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Old 01-14-2017, 04:42 AM   #1951
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Yes, good news indeed -- Thanks Pat. -- but zakame deserves the credit for spotting/raising the issue not me. I'm just a grumpy guy on the forum who expressed a preference for doing it the old way. I'm sure Pat came to his own conclusions.


As a follow on, it might be an idea to modify rc.S anyway to make the mtab handling conditional on it not being a symlink to cater for those who want to do it the new way. Something like:
Code:
if [ ! -L /etc/mtab ]; then
  # Any /etc/mtab file that exists here is old, so we start with a new one:
  /bin/rm -f /etc/mtab /etc/mtab~ /etc/mtab.tmp && /bin/touch /etc/mtab

  # Add entry for / to /etc/mtab:
  /sbin/mount -f -w /

  # Add /proc, /sys, and /dev/shm mounts to /etc/mtab:
  if [ -d /proc/sys ]; then
    /sbin/mount -f -t proc proc /proc
  fi
  if [ -d /sys/bus ]; then
    /sbin/mount -f -t sysfs sysfs /sys
  fi
  if grep -q '^[^ ]\+ /dev/shm ' /proc/mounts 2> /dev/null ; then
    /sbin/mount -f -t tmpfs tmpfs /dev/shm
  fi
fi
(I've also removed a bashism on the rm -f line, while I was looking at it),

It might even be better to make it if [ ! -L /etc/mtab ] && [ -f /etc/mtab ]; then to cater for there not being a mtab at all (which seems to be the direction that upstream want to go) but that needs more thought.
 
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Old 01-14-2017, 04:03 PM   #1952
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please switch xorg imput driver to xf86-input-libinput , have better support and hardware support.

i read in xorg-server 1.1.9.1 all this are deprecated


Only if swith to libimput

Imput deprecated
Quote:
xf86-input-joystick
xf86-input-acecad
video driver deprecated
Quote:
xf86-video-apm
xf86-video-ark
xf86-video-chips
xf86-video-glint
xf86-video-i128
xf86-video-i740
xf86-video-mach64
xf86-video-neomagic
xf86-video-nv
xf86-video-r128
xf86-video-rendition
xf86-video-s3
xf86-video-s3virge
xf86-video-savage
xf86-video-siliconmotion
xf86-video-sis
xf86-video-tdfx
xf86-video-trident
xf86-video-tseng

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Old 01-14-2017, 04:45 PM   #1953
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perl 5.24.1

https://cpan.metacpan.org/authors/id...5.24.1.tar.bz2

With a security fix described here: https://metacpan.org/changes/release...tional-modules

Also, perl 5.22.3

https://cpan.metacpan.org/authors/id...-5.22.3.tar.gz

It has the same security fix as well.

Last edited by suppy; 01-14-2017 at 04:52 PM.
 
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Old 01-15-2017, 11:47 PM   #1954
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Yes, good news indeed -- Thanks Pat. -- but zakame deserves the credit for spotting/raising the issue not me. I'm just a grumpy guy on the forum who expressed a preference for doing it the old way. I'm sure Pat came to his own conclusions.
No worries, I just ran into it For the record, I also made a PR to conky so that it uses /proc/mounts moving forward: https://github.com/brndnmtthws/conky/pull/357
 
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:24 AM   #1955
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For the record: The PdfHandler extension from MediaWiki 1.28.0 isn't compatible with the pdfinfo command from the poppler-0.50.0 package. From the release notes:

Release 0.46.0
* pdfinfo: Don't print pdf info when printing metadata, javascript, or structure. Bug #96801

PdfHandler expects the old "buggy" behaviour. As a workaround I removed the -meta option from PdfHandler.image.php.
 
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:32 AM   #1956
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Has anybody mentioned that the new bash package provides the file /usr/lib/pkgconfig/bash.pc on Slackware64-current? Shouldn't that be lib64?
 
