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Old 08-24-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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Release Candidate 3 is Here


Release Candidate 3 is here folks.

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Fri Aug 24 20:08:37 UTC 2012
This is Slackware 14.0 release candidate 3, and is hopefully the last stop
on our long road to a stable Slackware release soon.  After hearing that
the 3.4.x kernel series will have long term support, I tested 3.4.9 hoping
that it would prove stable enough to use that as the release kernel, but
there are problems with an oops in kernel/time/clocksource.c every few boots.
Given that the 3.2.x series has been very stable, it seems prudent to stick
with that for release, and 3.2.28 is going to be the release kernel.  So,
one more round of testing.  Let me know if there are any problems.  Thanks!
a/aaa_base-14.0-i486-5.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Added /etc/os-release.
  Touched /etc/slackware-version to bring the datestamp closer to release.
a/btrfs-progs-20120821-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  There haven't been any changes in git since the last pull, but this
  package needed a rebuild anyway to get rid of the warnings in the
  slack-desc that are no longer applicable.
  Thanks to Jens Rottmann.
a/e2fsprogs-1.42.5-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/glibc-solibs-2.15-i486-5.txz:  Rebuilt.
a/glibc-zoneinfo-2012e_2012e-noarch-5.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Upgraded to tzcode2012e and tzdata2012e.
a/kbd-1.15.3-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Added .gz to three patches in the SlackBuild that weren't being applied.
  Thanks to guru.
a/kernel-generic-3.2.28-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-generic-smp-3.2.28_smp-i686-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-huge-3.2.28-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-huge-smp-3.2.28_smp-i686-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-modules-3.2.28-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-modules-smp-3.2.28_smp-i686-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/lilo-23.2-i486-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Removed upstream liloconfig perl script.
  Thanks to dr. s.
a/mkinitrd-1.4.7-i486-5.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Added a -B option to scan for Btrfs multi-device filesystems.
  Thanks to Aaron W. Hsu.
  Fixed grep to build load_kernel_modules script correctly.
  Thanks to burdi01 on LQ.
a/shadow-4.1.4.3-i486-6.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Patched adduser to add "lp" (needed for scanning).
  Thanks to Niki Kovacs.
a/syslinux-4.05-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Patched a bug in altmbr handling.
  Thanks to RuarÝ ědegaard.
a/udev-182-i486-4.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Commented out the entries in /lib/modprobe.d/isapnp.conf to fix
  the error attempting to load rtc_cmos.  Thanks to GazL.
ap/cdrtools-3.01a08-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Fixes a bug where ISO images do not conform to the ECMA199 standard.
  Thanks to Ady Forum.
ap/mc-4.8.1.4-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  This fixes a bug where data can be lost when trying to move files to a
  full partition, as well as some other bugs.
  Thanks to Alex Bukhansky.
ap/powertop-2.1-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Thanks to bnguyen on LQ.
ap/slackpkg-2.82.0-noarch-7.tgz:  Rebuilt.
  Updated mirrors list for Slackware 14.0.  Thanks to Jordan Clarke.
ap/soma-2.8.5-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Thanks to David Woodfall.
ap/sqlite-3.7.13-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/gdb-7.5-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Needed for x32 support.
d/kernel-headers-3.2.28_smp-x86-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/nasm-2.10.04-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  This resolves bugs when using the AVX instruction set.
  Thanks to Konrad Rzepecki.
d/perl-5.16.1-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Also upgraded to DBI-1.622 and XML-Simple2.20.
k/kernel-source-3.2.28_smp-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
l/QScintilla-2.6.1-i486-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Linked shared libraries into /usr/lib${LIBDIRSUFFIX}, fixing some apps
  compiled with cmake.  Thanks to Dhaby Xiloj.
l/db48-4.8.30-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Removed broken (and unneeded) /usr/include/db4 symlink.
  Thanks to Francisco Ambrozio.
l/glibc-2.15-i486-5.txz:  Rebuilt.
l/glibc-i18n-2.15-i486-5.txz:  Rebuilt.
l/glibc-profile-2.15-i486-5.txz:  Rebuilt.
l/qt-4.8.2-i486-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Patched crash bugs in JIT.
  Thanks to Heinz Wiesinger.
n/curl-7.27.0-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Fixed syntax error in /usr/bin/curl-config.
  Thanks to Dan Church.
n/dhcp-4.2.4_P1-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  This fixes memory leaks, denial of service vulnerabilities, and
  disallows packets with zero length client ids (not valid according to
  RFC 2132 section 9.14).
  For more information, see:
    https://kb.isc.org/article/AA-00736
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-4539
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-4868
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-3954
  (* Security fix *)
n/httpd-2.4.3-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Fixes many bugs and these security issues:
  *) SECURITY: CVE-2012-3502  (cve.mitre.org)
     mod_proxy_ajp, mod_proxy_http: Fix an issue in back end
     connection closing which could lead to privacy issues due
     to a response mixup. PR 53727. [Rainer Jung]
  *) SECURITY: CVE-2012-2687 (cve.mitre.org)
     mod_negotiation: Escape filenames in variant list to prevent an
     possible XSS for a site where untrusted users can upload files to
     a location with MultiViews enabled. [Niels Heinen <heinenn google.com>]
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-2687
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-3502
  (* Security fix *)
n/netatalk-2.2.3-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  This branch of netatalk is required to operate with OS X 10.7 or higher.
  I used --enable-ddp to keep AppleTalk services, but is anyone using that?
  Thanks to Winston Niles.
n/php-5.4.6-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
n/samba-3.6.7-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
n/wireless-tools-29-i486-9.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Use several tests to see if a device is wireless.  Depending on kernel
  options or drivers, some of the tests may yield a false negative, but
  with a combination of tests the reliability should be good.
  Thanks to Tim Thomas for the bug report.
  Use sed to convert the MAC address to uppercase.
  Thanks to GazL.
  Convert `` syntax to $()
x/xorg-server-1.12.3-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Changed Build Operating System to "Slackware 14.0 Slackware Linux Project".
  Thanks to lotar on LQ.
x/xorg-server-xephyr-1.12.3-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
x/xorg-server-xnest-1.12.3-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
x/xorg-server-xvfb-1.12.3-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
xap/audacious-3.3.1-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Include the duplicated AUTHORS and COPYING files, as the "About Audacious"
  menu choice requires them.  Thanks to tomac.pl on LQ.
xap/gnuplot-4.6.0-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Seems like a safe enough last-minute request.
  Thanks to Greg Tourte.
extra/linux-3.2.28-nosmp-sdk/*:  Rebuilt.
isolinux/initrd.img:  Rebuilt.
  Upgraded to Linux kernel 3.2.28.
kernels/*:  Upgraded.
usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img:  Rebuilt.
  Upgraded to Linux kernel 3.2.28.
 
