Saturday, March 26, 2016

More Update Post RC 1

I didn't have a chance to write down all changes in current after RC 1, but there were a lot of updates in the past few days after RC 1 was announced about a week ago.

here's the highlight:
  • Upgraded to latest glibc-zoneinfo (backported to stable)
  • Upgraded ntfs-3g to the latest release (2016.2.22)
  • Upgraded many packages
    • cups-filters to 1.8.3
    • sudo to 1.8.16
    • zsh to 5.2
    • libevent to 2.0.22 (security update, backported to stable)
    • polkit to 0.113
    • polkit-gnome to 0.105
    • irssi to 0.8.19
    • nmap to 7.11
    • mozilla-thunderbird to 38.7.1 (security update, backported to stable)
    • lvm2 to 2.02.147
    • ddrescue to 1.21
    • man-pages to 4.05
    • mc to 4.8.16
    • harfbuzz to 1.2.4
    • libodfgen to 0.1.6
    • librevenge to 0.0.4
    • libvisio to 0.1.5
    • libwpd to 0.10.1
    • taglib to 1.10
    • wavpack to 4.75.2
    • bluez to 5.38
  • Many packages rebuilt due to pciutils now built with shared library, man-pages symlink fixes, poppler update, and many other patches.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Slackware 14.2 RC 1

Patrick has just published his latest batch of update for current and stable due to security update for firefox and what's interesting for this batch is that he call it 14.2 Release Candidate 1. We reached Beta 2 early last month and now we are getting closer to get it finalized.

There are still some works to do beyond this points, but here's the highlight of the latest changes:
  • kernel upgraded to 4.4.6
  • perl upgraded to 5.22.1
  • M2Crypto upgraded to 0.23.0
  • crda rebuilt against latest wireless-regdb
  • nmap upgraded to 7.1.0
  • tigervnc rebuilt against xorg server 1.18.2
  • new kernel config for just-released Linux Kernel 4.5 in testing
What's follows is most likely polishing and fine tuning the packages so that it's stable enough and not focusing on adding new features except when it's considered important.

Slackware 14.2 is going to be another great release with biggest changes compared to previous releases. It took more than 2 years to develop, but i believe all of Slackware users will be happy with the results.

Don't forget to keep supporting Slackware's development by taking the subscription for the Slackware DVD. Slackware 14.2 DVD and CD pre order are now available in Slackware Store. You can also buy other items such as shirts, t-shirts, baseball cap, and many other goodies offered in Slackware store or via CafePress

Thursday, March 17, 2016

New Cinnamon Build

I haven't been rebuilt my Cinnamon project since last December and since there has been huge changes within current during development cycle, i decided to rebuilt my cinnamon against the latest current update (per 15 March).

I started last night and i went to sleep while the build machine compiling it through the night. This morning, all is done and i uploaded already to the normal repository (slackware.uk) under testing directory. I didn't really test thoroughly for this build and i just make sure it works out of the box and doing some fast check on several major components and all seems to work.

If you are using cinnamon, it's time to upgrade since all libraries are now rebuilt against latest current update. Please use upgradepkg --reinstall to make sure you reinstall all packages despite same version and build number.

As always, i only provide x86_64 packages at this moment, but i will provide both x86 and x86_64 official binaries when 14.2 is released.

Have fun and please test the new build

Thanks

Security Update: git, openssh and seamonkey

Three security updates were released couple days ago and those were :
  • git : upgraded to 2.7.3 and applied to all Slackware releases back to 13.0
  • openssh: upgraded to 7.2p2 and applied to all Slackware releases back to 13.0
  • seamonkey: upgraded to 2.40 and only applicable to 14.1 and current
There are also updates only applicable to current users:
  • Kernel upgraded to 4.4.5
  • gtk+3 upgraded to 3.18.9
  • vim/vim-gvim upgraded to 7.4.1530 and switch to dynamic SlackBuild for building latest version from git
  • xorg upgraded to 1.18.2
  • MPlayer and xine-lib rebuilt against ffmpeg 2.8.6
  • grep upgraded to 2.24
  • sudo rebuilt with "insult" features
  • glibc-zoneinfo upgraded to latest timezone update
  • procps-ng upgraded to 3.3.11
  • kdelibs upgraded to 4.14.18
  • ethtool upgraded to 4.5
  • gnuplot upgraded to 5.0.3
  • xfce4-clipman-plugin upgraded to 1.2.6

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Security Update: mozilla-nss and bind

Following yesterday's update here comes another two updates for stable and current:
  • mozilla-nss: Upgraded to 3.23 for Slackware 14.0 and newer
  • bind: Upgraded to 9.9.8_P4 for Slackware 13.0 and newer and 9.10.3_P4 for current
There has been a numerous package requests at LQ and some of them are now pushed to public repository while the rest are still left behind. Here are the latest update in current:
  • cryptsetup upgraded to 1.7.1
  • grep upgraded to 2.23
  • htop upgraded to 2.0.1
  • cmake upgraded to 3.5.0
  • calligra upgraded to 2.9.11
  • kdelibs upgraded to 4.14.17
  • gnupg upgraded to 1.4.20
  • lynx upgraded to 2.8.8rel.2
  • xf86-video-openchrome upgraded to latest git commit

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Security Update: samba, firefox, php

