the overall collection has dropped execution time by around 10% or so.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 29 Jul 2017 19:36:55 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.29
Patch:
Date: 2017-07-29
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. More optimizations, and fixed a bash 4 syntax regression that
would have caused failure on older systems. Also added Bash version checker.
Most ps aux data is now searched using bash parameter expansion, and several functions
that were in subshells are now printing to globals instead.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 29 Jul 2017 16:37:01 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.28
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-07-29
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. This fixes a subtle gawk issue that could in some systems make -G
hang endlessly.
Also started on more optimizing, getting rid of as many subshells as possible.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 29 Jul 2017 12:37:27 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.27
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-07-28
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball, man page. More cpu arch fixes, and added stepping/release info
as well so you can see which revision of the cpu microarchitecture your cpu has.
Also fixed a few random vm id issues, I found cases where systemd believes it's bochs
but it is actually kvm, so now the systemd data is not fully trusted, but is confirmed.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Fri, 28 Jul 2017 18:39:19 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.26
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-07-28
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball, new man page. First attempt at adding cpu microarchitecture support.
Will need some updates to bring the family/model ids to fully current, but should show data for most
cpus. Next release will hopefully include latest model/family ids and microarchitecture names.
Note that while /proc/cpuinfo has the family/model id in decimal, the values are actually generally
found as hexadecimal, so inxi translates that interally so we can store the data the way it is presented.
See issue #116 for ongoing additions to this feature.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:12:56 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.25
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-07-24
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball. This fixes a bug where if there is a remote filesystem mounted, the path
would crash gawk when searching for unumounted file systems, eg:
12.34.2.10:/remote/file/system
Fix is to escape '/'.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:10:54 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.24
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-07-23
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball. This corrects a case I'm seeing where wayland/mir are running desktop
but Xorg has not started, which means inxi can't get the video driver from Xorg.0.log as with X.
Added in extra data collection from lspci -v to include the driver for graphics card. this is
only used, for now, if the initial Xorg based driver test works.
Note that this may also work for systems that have not yet started X out of X, in console, I'm
not sure about that, but the graphics driver reporting should be improved.
Note that I'm not yet linking the driver to the specific card/device, it's just going to show
in a comma separated list, I couldn't find multi card systems where the card types are different,
like amd gpu with nvidia card, for example.
But this should correct an issue, at least to start, with expanding wayland support for systems
that don't use or have not started the desktop with Xorg/X11 etc.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:35:56 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.23
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-06-29
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball, man page. Added support for Alpine Linux apk package manager for
the -r option. Fixed typos and glitches in man page as well.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:54:21 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.22
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-06-24
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball. Bug fix for GLX/OpenGL output. There was an unhandled case with
core profile data being null, which in turn triggered a bash oddity, where if the IFS is
\n for an array, and if the value of one element is '', then bash ignores that and does
not simply set an empty array key as you'd expect. The correction was to change the IFS
to ^, which worked fine for empty array values.
However, since this bug will impact anyone with empty opengl core profile data, I recommend
updating inxi.
Also, added support for two smaller wm, Sawfish and Afterstep.
This is a good source for lists of wm: http://www.xwinman.org/ http://www.xwinman.org/others.php
However, that does not show how to ID it, so i have to do it on a case by case, but I'll
add an issue for showing how to get your wm of choice if it's missing to inxi.
Also, changed the slightly inaccurate:
GLX Renderer: .....GLX Version: ....
to
OpenGL: renderer: ...... version: .....
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:00:21 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.21
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-06-13
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball. Fix for root graphics/desktop data when not available as root.
Was showing in -S line N/A instead of the fallback Console: tty 1 that would match the
-G no data for root when unavailable for root.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:59:41 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.20
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-06-12
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball, man page. Added floppy disk support, basic, for -d. Fixed a
long-standing issue where /dev/ram.. data shows in unmounted disks output. This is
now properly filtered out.
Note that the floppy disk output has no information beyond it's /dev id, eg: /dev/fd0
I could find no meaningful data in /sys related to the floppy disk, not the model, etc, so
I'm just showing presence of disk.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 18:31:48 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.19
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-06-10
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball. This version has some bug/edit fixes and a new distro id, mx-version.
