Saturday, March 28, 2009

Adobe Reader 9.1.0 is Available

For some time, Unix/Linux users who used Acrobat Reader from Adobe were lacking behind Windows users as Adobe hasn't updated his product for Linux/Unix platform. Right now the wait is over as Adobe has released Adobe Reader 9.1.0 for Unix/Linux platform, including for Solaris users. The package comes in several formats: deb, rpm, bin, and tar.bz2.

Those files can be downloaded from Adobe's FTP server

Installation is very straightforward. I used tar.bz2 package and after i extracted the file, i just execute the INSTALL file and it will asked where would i place the installation directory and after that, it will install it on the directory i specified. Don't forget to copy the nppdf.so file (in /INSTALL_PATH/Adobe/Reader9/Browser/intellinux/) to your browser's plugin directory in order to enable your browser to read PDF files directly.

The strange thing is that when i entered about:plugins on Firefox, it displayed two version of PDF plugins, 8.0 and 9.1 version confused

Security Updates: Firefox and Glib2

Two security updates has just been released by Pat this weekend along with two other updates, but not related to security. Here are them:
Fri Mar 27 20:30:48 CDT 2009
a/module-init-tools-3.6-i486-2.tgz: Patched modprobe to not complain if /sys is not mounted. This is none of modprobe's business. ;-)

l/glib2-2.18.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to glib-2.18.4 and patched.
This library has been patched to fix overflows that are possible security holes.
For more information, see:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4316
(* Security fix *)

l/libxml2-2.7.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libxml2-2.7.3.

xap/mozilla-firefox-3.0.8-i686-1.tgz:
Upgraded to firefox-3.0.8.
This fixes some security issues.
For more information, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox30.html
(* Security fix *)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mid Week Update

Small updates for Slackware-Current including security fixes for lcms, thunderbird, and seamonkey were released by Pat today. Here is the latest -Current changelog:
Tue Mar 24 14:00:54 CDT 2009
a/etc-12.34567890-noarch-2.tgz: Fix missing :x: for oprofile in /etc/passwd.

ap/a2ps-4.14-i486-2.tgz: Fixed the SlackBuild to correctly apply the psutils destdir patch so those utilities are included now. Thanks to Fred Emmott.

ap/gphoto2-2.4.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gphoto2-2.4.4.

d/nasm-2.05.01-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to nasm-2.05.01.

kde/kdebase-4.2.1-i486-2.tgz: Rebuilt including the install script that runs update-desktop-database. Thanks to Fred Emmott for the bug report.

l/lcms-1.18-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to lcms-1.18.
This update fixes security issues discovered in LittleCMS by Chris Evans.
These flaws could cause program crashes (denial of service) or the execution of arbitrary code as the user of the lcms-linked program.
For more information, see:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0581
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0723
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0733
(* Security fix *)

l/lesstif-0.95.0-i486-4.tgz: Patched to fix a possible crash in RenderTable.c.
Thanks to Nick Warne for the bug report.

l/libgphoto2-2.4.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libgphoto2-2.4.4.

l/libid3tag-0.15.1b-i486-3.tgz: Added /usr/lib/pkgconfig/id3tag.pc.

xap/mozilla-thunderbird-2.0.0.21-i686-1.tgz:
Upgraded to thunderbird-2.0.0.21.
This upgrade fixes some more security bugs.
For more information, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/thunderbird20.html
(* Security fix *)

xap/seamonkey-1.1.15-i486-1.tgz:
Upgraded to seamonkey-1.1.15.
This release fixes some more security vulnerabilities.
For more information, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/seamonkey11.html
(* Security fix *)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Genius Look 316 on Slackware


Yesterday, i bought a new web camera while i was going out with my girlfriend. I bought Genius Look 316 series. I saw that in the box, it says that it is supported in Linux 2.6.5 and above. This looks good and so i tested it today. It was detected out of the box, thanks to gspca driver included since Linux kernel 2.6.27. Here's dmesg's output:

usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2
usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
gspca: probing 0ac8:305b
zc3xx: Sensor Tas5130 (VF0250)
gspca: probe ok
usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0ac8, idProduct=305b
usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 2-1: Product: PC Camera
usb 2-1: Manufacturer: Vimicro Corp.


