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willysr 08-16-2012 02:22 AM

Slackware 14 RC 2 Announced
 
Slackware 14.0 RC2 has been announced. As always, there are a lot of packages gets upgraded/rebuilt to fix many bug reports since RC 1. Please use this time to test the new packages and hopefully we will see Slackware 14.0 gets released soon enough.

Here's the ChangeLog
Code:

Thu Aug 16 04:01:31 UTC 2012
Getting close!  Hopefully we've cleared out most of the remaining issues
and are nearly ready here.  We'll call this release candidate 2.
Unless there's a very good rationale, versions are frozen.
Any reports of remaining bugs will be gladly taken, though.
  #include <more/cowbell.h>
a/aaa_base-14.0-i486-4.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Remove mention of HAL in the initial welcome email (mention udisks2
  instead).  Thanks to Dave Margell.
a/bash-4.2.037-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Added all the patches on ftp.gnu.org and rebuilt.
  Thanks to Willy Sudiarto Raharjo.
a/btrfs-progs-20120810-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/coreutils-8.18-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/grep-2.13-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Merged upstream patches to fix problems with sparse or compressed files,
  and with filesystems that store tiny files within the metadata.  This
  should fix issues with compiling on filesystems such as btrfs and zfs.
  Thanks to Robert Easter for the bug report.
a/kernel-generic-3.2.27-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-generic-smp-3.2.27_smp-i686-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-huge-3.2.27-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-huge-smp-3.2.27_smp-i686-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-modules-3.2.27-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-modules-smp-3.2.27_smp-i686-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/lilo-23.2-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Fixed two bugs in liloconfig.
  Thanks to Citramonum on LQ.
a/logrotate-3.8.2-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/minicom-2.6-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Thanks to Luiz Gustavo Zuliani for build script fixes.
a/shadow-4.1.4.3-i486-5.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Patched a bug where locale variables would be improperly sanitized from
  the shell environment.  Thanks to Serg Bormant.
a/smartmontools-5.43-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/sysvinit-scripts-2.0-noarch-6.txz:  Rebuilt.
  In rc.6, run rc.yp (if executable) to shut down YP services.
  In rc.6, fix comment and output notification of SIGTERM/SIGKILL.
  Thanks to Jonathan Woithe.
a/usb_modeswitch-1.2.4-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/util-linux-2.21.2-i486-5.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Patched segfault in "column" when using long options.
  Thanks to B Watson.
ap/lxc-0.7.5-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
ap/mpg123-1.14.4-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
ap/rpm-4.10.0-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Thanks to Robby Workman.
d/ccache-3.1.8-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Thanks to Erik Jan Tromp.
d/kernel-headers-3.2.27_smp-x86-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/libtool-2.4.2-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Thanks to Robby Workman.
e/emacs-24.1-i486-6.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Patched to fix a security flaw in the file-local variables code.
  When the Emacs user option `enable-local-variables' is set to `:safe'
  (the default value is t), Emacs should automatically refuse to evaluate
  `eval' forms in file-local variable sections.  Due to the bug, Emacs
  instead automatically evaluates such `eval' forms.  Thus, if the user
  changes the value of `enable-local-variables' to `:safe', visiting a
  malicious file can cause automatic execution of arbitrary Emacs Lisp
  code with the permissions of the user.  Bug discovered by Paul Ling.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename...=CVE-2012-3479
  (* Security fix *)
k/kernel-source-3.2.27_smp-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Enable heap randomization (CONFIG_BRK=N).
  Thanks to Geoff Walton.
kde/amarok-2.6.0-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Thanks to Heinz Wiesinger.
l/db44-4.4.20-i486-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Renamed binaries to contain "db44" to avoid overlap with db48.
l/db48-4.8.30-i486-1.txz:  Added.
l/fribidi-0.19.2-i486-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Fixed missing docs.  Thanks to Erik Jan Tromp and Stuart Winter.
l/gst-plugins-base-0.10.36-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
l/gst-plugins-good-0.10.31-i486-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Added gio and soup plugins to enable playing files over http.
  Thanks to Heinz Wiesinger.
l/gtk+2-2.24.10-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Don't run "make install" in the SlackBuild, since $DESTDIR is now properly
  handled for /etc/gtk-2.0/.  Thanks to Adrien Nader.
l/liblastfm-1.0.1-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Thanks to Heinz Wiesinger.
l/libmtp-1.1.3-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Removed empty 90-libmtp.rules.
  Thanks to Iouri Kharon.
l/phonon-gstreamer-4.6.2-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
l/polkit-0.105-i486-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Fixed typo in 20-plugdev-group-mount-override.pkla.
  Thanks to Chess Griffin.
l/shared-mime-info-1.0-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Minor fix to the install script.
  Thanks to Citramonum on LQ.
l/t1lib-5.1.2-i486-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Patched various overflows, crashes, and pointer bugs.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename...=CVE-2010-2642
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename...=CVE-2011-0764
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename...=CVE-2011-1552
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename...=CVE-2011-1553
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename...=CVE-2011-1554
  (* Security fix *)
n/NetworkManager-0.9.4.0-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Patched to fix nmcli.  Thanks to parcox on LQ.
n/gnutls-3.0.22-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
n/network-scripts-14.00-noarch-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
  In rc.inet2, run rc.yp rather than sourcing it.
n/wget-1.14-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
n/yptools-2.12-i486-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Fixed scripts to use /usr/lib${LIBDIRSUFFIX}/yp.
  Thanks to Niki Kovacs.
  Switched to a new rc.yp script supporting start|stop|restart.
  If there's an existing script, it will be installed as a .new with the same
  permissions as the existing rc.yp, which had defaulted to executable since
  without editing it did nothing.  Unless you plan to use YP, be aware that
  moving the new script into place with 755 perms will cause a line of
  (harmless) noise telling you that YP has not configured yet.
  Thanks to Jonathan Woithe.
x/scim-1.4.14-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Thanks to Robby Workman.
xap/audacious-3.3.1-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
xap/audacious-plugins-3.3.1-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
xap/fvwm-2.6.5-i486-5.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Since we run dbus-launch in the startup script, don't start it in xinitrc.
  Thanks to Robby Workman.
xap/geeqie-1.1-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
xap/sane-1.0.22-i486-5.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Added pkgconfig file for sane-backends.
  Thanks to Johannes Schöpfer and Jonathan Woithe.
xap/windowmaker-0.95.3-i486-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Fixed incorrect hard-coded paths in the menu generator code.
  Thanks to Gary Langshaw.
extra/linux-3.2.27-nosmp-sdk/*:  Rebuilt.
isolinux/initrd.img:  Rebuilt.
  Upgraded to Linux kernel 3.2.27.
  Include the staging/hv modules.  Thanks to Victor Miasnikov.
  Bind mount /dev in SeTconfig.
  Support virtual devices such as /dev/vda and /dev/xvda in /sbin/probe.
  Thanks to Ken Treadway.
kernels/*:  Upgraded.
usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img:  Rebuilt.
  Upgraded to Linux kernel 3.2.27.
  Include the staging/hv modules.  Thanks to Victor Miasnikov.
  Bind mount /dev in SeTconfig.
  Support virtual devices such as /dev/vda and /dev/xvda in /sbin/probe.
  Thanks to Ken Treadway.

