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Old 09-24-2013, 06:45 PM   #76
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Every Linux distribution has a GNU OS at it's core, called GNU/Linux.

Just like every other distribution, a distribution is characterized by it's packages, support vectors, and management systems.

Regardless of distribution, GNU/Linux is always there.

Doesn't matter if it's LFS, Red Hat, Slackware, Gentoo, SuSE, Debian, or Mandriva. GNU/Linux is the heart and soul of every Linux distribution.
 
Old 09-24-2013, 07:58 PM   #77
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Did a fresh install of 14.1 beta and am loving it. Great job!
 
Old 09-24-2013, 08:22 PM   #78
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Every Linux distribution has a GNU OS at it's core, called GNU/Linux.

Just like every other distribution, a distribution is characterized by it's packages, support vectors, and management systems.

Regardless of distribution, GNU/Linux is always there.

Doesn't matter if it's LFS, Red Hat, Slackware, Gentoo, SuSE, Debian, or Mandriva. GNU/Linux is the heart and soul of every Linux distribution.
Regardless of the contributions of GNU, I found the demand to call it GNU/Linux to be pompous. I mean, probably most people using Linux spend the majority of their time in X. Lots of tools and networking code came from BSD. There are many other important contributions that support the finished operating system. Shouldn't it be GNU/BSD/X/KDE/Xfce/Mozilla/Linux? I don't see Linus telling RMS what to call GNU Hurd. When you put together the finished package, you get naming rights.

Also, this is WAY off topic. When a thread turns into a GNU/Linux debate, it's the open source equivalent of Godwin's Rule.
 
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:39 PM   #79
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At least it's not Lennartix... yet.

*Praying very hard that doesn't happen... ever.*
 
Old 09-24-2013, 08:47 PM   #80
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Maybe it should be simply named "Pat's Linux"
 
Old 09-24-2013, 08:54 PM   #81
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Maybe it should be simply named "Pat's Linux"
That is too close to "Pat's OS", which does not produce any useful acronyms!
 
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:36 PM   #82
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That is too close to "Pat's OS"
And that is too close to a vulgar word in Greek...
 
Old 09-24-2013, 11:54 PM   #83
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Has anyone tried my method of getting Slackware Current running in UEFI mode?
Hasn't it worked for anybody?
Or did everyone already know this?
It works. There is already a thread on that: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...fi-4175448945/
 
Old 09-26-2013, 03:53 AM   #84
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Compiling udev package from current source, "mq_getattr" undefined reference, missing patch to fix it.
 
Old 09-26-2013, 05:02 AM   #85
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Compiling udev package from current source, "mq_getattr" undefined reference, missing patch to fix it.
Quick google check indicates that you may need a line '"LDFLAGS="$LDFLAGS -lrt"' right before the configure command:
Code:
# --enable-rule_generator was disabled by default in 175
LDFLAGS="$LDFLAGS -lrt" \
./configure \
Eric
 
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:39 AM   #86
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Can mc (Midnight Commander) get an update at this late stage? I've been using mc-4.8.10 for some time and found some of the problems I have in 4.8.9 fixed.
 
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:53 AM   #87
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current: cups complain "missing filter hpgltops" in its log, but cups prints fine, is it intentional to left out hpgltops because its security concerns?

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Old 10-02-2013, 01:05 AM   #88
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Will Vim 7.4 still make it into 14.1?
I would just build Vim myself but whenever I checked out the buildscripts on the isos in the past, not all patches always made it in, so I wonder if Pat (or whoever maintains it) has some special criteria and I have more faith in the Slackware team than in myself when it comes to those things :P
 
Old 10-02-2013, 03:14 AM   #89
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Pat, may I suggest bumping GNU sed -- unless you're aware of a good reason not to. A while back I was building shadow (when the Slackware one was still back-level) and I found that the make got stuck with a sed process in a 100% CPU busy loop. After I updated to sed-4.2.2 and tried again the build completed successfully. I've not encountered any other instances of this happening (and it doesn't happen with the current shadow.Slackbuild either) so I'm assuming that I managed to hit some weird-ass corner case but it may be worth bumping on the off-chance that something is still lurking in 4.2.1.
 
Old 10-02-2013, 06:54 AM   #90
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Will Vim 7.4 still make it into 14.1?
I would just build Vim myself but whenever I checked out the buildscripts on the isos in the past, not all patches always made it in, so I wonder if Pat (or whoever maintains it) has some special criteria and I have more faith in the Slackware team than in myself when it comes to those things :P
Just upgraded to 7.4, seems to run without a problem. Upgrading is fairly easy:
- Obtain a copy of the directory /sources/ap/vim from your -current repository
- Remove the directory patches and the file vim-runtime-syntax-20110328.diff.gz from that directory
- Download and copy the Vim 7.4 tarball into that directory
- Edit the files vim.Slackbuild and vim-gvim.Slackbuild, change the version in line 23 to 7.4 and the version in line 26 to 74 (line-numbers are the same in both scripts)
- Save the scripts and run them, install the packages, done.

Last edited by TobiSGD; 10-03-2013 at 08:58 AM. Reason: fixed nonsensical instruction
 
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