Next is finding the correct application to make use of it. So far, i have tested Skype, but the result is not what i wanted. It's awful and i can't even see my face laughing

Update (24 May 2009): Rodzadra gives an explanation about this problem. You will need to install the libv4l and preload the v4l2convert by issuing this command and it will launch Skype with your face on it laughing
$LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skype
I haven't tested it yet, but i think it makes sense.
Thanks to Rodzandra

I can't use Cheese as it requires Gnome, so finally i tried to use WxCAM and it is working just fine. There are some dependencies though, but you can find all of them in SlackBuilds repositories.

Slackware is getting even better at hardware detection, thanks to the new kernel 2.6.28.x big grin

Friday, March 20, 2009

Kernel Upgrades

Slackware's kernel in -Current has been upgraded to 2.6.28 according to the latest -Current changelog which is released today. Along with the update, there are several packages which are also recompiled, such as gcc dan glibc. Also there has been some updated package as well, such as gimp. Here's the rather small changelog:
Thu Mar 19 20:35:06 CDT 2009
a/glibc-solibs-2.9-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against 2.6.28.8 headers.

a/glibc-zoneinfo-2.9-noarch-2.tgz: Upgraded to tzdata2009c.

a/kernel-firmware-2.6.28.8-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.28.8 firmware.

a/kernel-generic-2.6.28.8-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.28.8.

a/kernel-generic-smp-2.6.28.8_smp-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.28.8.

a/kernel-huge-2.6.28.8-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.28.8.

a/kernel-huge-smp-2.6.28.8_smp-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.28.8.

a/kernel-modules-2.6.28.8-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.28.8.

a/kernel-modules-smp-2.6.28.8_smp-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.28.8.

ap/hplip-3.9.2-i486-2.tgz: Patched an issue that could cause high CPU utilization after switching to a different user.

d/kernel-headers-2.6.28.8_smp-x86-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.28.8.


k/kernel-source-2.6.28.8_smp-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.28.8.

l/glibc-2.9-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

l/glibc-i18n-2.9-i486-2.tgz: Rebuilt.

l/glibc-profile-2.9-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

l/lesstif-0.95.0-i486-3.tgz: Patched to compile with gcc-4.3.x.

xap/gimp-2.6.6-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gimp-2.6.6.

xap/gimp-help-2-0.8-noarch-1.tgz: Removed. This is out of date, the newer versions are very large, and using the online help (which is the built-in default) works fine.

extra/grub/grub-0.97-i486-7.tgz: Patched to fix loading x86-64 Linux kernels.

extra/linux-2.6.28.8-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.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Ext4 Support

Ever since big updates yesterday, Slackware has officially support ext4 filesystem for the next release. Ext4 was introduced in Linux kernel 2.6.28 and the kernel stock at -Current has already used 2.6.28.7 along with the initrd.img and usbboot.img which are the installer images, meaning that ext4 support is ready at installation time, according to AlienBOB's blog.

We have seen numerous improvements on ext4 which is not available on ext3, so i think it's a good step for Slackware to support this filesystem. You can also try to use ext4 on top of your ext3 filesystem, so the changes are not permanent (only when mounted as ext4). This can help you decide whether you would like to upgrade or not. Here are some of the main features in ext4: bigger filesystem/file sizes, extents, delayed allocation, multiblock allocation, improved block allocation algoritms, faster fsck, online defragmentation and faster and more robust journaling.

