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Almost a beta

Well here it is… almost.

Sat Nov 14 21:35:57 UTC 2015
Please enjoy "almost a beta." Sorry we missed Friday the 13th this time.

Yet another 200+ lines of updates in the ChangeLog.txt of slackware-current.  It’s obvious that Pat has been watching the LinuxQuestions threads closely. And we are again very bleeding edge, with the Gnu Compiler Collection 5.2.0!

The update of tigervnc (in ./extra … with fltk as a new dependency) as well as the addition of the squashfs-tools are Pat’s nod to the Live version of Slackware that is in the making here at home. The Live ISO can now be created with and by Slackware-current without the need for 3rd party software.

Have fun! I had my ktown packages ready but now I need to find out if this update breaks stuff even before I released it… sorry guys.

Also, new gcc-multilib packages need to be made now. That too, may take a day or so.

Eric

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Comment from Ryan P.C. McQuen
Posted: November 15, 2015 at 01:40

Exciting time to be a slacker!

Comment from Josan Neves
Posted: November 15, 2015 at 02:14

Great news! Thank you for sharing and for helping to build this great GNU/Linux distribution!

Comment from Jen
Posted: November 15, 2015 at 02:33

Cool!

Comment from Niki Kovacs
Posted: November 15, 2015 at 07:05

I have a question about building the LiveCD. I remember from having fiddled with the Linux-Live scripts that the kernel had to be rebuilt to include the SquashFS module. Is it now possible to build a Slackware Live CD without rebuilding the kernel?

Comment from Regnad Kcin
Posted: November 15, 2015 at 07:18

This line in the ChangeLog suggests that this update could break a lot of things— or am I reading it wrong?

testing/packages/eudev-3.1.5-x86_64-1.txz: Added.
Thanks to Jean-Philippe Guillemin.
Expect problems (especially with an initrd) unless everything depending upon libudev.so.0 is recompiled. Those packages include: ConsoleKit2, ModemManager, NetworkManager, aaa_elflibs, bluez, dhcpcd, gutenprint, gvfs, intel-gpu-tools, kde-workspace, kdelibs, libatasmart, libcanberra, libgphoto2, libgpod, libmbim, libmtp, libusb, libusb-compat, lvm2, network-manager-applet, qt, sane, system-config-printer, udisks, udisks2, usbmuxd, usbutils, util-linux, xf86-input-evdev, xf86-input-vmmouse, xf86-video-ati, xf86-video-intel, xf86-video-modesetting, xf86-video-nouveau, xf86-video-openchrome, and xorg-server.

Comment from Niki Kovacs
Posted: November 15, 2015 at 07:36

eudev has been added to the *testing/* directory. Normally you don’t install stuff from there, and if you do, you get to keep the pieces if things break.

Comment from Regnad Kcin
Posted: November 15, 2015 at 07:55

ok. got it.

Comment from Gérard Monpontet
Posted: November 15, 2015 at 09:37

I have compiled the latest kde stuff, before slack-current update , it seem all work correctly here. 😉

just the latest ‘kdesdk-kioslaves’, not compil here, it seem it’s subersion problem or other.

Comment from Regnad Kcin
Posted: November 15, 2015 at 11:43

Interestingly many of the mirrors in Asia don’t have this update yet. I finally found a fast-enough US mirror. Everything works ok so far.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: November 15, 2015 at 14:08

Niki, my Live ISO can be built without compiling. With squashfs-tools included and a tigervnc in /extra that works again, I do not need anything except a slackware-current package tree.
I do add one external piece of software: the binary Nvidia drivers as included as a separate module.
However that one will only get activated if you pass “nvidia” as a boot parameter.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: November 15, 2015 at 14:09

Gérard, I have a patch for kdesdk-kioslaves, and I have already compiled a package for it.

Comment from FeyFre
Posted: November 15, 2015 at 14:37

Is it know already if we going to have Qt 5.* series in -current?
Or campat32 package for 14.1 ? (have slack64-14.1+qt5 from your repo, but need crosscompile qt dependent project into i486 arch)

Comment from alienbob
Posted: November 15, 2015 at 15:09

FeyFre, Slackware 14.2 (the upcoming release) will not have Qt5.
You can create a qt5-compat32 package for Slackware 14.1 yourself using the “convertpkg-compat32” script which is part of the compat32-tools package.

Comment from Gérard Monpontet
Posted: November 15, 2015 at 17:24

Ok, Eric, good 😉

Comment from Aleksandar
Posted: November 15, 2015 at 20:33

Great! We can expect 14.2 in less than a year or two 🙂

Comment from Ricardo J. Barberis
Posted: November 16, 2015 at 05:00

Good news!

Comment from Stephan
Posted: November 18, 2015 at 16:44

Hello. I have upgraded and everything was smooth no issues at all. Thanks!

Comment from Stephan
Posted: November 19, 2015 at 21:21

Hi – KSystemlog crashes since a while. Its not related to this update but I wanted to mention it anyway.

Cheers

Steph

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