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Slackware-current got updated… 448 lines of ChangeLog

Another big update to slackware-current today.

The ChangeLog.txt entry of “Thu Oct 29 20:12:14 UTC 2015” counts 448lines, and a little less than half of that number consists of updates to packages; the rest is rebuilds. A massive package recompilation occured because several core libraries got updated and Pat is quite conscientious in getting all the library dependency issues resolved properly.

Items of interest: this batch contains several security updates (gvfs, jasper, curl, ntp, php, mozilla-firefox).

The kernel got updated (from 4.1.6 to 4.1.12)! Perl was refreshed too (to 5.22.0 coming from 5.18.1). Scons got added. And ConsoleKit2 got added too folks! This replaces the unmaintained ConsoleKit.

The GTK/GLib subsystem got overhauled thanks to the hard work of  Robby. And then there’s Mesa which is now at 11.0.4 accompanied by X.Org 1.17.3 and libdrm 2.4.65.

In the KDE department, several components were updated to their most recent releases: KDEvelop is now at version 4.7.2, Calligra went up to 2.9.8. The various Long Term Support (LTS) packages are now at their final versions: kdelibs to 4.14.13, kdepim* to 4.14.10 and kde-workspace to 4.11.22. No further updates for KDE 4 are expected.

All in all a potentially disruptive update. I suggest that you upgrade with care, especially if you are running my Plasma 5 packages. I have not yet had the time to test whether recompilations are required, and I am pressed for time (delivering training courses to a new Helpdesk team this week and the next) so it may take several more days before I can come up with rebuilt Plasma packages.

If you want to dive right in and report the Plasma 5 packages that no longer work for you, I’d be grateful.

Have fun! Eric

Comments

Comment from carlosmoura
Posted: October 30, 2015 at 01:32

thank you and to all

Comment from Eduardo
Posted: October 30, 2015 at 01:43

Thanks for the heads-up Eric. I’ll think I’ll wait too, since I right now I have to deliver lots of work.

Comment from Neeraj
Posted: October 30, 2015 at 05:25

Hi
Just installed all the updates and using the Plasma 5. Things seem to be working fine out of the box.
Thanks for all the work Eric!

Comment from cwizardone
Posted: October 30, 2015 at 06:12

Many thanks to you, rworkman, Mr. Volkerding and the others for all your hard work! It is sincerely appreciated!

PS: All the changes have been installed and so far, so good.
🙂

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Posted: October 30, 2015 at 11:05

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Comment from alienbob
Posted: October 30, 2015 at 11:21

Thanks for the responses. It looks like there are no immediate requirements for Plasma 5 recompilations then?
The next Plasma 5 update will be the usual monthly one then… somewhere after November 14th when Frameworks, Plasma and Applications all have seen their new releases.

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Posted: October 30, 2015 at 17:49

[…] Slackware-current got updated… 448 lines of ChangeLog […]

Comment from Mike
Posted: October 30, 2015 at 20:49

kontact didn’t start for me. libslas2.so.2 not found. Inserted a symbolic link to libsasl2.so.3 for now.

Mike

Comment from Gérard Monpontet
Posted: October 30, 2015 at 21:22

kmail is broken, need old cyrus-sasl package (libslas2.so.2).

but work with link

ln -s libsasl2.so.3.0.0 libsasl2.so.2

other think:

i have compiled qt-5.1, and all work here 😉

Comment from Gérard Monpontet
Posted: October 30, 2015 at 21:24

oops 😉

other thing:

i have compiled qt-5.1, and all work here

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Posted: October 30, 2015 at 21:56

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Comment from fabio
Posted: October 30, 2015 at 23:24

Thanks Eric and the team. Hail ConsoleKit2!

Comment from Regnad Kcin
Posted: October 31, 2015 at 08:22

upgraded with no problems so far.

Comment from p431i7o
Posted: October 31, 2015 at 17:17

I’ll test this first on a VM to check that nothing breaks. Last time with a similar update, something broke the package libsigsegv didn’t upgrade, but was uninstalled, and scripts that requires it like cat | grep and similar were unable to work…

One question Eric, last time you told me that a full installation is required in order to some of your builds work properly, how can I know if something is not installed ( ’cause when I installed, I have selected the full installation option) besides the use of using:

#slackpkg search slackware64 | grep uninstalled
Is there a tool or a another command that can I use to check this?
Thanks !

Comment from Gérard Monpontet
Posted: October 31, 2015 at 20:37

package libkexiv2-15.08.2-x86_64-1alien.txz, is broken

need recompil with the new slack-current exiv2 package

Comment from carlosmoura
Posted: November 1, 2015 at 18:41

p431i7o : “slackpkg install-new”, I believe this can help

Comment from carlosmoura
Posted: November 1, 2015 at 18:59

p431i7o : slackpkg check-updates

Comment from mara
Posted: November 2, 2015 at 00:45

perl
/usr/bin/pod2html
Segmentation fault

Comment from quattro
Posted: November 2, 2015 at 12:21

Gwenview crash after update:
Segmentation fault
Unable to start Dr. Konqi

Comment from gengisdave
Posted: November 2, 2015 at 13:41

usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libssh2.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Comment from alienbob
Posted: November 2, 2015 at 16:04

gengisdave , libssh2.so.1 was added to the aaa_elflibs package. You probably have that package blacklisted in slackpkg.

