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Updates for LibreOffice, Chromium, Calibre, QBittorrent, Veracrypt

I have been preparing a stable release of liveslak, and I wanted the PLASMA5 ISO to have up-to-date software taken from my own “alien” package repository. So I downloaded the latest sources and have prepared new packages for Slackware-current on which the Live ISOs are based, for the following: LibreOffice: LibreOffice 5.1.3 is a minor […]

Package recompilation effort underway

Hey folks! Two things recently happened to Slackware-current that you need to be aware of if you are using my Plasma5 packages from the ‘ktown‘ repository. libical was upgraded. The new shared library has a different version number, breaking several applications in my Plasma 5 package set. Mostly these are KDEPIM related. the openssl upgrade  dropped […]

Multilib updates and more still to come

You will have noticed the update of slackware-current today. There’s a new kernel (4.4.2) and an updated glibc which addresses CVE-2015-7547. So I took the opportunity to upload my multilib version of the glibc packages for slackware-current. I also updated my set of “compat32” packages and am compiling a glibc for Slackware64 14.1 at the moment. This will be uploaded when […]

Slackware Live Edition, updated

During the past weeks I have been working on my “liveslak” scripts for the Slackware Live Edition. Check out my previous articles about Beta1 Beta2 and Beta3 releases for these scripts, they contain a lot of background about the reasons for creating yet another Slackware Live, as well as instructions on the use of the Live ISO images and their […]

KDE 5_16.01 for slackware-current

 I had big issues with my Internet connectivity this past week, when my internet cable modem suddenly died. I was able to use a backup connection on my telephony modem but the 1 Mbit/sec up- and download offered by that outlet was not sufficient for the amounts of data I had to upload. So, I was very […]