My thoughts on Slackware, life and everything

Attn: bear’s Slackware 14.2 mirror (32bit) will be removed due to space constraints

I have been maintaining a mirror for the Slackware 14.2 (32bit) distribution on my ‘bear‘ server. Its URL is .

Unfortunately this server runs off a SSD disk which is just 120 GB in size. It has its limits with regard to what I can store there. Lack of disk space is forcing me to remove this mirror copy of the 32bit Slackware 14.2 today. My own repositories are growing and are hungrily looking at that occupied space.
If you were mirroring from my server, you can switch to one of the other highly esteemed mirrors:

The 64bit mirror is not going to go away, I like to have a mirror of the latest stable release on ‘bear‘ (ok… only 64bit from now on). When a future Slackware 15.0 gets released, its mirror will then take the place of the 14.2 mirror on ‘bear‘.



  1. Janis

    Are there any indications when the 15.0 could be expected, besides “it will be released when ready)?

    Marry Christmas!

  2. alienbob

    Janis… you gave the answer yourself. It’s ready when it’s ready.

  3. Hoogin

    Hi alienbob!
    Thanks for everything you do!

    I’m getting 1gbs fiber optics next year, I’m going set up mirror here in Sweden.

  4. alienbob

    Hoogin, mirrors are always good.
    See for information on how to get your mirror added to the central mirror list for

  5. drakeo

    As long as you have your git with the build scripts that is what really helps me.
    Waiting for the new Plasma build.

  6. Mike Langdon

    First – thanks for all you do for us!

    Getting this error when I tried to start System Settings:

    bash-4.4# /usr/bin/systemsettings5
    QStandardPaths: wrong ownership on runtime directory /tmp/xdg-runtime-michael, 1000 instead of 0
    “Session bus not found\nTo circumvent this problem try the following command (with Linux and bash)\nexport $(dbus-launch)”

    Other than System Settings, I have not had any other problems. All else seems fine – Kate, Dolphin, K3b,etc…..

  7. Ponce

    Hi Mike,

    I think that happens because you are trying to launch systemsettings5 as root in a kde session owned by the “michael” user.

  8. alienbob

    What ponce said. You should never have to run systemsettings5 as root.

  9. Mike Langdon

    I was in init 3 without X when I did the upgrade. I knew it would be awhile so I was watching TV with the wife. I went to check later and it was done. Instead of a reboot, I typed startx still logged in as root. When X started I knew immediately what I did, so I logged out without doing anything else. I exited root and logged in as michael, and everything was normal. It was then I tried system settings and got that error. I did a total reboot, and nothing had changed. Going off to Google to see how to change a uid………..

  10. Mike Langdon

    I re-read what both you and Ponce were saying. Here’s my problem:

    bash-4.4$ /usr/bin/systemsettings5
    file:///usr/share/kpackage/genericqml/org.kde.systemsettings.sidebar/contents/ui/main.qml:22:1: module “org.kde.kirigami” is not installed
    import org.kde.kirigami 2.1 as Kirigami
    Segmentation fault

    Something was somehow missed on the upgrade. Back to the drawing board…..

  11. alienbob

    Mike are you on Slackware-current? That error happened on 14.2 with the older Qt package. It was mentioned in the comments section of an older blog post, along with the solution.
    On -current and with qt5-5.9.3 you should not be getting that error.

  12. Mike Langdon

    Eric, for whatever reason, kirigami never got installed. And yes, I am on Slackware-current. Have been ever since x86_64. System Settings is fine now.

    Slackpkgplus is pointed to:


    Internet (cable) was slow and a couple of times it timed out. That’s why I went to watch TV. And I had a couple of drinks….:)

  13. 3DPACTE

    Hi Alien! B1.1.9.4 and which are established in the help of setup2hd. After loading of OS and I won’t try yet it will be connected to wifi everything works perfectly. Any applications are started. But as soon as I will try it will be connected to wifi, the applications started earlier work, but applications after attempt to connect wifi aren’t started. If the cable with the Internet directly from a router in the laptop is connected, then everything works. In live the mode too most. Excuse for my bad English

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