Saturday, 23 June 2018

This Week's Updates in Slackware Current, First Indications Slackware 15.0 Getting Closer

This week rebuilds of the aaa_elflibs and the pkgtools packages with version numbering for Slackware 15.0 were upgraded in the Slackware Current branch, a sure indicator that a new release is edging closer. Apart from that, lots of patches, recompiles and rebuilds. There's also been another kernel upgrade to 4.14.51 that is worth mentioning.  All in all a good sign, Slackware is very active and it now shouldn't be too long anymore before the first beta will be out for testing. Slackware 15.0 it is!

Sat Jun 23 04:57:41 UTC 2018
a/dialog-1.3_20170509-x86_64-2.txz: Rebuilt.
       It seems the latest dialog causes a lot of breakage in the installer and
       other scripts. I looked over the diff since last time and nothing jumped
       out at me. Reverting to the previous version that worked properly.
isolinux/initrd.img: Rebuilt.
usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img: Rebuilt.
Sat Jun 23 01:22:07 UTC 2018
a/aaa_elflibs-15.0-x86_64-2.txz: Rebuilt.
       Upgraded and
       Added (needed by future versions of lvm).
a/lvm2-2.02.177-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
       Revert to the previous working version of lvm2. Based on the comments
       in the release notes for version 2.02.178, perhaps it would be prudent
       to sit out the next year and a half of planned instability. I can't
       recall ever _needing_ to upgrade LVM (the version number has been on
       2.02.x for well over a decade)... let's avoid being beta testers as
       upstream refactors everything.
isolinux/initrd.img: Rebuilt.
       Added (needed by future versions of lvm).
usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img: Rebuilt.
       Added (needed by future versions of lvm).
Fri Jun 22 21:54:41 UTC 2018
a/aaa_terminfo-6.1_20180616-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/dialog-1.3_20180621-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
d/git-2.18.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
d/rust-1.27.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/ncurses-6.1_20180616-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/pulseaudio-12.0-x86_64-2.txz: Rebuilt.
       When installing, recompile the GSettings XML schema files. Thanks to ill323.
l/tango-icon-theme-0.8.90-noarch-3.txz: Rebuilt.
       Don't require locking for
xap/blackbox-0.73-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
Thu Jun 21 22:58:42 UTC 2018
a/pkgtools-15.0-noarch-20.txz: Rebuilt.
       Move pkgtools database to /var/lib/pkgtools/.
       Move removed logs to /var/log/pkgtools/.
a/sysvinit-2.90-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
ap/cups-filters-1.20.3-x86_64-3.txz: Rebuilt.
       Recompiled against poppler-0.66.0.
kde/calligra-2.9.11-x86_64-22.txz: Rebuilt.
       Recompiled against poppler-0.66.0.
l/dbus-python-1.2.8-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/gc-7.6.6-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/harfbuzz-1.8.1-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/poppler-0.66.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
       Shared library .so-version bump.
l/pulseaudio-12.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/dhcpcd-7.0.6-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/php-7.2.7-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
       Added support for libedit.
t/texlive-2017.171108-x86_64-7.txz: Rebuilt.
       Recompiled against poppler-0.66.0.
x/libwacom-0.30-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
xfce/exo-0.12.2-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
xfce/tumbler-0.2.1-x86_64-4.txz: Rebuilt.
       Recompiled against poppler-0.66.0.
xfce/xfce4-settings-4.12.4-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
Thu Jun 21 05:18:41 UTC 2018
a/kernel-generic-4.14.51-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/kernel-huge-4.14.51-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/kernel-modules-4.14.51-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
d/kernel-headers-4.14.51-x86-1.txz: Upgraded.
d/parallel-20180622-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
k/kernel-source-4.14.51-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/libedit-20180525_3.1-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
isolinux/initrd.img: Rebuilt.
kernels/*: Upgraded.
usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img: Rebuilt.
Tue Jun 19 22:35:25 UTC 2018
a/acl-2.2.53-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/attr-2.4.48-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/gnupg-1.4.23-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
       Sanitize the diagnostic output of the original file name in verbose mode.
       By using a made up file name in the message it was possible to fake status
       messages. Using this technique it was for example possible to fake the
       verification status of a signed mail.
       For more information, see:
       (* Security fix *)
x/libXaw3d-1.6.3-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/libinput-1.11.1-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/xf86-input-mouse-1.9.3-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
