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willysr 07-13-2012 11:36 PM

Friday the 13th Massive Upgrade
What a great day to break things this weekend

It's Friday the 13th, and Mercury is going into retrograde... seems like the perfect time to break things!
Bunch of updates were released by Pat and Slackware crew

a/aaa_elflibs-14.0-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/cryptsetup-1.4.3-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/cups-1.5.3-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
a/cxxlibs-6.0.17-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/dbus-1.4.20-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/grep-2.13-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/gzip-1.5-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/lvm2-2.02.96-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/mdadm-3.2.5-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/mkinitrd-1.4.7-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
      Thanks to Robby Workman.
      Added mdmon to initrd if RAID=1. Thanks to Marek Wodzinski.
      Add firmware needed by modules. Thanks to ecd102 on LQ.
a/openssl-solibs-1.0.1c-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/pciutils-3.1.9-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
      Moved the location of pci.ids to /usr/share/hwdata.
a/sysvinit-2.88dsf-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/sysvinit-scripts-2.0-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/udev-175-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/upower-0.9.17-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/usbutils-006-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
      Moved the location of usb.ids to /usr/share/hwdata.
a/util-linux-2.21.2-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
ap/cdrdao-1.2.3-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
ap/cdrtools-3.01a07-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
ap/ghostscript-9.05-i486-3.txz: Rebuilt.
ap/gphoto2-2.4.14-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
ap/gutenprint-5.2.8-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
ap/hplip-3.12.6-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
ap/man-pages-3.41-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
ap/mc- Upgraded.
ap/moc-2.5.0_alpha4-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
ap/mysql-5.5.25a-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
d/doxygen- Upgraded.
d/git- Upgraded.
d/llvm-3.0-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
d/perl-5.16.0-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
d/python-2.7.3-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
d/ruby-1.9.3_p194-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
d/subversion-1.7.5-i486-3.txz: Rebuilt.
e/emacs-24.1-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
      Changes to configuration:
      # CONFIG_BCMA is not set
      CONFIG_SCSI_ISCSI_ATTRS was made modular since the iSCSI userspace will not
      work with it built in. This change disallows building the QLogic 40xx
      (ISP4XXX) and 8022 (ISP82XX) into the huge kernel, but for the same reason
      those would not have worked for installation anyway.
      CONFIG_BCMA was turned off because including it prevents building the
      Broadcom BRCMSMAC driver, which is the only working choice for several
      adapters other than the proprietary wl driver. Unfortunately, removing
      BCMA removes support for bcm4331 from the b43 driver. However, adding the
      BRCMSMAC causes several new adaptors to gain support, including some that
      are becoming quite common in recent laptops, so overall this change should
      be a net gain.
kde/amarok-2.5.0-i486-5.txz: Rebuilt.
kde/calligra-2.4.3-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
kde/kdelibs-4.8.4-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
kde/kdemultimedia-4.8.4-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
kde/kdepim-4.8.4-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
kdei/calligra-l10n-ca-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-ca\@valencia-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-cs-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-da-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-de-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-el-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-en_GB-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-es-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-et-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-fi-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-fr-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-hu-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-it-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-kk-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-nb-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-nds-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-nl-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-pl-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-pt-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-pt_BR-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-ru-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-sk-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-sv-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-uk-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-zh_CN-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-zh_TW-2.4.3-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/ConsoleKit-0.4.5-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/M2Crypto-0.21.1-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
l/apr-util-1.4.1-i486-3.txz: Rebuilt.
l/atk-2.4.0-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/babl-0.1.10-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/dbus-glib-0.98-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/dbus-python-1.1.0-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/desktop-file-utils-0.20-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/gdk-pixbuf2-2.26.1-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/gegl-0.2.0-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/glib2-2.32.3-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/gnome-icon-theme-3.4.0-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/gobject-introspection-1.32.1-i486-1.txz: Added.
l/gst-plugins-base-0.10.36-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/gst-plugins-good-0.10.31-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/gstreamer-0.10.36-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/gtk+2-2.24.10-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/gtk+3-3.4.3-i486-1.txz: Added.
l/jre-6u27-i586-1.txz: Removed.
l/libarchive-2.8.5-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/libcddb-1.3.2-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
l/libcdio-0.83-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/libcroco-0.6.5-i486-1.txz: Added.
l/libgphoto2-2.4.14-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
      Fixed to generate correct udev rules.
      Thanks to Brad Hermanson.
l/libmsn-4.2.1-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
l/libmtp-1.1.3-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/libnl3-3.2.11-i486-1.txz: Added.
l/libnotify-0.7.5-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/libogg-1.3.0-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/libpcap-1.3.0-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/librsvg-2.36.1-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/libvncserver-0.9.9-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
l/libvorbis-1.3.3-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/libwnck-2.30.7-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
l/libxklavier-5.2.1-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/libyaml-0.1.4-i486-1.txz: Added.
      Thanks to Vincent Batts.
l/loudmouth-1.4.3-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