Old 01-16-2017, 10:23 PM   #1957
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Only for consideration

In my mind are the idea to "exterminate" i486 packages ... then here a collect a list of i486 with updates availables


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
acpid-2.0.23-i486-1 --> 2.0.25
http://sourceforge.net/projects/acpid2/files/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
aspell-0.60.6-i486-1 --> 0.60.6.1
http://aspell.net/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
at-3.1.12-i486-1 --> 3.1.16
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
texinfo-4.13a-i486-4 --> 6.0
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/texinfo/
This require patch
https://projects.archlinux.org/svnto...ckages/texinfo
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
time-1.7-i486-1 --> 1.7.2
http://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Time
http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/tim...e-1.7.2.tar.gz
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
traceroute-2.0.19-i486-1 ---> 2.0.21
http://sourceforge.net/projects/trac...es/traceroute/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
cifs-utils-5.5-i486-2 --> 6.4
https://download.samba.org/pub/linux-cifs/cifs-utils/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
djvulibre-3.5.25.3-i486-2 --> 3.5.27
http://djvu.sourceforge.net/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
dmidecode-2.12-i486-1 --> 3.0
http://www.nongnu.org/dmidecode/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
doxygen-1.8.9.1-i486-1 --> 1.8.10
http://www.stack.nl/~dimitri/doxygen/download.html
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
fribidi-0.19.2-i486-3 --> 0.19.7
http://fribidi.org/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
libnl3-3.2.25-i486-1 --> 3.2.27
https://github.com/thom311/libnl/releases/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
libxml2-2.9.2-i486-2 --> 2.9.3
ftp://xmlsoft.org/libxml2/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
openobex-1.5-i486-1 --> 1.7.1
http://sourceforge.net/projects/open...iles/openobex/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
openvpn-2.3.6-i486-1 --> 2.3.9
https://openvpn.net/index.php/open-s...downloads.html
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
pycups-1.9.70-i486-1 --> 1.9.73
http://cyberelk.net/tim/data/pycups/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
pycurl-7.19.0-i486-2 --> 7.19.5.3
http://pycurl.sourceforge.net/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
taglib-1.9.1-i486-1 --> 1.10
http://taglib.github.io/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
autofs-5.0.7-i486-2 --> 5.1.1
ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/daemons/autofs/v5
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
fuse-2.9.3-i486-1 --> 2.9.4
https://github.com/libfuse/main/releases
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
v4l-utils-1.6.2-i486-1 --> 1.8.1
http://linuxtv.org/downloads/v4l-utils/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
quota-3.17-i486-1 --> 4.03
http://sourceforge.net/projects/linu...s/quota-tools/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
pygobject-2.28.6-i486-2 (available 3.x for gtk3)
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
mcabber-0.10.2-i486-1 --> 1.0.0
http://www.lilotux.net/~mikael/mcabber/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
x3270-3.3.12ga7-i486-2 --> 3.4ga9
http://x3270.bgp.nu/download.html
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
vbetool-1.1-i486-1 --> 1.2.2
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/~airlied...l-1.2.2.tar.gz
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
redland-1.0.16-i486-1 --> 1.0.17
http://librdf.org/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
rasqal-0.9.30-i486-1 --> 0.9.33
http://librdf.org/rasqal/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
sharutils-4.15-i486-1 --> 4.15.2
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/sharutils
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
nftables-0.4-i486-1 --> 0.5
http://netfilter.org/news.html#2015-09-17a
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
nfs-utils-1.3.1-i486-1 --> 1.3.3
http://sourceforge.net/projects/nfs/files/nfs-utils/
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
links-2.9-i486-1 --> 2.12
http://links.twibright.com/download.php
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
libssh-0.6.4-i486-1 --> 0.7.2
http://www.libssh.org/
DUDE!
SackWare would not be SlackWare
if every thing was kept bleeding edge

I can see some benefit in rebuilding the libraries
for better CPUs but alot of this are small programs
and ones you would not very often so what dose it matter
 
Old 01-16-2017, 10:29 PM   #1958
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SackWare would not be SlackWare
SackWare ftw! I kind of like it. Excuse the noise
 
Old 01-16-2017, 10:47 PM   #1959
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Patch for lilo.

Code:
On my system, the Sandisk Cruzer USB Stick has file names in /dev/disk/by-id/, that contain
colons: this causes lilo to fail when using one of these files as a boot disk. This patch
replaces the failure with a warning.

--- ./src/geometry.c.orig       2015-11-21 18:50:18.000000000 -0500
+++ ./src/geometry.c    2016-12-28 18:27:24.322516088 -0500
@@ -1357,16 +1357,12 @@
 
 int geo_open(GEOMETRY *geo,const char *name,int flags)
 {
-    char *here;
-    int user_dev,block_size;
+    int user_dev = -1,block_size;
     struct stat st;
 
-    if ((here = strrchr(name,':')) == NULL) user_dev = -1;
-    else {
-       *here++ = 0;
-        warn("%s:BIOS syntax is no longer supported.\n    Please use a "
-         "DISK section.", name);
-       user_dev = to_number(here);
+    if (strrchr(name,':') != NULL) {
+        warn("%s:BIOS syntax is no longer supported: "
+                        "Treating as a device file.", name);
     }
     if ((geo->fd = open(name,flags)) < 0)
        die("open %s: %s",name,strerror(errno));
 
Old 01-16-2017, 11:08 PM   #1960
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let me check change logs . Pat rebuild firefox so it functions correct with the new GCC and stuff you built. like Seamonkey is working fine you rebuilt it.
 
