Slackwarearm-current ChangeLog (2017-07-28)

Fri Jul 28 08:08:08 UTC 2017

  • a/dbus-1.10.20-arm-2.txz
    Don't demand high-quality entropy from expat-2.2.2+ because 1) dbus doesn't
    need it and 2) it can cause the boot process to hang if dbus times out.
    Thanks to SeB for a link to the bug report and patch.
  • d/oprofile-1.1.0-arm-3.txz
    Recompiled against new libbfd from binutils-2.29.
  • e/emacs-25.2-arm-3.txz
    Linked against imagemagick-6.9.9-3 and gtk+3-3.22.17.
  • l/gdk-pixbuf2-2.36.7-arm-2.txz
    Restored greyscale support. Thanks to brobr.
    Fixed handling cache updates on multilib. Thanks to SeB.
  • l/virtuoso-ose-6.1.8-arm-5.txz
    Linked against imagemagick-6.9.9-3.
  • xap/xine-lib-1.2.8-arm-3.txz
    Linked against imagemagick-6.9.9-3.
  • xap/xlockmore-5.54-arm-2.txz
    Linked against imagemagick-6.9.9-3.
  • isolinux/*
    The installer image is now 2MB larger than previously. During the Kernel
    upgrade, it became apparent that additional modules are now required to
    support SCSI devices, so I added a whole bunch of other drivers to try
    and make Kernel upgrades smoother in future.
  • a/kernel-modules-armv7-4.13.0rc2next20170728_armv7-arm-1.txz
  • a/kernel_armv7-4.13.0rc2next20170728-arm-1.txz
    Since the Linux 4.11 Kernel we were using is now EOL, I tried to upgrade
    to 4.12, but the AllWinner H3 network support patch would no longer apply
    since most of the code had been upstreamed already and finding a patch
    that would apply to 4.12 was not a valuable use of time.
    Upgrading to a new major Kernel release is always fraught with challenges,
    from machines kernel panicing, kernels failing to boot, hardware support
    disappearing or machines hanging under high load or from being idle!
    Fortunately this Kernel has been tested on all of my build machines and is
    now stable. I'll probably update to the latest rc's as they come.
    If anybody has a suggestion for a Kernel upgrade ritual, let me know.
    I have sticks, stones and the ability to hallucinate all manner of whatever's
    thought to be useful! ;-)
  • a/lvm2-2.02.173-arm-1.txz
  • a/xfsprogs-4.12.0-arm-1.txz
  • ap/man-pages-4.12-noarch-1.txz
  • ap/mpg123-1.25.4-arm-1.txz
  • ap/nano-2.8.6-arm-1.txz
  • ap/vim-8.0.0771-arm-1.txz
  • d/binutils-2.29-arm-1.txz
  • d/kernel-headers-4.13.0rc2next20170728-arm-1.txz
  • k/kernel-source-4.13.0rc2next20170728-arm-1.txz
  • l/imagemagick-6.9.9_3-arm-1.txz
    Compiled with –enable-hdri option.
    Shared library .so-version bump.
  • l/libidn2-2.0.3-arm-1.txz
  • n/bind-9.11.1_P3-arm-1.txz
    Fix a regression in the previous BIND release that broke verification
    of TSIG signed TCP message sequences where not all the messages contain
    TSIG records.
    Compiled to use libidn rather than the deprecated (and broken) idnkit.
  • n/tcpdump-4.9.1-arm-1.txz
    This update fixes an issue where tcpdump 4.9.0 allows remote attackers
    to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read and application
    crash) via crafted packet data.
    For more information, see:
    (* Security fix *)
  • xap/gnuchess-6.2.5-arm-1.txz
  • xap/pan-0.142-arm-1.txz
  • xap/vim-gvim-8.0.0771-arm-1.txz
    Linked against gtk+3-3.22.17.
  • kernels/*
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  • Last modified: 4 years ago
  • by Giuseppe Di Terlizzi