Slackwarearm-14.2 ChangeLog (2016-01-23)

Sat Jan 23 22:23:24 UTC 2016

This is Slackware ARM v14.2, beta 1.

We have now switched to PulseAudio. Thanks to Mario Preksavec, Heinz Wiesinger,
and Robby Workman for a lot of help and testing on x86. However, there are no
ARM machines here with audio output so this has NOT been tested on ARM yet!
If you can help with testing, please post to the Slackware ARM forum on LQ:

I tried Linux 4.4 which fixed the USB problem on the Banana Pi but unfortunately
introduced problems with the Kirkwood support, so we're remaining at 4.3.4
for the time being. I'll re-test once 4.4.1 is available.
  • a/apmd-3.2.2-arm-4.txz
    APM is no longer used in the shipped kernels, xapm was broken, and
    it no longer compiles. This has been moved to /pasture.
  • n/bluez-hcidump-2.5-arm-1.txz
    hcidump is included in the main bluez package.
    Thanks to Audrius Kazukauskas.
  • xfce/xfce4-mixer-4.10.0-arm-2.txz
    Replaced by xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin.
  • xfce/xfce4-volumed-0.1.13-arm-3.txz
    Replaced by xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin.
  • a/etc-14.2-arm-6.txz
    Added user (pulse) and group (pulse) for PulseAudio.
    Added pulse user to the audio group.
  • a/eudev-3.1.5-arm-3.txz
    Blacklisted new watchdog modules (bcm7038_wdt, max63xx_wdt).
  • a/sysvinit-scripts-2.0-noarch-25.txz
    rc.M: Don't try to start apmd.
    rc.M: If rc.pulseaudio is executable, run it (not recommended though).
  • a/tcsh-6.19.00-arm-2.txz
    Added patches from Fedora to allow perl to rebuild (it was getting stuck
    on the checks for tcsh).
  • ap/alsa-utils-1.1.0-arm-2.txz
    Change perms on /etc/rc.d/rc.alsa to 644.
    On a fresh system, install rc.alsa as executable. It's apparently still
    useful for loading some mixer defaults even when PulseAudio is used.
  • ap/lxc-1.1.5-arm-2.txz
    Fixed failed rc.M patch with lxc-create, and rebased against recent scripts.
    Thanks to Jakub Jankowski.
  • ap/mpg123-1.22.4-arm-2.txz
    Add support for PulseAudio and use it for output by default.
    Don't depend on libpulsecommon-7.1.
  • ap/sox-14.4.2-arm-2.txz
    Don't depend on libpulsecommon-7.1.
  • d/gcc-5.3.1-arm-2.txz
  • d/gcc-g++-5.3.1-arm-2.txz
  • d/gcc-gfortran-5.3.1-arm-2.txz
  • d/gcc-gnat-5.3.1-arm-2.txz
  • d/gcc-go-5.3.1-arm-2.txz
  • d/gcc-java-5.3.1-arm-2.txz
  • d/gcc-objc-5.3.1-arm-2.txz
  • d/perl-5.22.0-arm-2.txz
    Added TermReadKey for MariaDB's mytop. Thanks to Larry Hajali.
    Removed dangling s2p symlinks. Thanks to DarkVision.
  • kde/kde-runtime-4.14.3-arm-3.txz
  • kde/kmix-4.14.3-arm-3.txz
  • l/alsa-lib-1.1.0-arm-2.txz
    Added a default /etc/asound.conf redirecting ALSA output to PulseAudio.
  • l/gst-plugins-good-1.6.2-arm-2.txz
  • l/gst-plugins-good0-0.10.31-arm-2.txz
  • l/gtk+2-2.24.29-arm-2.txz
    In /usr/share/gtk-2.0/gtkrc, specify Adwaita as the icon theme, and Tango as
    a fallback. This fixes icon issues when using fluxbox and other more basic
    window managers. Thanks to schmatzler and dTd.
  • l/libao-1.2.0-arm-2.txz
    Don't depend on libpulsecommon-7.1.
  • l/libcanberra-0.30-arm-2.txz
    Don't depend on libpulsecommon-7.1.
  • l/phonon-4.8.3-arm-2.txz
  • l/qt-4.8.7-arm-3.txz
    Make sure that .pc and .la files use $LIBDIRSUFFIX in the X11 library path.
    Thanks to Dhaby Xiloj.
  • l/sdl-1.2.15-arm-3.txz
  • n/NetworkManager-1.0.10-arm-2.txz
    Added patches from the upstream stable git branch.
    Added back the pm-utils hook.
    Thanks to Robby Workman.
  • n/dirmngr-1.1.1-arm-3.txz
    Patched to fix problems when using libgcrypt-1.6.x. Thanks to xflow7.
  • n/inetd-1.79s-arm-4.txz
    Patched segfault of daytime. Thanks to tfonz.
  • x/xf86-video-vmware-13.1.0-arm-10.txz
  • x/xorg-cf-files-1.0.6-arm-2.txz
    Don't use noarch. Thanks to DarkVision.
  • xap/MPlayer-20150721-arm-3.txz
  • xap/xine-lib-1.2.6-arm-5.txz
  • xfce/Thunar-1.6.10-arm-3.txz
    Fix some crashes that occur with file moves.
    Thanks to Jean-Philippe Guillemin.
  • xfce/tumbler-0.1.31-arm-3.txz
  • xfce/xfce4-power-manager-1.4.4-arm-3.txz
    Don't include NetworkManager; let pm-utils handle it.
    Thanks to Robby Workman.
  • extra/bash-completion/bash-completion-2.1-noarch-4.txz
    Corrected information in slack-desc. Thanks to Arkadiusz Drabczyk.
  • extra/wicd/wicd-1.7.3-arm-3.txz
    Added patch to fix bug in displaying the bitrate in the curses