Simple.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 10 Jun 2017 21:32:55 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.18
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-06-09
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball, man page. New option -! 34 - skip SSL certificate check on
wget/fetch/curl. This allows systems with for example out of date certificate stores
to still download without error. Also a legacy system fix where tty size failed to show.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Fri, 09 Jun 2017 11:52:26 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.17
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-06-09
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball, man page. Bug fix for issue #105, had core and compat versions reversed.
Also cleaned up man page, slightly changed output for compat version to: (compat-v: 3.0)
gfx variable name fixes to make more obvious the logic as well.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Fri, 09 Jun 2017 10:00:48 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.16
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-06-08
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
Tiny change, new version, tarball. Tumbleweed distro id fix.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 08 Jun 2017 21:02:53 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.15
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-06-08
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball, man page. New option -! 40 which lets you get gfx information out of X.
Default will get data from display :0, but if you append :[display-number] to -! 40, it will
use that display instead, for example: inxi -! 40:1 would get information from display 1. Note
that most multi-monitor setups use :0 for both monitors, depending on how it's setup.
This will also let users see any desktop information based on xrop -root output, but it will
depend how it works based on how environmental variables have been set. gnome and kde, which use XDG for
primary detection would not work, for example.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 08 Jun 2017 19:25:21 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.14
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-06-08
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball. This corrects an issue I noticed a while ago, glxinfo and xpdyinfo
used to not work as root in X, but they do now. So I've removed the root tests for graphics
output, and now only rely on the returned data to determine the output when in X. Out of X
behavior remains the same.
Note that at some point I'll have to see if wayland systems have usable reporting tools to get
screen resolution, opengl info, and so on, but that will have to come one step at a time.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:46:30 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.13
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-06-08
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball, man page. Shows as default OpenGL core profile version number.
-xx option will show OpenGL compatibility version number as well, though that's largely useless
information for most users, thus the -xx. Note that this reverses the default, which previously
showed OpenGL version, which is actually the compatibility version.
This should resolve #105 pull request, though it does it differently, by switching the default
output to what is more relevant, and offering the compatibility version as an optional output item.
Note that much of the glx information will probably change to more neutral terms once wayland support
starts growing, and systems without xwayland etc libraries appear.
Further note that non free drivers showed the OpenGL core profile version numbers all along, so really
this simply corrects misleading output for free drivers.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:54:04 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.12
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-06-06
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, man page, tarball. ARM cpu core count bug fix. First attempt to add Wayland
and compositor support.
This finally implements a first try at mir/wayland detection, along with basic handling of actual
display server type output.
New output for Display Server: Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.0) driver: nvidia
Note that since almost all current Wayland systems will have X.org also installed, for the time
being, the data in the parentheses will be from X.org regardless of what display server is detected running
the actual desktop. Out of the desktop, console, the only thing that will show is x data..
No other data is available to me yet until I get way more debugger data so I can see what information the various
implementations of wayland without x tools actually makes available, my guess is it won't be much.
Also experimental -xx option: -G shows compositor, but only for wayland/mir currently.
I have no idea if this will work at all, but it's worth giving it a try as a rough beginning to
start handling the wide range of wayland compositors being created.
This feature will probably take several versions to get stable.
Also added new debugger data collector data for wayland information, but the pickings are slim, to
put it mildly.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:43:31 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.11
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-05-31
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball, new man page. This corrects several oversights of the 2.3.10 IPv6 update.
Now there is an -x option for -i that will show the additioanl IPv6 address data for scope global,
temporary, and site. Also a fallback for unhandled scope: unknown. If the tool 'ip' is used, it will
filter out the deprecated temp site/global addresses, ifconfig tool does not appear to offer this
option.
Also changed is that now ipv6 address always shows, it's not an -x option. Probably about time to
start rolling out ip v6 data to users now that ip v6 is starting, slowly, to be used more.
Another small change, the link address for ipv6 is changed from ip-v6: to ip-v6-link so that it's
more clear which IP v6 address it is.
The last commit had a significant logic error in it that did not distinguish between the link address,
which is what should have only shown, and the remaining possible addresses.
I've tried to get a basic bsd support, but it's difficult to know the variants of ifconfig output syntax
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Wed, 31 May 2017 14:22:21 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.10
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-05-31
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Fixes issue #78 and issue #106
Shows multiple ipv6 addresses, filters out ipv6 temp addresses and ipv6 local addresses.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Wed, 31 May 2017 10:39:00 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.9
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-05-29
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball. Tiny fix, due to a data bug, changing ft to m in weather altitude.