Another Updates on -Current

Few days after a massive update on -Current, here comes another update, but with smaller scale. As usual, big changes will results in some feedback and those inputs are compiled into another batch of update which resulted in this smaller batch:
Mon Mar 16 00:11:40 CDT 2009
ChangeLog bugs in the last update:
eigen was removed, not moved from /testing. This was intentional, as we are not aware of anything that has not moved to using eigen2 now.
k3b was upgraded to k3b-r936571 in kde/, but does not seem to be stable.
The installers were updated and now support ext4.

a/cpio-2.9-i486-2.tgz: Patched for new gcc version.
Thanks to Fred Emmott.

ap/foomatic-filters-4.0_20090315-i486-1.tgz:
Upgraded to foomatic-filters-4.0_20090315.
Thanks to Beej Jorgensen for pointing out this version with many bugfixes.

d/gcc-4.3.3-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled with --enable-libssp. Removing that was a regression as there are binaries out there that expect to link with libspp. If it causes any problems, let me know.

d/gcc-g++-4.3.3-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

d/gcc-gfortran-4.3.3-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

d/gcc-gnat-4.3.3-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

d/gcc-java-4.3.3-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

d/gcc-objc-4.3.3-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

kde/kdebase-workspace-4.2.1-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against freetype-2.3.9, removed broken hicolor theme index.

l/cairo-1.8.6-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against freetype-2.3.9.

l/freetype-2.3.9-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to freetype-2.3.9. freetype-2.3.8 accidentally broke the ABI. Binaries linked with 2.3.8 that use the FT_Get_PS_Font_Info function will need to be recompiled.

l/hicolor-icon-theme-0.10-noarch-5.tgz: Rebuilt.

l/libcap-2.16-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libcap-2.16.

l/libwnck-2.24.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libwnck-2.24.2.

l/qt-r931082-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against freetype-2.3.9.

n/iwlwifi-4965-ucode-228.57.2.23-fw-1.tgz: Upgraded iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode firmware to version 228.57.2.23.

x/compiz-0.7.8-i486-3.tgz: Recompiled against libwnck-2.24.2.

xap/pidgin-2.5.5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pidgin-2.5.5.

xap/xfce-4.6.0-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against libwnck-2.24.2.

xap/xfce4-power-manager-0.6.4-i486-2.tgz: Patched to only start the power manager inside the Xfce environment.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Bash 4.0 Small Review

When big pile of batch in -Current came out few days ago, a new package for bash 4.0 appeared for the first time in Slackware testing directory. So far, i have been using bash 3.2.048 for some time and i didn't encountered any major problem. I even used this version to teach students who took my class (Unix System Programming).

Since i thought bash 4.0.0 is quite stable, i tried to upgrade to this version along with other updates as well (KDE 4.2.1, Glibc 2.9, GCC-4.3.3, etc). I tried several simple commands and it stopped and i couldn't do anything about it. I had to close the console and started over. I repeated this several time and produces the same output. Also when i use tab (for auto complete feature), it crashed.

My conclusion for now after using bash for about five minutes is that it's not yet stable and ready for prime time. I encountered the same problem noted in Ubuntuforums.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Shortcut Worked Again

When KDE 4.2.0 was introduced in /testing, i tested it and found that the shortcut didn't work. I used to use ALT + I (big i) to load OOo Impress, ALT + W to load OOo Writer and ALT + C to load OOo Calc. Those feature were available on KDE 4.2.0, but it's not working. Also, after adding a shortcut, it's very difficult to remove those shortcut.

I'm happy to say that this feature is now working on KDE 4.2.1. I can add as many shortcut as i need just like in KDE 3.5.10. I'm so happy that this feature is back because it saved me time to find the application on the menu list.

For those who wanted to play with it, go to System Settings > Input Actions. There you can right click and choose new Global Shortcut. Pick a shortcut key and also the command/URL to execute and click Apply. So easy big grin

Desktop Upgraded Successfully

This morning, i decided to fully upgrade my desktop into KDE 4.2.1 and with all the latest package from -Current. Everything works as smooth as laptop upgrade, but takes a little bit longer, as i have to remove KDE3 packages and do some backup before start using KDE 4.2.1.

