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Squashfs

compressed read-only file systems

http://squashfs.sourceforge.net/

Explanation of the Squash file system: PDF

Puppy can make use of programs that have been packaged in the SFS format which consist of a single file with the file extension .sfs

Using SFS software packages within Puppy
Package installation: Program operation:

Lists of SFS software packages

http://www.lhpup.org/sfs/
http://182.164.211.204/puppy/wary/opt/
Compatibility chart

How to make a SFS file of a software package

Copy or move all the directories and files that make up the software package into one single directory. Then issue the mksquashfs command:
# mksquashfs         
SYNTAX:mksquashfs source1 source2 ...  dest [options] [-e list of exclude dirs/files]

e.g.:
mksquashfs <path_to_directory> <path_to_directory>.sfs -noappend

Verify the installed version of mksquashfs with:
 mksquashfs -version

http://www.linux-mag.com/id/7357
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/SquashFS-HOWTO
EditSFS Pup
Advantages of Squash file compression
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=43866&highlight=mksquashfs#43866
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=439180#439180
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=35390
http://tinycorelinux.com/forum/index.php?topic=4590.0
http://knol.google.com/k/squashfs#
http://martin.elwin.com/blog/2008/05/backups-with-squashfs-and-luks/
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/LucidPuppySFS

"SFS-TCZ_Linker may be a good idea if you absolutely must run liveCD only (no rebooting, no session saving.) But running a standard frugal with pupsave, the Linker will add symlinks to the pupsave layer only--and later remove them, even if similarly named files or links were later added via PPM, Gslapt or other means. This is likely to adversely affect reliability and stability. With a full install any files removed would be gone forever, making it even riskier. So at least for now, if you are saving your session at shutdown I still recommend a frugal install and BootManager for adding SFS files."
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=448985#448985

Adding too many layers to AUFS reduces performance and slows down saving.

01micko writes "I made a tool (see my signature) that makes it super easy for anyone to make a pet or sfs out of debs, if you want you can try it and maybe suggest where I can make improvements. debs2pkg or alien2puppy, the former is what it says and the latter supports Slack tgz and txz formats."
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=442183#442183
http://users.tpg.com.au/01micko/01mickos_tools.html#debs2pkg

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