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KDE 5 Update

For those who are following KDE 5 from Eric, good news!! All the broken system due to the big -current update should be resolved after upgrading to the latest KDE 5 update from KTown. It has been upgraded to KDE Framework 5.9.0, KDE Plasma 5.3.0, and KDE Applications 15.0.4.0.

Since some of the packages has been included in -current, there's no need for him to provide them anymore so you will see an empty deps and extragear directory.

As always, please read the README before installing/upgrading your packages as KDE 5 no longer can co-exist with KDE 4.

Grab them from these mirror sites:
http://alien.slackbook.org/ktown/rsync URI: rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien/ktown/http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/alien-kde/rsync URI: rsync://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/alien-kde/http://repo.ukdw.ac.id/alien-kde/rsync URI: rsync://repo.ukdw.ac.id/alien-kde/http://slackware.org.uk/people/alien-kde/rsync URI: rsync://slackware.org.uk/people/alien-kde/

Recompiling All Third Party Packages

With all those big updates yesterday, surely there are lots of third party applications that were affected by the update. In my own machine, my MATE is no longer working as it linked to the old icu4c library. I found many other packages that are currently broken after i decided to upgrade to the latest update in -current.

I had to switch back to KDE 4.14.3 and remove all KDE 5 installation so that i can fire up my desktop again and start fixing things. Since this morning, i tried to rebuilt webkitgtk and webkitgtk3 packages. It requires lots of time to finish building, so i left my machine running while i went to work. I will continue to build others when i got home later.

I also tried to upgrade my workstation in the office, but since i already know what will happened, i have made some preparation of list of packages that will be broken as well.

For this week, i think i'm focusing on recompiling all third party packages (MSB, SBo, CSB, etc) that are installed on my machines. With…

VMWare Workstation 10 on Linux Kernel 3.18

I finally decided to take a risk to upgrade to the latest update on my main desktop  and everything went OK, until i restarted my machine. VMWare modules didn't work as usual, but normally a rebuild should fix this issue. Unfortunately, not this time. There was an error thrown when i tried to recompile.

If you have VMWare Workstation 11.0, you won't get this problem, but if you are still running 10.x, here's what you can do:
Make a backup of /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmnet.tarGo to /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source Extract vmnet.tar (tar xvf vmnet.tar)Change to vmnet-only directory (cd vmnet-only)Open netif.c using your editor (nano netif.c)Find this line  dev = alloc_netdev(sizeof *netIf, deviceName, VNetNetIfSetup);
Change it into : dev = alloc_netdev(sizeof *netIf, deviceName, NET_NAME_USER, VNetNetIfSetup);
Go up one directory (cd ..) Recreate vmnet.tar (tar cvf vmnet.tar vmnet-only/)Recompile VMWare (vmware-modconfig --console --install-all)Optionally, remove vmnet-on…

Major Changes in Slackware-Current

Many have asked why -current no longer being updated despite many changes has been asked in many media, and now the answer has been given. It's indeed a HUGE!! update scattered in all directories from a until xfce.

There are some highlights:
Kernel 3.18.11alsa 1.0.29cups 2.0.2mariadb 10.0.17gcc 4.9.2git 2.3.5KDE 4.14.3gstreamer 1.4.4gtk+2-2.24.27gtk+3-3.14.12xorg-server 1.16.4xfce 4.12 Many libraries and packages are being upgraded to the latest version and there may be some side effects with third party packages, such as packages built from SBo when being used in -current machine. You might want to check them to make sure it works. Normally a simple rebuilt should solve the problem, but sometime you may need to find some patches in order to make it work on -current machine.

That said, this batch of update is VERY interesting to follow.
Start your rsync script / slackpkg running :)

KDE 4.14.3 for Stable Releases

For those sticking with -stable release of Slackware but wanted to taste latest KDE 4 release, good news from Eric Hameleers. He has pushed KDE 4 packages for Slackware 14.1 into his KTown repository. He used the same source for building KDE 4 for slackware-current, but this time he built it for -stable release.

As this is a big jump from KDE 4.10.5 in Slackware 14.1, please read the accompanying README before proceeding with installation/upgrade process.

You can get the latest KDE 4 for Slackware 14.1 in the usual mirror sites under 14.1/ directory:
http://alien.slackbook.org/ktown/rsync URI: rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien/ktown/http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/alien-kde/rsync URI: rsync://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/alien-kde/http://repo.ukdw.ac.id/alien-kde/rsync URI: rsync://repo.ukdw.ac.id/alien-kde/http://slackware.org.uk/people/alien-kde/rsync URI: rsync://slackware.org.uk/people/alien-kde/