l/mozilla-nss-3.13.5-i486-1.txz: Added.
l/neon-0.29.6-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
l/notify-python-0.1.1-i486-3.txz: Rebuilt.
l/pango-1.30.1-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/polkit-0.105-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/polkit-gnome-0.102-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/poppler-0.18.4-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/poppler-data-0.4.5-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/pycurl-7.19.0-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
l/pygobject-2.28.6-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/pygtk-2.24.0-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/qca-ossl-2.0.0_beta3-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
l/qt-4.8.2-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/raptor-1.4.21-i486-1.txz: Removed.
      This package is no longer used -- everything links to raptor2 instead.
      Plus, it overlaps with raptor2's /usr/bin/rapper binary, so make sure
      after removing it that you've got the right copy of that, reinstalling
      raptor2 if needed. Thanks to Gérard Monpontet.
l/redland-1.0.15-i486-4.txz: Rebuilt.
l/seamonkey-solibs-2.10.1-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
l/shared-mime-info-1.0-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/v4l-utils-0.8.8-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
l/virtuoso-ose-6.1.3-i486-3.txz: Rebuilt.
n/NetworkManager- Upgraded.
      Link with Mozilla NSS rather than GnuTLS.
n/alpine-2.02-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
      Now using the re-alpine sources.
n/bind-9.9.1_P1-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
n/bluez-4.99-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/bluez-hcidump-2.4-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/ca-certificates-20120623-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/curl-7.26.0-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
n/cyrus-sasl-2.1.23-i486-4.txz: Rebuilt.
n/dhcp-4.2.4-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/dhcpcd-5.5.6-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/epic5-1.1.3-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/fetchmail-6.3.21-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
n/gnupg-1.4.12-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/gnupg2-2.0.19-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/gnutls-3.0.21-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/gpgme-1.3.2-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/htdig-3.2.0b6-i486-4.txz: Rebuilt.
n/httpd-2.4.2-i486-3.txz: Rebuilt.
n/imapd-2.02-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
      Now using the re-alpine sources.
n/iproute2-3.4.0-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/iptables-1.4.14-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/irssi-0.8.15-i486-6.txz: Rebuilt.
n/iw-3.5-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/lftp-4.3.8-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/libassuan-2.0.3-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/libgcrypt-1.5.0-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/libgpg-error-1.10-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/links-2.7-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/lynx-2.8.7-i486-3.txz: Rebuilt.
n/mailx-12.5-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/mutt-1.5.21-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
n/net-snmp-5.6.1-i486-4.txz: Rebuilt.
n/netatalk-2.0.5-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
n/nettle-2.5-i486-1.txz: Added.
n/nmap-6.01-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
n/ntp-4.2.6p5-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
n/openldap-client-2.4.31-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
n/openssh-6.0p1-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
n/openssl-1.0.1c-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/openvpn-2.2.2-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/p11-kit-0.12-i486-1.txz: Added.
n/php-5.4.4-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
      This release fixes a weakness in the DES implementation of crypt
      and a heap overflow issue in the phar extension.
      (* Security fix *)
n/pidentd-3.0.19-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
n/popa3d-1.0.2-i486-3.txz: Rebuilt.
n/proftpd-1.3.4a-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
n/samba-3.6.6-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/sendmail-8.14.5-i486-3.txz: Rebuilt.
n/sendmail-cf-8.14.5-noarch-3.txz: Rebuilt.
n/slrn-0.9.9p1-i486-4.txz: Rebuilt.
n/snownews-1.5.12-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
n/stunnel-4.53-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/tcpdump-4.3.0-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/vsftpd-3.0.0-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
n/wget-1.13.4-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/wpa_supplicant-1.0-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/fontconfig-2.9.0-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/mesa-8.0.4-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/pixman-0.26.2-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/xdg-user-dirs-0.14-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/xorg-server-1.12.3-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/xorg-server-xephyr-1.12.3-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/xorg-server-xnest-1.12.3-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/xorg-server-xvfb-1.12.3-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
xap/MPlayer-1.1_20120701-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
      Latest 1.1 branch checkout. Thanks to alienBOB.
xap/audacious-3.2.4-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
xap/audacious-plugins-3.2.4-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
xap/fluxbox-1.3.2-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
xap/fvwm-2.6.5-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
xap/gftp-2.0.19-i486-3.txz: Rebuilt.
xap/gimp-2.8.0-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
xap/gkrellm-2.3.5-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
xap/gucharmap-3.4.1-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
xap/mozilla-firefox-13.0.1-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
      Don't build in the main source directory. Thanks to ponce.
xap/mozilla-thunderbird-13.0.1-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
      Don't build in the main source directory. Thanks to ponce.
xap/pan-0.139-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
xap/pidgin-2.10.6-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
      Fixes a security issue for users of MXit: Incorrect handing of inline
      images in incoming instant messages can cause a buffer overflow and in
      some cases can be exploited to execute arbitrary code.
      For more information, see:
      (* Security fix *)
      Link with Mozilla NSS rather than GnuTLS.
xap/rdesktop-1.7.1-i486-3.txz: Rebuilt.
xap/sane-1.0.22-i486-4.txz: Rebuilt.
xap/seamonkey-2.10.1-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
      Don't build in the main source directory. Thanks to ponce.
      Removed nss.pc and nspr.pc symlinks.
xap/windowmaker-0.95.3-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
xap/x3270-3.3.12ga7-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
xap/xchat-2.8.8-i486-6.txz: Rebuilt.
xap/xsane-0.998-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
extra/jdk-6/jdk-6u27-i586-1.txz: Removed.
extra/linux-3.2.23-nosmp-sdk/*: Rebuilt.
isolinux/initrd.img: Rebuilt.
      Change location of usb.ids and pci.ids to /usr/share/hwdata.
      Patched busybox to fix wget -P option. Thanks to Kirill Smirnoff.
      Allow nic=auto for headless installs. Thanks to alienBOB.
      Fixed /sbin/probe for systems that mix HP RAID with regular hard drives.
      Thanks to mario.
usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img: Rebuilt.