Note that this bug is not universal, but I believe this will make inxi more right than wrong
as a general rule. Further note that altitude is NOT actually the altitude of the city/location
requested, in most cases, but rather the altitude of the weather station data assigned to that
location request.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 29 May 2017 12:40:12 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.8
Patch: 00
Date: 2017-01-14
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Tiny change, added sisimedia video driver to support list.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:47:31 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.7
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-12-24
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. This fixes an issue where sloppy regex was removing the BIOS
from BIOSTAR. Also fixed a few other sloppy gsub, and fixed a few gensub errors as well.
Since BIOSTAR is a fairly common mobo, I'm surprised I haven't gotten this bug report
before.
This closes issue #102.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 24 Dec 2016 14:53:31 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.6
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-12-20
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
No new version. New tarball, man. Small text changes and cleanup and updates in man page,
but no actual meaningful changes. Feel free to ignore this one if you just did 2.3.6.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 20 Dec 2016 19:53:54 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.6
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-12-19
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. This is a significant change, but inxi should handle it smoothly.
While default configs remain in /etc/inxi.conf, the user overrides now use the following order of tests:
1. XDG_CONFIG_HOME / XDG_DATA_HOME for the config and log/debugger data respectively.
2. Since those will often be blank, it then uses a second priority check:
$HOME/.config $HOME/.local/share to place the inxi data directory, which was previously here:
$HOME/.inxi
3. If neither of these cases are present, inxi will default to its legacy user data: $HOME/.inxi as before
In order to make this switch transparent to users, inxi will move the files from .inxi to the respective
.config/ .local/share/inxi directories, and remove the .inxi directory after to cleanup.
Also, since I was fixing some path stuff, I also did issue 77, manual inxi install not putting man pages in
/usr/local/share/man/man1, which had caused an issue with Arch linux inxi installer. Note that I can't help
users who had a manual inxi install with their man page in /usr/share/man/man1 already, because it's too risky
to guess about user or system intentions, this man location correction will only apply if users have never
installed inxi before manually, and have no distro version installed, unlike the config/data directory,
which does update neatly with output letting users know the data was moved.
Note that if users have man --path set up incorrectly, it's possible that the legacy man page would show up
instead, which isn't good, but there was no perfect fix for the man issue so I just picked the easiest way,
ignoring all man pages installed into /usr/share/man/man1 and treating them as final location, otherwise
using if present the /usr/local/share/man/man1 location for new manual install users.
Also, for users with existing man locations and an inxi manually installed, you have to update to inxi current,
then move your man file to /usr/local/share/man/man1, then update man with: mandb command (as root), after that
inxi will update to the new man location.
Also added some more XDG debugger data as well to cover this for future debugger data.
This closes previous issue #77 (man page for manual inxi install does not go into /usr/local/share/man/man1) and
issue 101, which I made today just to force the update.
Just as a side note, I find this absurd attempt at 'simplifying by making more complex and convoluted' re the XDG
and .config and standard nix . file to be sort of tragic, because really, they've just made it all way more complicated,
and since all 3 methods can be present, all the stuff has to be tested for anyway, so this doesn't make matters cleaner
at all, it's just pointless busywork that makes some people happy since now there's even more rules to follow, sigh.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 19 Dec 2016 18:38:57 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.5
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-12-02
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. This will matter to some users, inxi had failed to add 'modesetting'
graphics driver, so it would not show in output, which causes support issues for users of that specific
driver, like some cases of Intel. Also inxi would always have failed to show it unloaded in cases where
radeon/nouveau were used but it had been loaded by xorg to begin with. So probably worth updating packages
I'd say.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:00:57 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.4
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-11-03
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
No new version, just fixed some unwanted executable bits in files.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:13:15 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.4
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-11-03
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
Squeezing in a last change for 2.3.4, added to -m if valid output, and if no -I or -tm
triggers used, will show system ram used/total, from the -I line.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 03 Nov 2016 20:20:37 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.4
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-11-03
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. This improves -D output, now capacity is on its own line, and
each disk is on its own line always, this makes it easier to read and/or parse.
Also, the lines now wrap nicely for extra data > console width, or -y 80 for example if
you're trying to force most of the data to fit into 80 columns.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 03 Nov 2016 19:39:15 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.3
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-10-25
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
No version change, updated man page.
