Thursday, September 11, 2008

Start on Development

Time to move on onto the next Slackware-Current development by the release of huge pile of updates today (over 90 packages released). New packages are also available on this update, including sqlite, which should make zenmap-gui one step closer to work again, gphoto2, xdg-utils, and gstreamer.

Here's the notes from Pat and more might come up in a few days:
Thu Sep 11 00:49:16 CDT 2008
A few updates... more to come.

a/glibc-solibs-2.7-i486-11.tgz: Recompiled against Linux 2.6.24.7.

a/glibc-zoneinfo-2.7-noarch-11.tgz: Rebuild from tzcode/tzdata2008e.

a/kernel-generic-2.6.24.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.7.
We are bumping the kernel within the 2.6.24.x series for now rather than leaping for 2.6.26.x immediately for sereral reasons. First, we know that it works within the existing framework, and the config files did not need major changes (only CONFIG_SECURITY_FILE_CAPABILITIES was changed to =y for libcap support). Also, we know that the kernel headers are usable for compiling glibc, KDE, and several other important packages. Finally, we had to recompile the kernel anyway due to the GCC bump, and would rather not rush into 2.6.26.x. Finding the optimal .config files will not be trivial, speakup will need to be reevaluated, and so forth. But don't panic -- the goal is 2.6.26.x (or newer, if it proves stable). Testing here and throughout the Slackware community continues with the latest kernels, and so far things are looking good. This is an interim kernel to make sure that video drivers, console UTF8, and other things don't suddenly begin to act strangely...

a/kernel-generic-smp-2.6.24.7_smp-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.7.

a/kernel-huge-2.6.24.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.7.

a/kernel-huge-smp-2.6.24.7_smp-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.7.

a/kernel-modules-2.6.24.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.7.

a/kernel-modules-smp-2.6.24.7_smp-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.7.

a/less-418-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to less-418.

a/ntfs-3g-1.2812-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to ntfs-3g-1.2812.

a/util-linux-ng-2.14.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to util-linux-ng-2.14.1.

ap/flac-1.2.1-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled to bring back the XMMS plugin.

ap/gphoto2-2.4.2-i486-1.tgz: Added gphoto2-2.4.2.

ap/linuxdoc-tools-0.9.21-i486-6.tgz: Recompiled against perl-5.10.0.

ap/man-pages-3.08-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to man-pages-3.08 and man-pages-posix-2003-a. Thanks to Robby Workman for the help.

ap/mc-4.6.1_20070623p14-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mc-4.6.1_20070623p14. Patched to improve UTF8 support (thanks to Vit Rosin).

ap/sqlite-3.6.2-i486-1.tgz: Added sqlite-3.6.2.

d/cmake-2.6.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to cmake-2.6.1.

d/cvs-1.11.23-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to cvs-1.11.23.

d/doxygen-1.5.6-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to doxygen-1.5.6.

d/gcc-4.2.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gcc-4.2.4.
This an upgrade to a known stable GCC. The gcc-4.3.x branch is much more strict about source correctness, and many upstream sources would need to be patched in order to compile with it. Therefore, this is the logical next compiler to use until those issues are worked out upstream. Adding gcc-4.3.x at this time would be, IMHO, an annoyance for many people compiling their own sources or packages.

d/gcc-g++-4.2.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gcc-4.2.4.

d/gcc-gfortran-4.2.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gcc-4.2.4.

d/gcc-gnat-4.2.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gcc-4.2.4.

d/gcc-java-4.2.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gcc-4.2.4.

d/gcc-objc-4.2.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gcc-4.2.4.

d/git-1.6.0.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to git-1.6.0.1.

d/guile-1.8.5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to guile-1.8.5.

d/kernel-headers-2.6.24.7_smp-x86-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.7 headers.

d/mercurial-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mercurial-1.0.2.

d/perl-5.10.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to perl-5.10.0.

d/python-2.5.2-i486-3.tgz: Recompiled against Tcl/Tk 8.5.4.

d/subversion-1.5.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to subversion-1.5.2.

