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Old 08-17-2012, 10:46 PM   #136
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Or they just don't use lilo. I now prefer Syslinux myself.
I use lilo on 32-bit, but I rarely use liloconfig (only when installing Slackware on a new box).
 
Old 08-18-2012, 07:03 AM   #137
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RC 2 seems to working just fine. Haven't noticed any bugs. Good job guys!
 
Old 08-18-2012, 07:17 AM   #138
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I get segmentation fault when I try to run slapt-get and clementine. Messages in dmesg:
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[40340.879702] clementine[14422]: segfault at 0 ip 00007f62320875a6 sp 00007fff616c1088 error 4 in libc-2.15.so[7f6232002000+1b3000]
this issue with Clementine started at some point during the updates rollout. Some say that it still works for them, but I've noticed the problem on all my -current setups.

It compiles normally without errors (well, now there's an error for LastFM library update, but it's subsequent) and segfaults when launched.
 
Old 08-22-2012, 01:05 AM   #139
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whenever I upgraded a package especially in the slackware/l section , when a program does not run and complains about missing libs , ie foo.so.14.1 , what I usually do is I link foo.so.14 to foo.so.14.1 or something like that.

But the link is not found in the /var/log/packages/... list so for the next upgrade the link remains.

How bad is this practice since I want to use some particular version of a program but do not want its upgraded version while I upgrade the rest of the OS.
 
Old 08-22-2012, 01:25 PM   #140
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whenever I upgraded a package especially in the slackware/l section , when a program does not run and complains about missing libs , ie foo.so.14.1 , what I usually do is I link foo.so.14 to foo.so.14.1 or something like that.

But the link is not found in the /var/log/packages/... list so for the next upgrade the link remains.

How bad is this practice since I want to use some particular version of a program but do not want its upgraded version while I upgrade the rest of the OS.
As they say, the proof is in the pudding. If the program runs correctly, there's no problem.

In many cases, a change to a shared library version will be due to dropping some little used and obsolete functions and running through a link to the new library will work fine. It would be bad practice if _we_ did this, and it might not be an acceptable risk on a production server, either. A better solution is just to keep the old library around until everything has been transitioned to the new one.
 
Old 08-22-2012, 05:12 PM   #141
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nano tip: links to shared libraries are usually found is /var/log/scripts, so I now grep <something> /var/log{packages,scripts}/* to find what did install <something>
 
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:40 AM   #142
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14.0

what are they waiting for to get 14.0 released ??

the last update seems fine on my box
 
Old 09-18-2012, 06:54 AM   #143
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what are they waiting for to get 14.0 released ??

the last update seems fine on my box
Wow, that's a hell of an argument!!!
 
Old 09-18-2012, 09:07 AM   #144
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Wow, that's a hell of an argument!!!
That is just a consequence of being spoiled by bleeding-edge distros which upgrade every two months, including all possible bugs (bug-infested-bleeding-edge approach). We just need to kindly remind to those spoiled guys that this is Slackware, and therefore we bear, almost infinitely, patience for the most stable Linux ever, praise Bob!! (sorry I just let myself to get carried away!!! )
 
Old 09-19-2012, 04:37 AM   #145
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Talking the *wait* for the *next* Slackware

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what are they waiting for to get 14.0 released ??

the last update seems fine on my box
@jheengut,

1. Apparently they "wait" to deliver the best Slackware yet.
2. Apparently You are new to Slackware, and didn't read the Next_Slackware_When FAQ?
3. They actually do not *wait*, we do, they work:- making sure it is ready

Thumbs up for the excellent Slackware team and the numerous contributors!
 
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:55 AM   #146
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ehh

I did not intend to offend you guys, maybe I have not put out a full comment and a compressed one apparently did just that , I just wanted to be brief ....


Slackware does not have a public bug tracker so that you can follow what is haapenning or the kind problems its having, the ChangeLog does not provide enough info. Its been a hell 1 year 5 months that 13.37 was released, and the 14.0 is going to be out in the coming months , maybe that kind of patience does not suit me( I'm thinking of those poor Deb-RH users).

Its the best 4.x kde desktop that I have tested and I am still hanging on to 13.37 while a 13.1 and 12.2(only 32Bit) is going to be discarded until I am going to transfer all my previous changes and config files into 14.0(by txz packages) .

I am just waiting for the big day. Its the first time I'm using a current-tree so I am not used to it , the kind of practices , religious way of doing things and How it is decided to drop or accept(merges or spliting of) new packages.

Its been 7years I'm into linuxquestions but I can consider myself a newbie of forums. slackware is also the only distro I can use on a daily basis.

I am not connected to the internet permanently and 3G is still very expensive, so every byte counts for me.


I just hope I do not meet or create such kind of problems in the future and this serves as a lešon to others.
 
Old 09-19-2012, 05:59 AM   #147
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multi lingual

I need to remind you that I'm multi lingual(four actually , should have been 5 )
and sometimes I just translate some ideas from another language into the other(here english) and it seems to be okay in my mind.
 
Old 09-19-2012, 06:53 AM   #148
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I am not connected to the internet permanently and 3G is still very expensive, so every byte counts for me.
So was my situation.

Following -current is not such an overload of bandwidth. Just inspect the changelog manually and decide what you want to update and what can wait. I mean, just because a package is updated in the changelog does not mean you have to update it in your computer. Is it really important to upgrade a package that fixes an ipv6 problem if your ISP does not provide ipv6 services?

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Its been a hell 1 year 5 months that 13.37 was released, and the 14.0 is going to be out in the coming months , maybe that kind of patience does not suit me
Hahaha! Now, I've got a question for you. What do you need: a new number in the Slackware version, or the bugs fixed? It seems to me that the number is irrelevant but fixes are extremely important. The main reason I chose Slackware is precisely because their golden quality standard. If you are in such a hurry, get current and keep it manually -the second reason I chose Slackware is that it is a nice distro to work without Internet or with bad Internet connections.
 
Old 09-19-2012, 01:33 PM   #149
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I am not connected to the internet permanently and 3G is still very expensive, so every byte counts for me.
Was recently in the same situation myself, setting up a caching DNS server and squid stretched my bandwidth allowance out quite a bit. Squid can be cajoled/forced into caching more than it would normally do if you don't mind the risk of the odd stale page being served.

The biggest single improvement was installing Adblock Plus into Firefox - some of those adverts are very fat/expensive indeed!

Together, and spreadsheeting my use, allowed me to budget my bandwidth and better still - at the end of the month, use any spare allowance for rsyncing my copy of current fully up to date.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 07:33 AM   #150
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@jheengut,
I really don't think You offended anybody here , maybe just amused?
I had tons of fun for the past few releases guessing (S.W.A.G.) the exact date of release,
It was relaxed humor, no flames or the like, and here You came "what they waiting for?"

So I guessed just to bump a reminder, while we are hawing fun, the team is hawing work, and so help 'em GOD they make it worth the wait.
I surely can tell You, they made it worth each time before...

On the other hand, I have my boxen running so good, I kind of hope they stale it, so i have to upgrade later, better than sooner?
 
  


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