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Old 09-20-2012, 09:13 AM   #316
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Didier,
I appreciate,
only hope we get the glibc headers against the long term supported one, as out of tree modules usually are developed against such a release and it happened before we need make out of tree modules once in a while...
Anyhow, kind thanks for the tip
 
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:29 AM   #317
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Hi,

Looks like we are getting real close;
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changelog;

Wed Sep 19 23:52:16 UTC 2012
Here we go one more time with Slackware 14.0 release candidate 5.
Really, this time it is not a drill! Everything is in place and
ready to release at this point, and unless there's some kind of
showstopper found (which doesn't seem too likely after all the
testing that's happened), the release can be expected soon.
After careful consideration and a considerable amount of internal
testing I did relent to give the kernel one more bump to 3.2.29,
so of course 3.2.30 was released a couple of hours ago. ;-)
But that's not a showstopper, and it seems to be time to get off
the never-ending kernel upgrade treadmill until the next cycle
begins. Speaking of kernels, I added sample .configs for all the
3.x kernel branches in /testing. So test away, and if there are
any new problems (or old ones that we missed), let us know soon!
 
Old 09-22-2012, 06:59 AM   #318
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At least the 3.x will get a /testing based config, hopefully one gets even included with an actual package (well I will hold my fingers crossed, at least)

good news , great team!
 
Old 09-22-2012, 07:48 AM   #319
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Hi,

Yes, great news & team. PV does get input from LQ members even at this stage of the RC.
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changelog; Sat Sep 22 00:34:26 UTC 2012
I'll go along with the last minute request to provide the released stable
version of xf86-video-nouveau. The reason that we hadn't done this is that
the stable version of Mesa won't compile with this version of libdrm. But,
since xf86-video-nouveau compiles fine with this libdrm and the Mesa we're
already shipping, it seems reasonable to provide them here in /testing.
Thanks to Didier Spaier.
testing/packages/libdrm-2.4.39-x86_64-1.txz: Added.
testing/packages/xf86-video-nouveau-1.0.2-x86_64-1.txz: Added.
Thanks!
 
Old 09-22-2012, 08:05 AM   #320
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hopefully one gets even included with an actual package (well I will hold my fingers crossed, at least)
No less than 18 config files for 3 branches are included in Slackware 14 RC5, that's great and it would be unreasonable to request more:
- why would Pat privilege one kernel among those ?
- don't forget the additional payload for one kernel + source + modules
- as soon as a newer kernel will be released in one of the three branches in /testing, someone will ask "why Slackware doesn't ship this kernel?"

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Old 09-22-2012, 08:27 PM   #321
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Hi,

PV does provide kernel config files in: http://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub...ting/packages/

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Old 09-24-2012, 02:54 AM   #322
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Originally Posted by Didier Spaier View Post
No less than 18 config files for 3 branches are included in Slackware 14 RC5, that's great and it would be unreasonable to request more:
- why would Pat privilege one kernel among those ?
- don't forget the additional payload for one kernel + source + modules
- as soon as a newer kernel will be released in one of the three branches in /testing, someone will ask "why Slackware doesn't ship this kernel?"
@Didier,
are You asking i let go of my fingers crossed ?

Just kidding, , I'm more than glad there are those configs, if for one thing i learned to really appreciate the Slackware-original tweaking of an vanilla kernel config.

So, the 14.0 went RC5 - that's great news!

P.S.
I still keep 'em crossed :P for a 3.4.x just in case
 
Old 09-24-2012, 09:53 AM   #323
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Hi,

For members who have linked/subscribed to this sticky.

A new sticky: Slackware Documentation Project which has blossomed into a viable documentation project. New & old Slackers are participating in this long overdue documentation for Slackware Documentation. No telling when the New Slackbook will be final.

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Old 09-29-2012, 08:00 AM   #324
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Hi,

Great news!!!!
ChangeLog.txt
Quote:
Wed Sep 26 01:10:42 UTC 2012
Slackware 14.0 x86_64 stable is released!

We're perfectionists here at Slackware, so this release has been a long
time a-brewing. But we think you'll agree that it was worth the wait.
Slackware 14.0 combines modern components, ease of use, and flexible
configuration... our "KISS" philosophy demands it.

The ISOs are off to be replicated, a 6 CD-ROM 32-bit set and a dual-sided
32-bit/64-bit x86/x86_64 DVD. Please consider supporting the Slackware
project by picking up a copy from store.slackware.com. We're taking
pre-orders now, and offer a discount if you sign up for a subscription.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen. The Slackware team, the
upstream developers, and (of course) the awesome Slackware user community.

Have fun! :-)
 
Old 10-12-2012, 06:36 AM   #326
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Hi,

Hopefully Mozilla has got it right now;
Quote:
From x86_64 -current changelog;
Thu Oct 11 21:25:20 UTC 2012
xap/mozilla-firefox-16.0.1-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
This update fixes a security vulnerability that could allow a malicious
site to potentially determine which websites users have visited and have
access to the URL or URL parameters.
(* Security fix *)
xap/mozilla-thunderbird-16.0.1-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
This release contains security fixes and improvements.
For more information, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/know...underbird.html
(* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+
Thu Oct 11 01:14:57 UTC 2012
n/bind-9.9.2-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
Fixes these security issues:
A certain combination of records in the RBT could cause named to hang
while populating the additional section of a response. [RT #31090]
Named could die on specially crafted record. [RT #30416]
(* Security fix *)
n/iptables-1.4.14-x86_64-2.txz: Rebuilt.
Patched to fix a compiler related bug in iptables-restore.
Thanks to linuxxer for the report and David Somero for a link to the patch.
n/rp-pppoe-3.11-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
Moved from /testing.
+--------------------------+
Wed Oct 10 03:06:03 UTC 2012
xap/mozilla-firefox-16.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
This release contains security fixes and improvements.
For more information, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/know...s/firefox.html
(* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+
Please look at Mozilla's Firefox & Thunderbird security advisory: Firefox known vulnerabilities & Thunderbird known vulnerabilities

Mozilla's Security Updates is another source of information.
 
Old 10-18-2012, 11:51 AM   #327
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Hi,

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Good list at: 60 OS Replacements for Storage Software

Linked from Linux-Today!
 
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:58 AM   #328
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Hi,

bormant has a good install technique posted;

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Another way is to boot kernel+initrd containing installer with LILO (or other bootloader you use) and show them iso content as source.
Alien_Bob has suggested;
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Originally Posted by Alien Bob View Post
Hey bormant, don't you agree that this would be a valuable addition to http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:start ? Would you care to add it?

This too, is worth mentioning in a HOWTO. I added direct support for Slackware ISO images to the installer, a couple of Slackware releases back, but never added that feature to the official documentation.
Perhaps it is time to document this "easter egg" in our SlackDocs wiki.

Eric
We do need members to actively participate with Slackware Doc Project

I am sure everyone will have something to contribute.
 
Old 11-04-2012, 11:58 PM   #329
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Hi new to slackware64 as of today... didnt expect to have so much trouble installing wine. where is a good source of information on how to install programs on slackware 14. I would be grateful for help. thank you. switched from arch linux

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Old 11-05-2012, 12:18 AM   #330
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Hi lexish - Welcome to LQ!

There was a recent thread on this issue in this forum. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...it-4175433746/ Note particularly posts #2 and #3.

For more background on using Slackware specifically, perhaps the SlackDocs will be useful. http://docs.slackware.com/start
 
  


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