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dCore sce-load Command

The sce-load command is used to load SCE(s) into RAM for use. Note extensions listed in /etc/sysconfig/tcedir/sceboot.lst are automatically loaded at boot time. Supported dCore Window Managers have an integrated OnDemand menu, which allows easy loading of SCEs placed in OnDemand. Review the dCore sce-ondemand Command for more information.


  • Check SCE integrity by comparing it's md5sum to the *.sce.md5.txt file, unless the nomd5 bootcode was used.
  • Recursively gather the full list of dependencies from the *.sce.dep files.
  • Create a /tmp/tcloop/<EXTENSION>/ directory and loop-mount it's SquashFS file.
  • Copy /opt/, /usr/, /bin/, /sbin/, /lib/, /dev/, /etc/, /var/ files as symbolic links to the root file system.
  • Check for kernel modules in the SquashFS file and if present call depmod -a and udevadm trigger.
  • Call ldconfig.
  • Check for start-up scripts and execute them, add package name to /tmp/.installed.
  • If a graphic desktop is configured, update the menu and icon set as specified in the SCE's desktop file.
  • Add the installed package to /tmp/.debinstalled, provided it's md5sum is given.
  • Call restart for the desktop, if available, and restart wbar if loaded.
  • SCEs that were imported through a list file (see sce-import –help) are loaded in the order specified in the list.

Usage options from the 'sce-load –help' command:

sce-load - Load SCE(s) and any SCE(s) depended on into RAM for use.
           SCEs typically located in /etc/sysconfig/tcedir/sce/.


sce-load             Menu prompt, select SCE to load.
sce-load SCE         Directly load the named SCE.
sce-load SCE1 SCE2   Directly load multiple SCEs.
sce-load -b SCE      Internal use only, to load SCEs at boot time.
sce-load -d SCE      Write any debug information to var/log/sce.log.
sce-load -s SCE      Suppress terminal output during loading process.

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