This is a small syntax fix that will have essentially no impact on anyone. I've just cleaned
up the man code to make it simple enough for roffit man to html conversion. There should be
no real visible differences as far as I know.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 29 Oct 2016 15:13:40 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.3
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-10-25
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Extended support and tests for vm id to include better BSD
handling, and legacy linux. VM id will remain a work in progress, and will probably
require a few fixes for fringe cases. Nice to have would be things like OpenBSD's
vm which is difficult to detect. However, I believe this should handle roughly 99% of
realworld vm id cases, except for some commercial stuff that will require more data.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:17:46 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.2
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-10-23
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
version number unchanged, just added a vm possible id, will impact few users, if you care, update.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:27:23 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.2
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-10-20
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New feature, new tarball, new version number.
Now -M shows device type, like desktop, laptop, notebook, server, blade, vm (and tries to get vm type).
vm detection will take more work, for now I'm just going for the main ones used, but it will certainly
miss some because it's hard to detect them in some cases unless you use root features. Also note, in
most cases a container I believe will display as a vm, which is fine for now.
For BSDs, and older linux, there is a dmidecode fallback detection as well.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:03:54 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.1
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-08-25
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
Fixed typo in man page, no new version, just a fixed man page.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:53:24 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.1
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-08-25
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball, new man page.
Basic support added for Budgie desktop detection. This is waiting more data, so the support will be
missing the version information. Go Budgie!!
Added /var/tmp and /var/log and /opt to basic partition data: -P
This will probably not impact more than a handful of people in the world, but that's fine.
Modified the static BIOS in -M to now show UEFI for actually UEFI booted systems, and, ideally,
UEFI [Legacy] for UEFI booting in bios legacy mode, and BIOS for all others. Hopefully this will
work ok, we'll see.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:09:52 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.3.0
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-04-18
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New Feature, new version, new man page, new tarball. Laptop users should be happy,
-B option now shows, if available, battery data. Quite good data for systems
with /sys battery data, only rudimentary for systems using dmidecode (BSDs).
dmidecode has no current voltage/charge/current supported capacity.
Main row shows charge and condition. Condition shows you have much capacity the
battery currently has vs its design capacity. Charge shows the Wh/percent of
current capacity of battery (NOT the rated design capacity).
-x adds battery vendor/model info, and battery status (like, charging, discharging,
full).
-xx adds battery serial number and voltage information. Note that voltage information
is presented as Current Voltage / Designed minimum voltage.
-xxx adds battery chemistry (like Li-ion), cycles (note: there's a bug somewhere in
that makes the cycle count always be 0, I don't know if that's in the batteries,
the linux kernel, but it's not inxi, just FYI, the data is simply 0 always in all
my datasets so far.
For dmidecode output, the location of the batter is also shown in -xxx
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:55:12 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.38
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-03-31
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
URGENT BUG FIX! This fixes a bug introduced in 2.2.36 2016-03-21. New version, new tarball.
A sloppy unescaped / triggered a failure I didn't notice in partition info.
Please update your inxi packages immediately if your version is 2016-03-21 or newer.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:08:54 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.37
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-03-30
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Tiny fix in distro detection, will now default in sequence
on /etc/issue step to first test for os release and not mint, then lsb verison and
not mint, then /etc/issue. This should keep the mint detection working well, as long
as they keep mint string in the /etc/issue file, that is, but that's out of our control.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Wed, 30 Mar 2016 13:28:40 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.36
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-03-21
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. A tiny bug fix for kfreebsd, I know, right, nobody uses that.
Also added in some more script color options however, which might be of use. These are
aimed more at light terminal backgrounds.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:04:33 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.35
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-02-29
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. A tiny, but meaningful, fix. inxi had not been updated to
test for the non deprecated battery test, /sys/class/power_supply/BAT0 existence.
This resulted in failure to indicate 'portable' where applicable.
I may also now add battery information where applicable since that's easy to get from
/sys
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:21:09 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.34
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-02-21
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. This closes two issues:
1. Add amdgpu to possible xorg drivers list (and gpu sensors data)
2. switch to default dig command to get WAN ip. This is usually but not always faster than
the http method. Because the IP source is not truly trustworthy (run by cisco), I'm keeping a
fallback mode on 1 second time out failure of the previous http based methods. Added dig
to recommended tools list.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sun, 21 Feb 2016 11:18:54 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.33
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-01-30
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
No version change, new tarball. Someone spotted a small glitch in -W help menu.