Actually i woke up early to see a match result of Champion League between MU and Inter Milan, and the results as i wanted, MU won by 2-0. Next, i'm thinking, why should i go to sleep again when i have spare time to upgrade my desktop, so there it goes big grin

OK, now my desktop and laptop is fully synchronized with the -Current tree and both are running KDE 4.2.1 on Kernel 2.6.28.7 (but i compiled it from source, even though i used Slackware's config options which work). On my desktop, i didn't have to change /etc/fstab and /etc/lilo.conf for the device naming, as it's still detected as /dev/hdX.

Again... Slackware Rocksss!!!! thumbs up

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Upgraded to Latest -Current

I finally decided to upgrade my laptop as an experiment to the latest -Current tree which consists of lots of new applications. The first thing i did was upgrading my kernel, which i have done yesterday.

My next step is upgrading the glibc-solibs first. This is the FIRST thing you must upgrade when you wanted to follow the -Current tree. After this upgrade, you can start upgrading the rest and you will be fine (finger crossed) it wasnt me

After upgrading all the necessary packages, i started to merge new configuration files which were scattered in /etc directory, so i just issued this command to find it: find /etc -name "*.new"

There was a bash-4.0.0 package on /testing which replaced 3.2.048. I did try this package for few minutes, but it keeps on crashing and didn't produce the output i wanted. So i finally decided to go back to bash-3.2.048 for now. Lucky me i didn't throw it away laughing

Except for bash-4.0.0, everything was good, mostly for GIMP-2.6.5. The interface changed a lot and it's getting better. Also i saw a slight improvement after i upgraded to kernel 2.6.28.7. I think the kernel developers have fixed some performance problem during the kernel development.

Go enjoy -Current and test it. It's really fun after all thumbs up

Security Updates: Firefox, Curl, XTerm

For those who didn't follow -Current, there has been three security updates released yesterday along with bunch of updates in -Current, which are: firefox, curl, and xterm. The changelog is the same as the last post, so i won't post it again.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Kernel Upgrade

I have been using Kernel 2.6.26.5 for some time and since the -Current has been upgraded to use 2.6.28.7, i'm upgrading my kernel to sync with the latest -Current build. I did have some problem upgrading the kernel, as my hard driver is no longer detected as /dev/hdc, but as /dev/sda, so i had a kernel panic few minutes ago.

Next, i booted with the old kernel and change the /etc/fstab entries and reboot to change to the new kernel. I added root=/dev/sda9 option to make it work as i wasn't able to edit /etc/lilo.conf (yet) or it won't read non-existence /dev/sda9 (in the old kernel) and it boots nicely. Next is to edit /etc/lilo.conf and make sure it has the same device naming as the others.

OK, kernel is finished, next is the updates. I believe it won't be a problem on my laptop, but i think it will be a big one for my desktop, as i'm still using KDE 3.5.10 on my desktop. That means, i had to switch to KDE 4 also crying

-Current Started

Well, the wait is now over. -Current branch has been started by bunch of updates in -Current tree. KDe 4.2.1 has been officially included as the default, replacing KDe 3.5.10 and a series of new kernels based on 2.6.28.x. Let's just say it's a total update for almost every directory in Slackware-Current tree:
Mon Mar 9 21:25:51 CDT 2009
Here are a few updates... enjoy.
Thanks to Eric Hameleers, Robby Workman, Piter Punk, and the rest of the crew for helping with this batch! Also thanks to the KDE team, the Xfce team, and everyone else upstream.
a/aaa_terminfo-5.7-noarch-1.tgz: Updated with terminfo files from ncurses-5.7.

a/attr-2.4.43_1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to attr-2.4.43-1.

a/coreutils-7.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to coreutils-7.1.