    version. Thanks to Rick Miles.
  • isolinux/*
  • a/kernel-modules-armv5-4.3.4_armv5-arm-1.txz
  • a/kernel-modules-armv7-4.3.4_armv7-arm-1.txz
  • a/kernel_armv5-4.3.4-arm-1.txz
  • a/kernel_armv7-4.3.4-arm-1.txz
  • ap/cups-filters-1.8.1-arm-1.txz
  • ap/gutenprint-5.2.11-arm-1.txz
  • d/kernel-headers-4.3.4-arm-1.txz
  • d/llvm-3.7.1-arm-1.txz
    This is still built with gcc as I cannot get llvm to compile llvm on ARM.
    If you think you can figure it out, please take the x86 sources and give
    it a go!
  • k/kernel-source-4.3.4-arm-1.txz
  • kde/calligra-2.9.10-arm-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-bs-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-ca-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-cs-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-da-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-de-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-el-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-en_GB-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-es-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-et-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-fi-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-fr-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-gl-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-hu-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-it-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-ja-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-kk-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-nb-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-nl-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-pl-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-pt-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-pt_BR-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-ru-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-sk-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-sv-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-tr-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-uk-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-zh_CN-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • kdei/calligra-l10n-zh_TW-2.9.10-noarch-1.txz
  • l/a52dec-0.7.4-arm-1.txz
    Include a52_internal.h header. Thanks to Johannes Schöpfer.
  • l/keybinder-0.3.1-arm-1.txz
    Add support for GTK+3, which is needed by xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin to grab
    multimedia keys.
  • n/bluez-5.37-arm-1.txz
  • n/dhcp-4.3.3_P1-arm-1.txz
    This update fixes a denial-of-service vulnerability.
    For more information, see:
    (* Security fix *)
  • n/openssh-7.1p2-arm-1.txz
    This update fixes an information leak and a buffer overflow. In particular,
    the information leak allows a malicious SSH server to steal the client's
    private keys. Thanks to Qualys for reporting this issue.
    For more information, see:
    (* Security fix *)
  • x/libdrm-2.4.66-arm-1.txz
  • x/mesa-11.1.1-arm-1.txz
  • x/xf86-input-evdev-2.10.1-arm-1.txz
  • xap/audacious-3.7.1-arm-1.txz
  • xap/audacious-plugins-3.7.1-arm-1.txz
  • kernels/*
  • ap/pamixer-1.3.1-arm-1.txz
    A command-line mixer for PulseAudio.
  • l/alsa-plugins-1.1.0-arm-1.txz
    This provides a plugin to redirect ALSA output to PulseAudio.
    Don't depend on libpulsecommon-7.1.
  • l/atkmm-2.24.2-arm-1.txz
  • l/cairomm-1.12.0-arm-1.txz
  • l/glibmm-2.46.3-arm-1.txz
  • l/gtkmm2-2.24.4-arm-1.txz
  • l/gtkmm3-3.18.0-arm-1.txz
  • l/json-c-0.12-arm-1.txz
    This is needed by PulseAudio.
  • l/libasyncns-0.8-arm-1.txz
    This is needed by PulseAudio.
  • l/libsigc++-2.6.2-arm-1.txz
  • l/pangomm-2.38.1-arm-1.txz
  • l/pulseaudio-7.1-arm-1.txz
    If autospawn is off, start the daemon manually in start-pulseaudio-x11.
    And yes, if you're allergic to PulseAudio that means you might also need to
    disable /etc/xdg/autostart/pulseaudio.desktop…
  • l/speexdsp-1.2rc3-arm-1.txz
    This is needed by PulseAudio.
  • x/xf86-video-amdgpu-1.0.0-arm-1.txz
  • xap/pavucontrol-3.0-arm-1.txz
    A mixer for PulseAudio. Requires the GTKmm stack.
  • xfce/xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin-0.2.4-arm-1.txz
    This replaces xfce4-mixer and xfce4-volumed.
  • pasture/apmd-3.2.2-arm-4.txz
    Moved to '/pasture' from the '/a' series.
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