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Old 04-22-2015, 01:14 AM   #1
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Desired updates to -current (20150422)


Now that the latest batch of changes is public (and it's a *big* batch), look and see what's still missing/untouched and let us know. For things that aren't simple version bumps, some rationale would be good.

I'm already looking at new Xorg stuff, so don't mention that.
I've also got some slightly intrusive changes queued for usbutils and pciutils along with sg3_utis, sdparm, keyutils, ulogd, libsecret, tar, and manpages, along with a few other very minor things.

urwid and wicd still fail some tests here wrt functionality; if anyone wants to mess with that and pass it along to me or Pat, feel free (and good luck). New NM has the nmtui curses client now, so wicd is a wash as far as I'm concerned.

I've also got new polkit and polkit-gnome queued, and while they seem fine now, I had some initial issues with them; if anyone's interested in testing that out, I can pass along the relevant build stuff.

Addendum 20150422: We already know that PAM is desired by some and not by others. This is not a place to discuss it or give pros/cons of either, as those are pretty much known too. Whether it's ever been or is currently under consideration is not my place to say, but I will point out that every time there's a new flame fest about it, none of us want to touch it again for a while. Let that be a point of education.

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Old 04-22-2015, 01:44 AM   #2
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Now that the latest batch of changes is public (and it's a *big* batch), look and see what's still missing/untouched and let us know. For things that aren't simple version bumps, some rationale would be good.
Great update!

What's missing? For me, Tcl/Tk 8.6.1 to 8.6.4 perhaps? I'm currently learning this great language. I'm not sure whether or not the version bump would break something else.
 
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Old 04-22-2015, 02:14 AM   #3
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well,

I expected that udev would have been updated with your script to extract udev from the systemd source.
Is that still on the planning ?
 
Old 04-22-2015, 02:27 AM   #4
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well,

I expected that udev would have been updated with your script to extract udev from the systemd source.
Is that still on the planning ?
It's still under consideration. :-)
 
Old 04-22-2015, 02:27 AM   #5
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We need a more recent version of mcelog in ./slackware/a.

It was introduced in 13.37 and doesn't appear to have been upgraded since. I've compiled from git and it works OK for me in 14.1.

I needed the newer version see http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5346576

Alex
 
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Old 04-22-2015, 02:45 AM   #6
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LOL~ LOL I've expected big big update, but that's huuuge.

Waited for this for a few months now. It definitely has plenty of welcome additions and upgrades.

Thanks!

PS: testing/source/config-testing-4.0/*: Added.
Guess I'll give it a go.
 
Old 04-22-2015, 02:49 AM   #7
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What about Python3 ?

Its a rationale inclusion.
not a huge rationale like adding pam.

No extra dependencies
No extra rebuilds, unless you want them directly to support Python3
 
Old 04-22-2015, 03:04 AM   #8
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great thing, glad to see that again current hat an actual C/C++ development environment

but ruby version needs to be replaced
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Posted by Olivier Lacan on 23 Feb 2015

As of today, all support for Ruby 1.9.3 has ended. Bug and security fixes from more recent Ruby versions will no longer be backported to 1.9.3.

This end of life was announced over a year ago.

We highly recommend that you upgrade to Ruby 2.0.0 or above as soon as possible. Please contact us if you’d like to continue maintaining the 1.9.3 branch for some reason you can’t upgrade
should be updated to 2.2.2
 
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:16 AM   #9
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larryhaja suggested a sip update in that other thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5309597 and I add my +1
AFAIR I needed an update some time ago to install PyQt for python3 but cannot say if it might break other stuff.
 
Old 04-22-2015, 06:32 AM   #10
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I wonder, since KDE desktop indexer switched to baloo, if there are not some packages that should have some nepomuk remove in the change log.
but it seems nepomuk core got an update and there are no removes, are these not exlusive?
 
Old 04-22-2015, 06:50 AM   #11
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Just a heads up: audacious-3.6.1 now has libaudclient off a separate package (see http://audacious-media-player.org/?page=2). Found it because I had to rebuild conky off SBo and it won't build due to it having a default `--enable-audacious` in the SlackBuild script.
 
Old 04-22-2015, 07:17 AM   #12
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Just a heads up: audacious-3.6.1 now has libaudclient off a separate package (see http://audacious-media-player.org/?page=2). Found it because I had to rebuild conky off SBo and it won't build due to it having a default `--enable-audacious` in the SlackBuild script.
With it no longer being developed, I don't think it's a good candidate for inclusion in Slackware, especially since I'm not aware of anything in the core actually requiring it. For things like conky it should be enough to have it on SBo, eventually.
 
Old 04-22-2015, 08:46 AM   #13
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A version bump request from me, from the old thread:

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gnuplot 5.0 is out, and it contains some nice new features: http://gnuplot.sourceforge.net/ReleaseNotes_5_0.html
 
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:53 AM   #14
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I would not want to see Python 3 included until a) every Python file in the distribution runs with Python 3 and b) every library in the distribution that links against Python is linked against Python 3.

Don't really want to see Slackware shipping one Python interpreter for actual use (because it's what the distribution's packages and libraries have been built for) and another one that doesn't have any distribution support but is newer.

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Old 04-22-2015, 01:20 PM   #15
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How about PAM?
 
  


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