a/dialog-1.1_20080819-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to dialog-1.1-20080819.

a/e2fsprogs-1.41.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to e2fsprogs-1.41.4.

a/ed-1.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to ed-1.2.

a/etc-12.34567890-noarch-1.tgz: Added uid 51 (oprofile), gid 16 (dialout), gid 51 (oprofile), and gid 86 (netdev).

a/file-5.00-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to file-5.00.

a/findutils-4.4.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to findutils-4.4.0.

a/glibc-solibs-2.9-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to glibc-2.9.

a/glibc-zoneinfo-2.9-noarch-1.tgz Upgraded to tz{code,data}2009b.

a/grep-2.5.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to grep-2.5.4.

a/kernel-firmware-2.6.28.7-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.28.7 firmware.

a/kernel-generic-2.6.28.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.28.7.

a/kernel-generic-smp-2.6.28.7_smp-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.28.7.

a/kernel-huge-2.6.28.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.28.7.

a/kernel-huge-smp-2.6.28.7_smp-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.28.7.

a/kernel-modules-2.6.28.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.28.7.

a/kernel-modules-smp-2.6.28.7_smp-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.28.7.

a/module-init-tools-3.6-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to module-init-tools-3.6.

a/ntfs-3g-2009.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to ntfs-3g-2009.2.1.

a/reiserfsprogs-3.6.21-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to reiserfsprogs-3.6.21.

a/tar-1.22-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to tar-1.22.

a/util-linux-ng-2.14.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to util-linux-ng-2.14.2.

a/which-2.20-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to which-2.20.

a/xfsprogs-3.0.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to xfsprogs-3.0.0.

ap/a2ps-4.14-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to a2ps-4.14.

ap/alsa-utils-1.0.18-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to alsa-utils-1.0.18.

ap/cupsddk-1.2.3-i486-1.tgz: Added cupsddk-1.2.3.

ap/dmapi-2.2.9-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to dmapi-2.2.9.

ap/foomatic-filters-4.0.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to foomatic-filters-4.0.0.

ap/groff-1.20.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to groff-1.20.1.

ap/gutenprint-5.2.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gutenprint-5.2.3.

ap/hplip-3.9.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to hplip-3.9.2.

ap/jove-4.16.0.70-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to jove-4.16.0.70.

ap/lsscsi-0.22-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to lsscsi-0.22.

ap/man-pages-3.19-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to man-pages-3.19.

ap/mc-4.6.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mc-4.6.2.

ap/pm-utils-1.2.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pm-utils-1.2.4.

ap/sox-14.2.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to sox-14.2.0.

ap/xfsdump-3.0.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to xfsdump-3.0.0.

d/bison-2.4.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to bison-2.4.1.

d/clisp-2.47-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to clisp-2.47.

d/doxygen-1.5.8-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to doxygen-1.5.8.

d/gcc-4.3.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gcc-4.3.3.

d/gcc-g++-4.3.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gcc-4.3.3.

d/gcc-gfortran-4.3.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gcc-4.3.3.

d/gcc-gnat-4.3.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gcc-4.3.3.

d/gcc-java-4.3.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gcc-4.3.3.

d/gcc-objc-4.3.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gcc-4.3.3.

d/guile-1.8.6-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to guile-1.8.6.

d/indent-2.2.10-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to indent-2.2.10.

d/kernel-headers-2.6.28.7_smp-x86-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.28.7.

d/mercurial-1.1.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mercurial-1.1.2.

d/oprofile-0.9.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to oprofile-0.9.4.

d/swig-1.3.38-i486-1.tgz: Added swig-1.3.38.

k/kernel-source-2.6.28.7_smp-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to Linux 2.6.28.7.

kde/amarok-2.0.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to amarok-2.0.2.

kde/guidance-power-manager-4.2.0-i486-1.tgz: Added guidance-power-manager-4.2.0.

kde/kaudiocreator-r888119-i486-1.tgz: Added kaudiocreator-r888119.

