Slackware ChangeLog: August 15th

It seems that there were 2 sets of changelog entries for the 15th. As you can see, there are not many changes, so I would have to say that we are going to be running into a Release Candidate 2 here very soon. Here are the changelog entries for the 15th:

Tue Aug 15 21:45:53 CDT 2006
a/genpower-1.0.5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to genpower-1.0.5.
Thanks to Bernd Noessler for letting me know about this —
still points to a much older version of genpower.
a/less-394-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to less-394. Thanks to Haakon Riiser for
suggesting this and confirming that less-394 is an official stable release.
Added RAR support to Thanks to Manolis Tzanidakis.
a/sysvinit-2.84-i486-64.tgz: In rc.M, check better for udev before running
rc.optical-symlinks, and run the script in a login shell which might fix the
error “-bash: let: expression expected” that some people have reported.
Thanks to Michiel Broek for the hint about using a login shell.
ap/mt-st-0.9b-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mt-st-0.9b.
Thanks to Stuart Winter.
d/git- Replaced hard links with symbolic links, since
Stuart Winter hates hard links. (I hope he doesn’t find the other ones! 😉
Thanks to Stuart Winter for the patch.
kde/kdebase-3.5.4-i486-4.tgz: Patched a bug in ksystraycmd.
Thanks to Dirk Mueller for the patch.
n/wireless-tools-28-i486-2.tgz: Patched rc.wireless for ESSIDs with spaces.
Thanks to Bruneel Michaël and Eric Hameleers.
xap/imagemagick-6.2.8_8-i486-2.tgz: Reverted to ImageMagick-6.2.8-8 since
the “display” program in ImageMagick-6.2.9-0 crashes.
Thanks to Tomasz Luczak for the bug report.
Tue Aug 15 01:20:55 CDT 2006
a/devs-2.3.1-noarch-24.tgz: Added udev-style /dev/md/* devices to save people
who boot between 2.4.x and 2.6.x kernels some trouble.
Thanks to Mircea Baciu for pointing out this possibility.
Note: Upgrading the devs package while running udev will NOT work.
a/sysvinit-2.84-i486-63.tgz: Patched rc.4 to check both /usr/bin and /usr/sbin
for gdm. Thanks to Scott J. Harmon.
Added a warning in rc.S that if you make an rc.modules.local that the other
rc.modules script(s) will not be run.
Don’t try to start udev if sysfs and tmpfs are not in the kernel.
Use grep ‘-q’ option instead of ‘> /dev/null’ in many places.
a/udev-097-i486-2.tgz: Don’t run rc.udev if tmpfs is not in the kernel.
Thanks to Gunnar Florus Johansen.
ap/sysstat-7.0.0-i486-1.tgz: Added sysstat-7.0.0.
Suggested by grk wng and Jesper Juhl.
n/iproute2-2.6.16_060323-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to iproute2-2.6.16-060323.
n/nfs-utils-1.0.10-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to nfs-utils-1.0.10.
t/xfig-3.2.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to xfig-3.2.4.
Thanks to Daniil Bratashov for the initial SlackBuild script.
xap/gimp-2.2.12-i486-3.tgz: Fixed icon path in gimp-2.2.desktop.
Thanks to Nikos Skalkotos for the bug report.
xap/imagemagick-6.2.9_0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to imagemagick-6.2.9-0.
extra/slackpkg/slackpkg-2.07-noarch-5.tgz: Upgraded to slackpkg-2.07-noarch-5.
Thanks to Piter Punk.

I don’t know about everyone else but I am getting pretty excited about this.


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2 Responses to Slackware ChangeLog: August 15th

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  2. USlacker says:

    If you are still looking for bloggers, let me know. I’s want to know what topics you are interested in and I doubt I’d do much, but I’d be willing to assist with keeping the community informed of all things Slackware


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