Slackware 11.0 Release Candidate 3

Well, Release Candidate 3 of Slackware 11.0.0 is here. Patrick says this will most likely be the last RC but not to rule out an RC4. One important thing in this release, Kernel 2.6 has been moved out of /testing and placed into /extra. Here’s the ChangeLog entry:

Fri Aug 25 04:35:22 CDT 2006
Here is Slackware 11.0 release candidate 3. I think most of the irresistible
upgrades are in here now, and the bug reports have been mostly handled.
There may still be a few changes, and possibly another release candidate,
but this is pretty close to final with the exception of updating
documentation and building ZipSlack. Thanks very much to everyone who is
helping to test these release candidates — I think this is going to be a
very up to date and stable release. 🙂
a/glibc-solibs-2.3.6-i486-5.tgz: Patched an issue with kernel version parsing
in that was leading glibc to treat 2.4 kernels with 4 version
parts (such as as if they supported NPTL, leading to a crash
at boot.
a/glibc-zoneinfo-2.3.6-noarch-5.tgz: Updated timezone information from
a/kernel-ide- Upgraded to sata.i kernel.
Enabled support for OOM killer and HIGHMEM4G.
a/kernel-modules- Upgraded to Linux modules.
a/udev-097-i486-6.tgz: Restore ttyUSB access to members of the tty group.
Thanks to Eugene Crosser.
In rc.udev, ignore lines that start with ‘#’.
Thanks to Ian Bates.
Removed hostap and hostap_cs dupes from blacklist.
Thanks to giovanni quadriglio.
Patched rc.optical-symlinks to avoid error messages with real SCSI devices
and the SCSI generic driver.
Thanks to Lorenzo Buzzi.
ap/lm_sensors-2.10.0-i486-1.tgz: Added lm_sensors-2.10.0, which contains the
libsensors library that KDE can use for hardware status monitoring.
ap/vim-7.0.066-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to vim 7.0.066.
Added reasonable default vimrc if none exists. Thanks to Eric Hameleers.
xap/vim-gvim-7.0.066-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gvim 7.0.066 (requires vim).
d/kernel-headers- Upgraded to Linux headers.
d/perl-5.8.8-i486-2.tgz: Upgraded to DBD-mysql-3.0006 and DBI-1.52.
Eugene Crosser reported that DBD compiled against an older version of
libmysqlclient no longer worked without a recompile. Just to be on the
safe side, everything linked with libmysqlclient is getting recompiled.
d/pkgconfig-0.21-i486-2.tgz: Export PKG_CONFIG_PATH.
k/kernel-source- Upgraded to Linux source.
Enabled support for OOM killer and HIGHMEM4G in default .config.
kde/amarok-1.4.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to amarok-1.4.2.
kde/kdebase-3.5.4-i486-6.tgz: Recompiled to use libsensors with ksysguardd.
Fixed location of kdeglobals, removed font defaults but kept the
anti-aliasing fixes.
kde/koffice-1.5.2-i486-3.tgz: Recompiled against libmysqlclient and libruby.
kde/qt-3.3.6-i486-3.tgz: Recompiled against libmysqlclient, added symlink
in /usr/lib/pkgconfig to qt-mt.pc.
l/alsa-driver-1.0.11_2.4.33.2-i486-1.tgz: Recompiled for Linux
l/glibc-2.3.6-i486-5.tgz: Patched an issue with kernel version parsing in that was leading glibc to treat 2.4 kernels with 4 version parts
(such as as if they supported NPTL, leading to a crash at boot.
Added sa_IN and ru_RU.CP1251 locale support.
Updated timezone information from tzdata2006j.
Updated timezone utilities from tzcode2006j.
l/glibc-i18n-2.3.6-noarch-5.tgz: Rebuilt.
Added sa_IN and ru_RU.CP1251 locale support.
l/glibc-profile-2.3.6-i486-5.tgz: Recompiled.
l/libmusicbrainz-2.1.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libmusicbrainz-2.1.4.
l/libvisual-0.4.0-i486-1.tgz: Added libvisual-0.4.0. Just the library for
now (no plugins), but this should make it much easier to compile and use
audio visualization plugins without having to recompile amaroK.
n/bitchx-1.1-i486-4.tgz: Recompiled against libmysqlclient.
n/openldap-client-2.3.27-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to openldap-client-2.3.27.
n/php-4.4.4-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against libmysqlclient.
t/tetex-3.0-i486-4.tgz: Recompiled against new LessTif to stop warnings
from xdvi.
t/tetex-doc-3.0-i486-4.tgz: Rebuilt. Moved info pages to /usr/info.
Thanks to Kris Karas for pointing out the misplaced info pages.
xap/gimp-2.2.13-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gimp-2.2.13.
extra/3dfx-glide/*: Removed, as it most likely doesn’t work.
extra/k3b/k3b-0.12.17-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to k3b-0.12.17.
extra/k3b/k3b-i18n-0.12.17-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to k3b-i18n-0.12.17.
Recompiled for Linux
extra/slackpkg/slackpkg-2.08-noarch-3.tgz: Upgraded to slackpkg-2.08-noarch-3.
Thanks to Piter Punk.
bootdisks/*: Upgraded to Linux kernels.
isolinux/initrd.img: Upgraded USB/IEEE1394 modules to Linux
isolinux/network.dsk: Upgraded network modules to Linux
isolinux/pcmcia.dsk: Upgraded pcmcia modules to Linux
rootdisks/install.1: Upgraded USB/IEEE1394 modules to Linux
rootdisks/install.2: Upgraded USB/IEEE1394 modules to Linux
rootdisks/ Upgraded USB/IEEE1394 modules to Linux
rootdisks/network.dsk: Upgraded network modules to Linux
rootdisks/pcmcia.dsk: Upgraded pcmcia network modules to Linux
kernels/*: Upgraded to Linux kernels, except the huge.s kernel.