zakame 07-13-2012 11:48 PM

Nice! Waiting for slackware64-current to sync :) Was just about to post a question on KDE power life estimates (I noticed it somewhat stopped showing up on my installation here,) but will try to sync to latest -current first before proceeding.

MadMaverick9 07-13-2012 11:57 PM


It's Friday the 13th, and Mercury is going into retrograde... seems like the perfect time to break things!
Oh my - that IS funny!!

Are you referring to "Mercury305"?

Sorry - I couldn't resist. :redface:

willysr 07-14-2012 12:00 AM


Originally Posted by madmaverick9 (Post 4727634)
oh my - that is funny!!

Are you referring to "mercury305"?

Sorry - i couldn't resist. :redface:

lol :D

MadMaverick9 07-14-2012 12:28 AM

I just noticed that gimp has been upgraded to 2.8.0. That is cool!

That is a reason for me to upgrade to the next stable release of Slackware ... whenever it is ready. ;)

Willy - Thanks for your instructions/advice/info on how to build gimp 2.8.0. I got it up and running successfully on my Slackware 13.37 system. The single window mode is so much more convenient with fvwm.

hitest 07-14-2012 12:32 AM

Awesomeness. :)

storkus 07-14-2012 12:40 AM

One down side: "Next, Java has gone away due to licensing restrictions..."

Guess no official AlienBOB OpenJDK, then...

ponce 07-14-2012 02:39 AM


Originally Posted by storkus (Post 4727657)
One down side: "Next, Java has gone away due to licensing restrictions..."

Guess no official AlienBOB OpenJDK, then...

I think it means the oposite: that java version (openjdk) wil be the one included as it doesn't got the same licensing restrictions of the Oracle's binaries.

BTW, thanks to Pat and the crew for the huge update, especially for the glib/gtk one: gtk+3 is in -current! \o/

( and I'm on holiday with a tethering connection until the end of july, bummer! :( )

Speek 07-14-2012 04:46 AM

Thanks for the updates!
There seems to be a problem with the new mkinitrd. The /init script reports "/sbin/udevadm not found" in lines 303, 307 and 308 during boot.

willysr 07-14-2012 04:50 AM

and i notice that we use slackpkg upgrade-all, we would have problems after gnutls being upgraded since wget is still linked to the old gnutls.

If you wanted to use slackpkg upgrade-all, make sure that you have upgraded wget, p11-kit and gnutls first

seems that p11-kit is missing in 32 bit -Current

markush 07-14-2012 05:01 AM


Originally Posted by willysr (Post 4727780)
and i notice that we use slackpkg upgrade-all, we would have problems after gnutls being upgraded since wget is still linked to the old gnutls.

If you wanted to use slackpkg upgrade-all, make sure that you have upgraded wget, p11-kit and gnutls first

Same problem here. You may as well configure for

in /etc/slackpkg/slackpkg.conf. This forces slackpkg to download all the packages before performing the operation "slackpkg upgrade-all".


willysr 07-14-2012 05:02 AM

Actually, it's due to missing p11-kit, otherwise, it would have been installed when we performed slackpkg install-new

markush 07-14-2012 05:30 AM

nettle is needed for wget to run. I've had to download it with another computer after the system broke ;-)


samac 07-14-2012 05:58 AM

Oh gracious BDFL

Small request with regard to the changelog text.

Would it be possible to list all the removed packages and all the added packages at the start of the changelog?

I feel that this would make upgrading easier and lead to less threads about broken systems on LQ.


markush 07-14-2012 06:27 AM


my systems (slackware64-current) are running now after the massive upgrade. It seems that one has to do

slackpg install-new
at first. Also be sure that you configure for DOWNLOAD_ALL=on in /etc/slackpkg/slackpkg.conf

Problem is that gnutls, p11 and nettle have to be upgraded/installed in order to get the upgraded version of wget running. On my server where DOWNLOAD_ALL=on is configured the "slackpkg upgrade-all" went well, but since wget was broken I could not run "slackpkg install-new".

I had to rebuild google-chrome.

USB was no longer working until I rebooted the system.


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