Says latitude/longtitude instead of latitude,longtitude
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:20:03 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.33
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-01-30
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Bug fix: added basic support for NVMe M2 disk storage type.
NOTE: missing product name/serial info, because it's not being treated by linux kernel
as a standard disk. Could not find that data anywhere in the system debugger dump.
If you know how to find the model name/number and or serial, let me know.
Also small fix, as noted: ip: should be ip-v4 to match with ip-v6, thanks mikaela.
Also some debugger fixes and updates.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:07:42 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.32
Patch: 00
Date: 2016-01-03
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Finalized the * expansion fix for arrays. This is a significant
bug fix, so while the bug almost never appears, if it does, the inxi output can get completely
corrupted.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:08:04 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.31
Patch: 00
Date: 2015-12-29
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
No version change, new tarball.
Cleaned up some logging glitches.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:01:07 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.31
Patch: 00
Date: 2015-11-15
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Try 2 at mmcblk support. I had mmcblock, thats not how it's
reported to the system.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sun, 15 Nov 2015 17:25:10 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.30
Patch: 00
Date: 2015-11-13
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Added tentative support for /dev/blcmmc0p12 type partitions
and drive identifiers. This will probably require more fixes.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Fri, 13 Nov 2015 11:58:17 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.29
Patch: 00
Date: 2015-11-09
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. A subtle issue pointed out by a user, inxi is limited to
26 drives, and fails to handle the linux > 26 options:
https://rwmj.wordpress.com/2011/01/09/how-are-linux-drives-named-beyond-drive-26-devsdz/
That article explains the failing well.
Note that because I have neither user data sets or > 26 hdd systems available, I cannot
verify that my fix works. It may work, that's all I can say.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 09 Nov 2015 19:00:08 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.28
Patch: 00
Date: 2015-08-20
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
No version change, new tarball. Man page link fixes, that's all.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:44:43 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.28
Patch: 00
Date: 2015-08-20
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball:
Changes: updated inxi updaters to use github locations.
I will do this commit once for googlecode, and once for github, after that,
all commits will go only to github.
inxi moves to github, despite my dislike of for profit source repos, and git,
I decided that I just don't have the time or energy to do it right, so I'm going
to use github.
The project is already moved, though I have left inxi up for the time being on
code.google.com/p/inxi until I move the wiki to http://smxi.org
Everything is pretty much the same, the project url is:
https://github.com/smxi/inxi
The direct download link for the gz is:
https://github.com/smxi/inxi/raw/master/inxi.tar.gz
git pull is:
git pull https://github.com/smxi/inxi master
svn checkout url:
https://github.com/smxi/inxi
And that's about it.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:01:32 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.27
Patch: 00
Date: 2015-08-02
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball. Trivial wget/curl change, nothing else. No need to upgrade packages.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sun, 02 Aug 2015 14:18:45 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.26
Patch: 00
Date: 2015-07-06
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. This fixes a bug with the last fix for KDE Plasma version. It was
showing Frameworks version, which is apparently NOT the same as the plasma version.
Also added debugger kde versioning to make this stuff less of an ordeal for data collection.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:51:51 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.25
Patch: 00
Date: 2015-06-15
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
Same version, new tarball, I'm tossing this in with the other release, changing for kde >= 4,
changing simple KDE to KDE Plasma, which keeps it clear and simple.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:00:42 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.25
Patch: 00
Date: 2015-06-15
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Got a good fix for the kde version issue from the lads at
#kde-devel, now using kf5-config --version which gives similar output to kded4 --version
I use this for both 4 and 5, but since 4 has worked fine for years, I'll just use this for 5
and later.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:49:56 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.24
Patch: 00
Date: 2015-06-15
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
new version, new tarball. Adapted to deal with yet another silly pointless change from
normal, in this case, sddm decided that using a .pid or .lock file in /run was too easy
so they changed to some session id type string in the /run/sddm/ directory.
Speaking for myself, I find such pointless changes from anything resembling normal behaviors
to the reason that gnu freedesktop systems will never achieve significant desktop use globally.