The new packages has arrived in OSUOSL and Slackware FTP Site, but probably it will take some time to reach your closest mirror site. Be patient :)

mlangdn 08-16-2012 02:45 AM

The upgrade will have to wait until this afternoon. I have to work this morning. :(

kikinovak 08-16-2012 04:21 AM

Thanks for fixing the bug for YP. Which reminds me, there's another one, not a very serious bug, but here goes. In a NIS+NFS setup, whenever I shutdown a client, the shutdown process hangs for about 30 seconds and displays the following error message:

Code:

do_ypcall: clnt_call: RPC: Unable to send; errno = Network is unreachable
It's a minor bug, since "ça n'empêche pas d'exister", as we say here in France. It doesn't prevent you from living. Only it's the only "unclean" detail when shutting down. I guess there's some Catch22 here, with processes shutting down in an incorrect order.

Mildly proud to be mentioned in today's ChangeLog. A huge step for me, a small step for humanity :D

Keep up the good work, Patrick.

sorinm 08-16-2012 05:20 AM

Upgraded all the boxes to RC2. Waiting for the top level documentation to be changed and 14.0 final to be announced :)

chess 08-16-2012 07:21 AM

Quote:

#include <more/cowbell.h>
Heh.

Great set of updates. Thanks to Pat and the entire crew. Thanks also to everyone for testing and sending in bug reports. 14.0 is shaping up to be an awesome release!

sardinha 08-16-2012 07:33 AM

don't boot on XCP (Xen Cloud Platform)
 
I saw some fixes in Current changelog to support virtual devices, but RC2 still not boot in XCP 1.5!

13.37 OK
14RC1 Fail
14RC2 Fail
Download from http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/sl...nstall-dvd.iso

Can't setup Slackware 14RC2 or use it to simple maintenance or recover an existing VM...

onebuck 08-16-2012 07:53 AM

Member Response
 
Hi,

Quote:

Unless there's a very good rationale, versions are frozen.
Looks like a release is not far off. :)

This has been one of the shortest Rc cycles in a long time.

