Slackware-current ChangeLog (2018-12-28)

Fri Dec 28 00:23:43 UTC 2018

  • a/aaa_elflibs-15.0-i586-3.txz
    Moved from /usr/lib{,64} to /lib{,64}.
  • l/libsigsegv-2.12-i586-3.txz
    Moved shared library into /lib{,64} to avoid problems when /usr is on a
    separate partition. Thanks to TommyC7.
    But please note: that has never been a recommended configuration (it was
    always a bad idea prone to corner-case bugs), and with basically everyone
    else moving everything into /usr, no upstream is developing with this
    scenario in mind these days. Some of the problems caused by separate /usr
    are simply not possible to fix in a straightforward fashion. Consider it a
    completely unsupported configuration choice. While it's not my style to
    make the installer refuse to allow it, I won't be bending over backwards
    to try to fix bugs related to this in the future. If I recall properly,
    the original rationale was to make it possible for /usr to reside on a
    shared network partition, which might have made sense back when 40MB was
    a typical hard drive size. I can think of no good rationale now (and no,
    I don't think making /usr read-only helps security in any tangible way).
  • news/2018/12/28/slackware-current-changelog.txt
  • Last modified: 5 years ago
  • by Giuseppe Di Terlizzi