Slackware 11.0 Release Candidate 5

Slackware 11.0 Release Candidate 5 has been released. This is supposed to be the “last one, scouts honor”. Apparently there was an issue in the system setup when putting together swap partitions. This has been fixed in RC5 along with a number of fixes to other packages. Not many package upgrades in this one, mostly fixes to current packages. Here’s the changelog entry:

Mon Sep 18 05:33:24 CDT 2006
Slackware 11.0 release candidate 5. This is the last one, scout’s honor.
a/aaa_elflibs-11.0.0-i486-9.tgz: Stripped /lib/, added
a/bzip2-1.0.3-i486-3.tgz: Stripped /lib/
ap/espgs-8.15.3svn185-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to espgs-8.15.3svn185.
OK, I don’t like using repo versions at all, much less inserting them at the
last second. But, it seems like par for the course for ghostscript and its
offshoots where there wasn’t much choice about shipping 8.15rc4 in Slackware
10.2. In this case, building from svn fixes two critical problems: missing
support for CJK, and not correctly printing Umlauts with certain fonts.
Thanks to Shin-ichi Abe and Matthias Bachert.
If this version of espgs creates new problems that are worse than these,
please let me know as soon as possible. It’s tested here and seems stable.
ap/vim-7.0.109-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to vim-7.0.109.
d/subversion-1.4.0-i486-1.tgz: After a couple convincing assurances that this
was a safe and ABI/API compatible upgrade, I decided to allow this upgrade.
Thanks to Malcolm Rowe and Janusz Dziemidowicz.
l/desktop-file-utils-0.11-i486-1.tgz: Added desktop-file-utils-0.11.
The next XFce will need this package.
Thanks to Robby Workman for the information.
l/libexif-0.6.13-i486-2.tgz: Fixed libexif.pc includedir.
Thanks to Charles Shannon Hendrix for pointing this out.
l/libtheora-1.0alpha7-i486-1.tgz: Added libtheora-1.0alpha7. This links with
(as far as I know) optional plugins only and is a safe last-second addition.
Furthermore, the Theora team has promised that files encoded with this
version of the codec will always be playable. The format is stable and ready
for production use, so keeping it out of 11.0 due to the “alpha” would be
plain silly. Suggested by Edo Hikmahtiar, and Diogo R.
l/libungif-4.1.4-i486-3.tgz: Added the utilities in /usr/bin, some of which
are used to detect that annoying image spam that’s on the rise…
Thanks to Joran Kvalvaag.
l/neon-0.25.5-i486-1.tgz: Added neon package, split from subversion-deps-1.4.0.
x/dejavu-ttf-2.10-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to dejavu-ttf-2.10.
xap/vim-gvim-7.0.109-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to vim-7.0.109.
Once again, this is just an add-on for the VIM package in ap. šŸ™‚
xap/xine-lib-1.1.2-i686-2.tgz: Recompiled against libtheora to include the
Theora codec plugin. Theora testsuite passed.
xap/xine-ui-0.99.4-i686-3.tgz: Patched an issue where xine-ui could block
input to Konsole. Thanks to Nuts Mueller.
Fixed slack-desc typo. No actual rebuild, so no -$BUILD bump.
Thanks to David Somero.
isolinux/initrd.img: Fixed swap setup in the “Cancel” or unselecting all swap
partitions case. Thanks to Marcus Moeller.
rootdisks/install.1: Rebuilt.
rootdisks/install.2: Fixed swap setup.
rootdisks/ Fixed swap setup.

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10 Responses to Slackware 11.0 Release Candidate 5

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  4. Sum Yung Gai says:

    I find Patrick’s willingness to use the Release Candidate system quite refreshing in a day when “quick release, quick release” seems to be the mantra. It’ll be ready when it’s ready, and not before. If you want it faster, then jump in and help the man.

  5. tyler says:

    Did something give you the impression I wanted it faster Sum? If so, I apologize because that’s not the message I intended to give, by any means. If I wanted a release quick, release often oriented distro, I’d not be a dedicated slack user. šŸ™‚

  6. dee bee says:

    Agreed – each Release Candidate that doesn’t get released just means that more bugs are being fixed.

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  8. Hi Patrick;

    Did you really make all the stupid comments at

    and other threads (the poster claims to be you).

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