Old 08-24-2012, 07:35 PM   #2
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Touched /etc/slackware-version
Kinky!

ps. 1000th post
 
Old 08-24-2012, 07:37 PM   #3
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ps. 1000th post
Awesome!!
 
Old 08-24-2012, 07:55 PM   #4
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Nice. But upgrading Perl always breaks some apps
 
Old 08-24-2012, 10:42 PM   #5
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I was at a local LUG meeting, which is dominated by ubuntunoids, and was telling them that we're sticking with kernel 3.2 and kde 4.8. One guy particularly flipped we didn't jump to 4.9 and said he needed to tell Pat off about it (or something like that, but he mentioned Pat by name). As for me, knowing we're sticking with 3.2 because 3.4 doesn't work all the time and knowing the endless problems that each kde release has makes me smile that at least those of us who are here know that Pat and family are looking out for us in the long run. That's why Slackware is ready when its ready and those other push out whether it's ready or not--and one big reason why I continue to run it year after year.

Oh, and as for Perl, I guess we'll see...

One question: what is the slack-desc warning in BTRFS that was gotten rid of with this update?
 
Old 08-24-2012, 11:20 PM   #6
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I think this development cycle has been awesome with a great amount of interaction between users and Pat and the rest of the team. As a long time user, I know that Pat has always been very receptive to input via email, but it's great to see him post a lot here on LQ and incorporate changes/updates into Slackware based on comments from LQ users. Thanks to Pat and the whole team as well as everyone who tests and makes suggestions/bug reports either via email or here on LQ. Slackware 14.0 will clearly be a fantastic release -- and I hope folks visit the Slackware store to make a donation or buy a subscription to support the project.

Looking forward to -current becoming -stable. :-)
 
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:25 PM   #7
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Slackware 14.0 will clearly be a fantastic release -- and I hope folks visit the Slackware store to make a donation or buy a subscription to support the project.

Looking forward to -current becoming -stable. :-)
Agreed on all counts, chess! I've purchased my Slackware subscription.
 
