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Slackware-14.1 ChangeLog (2013-10-14)

Mon Oct 14 22:09:17 UTC 2013

And with this batch of updates and fixes (clearing the rest of the
important stuff from the TODO list), we have arrived at Slackware 14.1
release candidate 1! Please test and report any remaining issues.
UEFI (with the exception of Secure Boot, which will have to wait until
we have real hardware) should be fully implemented in the installer now,
which will detect and warn about common problems, set up the EFI System
Partition under /boot/efi, and install ELILO and a UEFI boot entry
automatically. There's a new README_UEFI.TXT file with detailed
instructions for installing 64-bit Slackware on UEFI (32-bit won't
support native UEFI due to the mismatch between 64-bit UEFI firmware and
a 32-bit kernel, so Legacy BIOS will be the only way to install 32-bit
Slackware on UEFI). Several useful netfilter and networking utilities
have been added (thanks to Robby Workman and /dev/rob0 for these).
With this batch of updates, everything should be considered frozen
(including the kernel) unless there's a good reason to change something.
Enjoy! See you all for the release, hopefully soon. :-)
Mon Oct 14 22:09:17 UTC 2013
And with this batch of updates and fixes (clearing the rest of the
important stuff from the TODO list), we have arrived at Slackware 14.1
release candidate 1!  Please test and report any remaining issues.
UEFI (with the exception of Secure Boot, which will have to wait until
we have real hardware) should be fully implemented in the installer now,
which will detect and warn about common problems, set up the EFI System
Partition under /boot/efi, and install ELILO and a UEFI boot entry
automatically.  There's a new README_UEFI.TXT file with detailed
instructions for installing 64-bit Slackware on UEFI (32-bit won't
support native UEFI due to the mismatch between 64-bit UEFI firmware and
a 32-bit kernel, so Legacy BIOS will be the only way to install 32-bit
Slackware on UEFI).  Several useful netfilter and networking utilities
have been added (thanks to Robby Workman and /dev/rob0 for these).
With this batch of updates, everything should be considered frozen
(including the kernel) unless there's a good reason to change something.
Enjoy!  See you all for the release, hopefully soon.  :-)
a/aaa_base-14.1-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/aaa_elflibs-14.1-i486-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
a/cups-1.5.4-i486-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Use a newer backport of the USB quirks patch.  Thanks to mancha.
  Blacklist the usblp module just in case.
a/elilo-3.14-i486-4.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Added eliloconfig, a script to automatically set up elilo on the EFI
  System Partition and add a boot entry for it with efibootmgr.
a/gptfdisk-0.8.7-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-firmware-20131008git-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-generic-3.10.16-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-generic-smp-3.10.16_smp-i686-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-huge-3.10.16-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-huge-smp-3.10.16_smp-i686-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-modules-3.10.16-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/kernel-modules-smp-3.10.16_smp-i686-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/lilo-24.0-i486-3.txz:  Rebuilt.
  In liloconfig script, suggest not installing LILO on UEFI.
a/logrotate-3.8.6-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
a/pkgtools-14.1-noarch-2.tgz:  Rebuilt.
  Removed obsolete makebootdisk script.
  Added an /sbin/makebootstick symlink for making a USB boot stick.
a/shadow-4.1.5.1-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Updated crypt() patch.  Thanks to mancha.
a/sysvinit-scripts-2.0-noarch-16.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Clean up stale cron directories in /var/spool/cron.
  Create lock/run directories for LVM.
  Thanks to GazL.
  Mount cgroup controllers in subfolders.
  Thanks to Matteo Bernardini.
ap/diffutils-3.3-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
ap/mc-4.8.10-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Upstream fix for crash when moving directories.
  Upstream fix for command line directory handling.
ap/powertop-2.4-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
ap/slackpkg-2.82.0-noarch-11.tgz:  Rebuilt.
  Verified and corrected the mirrors lists for x86 and x86_64.
  Changed version numbers from 14.0 to 14.1 in preparation for the upcoming
  Slackware 14.1 release.
  Corrected a manpage bug in the file-search section.
ap/tmux-1.8-i486-1.txz:  Added.
d/cmake-2.8.12-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/guile-2.0.9-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
d/kernel-headers-3.10.16_smp-x86-1.txz:  Upgraded.
f/linux-howtos-20131011-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
k/kernel-source-3.10.16_smp-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kde/ark-4.10.5-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
kde/calligra-2.7.3-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kde/networkmanagement-0.9.0.9-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-bs-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-ca-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-cs-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-da-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-de-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-el-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-es-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-et-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-fi-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-fr-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-gl-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-hu-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-ia-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Added.
kdei/calligra-l10n-it-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-kk-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-nb-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-nds-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-nl-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-pl-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-pt-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-pt_BR-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-ru-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-sk-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-sl-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-sv-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-tr-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-uk-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-zh_CN-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
kdei/calligra-l10n-zh_TW-2.7.3-noarch-1.txz:  Upgraded.
l/dconf-0.18.0-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
l/gc-7.2d-i486-1.txz:  Added.