Three security vulnerabilities were released yesterday:
  • PHP: Upgraded to 5.6.19 for Slackware 14.0 and newer
  • Mozilla Firefox: Upgraded to 38.7.0 for Slackware 14.1 and 45.0 for current
  • Samba: Upgraded to 4.1.23 for Slackware 14.1 and 4.3.6 for current
As for current development, there were some bumps for many packages in all categories. Here's the complete changelog for yesterday's update:

Tue Mar 8 20:30:19 UTC 2016
l/shared-mime-info-1.6-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/samba-4.3.6-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
       This update fixes bugs, and two security issues:
       Incorrect ACL get/set allowed on symlink path (CVE-2015-7560).
       Out-of-bounds read in internal DNS server (CVE-2016-0771).
       For more information, see:
       http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-7560
       http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-0771
       (* Security fix *)
xap/mozilla-firefox-45.0-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
       This release contains security fixes and improvements.
       For more information, see:
       http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox.html
       (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+
Tue Mar 8 01:54:33 UTC 2016
A few more updates. Thanks to Robby Workman for prepping most of
the minor version bumps.
a/acpid-2.0.26-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/ed-1.13-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/hwdata-0.284-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/lvm2-2.02.145-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/pciutils-3.4.1-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
ap/cups-filters-1.8.2-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
ap/diffstat-1.60-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
ap/enscript-1.6.6-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
ap/foomatic-filters-4.0.17-i486-1.txz: Removed.
       The cups-filters package contains these programs.
ap/lxc-1.1.5-i586-3.txz: Rebuilt.
       Added modified versions of a few init scripts instead of having the
       lxc-slackware template try to patch them (which invariably led to the
       template breaking every time any of the other files were changed).
ap/man-pages-4.04-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
ap/sysstat-11.2.1.1-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
d/binutils-2.26-i586-3.txz: Rebuilt.
       Rebuilt with --enable-install-libiberty, since the binutils version of
       libiberty.a will be built with -fPIC where needed.
d/cscope-15.8b-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
d/gcc-5.3.0-i586-3.txz: Rebuilt.
       Rebuilt with --disable-install-libiberty.
d/gcc-g++-5.3.0-i586-3.txz: Rebuilt.
d/gcc-gfortran-5.3.0-i586-3.txz: Rebuilt.
d/gcc-gnat-5.3.0-i586-3.txz: Rebuilt.
d/gcc-go-5.3.0-i586-3.txz: Rebuilt.
d/gcc-java-5.3.0-i586-3.txz: Rebuilt.
d/gcc-objc-5.3.0-i586-3.txz: Rebuilt.
d/pkg-config-0.29.1-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
d/python-setuptools-20.1.1-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/LibRaw-0.17.1-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/aspell-0.60.6.1-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/fribidi-0.19.7-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/fuse-2.9.5-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/gtk+2-2.24.30-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/gvfs-1.26.3-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/libgsf-1.14.36-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/libnl3-3.2.27-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/libsecret-0.18.4-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/libwpg-0.3.1-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/mpfr-3.1.4-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/pycurl-7.43.0-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/v4l-utils-1.10.0-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/lftp-4.6.5-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/nettle-3.2-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/netwatch-1.3.1_2-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/openssh-7.2p1-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
       Thanks to Alan Brantley for updating the libwrap patch.
n/p11-kit-0.23.2-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/php-5.6.19-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
       This release fixes bugs and security issues.
       For more information, see:
       http://php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.6.19
       (* Security fix *)
x/libdrm-2.4.67-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/libva-1.6.2-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/libva-intel-driver-1.6.2-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/xorg-server-1.18.1-i586-2.txz: Rebuilt.
       Applied a patch to fix crashes when making MPlayer (and some other video
       players) go fullscreen after a resume. Thanks to orbea.
x/xorg-server-xephyr-1.18.1-i586-2.txz: Rebuilt.
x/xorg-server-xnest-1.18.1-i586-2.txz: Rebuilt.
x/xorg-server-xvfb-1.18.1-i586-2.txz: Rebuilt.
xap/geeqie-1.2.1-i586-2.txz: Rebuilt.
       Patched to fix crashes and high CPU usage when used with modern versions
       of GTK+. Thanks to Jas for pointing out the patch in upstream git.
extra/bash-completion/bash-completion-2.2-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Security Update: openssl, mailx, php

Three security vulnerabilities were released just now for openssl, mailx, and php. 2 out of 3 applied back to all Slackware releases (13.0 and newer) while php update only applied to Slackware 14.0 and newer. The mailx package was rebuilt to drop SSLv2 support, while for openssl, --enable-ssl2 parameter is still used to avoid breaking ABI thus no need to rebuild lot more packages. However, the weak or vulnerable ciphers were removed on this batch so it's safe.

In -current, some new updates are coming in:
  • kernel-firmware to the latest version from git
  • nano 2.5.3
  • sqlite 3.11.0
  • vim 7.4.1424
  • ruby 2.2.4
  • poppler 0.41.0
  • qca 2.1.1 (remaining qca-* were removed)
  • httpd 2.4.18
  • samba 4.3.5
  • all packages in tcl category were upgraded
  • xf86-video-intel to latest git
  • xrandr 1.5.0
  • xpdf 3.0.4