Also, in the same vein, added debuggers to try to figure out what plasma5/kde 5 is using
internally to give command line version information. Again, something pointless internally
was changed, thus breaking something that had faintly resembled an api, which is of course
why desktop gnu linux will never actually take off, developers in the real world have no
interest in chasing after such pointless and never ending churn in even the most trivial
areas of the OS, let alone the core.
inxi remains however as a log of this ongoing churn and lack of discipline, and so remains
an interesting process of observation, and a way for users to try to avoid the constant
changes in simple system queries that should really never change, so I can see a reason
to keep it going since it's obvious that the actual foss ecosystem itself will not and apparently
cannot grasp that it is the lack of stable apis, methods, etc, that has kept desktop gnu linux
from achieving any actual real world success or popularity, and that is the actual problem
that should be fixed, not some pointless internal change to something.
On the source repo front, maintainers, I still can't find an acceptable alternative to the
impending shutdown of googlecode. github is a for profit venture that people who seem totally
void of any sense of history believe is actually going to be around longer than say, sourceforge,
or googlecode, as a legitimate source hosting site.
I'd welcome any suggestions. So far all the options are bad that I can find.
Top preference is svn, but if git is the absolute only other choice for an otherwise good option,
I'd consider git, but it's a horrible option for inxi because of how inxi development and debugging
works, vs how git works. ie, svn branches are perfect, git branches are totally wrong.
I may end up just hosting the svn on my own servers to avoid having to move yet again when the next
for profit flakey site decides to close up or monetize the source hosting.
The original idea of googlecode was for google to 'pay its dues to the foss community', but apparently
they got bored with that idea, plus of course, the ongoing total failure of google to deal with
automated spam, which has always been a huge bug in the core google corporate culture. But googlecode
was by far the best option I've come across, it was done by a deep pocketed corporation not for profit
for pretty good reasons, and was never intended to be a profit center, which is the closest I could
see for a non free option.
Setting up svn gui stuff however is a royal pain and requires ongoing maintainance for the life of
the software, which is NOT fun, nor will I sign up for that obligation.
I may end up moving to github anyway, even though git truly sucks for inxi and myself, but it's an
idea I find fairly vile, apparently free software (sic) authors seem to have no grasp of the concept
of fredom when it comes to source code hosting, judging by the absurd popularity of github as the
default go to source repo. Their website is pathetic as well, which isn't very promising.
So we'll see where it goes, I think I have until august to decide what to do for source hosting.
Since I'm old enough to have seen sourceforge and now googlecode do the same thing, along with a lot
of other options, to say github won't do this too is delusional, what you can almost certainly say is it
will do it, the only question is when. But, just as Linus did with his non free linux kernel version
control, people will stick with the non free stuff until you realize you can't use it anymore, because
it is non free. Free software hosted on non free source repos is to me one of the most absurd and
stupid things I've ever heard of to be honest.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 15 Jun 2015 15:19:02 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.23
Patch: 00
Date: 2015-06-08
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball. Tiny change. Added /etc/devuan_version file to distro id to handle
the switched file name. Kudos to anyone out there fighting to create a working alternative
to the unreliable and buggy and windows emulating systemd, I wish devuan luck. Maybe between
devuan and gentoo and slackware we can save the free software core systems before it's too late.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 08 Jun 2015 15:43:52 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.22
Patch: 00
Date: 2015-05-30
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new man page, new tarball. Modified slightly -tc and -tm output to fix a
pet peeve of mine. Now, if -I, -b, -F, or anything that can trigger the memory: used/total
in Information line is not used, -tm will always show the system used/total ram data on the
first line of the Memory item of -t output.
Also, if -xtc (trigger ram data in cpu output) is used, and -I is not triggered, and -tm is
not triggered, will also show system used/total ram data on the cpu first line.
I'd found it odd that this data did not appear when -tcm or -tm or -xtc were used, so this is
now fixed. I used the -t option a fair amount to find memory/cpu use issues, and usually I
don't use the option with other options, so the lack of total system ram data was odd.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 30 May 2015 11:50:56 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.21
Patch: 00
Date: 2015-05-13
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. A desktop id fix, Mate id failed, mate moved to a more
long term solution to identify itself, so the hack I had in place fails on new MATE.