k/kernel-source-2.6.24.7_smp-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.7.

kde/amarok-1.4.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/k3b-1.0.5-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdeaccessibility-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdeaddons-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdeadmin-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdeartwork-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdebase-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdebindings-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdeedu-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdegames-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdegraphics-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled. This adds libgphoto2 support.

kde/kdelibs-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdemultimedia-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled. This adds libgstreamer support to JuK.

kde/kdenetwork-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdepim-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdesdk-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdetoys-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdeutils-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdevelop-3.5.3-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdewebdev-3.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/koffice-1.6.3-i486-7.tgz: Recompiled.

l/arts-1.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

l/freetype-2.3.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to freetype-2.3.7.

l/fuse-2.7.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to fuse-2.7.4.

l/glibc-2.7-i486-11.tgz: Recompiled against Linux 2.6.24.7.

l/glibc-i18n-2.7-noarch-11.tgz: Rebuilt.

l/glibc-profile-2.7-i486-11.tgz: Recompiled against Linux 2.6.24.7.

l/gst-plugins-base-0.10.20-i486-1.tgz: Added gst-plugins-base-0.10.20.

l/gstreamer-0.10.20-i486-1.tgz: Added gstreamer-0.10.20.

l/gmp-4.2.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gmp-4.2.3.

l/hal-0.5.11-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to hal-0.5.11. Thanks to Robby Workman.

l/hal-info-20080508-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to hal-info-20080508. Thanks to Robby Workman.

l/libgphoto2-2.4.2-i486-1.tgz: Added libgphoto2-2.4.2.

l/liboil-0.3.14-i486-1.tgz: Added liboil-0.3.14.

l/parted-1.8.8-i486-1.tgz: Moved from /extra (this is now a HAL dependency).

l/pilot-link-0.12.3-i486-3.tgz: Recompiled against perl-5.10.0.

l/svgalib_helper-1.9.25_2.6.24.7-i486-3.tgz: Recompiled for Linux 2.6.24.7.

n/dhcpcd-2.0.8-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to dhcpcd-2.0.8.

n/iptables-1.4.1.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to iptables-1.4.1.1. Thanks to Robby Workman.

n/irssi-0.8.12-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against perl-5.10.0.

n/net-snmp-5.4.1.2-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against perl-5.10.0.

n/obexftp-0.22-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to obexftp-0.22.

n/rsync-3.0.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to rsync-3.0.4.

tcl/expect-5.43.0-i486-3.tgz: Forcably recompiled against Tcl/Tk 8.5.4. I hope it works...

tcl/hfsutils-3.2.6-i486-4.tgz: Recompiled against tcl-8.5.4.

tcl/tcl-8.5.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to tcl-8.5.4.

tcl/tix-8.4.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Tix-8.4.3. Evidently tixwish is no longer supported.

tcl/tk-8.5.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to tk-8.5.4.

x/xdg-utils-1.0.2-noarch-1.tgz: Added xdg-utils-1.0.2. Thanks to Erik Hanson for the build script, and thanks to Michael Wagner for the hints concerning setting up some default mailcap entries.

xap/audacious-1.5.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to audacious-1.5.1.

xap/audacious-plugins-1.5.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to audacious-plugins-1.5.1.

xap/gimp-2.4.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gimp-2.4.7.

xap/imagemagick-6.4.2_5-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against perl-5.10.0.

xap/pidgin-2.5.1-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against tcl-8.5.4 and perl-5.10.0.

xap/x3270-3.3.7p8-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to x3270-3.3.7p8.

xap/xchat-2.8.6-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against tcl-8.5.4.

xap/xine-lib-1.1.15-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to xine-lib-1.1.15.

xap/xscreensaver-5.07-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to xscreensaver-5.07.

extra/linux-2.6.24.7-nosmp-sdk/: Updated SMP to no-SMP kernel source patch.

isolinux/initrd.img: Rebuilt with newly compiled kernel modules.

usb-and-pxe-installers/: Rebuilt usbboot.img with newly compiled kernel modules.