Slackware 11 Release Candidate 4

Looks like an unexpected, even by Patrick, Release Candidate 4. Here is the changelog entry:

Sun Sep 3 01:46:42 CDT 2006
I wasn’t planning a Slackware 11.0 release candidate 4, but here we go.
Upgraded to Linux sata.i kernel.
Upgraded to Linux kernel modules.
a/udev-097-i486-7.tgz: Make sure /proc/sys/kernel/hotplug exists before
writing to it. Thanks to Gary Hawco for the bug report.
Change log level from “crit” or “err” since udev doesn’t support “crit”.
Silly me, I saw some mention of syslog levels in the docs and assumed it
supported all of them. At least in unrecognized cases the default is “err”
anyway, so this bug didn’t cause ill effects. Accuracy in documentation is,
nevertheless, always a good thing to strive for. (I’m referring here to
my own inaccurate additions to udev.conf…)
Thanks to Chris Vowden for pointing this out.
Don’t fail to mount tmpfs on /dev because some other tmpfs mount exists.
Thanks to Ken Milmore for the patch.
Forget standards — if k3b wants “/dev/writer” then that is good enough
justification for me. Try to make a link to the most full-featured burner.
Thanks to my good friend Dex Filmore.
Relaxed the perms on input events from 600 to 640 so that members of group
root can also read events. Mode 644 was suggested, but wouldn’t that let
anyone on the box set up e.g. a keyboard logger? It didn’t seem secure to
me, and 640 looks like a decent compromise.
Thanks to Jon Anders Skorpen.
ap/mysql-5.0.24a-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mysql-5.0.24a.
Evidently the ABI change in MySQL 5.0.24 was unintentional, so all the
packages that were recompiled before need another recompile. Oh well, maybe
this little exercise has fixed something else we didn’t know about. 🙂
Upgraded to Linux kernel headers.
d/perl-5.8.8-i486-3.tgz: Recompiled against libmysqlclient.
Upgraded to Linux kernel source.
kde/koffice-1.5.2-i486-4.tgz: Recompiled against libmysqlclient.
kde/qt-3.3.6-i486-4.tgz: Recompiled against libmysqlclient.
l/alsa-driver-1.0.11_2.4.33.3-i486-1.tgz: Recompiled for Linux
By the way, I did try ALSA 1.0.12 and noticed that emu10k1 wasn’t compiling
for Linux I think we are probably safer sticking with the well
tested ALSA 1.0.11 for the release.
n/bitchx-1.1-i486-5.tgz: Recompiled against libmysqlclient.
n/dhcp-3.0.4-i486-2.tgz: Fixed incorrect man page permissions.
Thanks to Jerome Pinot.
n/iptables-1.3.5-i486-2.tgz: Updated a rather ancient description file.
Thanks to Sean Donner for noticing that. I hope the many folks still
running Linux 2.2.x were adequately warned.
n/php-4.4.4-i486-3.tgz: Recompiled against libmysqlclient.
n/samba-3.0.23c-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to samba-3.0.23c.
n/sendmail-8.13.8-i486-3.tgz: Recompiled with official patch.
“(2006-08-30) If sendmail is used with -bs and a mail filter (milter) is
configured, an assertion can be triggered. This patch fixes the bug.”
Thanks much to Jakub Jankowski for the heads up.
extra/ktorrent/ktorrent-2.0.2-i486-1.tgz: Added ktorrent-2.0.2.
Thanks to Erik Jan Tromp for showing me this one. I’ve always used the
command line BT clients (usually in “screen”), but this is nice, doesn’t
require mainline BitTorrent or any non-KDE dependencies, and will work
great for downloading (and seeding) Slackware ISO images. 🙂
Recompiled for Linux
extra/php5/php-5.1.6-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled against libmysqlclient.
bootdisks/*: Upgraded to Linux kernels.
kernels/*: Upgraded to Linux kernels, except the huge.s kernel.
In raid.s, switch from the megaraid to megaraid2 driver. This should
support everything the old driver did and then some. If there are
problems, let me know ASAP. Thanks to Michael Johnson.
isolinux/initrd.img: Upgraded USB/IEEE1394 modules to Linux
Eric Hameleers and I did a bit more work on the NFS installer (in the
install.* rootdisks below, too). Now installing via NFS will attempt
to mount the root of the Slackware tree first, rather than only the
/slackware directory within. This (if successful), allows choosing
a kernel to install later on, just like installing from CD, DVD, or
hard drive. If it doesn’t work (perhaps only /slackware is exported)
then the installer will fall back on the traditional behavior.
Thanks to everyone who suggested this idea from time to time, and
thanks to Eric for finally making it happen.
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
I can be off topic here, right?
BIG congratulations to my little sister Jennifer on the birth of her
daughter Abigail Jane. Mazel Tov! 🙂

I am thinking maybe another week or two until final.

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6 Responses to Slackware 11 Release Candidate 4

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  2. Joaquim says:

    7 more RCs to go

  3. tyler says:

    7, right. I’d say more like 0 or 1 more to go.

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  5. Mr Spoon says:

    I love the comment about /dev/writer 😀

    I agree ^^

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