Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog :: Wed Apr 23 19:42:28 CDT 2008

Here are the slackware-current changelog updates:

Wed Apr 23 19:42:28 CDT 2008
Not quite yet, but it’s getting closer.
a/aaa_base-12.1.0-noarch-2.tgz: Updated the initial emails.
l/jre-6u6-i586-3.tgz: Adjusted the installation script to fix an issue causing
broken symlinks in /. Thanks to Corrado “Conraid” Franco for the report.
n/wireless-tools-29-i486-3.tgz: Increased the sleep time after bringing up an
interface to 3 seconds, since some of the new drivers need the additional
time to fully initialize. Thanks to bstrik on LQ.
extra/jdk-6/jdk-6u6-i586-3.tgz: Adjusted the installation script to fix an
issue causing broken symlinks in /.
Thanks to Corrado “Conraid” Franco for the report.
isolinux/initrd.img: Fixed (hopefully) the last remaining “12.0” version
number (this one found in /etc/issue).
Thanks to Franck Barbenoire for spotting it.
usb-and-pxe-installers/: Fixed the “12.0” version number in usbboot.img.
+————————–+
Mon Apr 21 16:47:32 CDT 2008
We have now reached the Slackware 12.1 RC2 milestone. 🙂 We’re beyond
updating packages or fixing minor cosmetic bugs at this point (actually, we
had hoped to be past that with RC1, but there were still items in need of
attention). What we have here now has proven to be stable for our testers,
so unless some real showstoppers are found we’ll be releasing this as Slackware
12.1-final soon.
a/glibc-solibs-2.7-i486-10.tgz: Recompiled against Linux 2.6.24.5 headers.
a/glibc-zoneinfo-2.7-noarch-10.tgz: Rebuilt.
a/kernel-generic-2.6.24.5-i486-1.tgz:
Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.5 uniprocessor generic.s (requires initrd) kernel.
a/kernel-generic-smp-2.6.24.5_smp-i686-1.tgz:
Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.5 SMP gensmp.s (requires initrd) kernel.
a/kernel-huge-2.6.24.5-i486-1.tgz:
Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.5 uniprocessor huge.s (full-featured) kernel.
a/kernel-huge-smp-2.6.24.5_smp-i686-1.tgz:
Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.5 SMP hugesmp.s (full-featured) kernel.
a/kernel-modules-2.6.24.5-i486-1.tgz
Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.5 uniprocessor kernel modules.
a/kernel-modules-smp-2.6.24.5_smp-i686-1.tgz
Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.5 SMP kernel modules.
a/pkgtools-12.1.0-noarch-7.tgz: Removed obsolete modem setup script (any
/dev/modem symlink would be wiped out by udev anyway).
ap/lm_sensors-2.10.6-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to lm_sensors-2.10.6.
d/kernel-headers-2.6.24.5_smp-x86-1.tgz:
Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.5 SMP kernel headers.
a/mkinitrd-1.3.2-i486-2.tgz: Updated the version numbers in README.initrd
and manpage.
k/kernel-source-2.6.24.5_smp-noarch-1.tgz
Upgraded to Linux 2.6.24.5 SMP kernel source package.
l/glibc-2.7-i486-10.tgz: Recompiled against Linux 2.6.24.5 headers.
l/glibc-i18n-2.7-noarch-10.tgz: Rebuilt.
l/glibc-profile-2.7-i486-10.tgz: Recompiled against Linux 2.6.24.5 headers.
l/jre-6u6-i586-2.tgz: Adjusted installation directory to avoid removing files
from kdebindings. Thanks to Kris Karas for pointing out this collision.
l/svgalib_helper-1.9.25_2.6.24.5-i486-1.tgz: Recompiled for Linux 2.6.24.5.
n/mcabber-0.9.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mcabber-0.9.7.
xap/xine-lib-1.1.11.1-i686-3.tgz: Recompiled, with –without-speex (we didn’t
ship the speex library in Slackware anyway, but for reference this issue
would be CVE-2008-1686), and with –disable-nosefart (the recently reported
as insecurely demuxed NSF format).
As before in -2, this package fixes the two regressions mentioned in the
release notes for xine-lib-1.1.12:
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=592185&group_id=9655
Moving to xine-lib-1.1.12 right now doesn’t seem prudent for RC2, as the
diff between 1.1.11.1 and 1.1.12 is many thousands of lines long.
(* Security fix *)
extra/brltty/brltty-3.9-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to brltty-3.9.
extra/jdk-6/jdk-6u6-i586-2.tgz: Adjusted installation directory to avoid
removing files from kdebindings. Thanks to Kris Karas.
isolinux/initrd.img: Replaced kernel modules with 2.6.24.5 versions.
kernels/huge.s/*: Upgraded to huge.s 2.6.24.5 kernel.
kernels/hugesmp.s/*: Upgraded to hugesmp.s 2.6.24.5 kernel.
kernels/speakup.s/*: Upgraded to speakup.s 2.6.24.5 kernel.
usb-and-pxe-installers/: Replaced kernel modules with 2.6.24.5 versions.
Thanks to Amritpal Bath for writing a new README_RAID document explaining
how to install Slackware using various RAID levels. 🙂

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4 Responses to Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog :: Wed Apr 23 19:42:28 CDT 2008

  1. Pingback: Slackware-current ChangeLog Update Posted | confiscatedThoughts

  2. Charlotte says:

    Wow my head hurts after reading this! haha, great stuff though.

  3. Chris says:

    I have not come across anything like this before- cheers for the info!

  4. Only just seen this, have there been any updates since?

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