  New dependency for guile.
l/gvfs-1.16.3-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
l/libarchive-3.1.2-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
l/libevent-2.0.21-i486-1.txz:  Added.
l/libunistring-0.9.3-i486-1.txz:  Added.
  New dependency for guile.
n/ModemManager-1.0.0-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
n/NetworkManager-0.9.8.6-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
n/alpine-2.11-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
n/conntrack-tools-1.4.2-i486-1.txz:  Added.
n/ebtables-2.0.10-i486-1.txz:  Added.
n/epic5-1.1.6-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
n/gnupg-1.4.15-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Fixed possible infinite recursion in the compressed packet
  parser. [CVE-2013-4402]
  Protect against rogue keyservers sending secret keys.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-4402
  (* Security fix *)
n/gnupg2-2.0.22-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Fixed possible infinite recursion in the compressed packet
  parser. [CVE-2013-4402]
  Protect against rogue keyservers sending secret keys.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-4402
  (* Security fix *)
n/imapd-2.11-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
n/ipset-6.20-i486-1.txz:  Added.
n/iptables-1.4.20-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
n/lftp-4.4.10-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
n/libmbim-1.4.0-i486-1.txz:  Added.
n/libmnl-1.0.3-i486-1.txz:  Added.
n/libnetfilter_acct-1.0.2-i486-1.txz:  Added.
n/libnetfilter_conntrack-1.0.4-i486-1.txz:  Added.
n/libnetfilter_cthelper-1.0.0-i486-1.txz:  Added.
n/libnetfilter_cttimeout-1.0.0-i486-1.txz:  Added.
n/libnetfilter_log-1.0.1-i486-1.txz:  Added.
n/libnetfilter_queue-1.0.2-i486-1.txz:  Added.
n/libnfnetlink-1.0.1-i486-1.txz:  Added.
n/libqmi-1.4.0-i486-1.txz:  Added.
n/nfacct-1.0.1-i486-1.txz:  Added.
n/ntp-4.2.6p5-i486-4.txz:  Rebuilt.
  If the hardware clock is kept in localtime, save the time to the hardware
  clock after starting ntpd.  This prevents the kernel from saving the system
  time to the hardware clock every 11 minutes, which would cause the hardware
  clock to be off by the difference between localtime and UTC.
  Thanks to tux_dude.
n/openvpn-2.3.2-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Added configure option --enable-password-save.  Thanks to Mario.
n/php-5.4.20-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
n/rfkill-0.5-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
n/ulogd-2.0.2-i486-1.txz:  Added.
x/xauth-1.0.8-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
x/xbacklight-1.2.1-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
x/xcompmgr-1.1.6-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
x/xf86-input-evdev-2.8.2-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
x/xf86-video-geode-2.11.15-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
x/xf86-video-r128-6.9.2-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
x/xf86-video-savage-2.3.7-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
x/xorg-server-1.14.3-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Patched a use-after-free bug that can cause an X server crash or
  memory corruption.
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-4396
  (* Security fix *)
x/xorg-server-xephyr-1.14.3-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
x/xorg-server-xnest-1.14.3-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
x/xorg-server-xvfb-1.14.3-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
xap/network-manager-applet-0.9.8.4-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
xap/rdesktop-1.8.0-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
xap/sane-1.0.24-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Upgraded to sane-backends-1.0.24.
xfce/exo-0.10.2-i486-2.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Fix URL handling to not reject magnet links.
  Thanks to Larry Hajali.
extra/linux-3.10.16-nosmp-sdk/*:  Upgraded.
extra/tigervnc/tigervnc-1.1.0-i486-1.txz:  Added.
  Thanks to alienBOB.
extra/tightvnc/tightvnc-1.3.10-i486-1.txz:  Removed.
extra/xf86-video-fbdev/xf86-video-fbdev-0.4.4-i486-1.txz:  Upgraded.
isolinux/initrd.img:  Rebuilt.
kernels/*:  Upgraded.
testing/source/config-testing-3.4.66/*:  Upgraded.
usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img:  Rebuilt.
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