After much thought and consultation with developers, it has been decided to
move 2.6.17.x out of /testing and into /extra. It runs stable by all reports,
has better wireless support, and is not going to be stale as soon. In
addition, HIGHMEM4G has been enabled. This caused no problems with my old
486 with 24MB (the one I use for compiling KDE ;-), and Tomas Matejicek has
enabled this in SLAX for a long time with no reports of problems, so I
believe it is a safe option (and is needed by many modern machines).
Thanks again to Andrea for building these kernels and packages. 🙂

kernels/huge26.s/*: Upgraded huge26.s kernel to
Upgraded to Linux generic kernel.
Upgraded to Linux kernel headers.
Upgraded to Linux kernel modules.
Load PC speaker support in rc.modules. Thanks to NetrixTardis.
Upgraded to Linux kernel source.

testing/packages/cairo-1.2.4-i486-1.tgz: Added cairo-1.2.4.
testing/packages/fontconfig-2.3.95-i486-1.tgz: Added fontconfig-2.3.95.
testing/packages/php-5.1.5/php-5.1.5-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against

Again, Pat said this is pretty much the “final” Slackware 11.0 build, except for updating the documentation and ZipSlack.

Also, I emailed Patrick the other day about getting a neat feature built into MySQL 5.x, the MySQL FEDERATED storage engine. If you’ve never heard of it, head over to my personal blog, I made a post the other day about the FEDERATED storage engine in MySQL. Very cool stuff. Anyway, it’s obviously too late to build FEDERATED support into MySQL for Slackware 11.0, but Pat said it’d be a definite possibility after Slackware 11.0 is out the door. Yay!

Oh, one more note: we’re on Linux Today again, thanks Brian you rock!!

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  4. dosnlinux says:

    This is the first release of Slackware that I’ve actually been able to follow. I’m looking foward to when this release becomes “official”

  5. BP says:

    there will be some more bugfixes to come. There was a small bug discovered in the util-linux package that sets the /var/lock permission so that only root has access to the directory…

    under slackware 10.2
    drwxrwxrwt root/root 0 2000-05-09 22:50:34 var/lock/

    under -current
    drwxr-xr-x root/root 0 2000-05-09 22:50:34 var/lock/

    it’s only a small bug tho and shouldn’t affect to many users that run programs that require access to this directory (for example minicom). I hav been running RC3 since yesterday and have so far not run into anything majorly wrong 😀

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