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Archive for April, 2018

Plasma5 – April 18 edition for Slackware

One of my previous posts discussed “ABI breakage” and how that affects software to the point where it breaks and you need to recompile stuff to un-break it. Well… last week was most likely another, bigger, surprise to many of you. The Slackware-current ChangeLog.txt update of “Thu Apr 19 01:04:06 UTC 2018” started with: Hi […]

New package for qbittorrent, now based on Qt5

Not related per se to the fall-out of last weekend’s update to the icu4c and poppler packages, my qbittorrent package for slackware-current had stopped working sometime ago – caused by an update in -current of the boost package on which the torrent library depends. I needed to update qbittorrent too therefore, after having taken care […]

Fun and games in -current when ABIs break

Oh my. It was not an April Fools joke when the ChangeLog.txt of slackware-current mentioned the following (I left out the non-relevant package updates):   +————————–+ Sun Apr 1 02:53:26 UTC 2018 … l/icu4c-61.1-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded. Shared library .so-version bump. … l/poppler-0.63.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded. Shared library .so-version bump. All of usĀ  who follow Slackware’s development know that […]