Friday, November 14, 2008

Reverting Bluez Packages

The new bluez packages which has been released last week is now reverted to the previous version due to lack of userspace modules. Slackware takes the safe way and using the old version until the situation changes in the future.

Meanwhile, some updates has been revealed today, so grab it and test it. Here's the latest -Current changelog:
Thu Nov 13 11:46:26 CST 2008
ap/acct-6.4pre1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to acct-6.4pre1 to support the new kernel accounting file format (and the older log formats). Thanks to Jan Rafaj for letting me know this needed an update and where to find it.

ap/madplay-0.15.2b-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled. This fixes a problem (endian issue?) where madplay just outputs noise.
Thanks to Jan Rafaj for the bug report.

kde/kdepim-3.5.10-i486-4.tgz: Recompiled against bluez-libs and pilot-link.

l/pilot-link-0.12.3-i486-6.tgz: Recompiled against bluez-libs-3.36.

n/bluez-hcidump-1.42-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against bluez-libs-3.36.

n/bluez-libs-3.36-i486-2.tgz: Switched back to the BlueZ 3.x series. As the website says, "without support from the userspace these modules are useless." Well, it seems as if the userspace support for BlueZ 3.x is still much better than the support for 4.x, so we'll move back to these packages (recompiled) until the situation changes. Thanks to Tom Nardi for the detailed report concerning the usability of BlueZ 3.x versus BlueZ 4.x.

n/bluez-utils-3.36-i486-4.tgz: Switched back to bluez-utils-3.36, with the udev rules moved into /lib/udev/rules.d/.

n/obexftp-0.22-i486-3.tgz: Recompiled against openobex-1.3.

n/openobex-1.3-i486-3.tgz: Recompiled against bluez-libs-3.36.

n/slrn-0.9.9p1-i486-2.tgz: Fixed slack-desc to properly note that the original author, John E. Davis, is now maintaining slrn again.
Thanks to Andrew Strong for pointing out this error.