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GCC 8.3.0 in slackware-current

Today, Pat upgraded the GCC compiler suite in slackware-current to 8.3.0 and I did the same for the multilib version of the GCC packages. The release was simultaneous on both sides thanks to the fact that I had advance access to the Slackware package files. Thanks Pat. And you’ll also enjoy a new kernel in […]

Updates for LibreOffice and multilib, more to come

Because of recent updates in slackware-current (in this case, the boost package) the LibreOffice in my own repository stopped working. Library conflict. Don’t you love the life on the bleeding edge ūüėČ By co√Įncidence, the Document Foundation had just released a new version of their LibreOffice sources, so instead of recompiling the old 5.4.3 packages […]

Some thoughts on the recent updates in Slackware-current

¬†Last week, a new LTS kernel (4.9.26), new glibc (2.25) and a new gcc compiler suite (7.1.0) landed in Slackware-current. Note that gcc no longer contains the Java compiler (gcj): subsequently Slackware’s¬†gcc-java package has been removed from slackware-current. We are at the head of the herd again folks. There is not yet any other distro […]

Security updates: multilib and flash

Multilib A mountain of security fixes landed in¬†Slackware¬†this week. Many of these updated packages have a multilib equivalent, so today I have updated my multilib repository for Slackware releases 13.37 and newer. New to multilib or don’t know what it is all about? Read the multilib article¬†found in the Slackware Documentation Project. Download the new¬†multilib […]

Multilib updates: gcc and glibc for slackware-current

The update which was announced for¬†slackware-current today mentioned new gcc and glibc packages alongside a new kernel. The 4.4.17 kernel should fix the issue with overlayfs which affected the Slackware Live Edition. The¬†updated gcc-5.4.0 and glibc-2.24 packages warranted a similar update to their¬†multilib versions. New to multilib or don’t know what it is all about? […]