kde/kdeaccessibility-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to kdeaccessibility-4.2.1.

kde/kdeadmin-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to kdeadmin-4.2.1.

kde/kdeartwork-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to kdeartwork-4.2.1.

kde/kdebase-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to kdebase-4.2.1.

kde/kdebase-runtime-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Added kdebase-runtime-4.2.1.

kde/kdebase-workspace-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Added kdebase-workspace-4.2.1.

kde/kdebindings-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to kdebindings-4.2.1.

kde/kdeedu-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to kdeedu-4.2.1.

kde/kdegames-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to kdegames-4.2.1.

kde/kdegraphics-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to kdegraphics-4.2.1.

kde/kdelibs-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to kdelibs-4.2.1.

kde/kdemultimedia-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to kdemultimedia-4.2.1.

kde/kdenetwork-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to kdenetwork-4.2.1.

kde/kdepim-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to kdepim-4.2.1.

kde/kdepimlibs-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Added kdepimlibs-4.2.1.

kde/kdeplasma-addons-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Added kdeplasma-addons-4.2.1.

kde/kdesdk-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to kdesdk-4.2.1.

kde/kdetoys-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to kdetoys-4.2.1.

kde/kdeutils-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to kdeutils-4.2.1.

kde/kdewebdev-4.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to kdewebdev-4.2.1.

kde/koffice-1.9.98.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to koffice-1.9.98.7.

kde/konq-plugins-4.2.0-i486-1.tgz: Added konq-plugins-4.2.0.

kde/ktorrent-3.2-i486-1.tgz: Added ktorrent-3.2.

kde/skanlite-0.2_kde4.2.0-i486-1.tgz: Added skanlite-0.2_kde4.2.0.

kdei/kde-l10n-*-4.2.1-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to KDE 4.2.1 l10n packages.

kdei/koffice-l10n-*-1.9.98.7-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to KOffice 1.9.98.7 l10n packages.

l/PyQt-4.4.4-i486-1.tgz: Added PyQt-4.4.4.


l/QScintilla-2.3-i486-1.tgz: Added QScintilla-2.3.

l/akonadi-1.1.1-i486-1.tgz: Added akonadi-1.1.1.

l/alsa-lib-1.0.18-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to alsa-lib-1.0.18.

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

l/atk-1.24.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to atk-1.24.0.

l/automoc4-0.9.88-i486-1.tgz: Added automoc4-0.9.88.

l/babl-0.0.22-i486-1.tgz: Added babl-0.0.22.

l/boost-1.36.0-i486-1.tgz: Added boost-1.36.0.

l/cairo-1.8.6-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to cairo-1.8.6.

l/chmlib-0.39-i486-1.tgz: Added chmlib-0.39.

l/clucene-0.9.21b-i486-1.tgz: Added clucene-0.9.21b.

l/dbus-1.2.12-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to dbus-1.2.12.

l/dbus-glib-0.80-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to dbus-glib-0.80.

l/djvulibre-3.5.21-i486-1.tgz: Added djvulibre-3.5.21.

l/eigen-1.0.5-i486-1.tgz: Added eigen-1.0.5.

l/eigen2-r922425-i486-1.tgz: Added eigen2-r922425.

l/exiv2-0.17.1-i486-1.tgz: Added exiv2-0.17.1.

l/freetype-2.3.8-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to freetype-2.3.8.

l/gamin-0.1.10-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gamin-0.1.10.

l/gegl-0.0.20-i486-1.tgz: Added gegl-0.0.20.

l/glib2-2.18.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to glib-2.18.3.

l/glibc-2.9-i486-1.tgz Upgraded to glibc-2.9.

l/glibc-i18n-2.9-i486-1.tgz Upgraded to glibc-2.9.

l/glibc-profile-2.9-i486-1.tgz Upgraded to glibc-2.9.

