Slackware ChangeLog: September 21th

I suppose that we are getting very close, according to a promise from Patrick:

Thu Sep 21 04:05:03 CDT 2006
This is still Slackware 11.0 release candidate 5 (for now), and is still the
last release candidate, scout’s honor. We are nearly there. 🙂

Here is the rest of the Slackware-current changelog:

Thu Sep 21 04:05:03 CDT 2006
This is still Slackware 11.0 release candidate 5 (for now), and is still the
last release candidate, scout’s honor. We are nearly there. 🙂
a/devs-2.3.1-noarch-25.tgz: Added /dev/i2c-* devices.
Thanks to Jean Delvare.
Just a reminder on devs, as I’ve had some email about it. As it stands, devs
is required to boot even if the machine runs a 2.6+ kernel and uses udev.
a/hotplug-2004_09_23-noarch-11.tgz: Don’t allow dhcpcd -k to make noise at
shutdown time if dhcpcd is not running (as in cases where it was shut down
manually, or the lease time was infinite).
a/logrotate-3.7.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to logrotate-3.7.4. After reading the
diff -u and doing some test rotations, this seems safe to include for 11.0.
Suggested by Mateus César Gröess and Rafal Lorenc.
Rotate /var/log/btmp. Thanks to James Michael Fultz.
a/pkgtools-11.0.0-i486-3.tgz: Stripped /bin/dialog. Thanks to mRgOBLIN for
saving us 18K of hard drive space. 🙂
In setup.services, rename rc.portmap to rc.rpc. This is no longer started
by default. Instead you must turn it on (only if you plan on mounting NFS
partitions manually). Otherwise, it will be run regardless of exec perms if
NFS shares or mounts are detected at boot time.
ap/diffstat-1.43-i486-1.tgz: Added Thomas Dickey’s diffstat utility.
Suggested by Michael Iatrou.
ap/lm_sensors-2.10.0-i486-2.tgz: Edited slack-desc since the package contains
only the tools for lm_sensors, not the drivers. In the case of the 2.6+
kernel, these are included with the kernel-modules package. For 2.4, the
modules would have to be built by the end user. Also, there is still no
startup script included for this package, but that’s something that will be
looked at for the next development cycle. Removed the mkdev.sh after
including the i2c devices in the devs package.
Thanks again to Jean Delvare for the advice, and for his work maintaining
lm_sensors upstream. 🙂
n/mailx-12.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mailx-12.1 from nail-11.25 (renamed).
Thanks to Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi for pointing this out.
n/nfs-utils-1.0.10-i486-3.tgz: Moved rpc.lockd and rpc.statd to /sbin.
Reworked rc.nfsd to make use of the rc.rpc script in “portmap”.
n/portmap-5.0-i486-2.tgz: Replaced /etc/rc.d/rc.portmap with /etc/rc.d/rc.rpc.
This script will start rpc.portmap, rpc.lockd, and rpc.statd. All of these
are needed to make proper use of NFS from either the server or client side,
so this approach should be more likely to work out of the box. Note that
nfs-utils will also be required in order to use rc.rpc or NFS, even as a
client. If rc.rpc is needed, another script will run it as long as it is
readable. The only reason to make rc.rpc executable would be to run it at
boot time when there are no shares in /etc/exports and no mounts in
/etc/fstab, but you wish to be able to mount NFS partitions manually.
Thanks to Arno G. Schielke and Cesar Suga for suggesting this idea.
n/tcpip-0.17-i486-39.tgz: Don’t allow dhcpcd -k to make noise at shutdown
time if dhcpcd is not running (as in cases where it was shut down manually,
or the lease time was infinite).
Added support in rc.inet1 and rc.inet1.conf for adjustable DHCP_TIMEOUT.
Thanks to Eric Hameleers.
x/ttf-indic-fonts-0.4.7.1-noarch-1.tgz: Added TTF fonts for displaying Indic
scripts. This package supports Bengali, Devanagari, Gujarati, Kannada,
Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu.
For information about fully enabling Indic support (including input), see:
/usr/doc/Linux-HOWTOs/Indic-Fonts-HOWTO.
isolinux/initrd.img: Patched installer’s network script to look for
network26.dsk if 2.6.17.13 (huge26.s) is used to boot/install.
Thanks to Piter Punk for work done (long ago) to fix probing for 2.6 modules.
Thanks to Eric Hameleers for helping debug loopback mounts in the installer
when using the 2.6.17.13 (huge26.s) kernel.
NFS installs with the test26.s kernel are not supported by this system,
but should work if you put the module(s) you need on a floppy or otherwise
make them available and load them manually.
isolinux/network26.dsk: Added network26.dsk for NFS installs with huge26.s.
Don’t try to put this one on a floppy disk, folks. 😉
kernels/huge26.s/*: Added built-in NLS (CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_437,
CONFIG_NLS_ISO8859_1, and CONFIG_NLS_UTF8) to allow FAT filesystems to
loopback mount for NFS installs.
kernels/test26.s/*: Added 2.6.18 test26.s kernel.
rootdisks/install.1: Patched installer’s network script.
rootdisks/install.2: Rebuilt.
rootdisks/install.zip: Patched installer’s network script.
testing/packages/flex-2.5.33-i486-1.tgz: Added flex-2.5.33.
Requested by Alberto Simões.
testing/packages/gutenprint-5.0.0-i486-1.tgz: Added gutenprint-5.0.0.
This package was formerly known as “gimp-print”, and will likely take the
place of gimp-print in the AP series after going through testing.
Suggested by Stefano Vesa.
testing/packages/linux-2.6.18/kernel-generic-2.6.18-i486-1.tgz:
Added Linux 2.6.18 generic kernel.
testing/packages/linux-2.6.18/kernel-headers-2.6.18-i386-1.tgz:
Added Linux 2.6.18 kernel headers.
testing/packages/linux-2.6.18/kernel-modules-2.6.18-i486-1.tgz
Added Linux 2.6.18 kernel modules.
testing/packages/linux-2.6.18/kernel-source-2.6.18-noarch-1.tgz
Added Linux 2.6.18 kernel source.

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