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Old 12-22-2022, 11:45 AM   #1
drmozes
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Slackware ARM 14.2 - EOL (End of Life): March 2023


Code:
root@zaden-142:~# cat /etc/slackware-version
Slackware 14.2

Code:
root@zaden-142:~# uptime
 16:37:17 up 309 days,  4:53,  3 users,  load average: 0.06, 0.15, 0.17

root@zaden-142:~# strings /proc/device-tree/model /proc/cpuinfo
Globalscale Technologies SheevaPlug
processor	: 0
model name	: Feroceon 88FR131 rev 1 (v5l)
BogoMIPS	: 1191.11
Features	: swp half thumb fastmult edsp
CPU implementer	: 0x56
CPU architecture: 5TE
CPU variant	: 0x2
CPU part	: 0x131
CPU revision	: 1
Hardware	: Marvell Kirkwood (Flattened Device Tree)
Revision	: 0000
Serial		: 0000000000000000
Just to lose the uptime is sad enough in its own right (thank's for your donations which paid for a UPS to achieve such uptime), but it only gets worse: It's a sad day, for today I announce that Slackware ARM 14.2 will reach the end of life on 1st March 2023:

Code:
root@zaden-142:~# sed -n '/##/,/##/p'  ~/armedslack/slackwarearm-14.2/ChangeLog.txt
################################################################################
#          IMPENDING EOL (END OF LIFE) FOR SLACKWARE ARM v14.2                 #
#                                                                              #
#    Effective March 1st, 2023, security patches and fixes will no longer be   #
#    provided for Slackware ARM v14.2.                                         #
#                                                                              #
# If you are still running this version, you should consider upgrading to the  #
# the latest stable release (currently Slackware 15.0 at the time of writing). #
# Alternately, you may make arrangements to handle your own security patches.  #
################################################################################
This does not affect x86/64.

If you'd like to know more about it, jump to here in the latest vlog episode; but essentially apart from it costing money to run, the main thing is that the Kernel is already out of support. Re-basing the Kernel makes no sense on a 7 year old release, especially when there's already been newer OS release.

Now I'm looking forward to spending time on the 64bit development! :-)
 
Old 12-23-2022, 11:36 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by drmozes View Post
It's a sad day, for today I announce that Slackware ARM 14.2 will reach the end of life on 1st March 2023
Even if unofficial, there are the following Slackware porting for ARMv5, that (will) follow the official Slackware x86 EOL:

14.2: https://bonslack.org/bonslack_armv5te-14.2/
15.0: https://bonslack.org/bonslack_armv5te-15.0/
current: https://bonslack.org/bonslack_armv5te-current/

Hoping useful for someone (for sure, for me!!!)
Luca
 
  


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