Old 01-16-2017, 11:18 PM   #1961
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DUDE!
SackWare would not be SlackWare
if every thing was kept bleeding edge

I can see some benefit in rebuilding the libraries
for better CPUs but alot of this are small programs
and ones you would not very often so what dose it matter
Slackware would not progress if Pat didn't put newer versions in -current. Even right now, it is pretty close to bleeding edge for X and mesa and probably quite a few other programs. That is exactly what -current is for. To throw stuff at the wall (newer versions) and see what sticks (bug-free and stable). When we get closer to a stable release, the "latest and greatest" versions usually take a back seat to the "tried and true" versions.

And I think all i486 packages that have been rebuilt for one reason or another for the last year or two have been rebuilt to i586, so Slackware is slowly working towards replacing i486 with i586. The i486 packages mentioned above all have newer versions, which would give Pat a reason to rebuild them as i586 (other than to just rebuild them to i586).

Overall, this is a "requests" thread. Anybody can request whatever they want. You can request upgrades, downgrades, new packages, removals, or changes. Pat and team have the experience and knowledge to make good decisions on whether or not to upgrade packages. Robby specifically posted this thread so people could request updates. Now, if you have good reasons that any of these programs shouldn't be updated, then that is worthy of a post. But to just say we don't want bleeding edge in the development version of Slackware, seems a little shortsighted.

I didn't mean this to slam, but rather to inform. Hopefully it seems informative rather than the alternative
 
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Old 01-16-2017, 11:48 PM   #1962
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bassmadrigal
slackware has a reputation for being the most stable and bug free distro there is .
and by staying a little bit behind Pat and the other devlopers
have avoided some of the traps that other distros have fallen in to let the other distros find the bugs
an example would be the buggy GNU libs that red hat 7 had
fact RHL7 is why I started using slackware in the first place
note
that's red hat linux 7 NOT Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

I do have a request
I would like to see a update script included in the install media it just seems to me that making the major changes involved in updating would be safer on a non running system
I just always wonder if it will boot when ever I update my system

Last edited by rob.rice; 01-17-2017 at 12:05 AM.
 
Old 01-17-2017, 01:04 AM   #1963
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bassmadrigal
slackware has a reputation for being the most stable and bug free distro there is .
and by staying a little bit behind Pat and the other devlopers
I am well aware of Slackware's reputation. But this is Slackware's development channel. Pushing newer versions is exactly what -current should be used for, especially early in the release cycle. It's better to find buggy versions here than in a stable release.

Currently, according to Slackware's distrowatch page, -current is running the latest stable version (or newer, in the case of grub) on 16 out of the 30 installed packages that they track on their default page. If we widen the parameter to all packages they track, out of the 123 packages Slackware has installed, 85 of them are running the latest stable versions (or newer, in the case of grub). That's almost 70% of the packages distrowatch tracks, we're on the "bleeding edge".

Even with all those "bleeding edge" versions, -current stays remarkably stable. This is a testament that Pat and team are more than capable. Pat and team have been doing this long enough to know which projects tend to put out buggy releases and they're more likely to stay behind a version or two (maybe more, depending on the project). That reasoning has even been mentioned in this thread or on the forum (I can't remember which, and it would be too difficult to find the reference) as a reason that they aren't willing to upgrade to the latest version of some program.

As I said before, Pat and team know what they're doing. They've been providing us rock solid releases for years (decades, in Patrick's case). We can suggest whatever we want, and they'll "take it under advisement". They may choose to upgrade it, or they may choose to keep it the same version. But this is a "requests" thread, so people should be able to request anything they're interested in seeing.

Last edited by bassmadrigal; 01-17-2017 at 01:36 AM. Reason: Fixed url for distrowatch
 
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Old 01-17-2017, 03:36 AM   #1964
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Overall, this is a "requests" thread. Anybody can request whatever they want.
Then, I can ask for LinuxPAM, please?
 
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Old 01-17-2017, 03:51 AM   #1965
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Then, I can ask for LinuxPAM, please?
You made my day
Now waiting for someone to request systemd
 
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