The updates in Slackware-current this week (icu4c, poppler, libical) broke many programs in my Plasma5 ‘ktown’ repository, to the extent that the complete Plasma 5 desktop would no longer start.
That is the fun of using the bleeding edge – if something disruptive happens in slackware-current you’ll have to wait for the 3rd party repositories to catch up. And I am one of those 3rd party packagers.
I have researched the list of packages that needed a recompilation, and in some cases I performed an upgrade at the same time (qt5 went up to 5.9.3, poppler synced to the 0.62.0 in Slackware-current, qtav went up to 1.12.0). The 64bit packages have already been uploaded but if you are running 32bit Slackware-current (why are you doing that?) you’ll have to wait another day because I just started the compilation there.
What has been updated in the ‘ktown’ repository? Here is a list, mostly in order of compilation:
deps:qt5,qt5-webkit,phonon,qtav,poppler kde4:kdelibs,akonadi4,kdepimlibs4 frameworks:kfilemetadata5 kdepim:EVERYTHING plasma:plasma5-nm applications:okular applications-extra:calligra,digikam,kile
Every package in kdepim? Well yeah, there were many broken packages and it was simply faster to recompile all of kdepim and be done with it.
Users of slackpkg+ will be up & running fast with these updates; the others probably just need to download the individual packages I listed above from a mirror like https://slackware.nl/alien-kde/current/latest/.
When the 32bit package set has been finished The 32bit packages have now been recompiled and uploaded to the repository.
I will also recompile whatever is needed in the ‘testing’ repository (that’s where the Wayland related packages are stored).
Other – not related to Plasma5 – updates/rebuilds
are coming soon have finally been uploaded too. Those are LibreOffice, Pale Moon, Calibre; these programs are also affected by the updates in slackware-current but the urgency was lower than with the Plasma5 desktop.