Slackware-current ChangeLog (2018-09-13)

Thu Sep 13 21:41:51 UTC 2018

  • a/sysvinit-scripts-2.1-noarch-20.txz
    rc.6: it was reported by birdboy that JFS is not properly unmounted unless
    the order of unmounting local filesystems followed by remounting the root
    filesystem read-only is inverted. I tried that, and although it did get rid
    of a “/ filesystem is busy” error during shutdown, the JFS / filesystem was
    still checked at boot (and found to be clean). I believe that the existing
    order of unmounting non-root filesystems followed by remounting the root
    filesystem as read-only is the correct order, and found that putting
    another sync between these also gets rid of the error on shutdown, so I've
    done that. When using JFS as the root filesystem there's still another
    similar error message that's generated earlier in the boot, though. I'm
    unable to find any way to shut down a JFS root partition in a way that
    leaves it clean enough that fsck will not check it at boot, but it is always
    found to be clean so this should only be cosmetic. I recall this behavior of
    JFS going all the way back to when it was first added to the kernel. If
    anyone has a better fix, I'll take a look at it, but in my opinion it's not
    really anything to worry about.
  • d/binutils-2.31.1-i586-4.txz
    Since baldzhang has pointed out a valid use case for windres on Linux,
    we are restoring the “Windows only” utilities, as none of them are
    very large and there may be valid uses for the other ones as well.
  • l/freetype-2.9.1-i586-2.txz
    Patched to build properly if windres is present on the machine.
  • isolinux/initrd.img
    Use the ter-114v terminus font. It has been reported that the font we were
    using (ter-v14v) restricts the available console colors from 16 to 8 due
    to needing an extra bit for the higher number of available glyphs (though
    in testing here I couldn't see any difference). The new font covers
    ISO8859-1, ISO8859-15, and Windows-1252 codepages. I'm still not sure it's
    the best choice, so additional input is welcomed.
    Thanks to bormant.
  • usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img
    Use the ter-114v terminus font.
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  • by Giuseppe Di Terlizzi