Old 08-25-2012, 12:36 AM   #8
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AAAAHHHHH YEAAAHHHHH! Thanks Pat and the crew.
 
Old 08-25-2012, 12:43 AM   #9
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:22 AM   #10
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Patrick, if you read this, I noticed on kernel.org that the stable mainline kernels have been upgraded to 3.5.x series with 3.5.2 being the current stable kernel. Has any testing began on 3.5.2 to see how viable it might be towards Slackware as a /testing release candidate kernel if 3.2.28 becomes the default kernel or will /testing be fairly empty this round?
 
Old 08-25-2012, 04:33 AM   #11
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I still have the rtc_cmos error on one box.

Code:
Aug 25 11:30:11 mail udevd[1677]: could not find module by name='rtc_cmos'
It runs the huge kernel, maybe because that it still has the rtc_cmos error ?

I also have 2 other boxes with the generic kernel and initrd and the error is gone.

L.E. SOLVED. the old version of isapnp.conf was in /etc/modprobe.d. I don`t know how that remained there, on the other boxes when I upgraded udev, /etc/modprobe.d was empty.

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Old 08-25-2012, 08:14 AM   #12
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here's some of my observations. Generally the quality is high. I should add that some of them may be user error or related to my own kernel config, so i'm just throwing them out for people to confirm or reject. Most of them were observed when setting up a system at my parents' to which i have no easy access right now. That system uses KDE whilst most others use XFCE with the cairo dock.

All observed systems are 64bit with multilibs, custom kernels 3.4.8 with CK3 patch.
  1. superfluous konqueror launcher in the K menu bar after boot: solved by deleting and recreating the launcher area
  2. some auto mount issues, seem to be solved after going through system settings
  3. an internal card reader not recognizing memory cards: found a solution on the webz but not tested yet: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...e2fda93da573ad
  4. DVDs and CDs can only be ejected after a waiting period or playing with the mount/eject buttons of the KDE tray applet. Apparently something holds a file lock, but lsof doesn't show the culprit.
  5. the .gvfs directory (apparently created by the fuse fs) sometimes appears corrupted (eg. question marks in ls -la) very strange observation and hard to trigger.
  6. Xine's standard configuration contains devices like /dev/dvd for which there is no udev rule. Udev needs a system restart after creating the rule (windows 98 feeling)
  7. incompatibility between fontconfig 2.9.0 and second life viewers. can be blamed on the viewers i guess
  8. talking about fonts: i understand there are legal issues in the US but the visual appearance needs tweaking
  9. new after RC3 upgrade: cairo dock 2.4.0 does not start. I'm still working on this one. Maybe need to upgrade cairo dock.
    UPDATE: issue was solved through re-installation of the nvidia binary driver. Just for added info, cairo 3.0.2 is working fine, too.

Last edited by Martinus2u; 08-25-2012 at 08:52 AM.
 
Old 08-25-2012, 09:20 AM   #13
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[*]talking about fonts: i understand there are legal issues in the US but the visual appearance needs tweaking
Yes, it's been this way for the last couple of releases. Without 10-autohint.conf I personally find the fonts completely unbearable.
 
Old 08-25-2012, 12:08 PM   #14
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I just want to say congrats and thanks for the great job you did.
I'm really excited to install slackware 14 on some new devices (I test it on some Intel Core i7 ultrabooks and it works!!!). A 3.4 kernel would be great, but 3.2 is also a good one, and we can make an upgrade after.

Just an advice (my 2 cents)... You should improve your website.
Just an example... I want to make a donation to slackware after the installation of slackware 14. And I can't find any direct link to a donation page on the homepage.
There is just a link to the store. But, I didn't want to buy cds or dvds. I just want to make a donation. Perhaps that could be a good idea (I didn't know after if it increases the donations... It should...).

So, after some researches, I found the link on the store page. And last thing about that (and this one is REALLY subjective), don't work just with paypal... In my case, I want to give something, but I don't really want to do that through paypal (reasons?). So a way to give you directly a donation could be great! Or just have a choice. A microdonation system, like flattr, could also be a great idea! FSF made a list of possible ways to donate.
 
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Just an advice (my 2 cents)... You should improve your website.
Just an example... I want to make a donation to slackware after the installation of slackware 14. And I can't find any direct link to a donation page on the homepage.
Donate to Slackware:

Make a donation to Slackware.
 
  


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