Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog: Oct 31

Here’s the latest from Patrick Volghoulding. (sorry, couldn’t resist :P) Mainly some glibc updates and bug fixes for pkgtools. Who knew pkgtools still had bugs!?!


Wed Oct 31 19:33:06 CDT 2007
a/pkgtools-12.1.0-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to pkgtools-12.1.0-noarch-1.
Fixed the following issues with removepkg:
Fix problem removing packages with a large number of fields. Thanks to
Niki Kovacs for noticing this, and to Piter Punk for the patch.
Use LC_ALL=C locale, which is much faster with "sort". Thanks to Tsomi.
Don't try to remove any package that starts with '-'. This is not a proper
package name (usually a typo), and results in the package database being
broken as the "package" beginning with '-' is passed along as an option to
a command later in the script. Thanks to Jef Oliver.
Patched cat_except() to allow the last Slackware package on a partition to
be removed (using ROOT=, of course). Thanks to Selkfoster for the patch,
and to everyone else who proposed solutions before. This issue really
wasn't given the highest priority before, but as long as I was here...
Fixed pkgtool to handle much larger numbers of installed packages.
Thanks to Gabriele Inghirami for the patch.
NOTE: If you upgrade to the glibc packages below, be sure you are really
wishing to test them, because reverting to the old version is not easy.
However, these packages have (so far) passed the tests done here.
testing/packages/glibc-2.7-i486-1.tgz: Added glibc-2.7.
testing/packages/glibc-i18n-2.7-noarch-1.tgz: Added glibc-i18n-2.7.
testing/packages/glibc-profile-2.7-i486-1.tgz: Added glibc-profile-2.7.
testing/packages/glibc-solibs-2.7-i486-1.tgz: Added glibc-solibs-2.7.
testing/packages/glibc-zoneinfo-2.7-noarch-1.tgz: Added glibc-zoneinfo-2.7.
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