Thanks to everyone!

xa0c 08-16-2012 08:13 AM

I have one issue.
While the boot process nouveau loading freezes for 28 seconds.
Here is the part of /var/log/meessages
Code:

Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  10.509599] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Detected 1024MiB VRAM
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  10.509628] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: 512 MiB GART (aperture)
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  10.571383] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: ACPI backlight interface available, not registering our own
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  10.628746] [drm] Supports vblank timestamp caching Rev 1 (10.10.2010).
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  10.628755] [drm] No driver support for vblank timestamp query.
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  10.867310] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: allocated 1600x1024 fb: 0x320000, bo ffff8800b0900000
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  10.867446] fbcon: nouveaufb (fb0) is primary device
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  12.211681] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 160x56
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  12.212738] fb0: nouveaufb frame buffer device
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  12.212740] drm: registered panic notifier
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  12.212746] [drm] Initialized nouveau 0.0.16 20090420 for 0000:01:00.0 on minor 0
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  40.437514] cfg80211: Calling CRDA for country: US
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  40.439032] cfg80211: Regulatory domain changed to country: US

Does anybody know, why this happens?

brianL 08-16-2012 08:18 AM

Are are are we we we there there there yet yet yet?
Sorry. Just going through a tunnel.
:)
EDIT
Well, that fell flat. I was expecting someone to ask if I could see the light at the end of it.

hitest 08-16-2012 09:07 AM

Awesome! Upgrading to RC 2 now. :)

SqdnGuns 08-16-2012 09:19 AM

Sweet..........downloading now!

zakame 08-16-2012 10:22 AM

I think this was reported before, but I get a

Code:

udevd[XXXX]: seq 1251 '/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/0000:01:00.0' killed
udevd[XXXX]: worker [XXXX] terminated by signal 9 (Killed)

upon bootup with the stock generic-3.2.27 kernel, on my Asus 1215B. This does not appear in my custom 3.5.1 kernel, nor in stock generic-3.2.27 in my ThinkPad T61.

The device probed above seems to be a

Code:

00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 14h Processor Root Port
according to lspci.

Other than this observation, everything else works as it used to be :) Wondering though: would the default KDE desktop theme/wallpaper be replaced with the same style as in the login screen? (not the login manager screen, but the one that comes after login or startx.)

guanx 08-16-2012 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xa0c (Post 4755528)
I have one issue.
While the boot process nouveau loading freezes for 28 seconds.
Here is the part of /var/log/meessages
Code:

Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  10.509599] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Detected 1024MiB VRAM
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  10.509628] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: 512 MiB GART (aperture)
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  10.571383] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: ACPI backlight interface available, not registering our own
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  10.628746] [drm] Supports vblank timestamp caching Rev 1 (10.10.2010).
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  10.628755] [drm] No driver support for vblank timestamp query.
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  10.867310] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: allocated 1600x1024 fb: 0x320000, bo ffff8800b0900000
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  10.867446] fbcon: nouveaufb (fb0) is primary device
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  12.211681] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 160x56
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  12.212738] fb0: nouveaufb frame buffer device
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  12.212740] drm: registered panic notifier
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  12.212746] [drm] Initialized nouveau 0.0.16 20090420 for 0000:01:00.0 on minor 0
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  40.437514] cfg80211: Calling CRDA for country: US
Aug 16 14:14:10 trium kernel: [  40.439032] cfg80211: Regulatory domain changed to country: US

Does anybody know, why this happens?

I think it's wlan who is frozen.
See these posts:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...7/#post4735816
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post4753591
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nt-4175418461/

mats_b_tegner 08-16-2012 11:26 AM

DHCP 4.2.4-P1 was released on the 24th of July. Fixes the following security advisories:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename...=CVE-2012-3570
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename...=CVE-2012-3571
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename...=CVE-2012-3954

Maybe the dhcp package needs to be updated before 14.0 is released?

Edit:
There is a security advisory for automake prior to version 1.11.6 as well:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename...=CVE-2012-3386

Mats

TSquaredF 08-16-2012 11:58 AM

zakame:
Quote:

Wondering though: would the default KDE desktop theme/wallpaper be replaced with the same style as in the login screen? (not the login manager screen, but the one that comes after login or startx.)
Not necessarily, no. The login background is determined by the login theme (System Settings -> Login Screen -> Theme), the splash screen background by the selection in System Settings -> Workspace Appearance -> Splash Screen. It is possible, with a little digging, to modify the Login Screen & Splash Screen backgrounds.
Regards,
Bill


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