We'll see if this does it for various glitches, now quassel and mate latest should
again be working.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Wed, 13 May 2015 13:15:59 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.20
Patch: 00
Date: 2015-05-11
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball. This fixes a qt5 glitch with Quassel id, hopefully anyway.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 11 May 2015 15:08:30 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.19
Patch: 00
Date: 2015-02-15
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
No version change, new tarball. Fixed the repo error message to be more accurate, since
a system could be supported but have no repo data, like on some livecds etc. Also made it
better for BSD or GNU/linux.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sun, 15 Feb 2015 19:13:25 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.19
Patch: 00
Date: 2015-02-14
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, updated man page, new tarball. Updated -r to for portage gentoo sources. This should work
fine for all derived distros like Sabayon as well. The test looks for:
/etc/portage/repos.conf/ and type -p emerge
if found will then grab the repos from the source files found.
Note that the logic for this was almost identical to that used for rpm so it was an
easy addon. Please let us know if you have an issue and provide data samples of relevant
files.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sun, 15 Feb 2015 18:02:16 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.18
Patch: 00
Date: 2015-01-24
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Two great bug report, issues.
1. Tightened runit init detection to use proc, note that if runit works on BSDs inxi will
require more data to properly detect it on BSDs..
2. Use openrc runlevel tests natively if openrc detected.
3. Fixed subtle issue with alias to inxi file and paths.
4. Added rc-status data collection for debugger, improved debugger data collector handling
of bsd and other tests to note absent if not there in file names.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:25:43 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.17
Patch: 00
Date: 2015-01-14
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New Version, new tarball.
Fixed bugs in Epoch init system detection, caused false positives in systems booted on
SysVinit, but with Epoch installed. Epoch turns out to be in PID 1 == epoch (/proc/1/comm)
so that's easy to fix.
Also fixed spacing isxue with OpenRC output in -I line.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:28:00 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.16
Patch: 00
Date: 2014-11-03
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball. Very small update, added sddm id to dm detecfion. Because Arch linux,
at least on the system I got data from, is not using .pid/.lock extensions, but other systems
are, I'm adding sddm AND sddm.pid detection. This required changing the id to use explicit -f
for test, not the previous -e, which will force only files, not directories, to trigger yes case.
No other changes, but it's worth updating to this because distros may start using sddm in the not so
distant future, it's beta currently though.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 03 Nov 2014 19:26:22 -0800
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.15
Patch: 00
Date: 2014-10-12
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, tarball. Debian has for some reason broken procps / uptime support, for
as of yet unknown reasons, so rather than wait to see the bug resolved, I'm just removing
uptime as a depenendency, though this is a short term hack only because we don't know
why it was removed from procps or if that was just a mistake, or if other things as well might
be vanishing from procps. Am leaving in however uname as dependency because inxi cannot
determine what platform it is when it starts without that.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:07:03 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.14
Patch: 00
Date: 2014-09-26
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Bug fix for regression introduced in last versions. Double
output for apt repos. Also refactored duplicated code into a function, no other changes.
Note that this version features the repo debugger tool as well, which is very helpful in
particularly non apt systems to fix issues with its handling of repo formats etc.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:09:07 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.13
Patch: 00
Date: 2014-09-25
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Added slackpkgplus support, added freebsd pkg servers,
added netbsd pkg servers, all to -r.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:39:07 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.12
Patch: 00
Date: 2014-09-24
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. For some weird reason rpm query didn't work with gawk all
on one line, moved to separate lines. Who knows why? This only impacts rpm distros.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:19:06 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.11
Patch: 00
Date: 2014-09-24
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. This fixes broken slackpkg handling in -r, and, using the same fix,
fixes a single scenario with apt, where there is only sources.list, no .d/*.list files.
I was assuming that the file name would print out in the output of single file grep,
but that only happens with multiple files.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:18:41 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.10
Patch: 00
Date: 2014-09-24
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. Added slackpkg support -R; added rpm support for gtk version (-Sx).
bsds: removed dragonly specific used mem hack, now will work for any bsd, if avm in vmstat is 0
adds a flag to value, and removes it when used.
Nothing else of note.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:23:31 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.9
Patch: 00
Date: 2014-09-22
-----------------------------------
Changes:
-----------------------------------
New version, new tarball. This is only for bsds. Added hack to get dragonfly used ram,
added dragonfly/freebsd repos full support.
Added sort of drives order to get around gawk pseudo array hash issues.
And that's that.
-----------------------------------
-- Harald Hope - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:06:00 -0700
=====================================================================================
Version: 2.2.8
Patch: 00
Date: 2014-09-21
-----------------------------------
C