l/gmm-3.1-noarch-1.tgz: Added gmm-3.1.

l/gnome-icon-theme-2.24.0-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to gnome-icon-theme-2.24.0.

l/gtk+2-2.14.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gtk+-2.14.7.

l/gmp-4.2.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gmp-4.2.4.

l/hal-info-20090309-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to hal-info-20090309.

l/icon-naming-utils-0.8.90-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to icon-naming-utils-0.8.90.

l/ilmbase-1.0.1-i486-1.tgz: Added ilmbase-1.0.1.

l/iso-codes-3.5-noarch-1.tgz: Added iso-codes-3.5.

l/libarchive-2.6.2-i486-1.tgz: Added libarchive-2.6.2.

l/libcaca-0.99.beta16-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libcaca-0.99.beta16.

l/libdvdread-4.1.3-i486-1.tgz: Added libdvdread-4.1.3.

l/libical-0.42-i486-1.tgz: Added libical-0.42.

l/libmcs-0.7.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libmcs-0.7.1.

l/libmsn-r93-i486-1.tgz: Added libmsn-r93.

l/libspectre-0.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Added libspectre-0.2.1.

l/libvncserver-0.9.1-i486-1.tgz: Added libvncserver-0.9.1.

l/libxklavier-3.8-i486-1.tgz: Added libxklavier-3.8.

l/libzip-0.9-i486-1.tgz: Added libzip-0.9.

l/ncurses-5.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to ncurses-5.7.

l/openexr-1.6.1-i486-1.tgz: Added openexr-1.6.1.

l/pango-1.22.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pango-1.22.4.

l/phonon-4.3.1-i486-1.tgz: Added phonon-4.3.1.

l/poppler-0.10.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to poppler-0.10.4.

l/poppler-data-0.2.1-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to poppler-data-0.2.1.

l/pycairo-1.8.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pycairo-1.8.2.

l/pycups-1.9.42-i486-1.tgz: Added pycups-1.9.42.

l/pygobject-2.16.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pygobject-2.16.0.

l/pygtk-2.14.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pygtk-2.14.0.

l/pyrex-0.9.8.5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pyrex-0.9.8.5.

l/qca-2.0.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to qca-2.0.1.

l/qca-cyrus-sasl-2.0.0_beta3-i486-1.tgz: Added qca-cyrus-sasl-2.0.0_beta3.

l/qca-gnupg-2.0.0_beta3-i486-1.tgz: Added qca-gnupg-2.0.0_beta3.

l/qca-ossl-2.0.0_beta3-i486-1.tgz: Added qca-ossl-2.0.0_beta3.

l/qca-tls-1.0-i486-6.tgz: Removed.

l/qimageblitz-r900905-i486-1.tgz: Added qimageblitz-r900905.

l/qt-r931082-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to qt-copy r931082.

l/raptor-1.4.18-i486-1.tgz: Added raptor-1.4.18.

l/rasqal-0.9.16-i486-1.tgz: Added rasqal-0.9.16.

l/readline-5.2-i486-4.tgz: Recompiled with official patch readline52-013.

l/redland-1.0.8-i486-1.tgz: Added redland-1.0.8.

l/shared-mime-info-0.60-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to shared-mime-info-0.60.

l/sip-4.7.9-i486-1.tgz: Added sip-4.7.9.

l/soprano-2.2.2-i486-1.tgz: Added soprano-2.2.2.

l/strigi-0.6.3-i486-1.tgz: Added strigi-0.6.3.

l/svgalib-1.9.25-i486-2.tgz: Patched for recent kernel headers and configured to no longer use the helper kernel module.

l/svgalib_helper-1.9.25_2.6.27.7-i486-2.tgz: Removed, as the helper module does not work with recent kernels.

l/tango-icon-theme-0.8.90-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to tango-icon-theme-0.8.90.

l/vte-0.19.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to vte-0.19.4.

