Slackwarearm-current ChangeLog (2022-01-01)

Sat Jan 1 20:10:44 GMT 2022

Happy new year! Feliz anio!

The Slackware Installer has been migrated to use labels by default (see below
for more information). I've tested it extensively, but please provide any bug
reports as usual on the LQ forum.
N.B. this only affects new installations - no changes are required for existing
OS installations.

Stuart <[email protected]>

The mini root filesystem has been updated:
  • a/f2fs-tools-1.14.0-arm-3.txz
    Added /usr/sbin/f2fs_label to label f2fs file systems.
    Thanks to Thomas Rohloff.
  • a/sysvinit-scripts-15.0-noarch-7.txz
    Set ttyS1 as the serial console for all Raspberry Pi Hardware Models.
  • ap/cups-filters-1.28.10-arm-2.txz
    Recompiled against poppler-21.12.0.
  • kde/ark-21.12.0-arm-2.txz
    Applied upstream patches:
    [PATCH] Fix extraction “Dolphin Actions” not abiding “Open destination
    folder after extracting” setting.
    [PATCH] Do not highlight file after compression.
    Thanks to ctrlaltca.
  • kde/breeze-icons-5.89.0-noarch-2.txz
    Applied upstream patches:
    [PATCH] improve installation of light fallback icons
    [PATCH] Include “*@*” in the icon_files list for installation
    Thanks to Heinz Wiesinger.
  • kde/calligra-3.2.1-arm-17.txz
    Recompiled against poppler-21.12.0.
  • kde/cantor-21.12.0-arm-2.txz
    Recompiled against poppler-21.12.0.
  • kde/digikam-7.4.0-arm-2.txz
    Recompiled against opencv-4.5.5.
  • kde/kfilemetadata-5.89.0-arm-2.txz
    Recompiled against poppler-21.12.0.
  • kde/kile-2.9.93-arm-16.txz
    Recompiled against poppler-21.12.0.
  • kde/kitinerary-21.12.0-arm-2.txz
    Recompiled against poppler-21.12.0.
  • kde/krita-5.0.0-arm-2.txz
    Recompiled against poppler-21.12.0.
  • kde/okular-21.12.0-arm-2.txz
    Recompiled against poppler-21.12.0.
  • l/gegl-0.4.34-arm-2.txz
    Recompiled against poppler-21.12.0.
  • l/gst-plugins-bad-free-1.18.5-arm-3.txz
    Recompiled against opencv-4.5.5.
  • n/wpa_supplicant-2.9-arm-7.txz
    This update fixes the following security issues:
    AP mode PMF disconnection protection bypass.
    UPnP SUBSCRIBE misbehavior in hostapd WPS AP.
    P2P group information processing vulnerability.
    P2P provision discovery processing vulnerability.
    ASN.1: Validate DigestAlgorithmIdentifier parameters.
    Flush pending control interface message for an interface to be removed.
    These issues could result in a denial-of-service, privilege escalation,
    arbitrary code execution, or other unexpected behavior.
    Thanks to nobodino for pointing out the patches.
    For more information, see:
    (* Security fix *)
  • x/xorg-server-1.20.14-arm-2.txz
    Recompiled using these options:
    –enable-suid-wrapper –enable-install-setuid –disable-systemd-logind.
  • x/xorg-server-xephyr-1.20.14-arm-2.txz
  • x/xorg-server-xnest-1.20.14-arm-2.txz
  • x/xorg-server-xvfb-1.20.14-arm-2.txz
  • xap/geeqie-1.6-arm-3.txz
    Recompiled against poppler-21.12.0.
  • xap/gimp-2.10.30-arm-2.txz
    Recompiled against poppler-21.12.0.
  • xfce/tumbler-4.16.0-arm-3.txz
    Recompiled against poppler-21.12.0.
  • isolinux/*
    Added support for configuring the root file system and swap using labels
    rather than direct references to the block devices.
    The rationale behind this is that on x86 the root file system is
    typically on a storage bus (SCSI, SATA, ATA), where the physical
    configuration (which port the storage is connected to) of the storage rarely
    changes. This can be the case on ARM, but it's generally to a lesser extent
    and the root file system may be connected to a hot-plug bus such as USB.
    This lends itself to the risk of device re-ordering across boot cycles, causing
    boot failure.
    Note: presently only Swap and the root file system are automatically labeled.
    I may add support for labeling other mounted file systems in the future.
    Disk labeling for the root file system can be disabled prior to installation
    through a feature flag:
    $ touch /.no-labeling
    The labeling of Swap partitions doesn't presently honour the feature flag.
    OS configuration:
    /etc/fstab: Configure to use labels rather than directly referencing
    the block device name.
    /boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf: Configure to use labels.
    (Slackware AArch64 only)
  • a/kernel-modules-armv7-5.15.12_armv7-arm-1.txz
  • a/kernel_armv7-5.15.12-arm-1.txz
    Added support for post installation helper scripts within
    The helpers are named 'pkg-kernel-<hardware model name>'. By way of an
    example, the helper for the Raspberry Pi Hardware Models is named
    (on Slackware AArch64):
    This helper installs the new Kernel, initrd and DTBs onto the Hardware Model
    Bootware file system to support seamless Kernel upgrades when using the
    RPi native Boot Loader.
    Support awaiting a labeled root file system.
    AArch64: Raspberry Pi 4 - Initialise DS1307 RTC if present on the GPIO.
  • ap/qpdf-10.5.0-arm-1.txz
  • ap/vim-8.2.3868-arm-1.txz
  • d/kernel-headers-5.15.12-arm-1.txz
  • d/parallel-20211222-noarch-1.txz
  • k/kernel-source-5.15.12-arm-1.txz
  • l/gtk+3-3.24.31-arm-1.txz
  • l/imagemagick-7.1.0_19-arm-1.txz
  • l/libgsf-1.14.48-arm-1.txz
  • l/mlt-7.4.0-arm-1.txz
  • l/netpbm-10.97.00-arm-1.txz
  • l/opencv-4.5.5-arm-1.txz
    Shared library .so-version bump.
  • l/poppler-21.12.0-arm-1.txz
    Shared library .so-version bump.
  • l/zstd-1.5.1-arm-1.txz
  • n/fetchmail-6.4.26-arm-1.txz
  • n/net-snmp-5.9.1-arm-1.txz
    Moved options for snmpd from rc.snmpd to /etc/default/snmpd.
    Thanks to Jakub 'shasta' Jankowski.
  • n/stunnel-5.61-arm-1.txz
  • n/tin-2.6.1-arm-1.txz
  • x/ibus-anthy-1.5.14-arm-1.txz
  • xap/pan-0.149-arm-1.txz
  • xap/vim-gvim-8.2.3868-arm-1.txz
  • kernels/*
  • extra/php80/php80-8.0.14-arm-1.txz
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