Saturday, November 12, 2011

Special Update on Special Date

Pat has updated glibc packages on a special date: 11-11-11. What a perfect timing

Fri Nov 11 18:58:21 UTC 2011
Good 11-11-11, everyone! Enjoy some fresh time. :)
a/glibc-solibs-2.14.1-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/glibc-zoneinfo-2011i_2011n-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
New upstream homepage:
l/glibc-2.14.1-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/glibc-i18n-2.14.1-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/glibc-profile-2.14.1-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.

Update (10:35 PM): Some people (including me) had some problems after upgrading to this version. MPlayer, LibreOffice, and Firefox are three of the known applications that are affected by this update and i suspect it could be more. I have sent the patches that were posted in LQ to Pat. Hopefully he is willing to patch glibc packages and push the updates into -Current soon.