n/curl-7.19.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to curl-7.19.4. This fixes a security issue where automatic redirection could be made to follow file:// URLs, reading or writing a local instead of remote file.
For more information, see:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0037
(* Security fix *)

n/dhcpcd-3.2.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to dhcpcd-3.2.3.

n/dirmngr-1.0.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to dirmngr-1.0.2.

n/gnupg2-2.0.11-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gnupg-2.0.11.

n/gnutls-2.6.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gnutls-2.6.3.

n/gpgme-1.1.8-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gpgme-1.1.8.

n/libgcrypt-1.4.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libgcrypt-1.4.3.

n/libgpg-error-1.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libgpg-error-1.7.

n/libksba-1.0.5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libksba-1.0.5.

n/netwatch-1.3.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to netwatch-1.3.0.

n/rsync-3.0.5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to rsync-3.0.5.

x/compiz-0.7.8-i486-2.tgz: Patched for Qt4/KDE4 and rebuilt.

x/scim-1.4.7-i486-8.tgz: Edited profile scripts to use the Qt4 scim-bridge immodule with Qt4/KDE4.

x/scim-bridge-0.4.14-i486-4.tgz: Rebuilt with qt4 immodule enabled.


x/x11-skel-7.1-noarch-7.tgz: Adjusted xwmconfig menu dimensions.

x/xterm-241-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to xterm-241. This fixes a vulnerability where displaying a file containing DECRQSS (Device Control Request Status String) sequences could cause arbitrary commands to be executed as the user running xterm.
For more information, see:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2383
(* Security fix *)

xap/gimp-2.6.5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gimp-2.6.5.

xap/mozilla-firefox-3.0.7-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to firefox-3.0.7.
This fixes some security issues:
For more information, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox30.html
(* Security fix *)

xap/thunar-volman-0.3.80-i486-1.tgz: Added thunar-volman-0.3.80.

xap/xfce-4.6.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to xfce-4.6.0.

xap/xfce4-power-manager-0.6.4-i486-1.tgz: Added xfce4-power-manager-0.6.4.

xap/xine-lib-1.1.16.2-i686-1.tgz: Upgraded to xine-lib-1.1.16.2.

extra/kde3-compat/arts-1.5.10-i486-opt1.tgz: Added arts-1.5.10.

extra/kde3-compat/kdelibs3-3.5.10-i486-opt1.tgz: Added kdelibs3-3.5.10.

extra/kde3-compat/qca-tls1-1.0-i486-opt1.tgz: Added qca-tls1-1.0.

extra/kde3-compat/qca1-1.0-i486-opt1.tgz: Added qca1-1.0.

extra/kde3-compat/qt3-3.3.8b-i486-opt1.tgz: Added qt3-3.3.8b.

extra/linux-2.6.28.7-nosmp-sdk/: Updated SMP to no-SMP kernel source patch.

testing/packages/bash-4.0.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to bash-4.0.

Monday, March 2, 2009

New Poll

This month, i want to ask you about how long have you been using Slackware? Most Slackware users do not migrate to other distribution once they have enjoyed playing with Slackware. You need examples of those peoples? Go to LQ forum and you will see it by yourself big grin

The poll is running for one month until the end of March, so give your votes and be proud as one of Slackware users cool

Poll Result

Even though February is only 28 days old, but it doesn't stop the voters to vote on last month's poll and here are the results. The question was about KDE 4.2 which has been included in /testing for several months by Pat. There were 87 voters who have gave their votes on the poll and here they are:
I love it and i have used it 26 (29%)
I love it, but i think i'll wait for next Slackware release 20 (22%)
I'd rather wait for 4.2.1 5 (5%)
I prefer KDE 3.5.x instead 20 (22%)
I don't use KDE 16 (18%)

It's a close vote with 5 out of 6 options given are chosen by most of the voters and the score wasn't widely gapped.

Thanks for the votes and wait for another round for this month's poll which will come out shortly big grin