testing/packages/pkgtools-15.0-noarch-20.txz: Rebuilt.
       This update is a bit scarier than usual, so we're going to test it here
       first and then move it into the main tree in a couple of days if there
       are no serious bug reports. It's well-tested here, and works with the
       slackpkg that's in -current now, but I don't know about slackpkg+ so that's
       another reason to let it cool down here first. The purpose of this update
       is to migrate the package database and directories from /var/log to
       /var/lib/pkgtools. /var/log was never a good place for this data, as it is
       considered by many to be a directory that could be wiped to free up some
       space. Originally the package database was in /var/adm, but the FSSTND
       (later FHS) group decided that directory should be a symlink to /var/log,
       and I went along with that since it was years ago and I was a n00b and didn't
       know any better. /var/lib/pkgtools will be a better and safer location.
       The removed_packages and removed_scripts directories are really just logs
       that aren't actually used for anything - those will remain under /var/log,
       but moved into /var/log/pkgtools. Everything under /var/log will be
       considered potentially non-permanent by the pkgtools - if any directories or
       symlinks disappear from there, the pkgtools will automatically recreate them
       as needed. In fact, the migration process will create symlinks from all the
       old directory locations to the new ones, so anything that expects the old
       locations (including slackpkg, for now) should continue to work. Once this
       moves into the main tree, the plan is to fix other packages to use the new
       installer script directory (/var/lib/pkgtools/setup) and change the installer
       and slackpkg to use the new native locations for everything. When slackpkg
       is changed over to use the new native locations, I'll also make sure to float
       that in testing/ for a few days before moving it to the main tree to avoid
       more unintentional disruption to slackpkg+ users.
       Be aware that the package database migration is a one-way operation, but even
       so if you later downgrade to an older version of the pkgtools it will still
       work through the compatibility symlinks.
Tue Jun 19 05:47:22 UTC 2018
a/btrfs-progs-v4.17-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/lvm2-2.02.179-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/imagemagick-6.9.10_2-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/NetworkManager-1.10.10-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/vulkan-sdk- Upgraded.
Mon Jun 18 18:33:23 UTC 2018
isolinux/initrd.img: Rebuilt.
       Use -C crc32 when compressing the initrd/modules with xz.
usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img: Rebuilt.
       Use -C crc32 when compressing the initrd/modules with xz.
Mon Jun 18 06:19:23 UTC 2018
a/aaa_elflibs-15.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
       Upgraded to, added
a/etc-15.0-x86_64-6.txz: Rebuilt.
       Add $(uname -m) information to /etc/
       Don't include /tmp directories - these are handled by aaa_base.
a/kernel-generic-4.14.50-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/kernel-huge-4.14.50-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/kernel-modules-4.14.50-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
ap/man-db-2.8.3-x86_64-3.txz: Rebuilt.
       Recompiled against gdbm-1.15.
ap/zsh-5.5.1-x86_64-2.txz: Rebuilt.
       Recompiled against gdbm-1.15.
d/clisp-2.49_20180423_d1310adc5-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
       Compiled against gdbm-1.15.
d/kernel-headers-4.14.50-x86-1.txz: Upgraded.
d/perl-5.26.2-x86_64-5.txz: Rebuilt.
       Recompiled against gdbm-1.15.
d/python-2.7.15-x86_64-3.txz: Rebuilt.
       Recompiled against gdbm-1.15.
d/python3-3.6.5-x86_64-4.txz: Rebuilt.
       Recompiled against gdbm-1.15.
d/ruby-2.5.1-x86_64-4.txz: Rebuilt.
       Recompiled against gdbm-1.15.
k/kernel-source-4.14.50-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kde/kdelibs-4.14.38-x86_64-3.txz: Rebuilt.
       Patched to build with OpenSSL-1.1.x. Thanks to nobodino.
l/gdbm-1.15-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
       Shared library .so-version bump.
n/cyrus-sasl-2.1.27_rc8-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
       Compiled against gdbm-1.15.
n/mutt-1.10.0-x86_64-2.txz: Rebuilt.
       Recompiled against gdbm-1.15.
n/php-7.2.6-x86_64-2.txz: Rebuilt.
       Recompiled against gdbm-1.15.
n/yptools-2.14-x86_64-11.txz: Rebuilt.
       Recompiled against gdbm-1.15.
xap/gnuchess-6.2.5-x86_64-3.txz: Rebuilt.
       Recompiled against gdbm-1.15.
isolinux/initrd.img: Rebuilt.
       Copy libefiboot to the installer (needed by efibootmgr).
       Compress the kernel modules with xz.
       Compress the initrd image with xz.
kernels/*: Upgraded.
usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img: Rebuilt.
       Copy libefiboot to the installer (needed by efibootmgr).
       Compress the kernel modules with xz.
       Compress the initrd image with xz.


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