See also http://www.slackware.com/~mozes/docs/aaa_elflibs.txt

Comment from alienbob
Posted: November 2, 2015 at 16:06

mara – that command does not segfault here. In fact, it sits waiting there, because it needs an inputfile.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: November 2, 2015 at 18:14

mara, can you verify that you have installed the latest packages for slackware-current for:
aaa_elflibs
db48
mariadb
openssl / openssl-solibs

In particular, since this is slackware-current, you probably need to upgrade the aaa_elflibs package.

Comment from mara
Posted: November 2, 2015 at 19:09

alienbob, this occurs when assembling rrdtool.
build with the -i option

error:
GEN rrdbuild.html
/bin/sh: line 1: 11365 Ошибка сегментирования /usr/bin/pod2html –infile=rrdbuild.pod –outfile=rrdbuild.html –noindex –htmlroot=. –podpath=. –title=rrdbuild
Makefile:693: ошибка выполнения рецепта для цели «rrdbuild.html»
make[1]: *** [rrdbuild.html] Ошибка 139

Comment from alienbob
Posted: November 2, 2015 at 21:18

mara, (1) I don’t do anything with rrdtool, and (2) I can not read your output.

Comment from quattro
Posted: November 2, 2015 at 22:47

Compiled gwenview, now work fine.

Comment from Janis
Posted: November 3, 2015 at 19:59

Hi!
If I may, I’d like to suggest for the inner ring to decide on inclusion of pciutils-3.4.0 as 3.2.0 does not recognize new devices (had issue on Acer E4-572G laptop with non recognized WiFi chip) and add to the /n new Intel firmwares from http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-034398.htm

Comment from mara
Posted: November 3, 2015 at 22:03

the error is eliminated by removing perl-5.18.1 and all modules

Comment from Regnad Kcin
Posted: November 5, 2015 at 18:13

i started to notice some sluggishness in my machine and upgraded to the newest -current and things are snappy again.

Comment from Regnad Kcin
Posted: November 5, 2015 at 18:14

by the way, the latest upgrades to SCIM that came with this upgrade are really great for Chinese character input.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: November 5, 2015 at 21:18

Regnad Kcin, nice! I have not tried SCIM in a while, good to hear that it still improves.

Comment from Umberto Rustichelli aka Ubi
Posted: November 6, 2015 at 08:07

LibreOffice 5 won’t start any more because libssh2.so.1 has been removed. I suppose a symbolic link can trivially fix that.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: November 6, 2015 at 11:43

Umberto, you missed this update:

+————————–+
Thu Oct 29 20:12:14 UTC 2015
a/aaa_elflibs-14.2-x86_64-3.txz: Rebuilt.
Added libgdbm.so.4.
Added libssh2.so.1.
Added libudev.so.0.
Added libgudev-1.0.so.0.

This same remark can be found higher up in the page, see my Post dated: November 2, 2015 at 16:04

Comment from слакварявод
Posted: November 6, 2015 at 12:57

gwenview not working! 🙁

Comment from alienbob
Posted: November 6, 2015 at 15:00

слакварявод – someone else already mentioned higher up in this page that gwenview has to be recompiled to make it work again.

Comment from webster / Valheru
Posted: November 7, 2015 at 09:53

Perl is crashed. One solution – back to the previous version. – 5.18.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: November 7, 2015 at 16:19

webster, you probably have installed some self-compiled perl modules. Slackware’s perl no longer uses a versioned installation directory. Earlier Slackware releases installed perl stuff in “/usr/lib/perl5//” but since 2011 everything is installed to “/usr/lib/perl5/”.

If you have perl modules compiled for a previous perl, those modules are mixing in with the new perl and cause crashes. Try removing or at least recompiling those custom perl modules.

Comment from webster / Valheru
Posted: November 9, 2015 at 13:31

No, when I have your current perl I cannot compile anything.

For example SBOtools:
[…]
Checking if your kit is complete…
Warning: the following files are missing in your kit:
Changes
Please inform the author.
Generating a Unix-style Makefile
Writing Makefile for SBO::Lib
Writing MYMETA.yml and MYMETA.json
cp lib/SBO/Lib.pm blib/lib/SBO/Lib.pm
cp lib/Sort/Versions.pm blib/lib/Sort/Versions.pm
PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 “/usr/bin/perl5.22.0” “-MExtUtils::Command::MM” “-MTest::Harness” “-e” “undef *Test::Harness::Switches; test_harness(0, ‘blib/lib’, ‘blib/arch’)” t/*.t
t/SBO-Lib.t …
Dubious, test returned 1 (wstat 256, 0x100)
Failed 1/1 subtests
t/versions.t .. ok

The same, when I try to compile Spamassassin and etc.

Comment from Fabio
Posted: November 14, 2015 at 20:35

Hi, from the latest current update, I’ve installed KDevelop, but now I’ve this error when try to launch :

kdevelop: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/libkdevplatformutil.so.8: undefined symbol: _ZNK19KIdentityProxyModel10headerDataEiN2Qt11OrientationEi

any suggestion?

Comment from Martin
Posted: November 21, 2015 at 17:08

I also had a segfault with pod2html. Got it to work by renaming (ie. removing) the plugin directory /usr/local/lib64/perl5/

Comment from Martin
Posted: November 21, 2015 at 17:10

I also had pod2html segfaulting on me. Got it to work by renaming the directory /usr/local/lib64/perl5

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