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Thu May 17 20:49:42 UTC 2018

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  • pasture/php-5.6.36-i586-1.txz
    Since some things still require php-5.6, here's an alternate package
    compiled against openssl-1.1. Thanks to Darth Vader.

Mon May 14 19:48:52 UTC 2018

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Sat May 12 00:28:18 UTC 2018

Where possible, the driver packages for X11 have been recompiled. However,
there were some (xf86-video-geode, xf86-video-tseng, xf86-video-sis,
xf86-video-savage, xf86-video-s3virge, xf86-video-rendition, xf86-video-r128,
and xf86-video-mach64) that would not compile against xorg-server-1.20.0 and
for which no patches seem to be available. Is anyone still using those, or are
they finally obsolete? I'll hold off on removing them until I can find out one
way or the other.

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Thu May 10 21:01:11 UTC 2018

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Thu May 10 13:17:20 UTC 2018

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Thu May 10 03:25:47 UTC 2018

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  • a/openssl10-solibs-1.0.2o-i586-1.txz
    Added compatibility libraries for binaries that need to remain compiled
    against openssl-1.0.2.
  • n/openssl10-1.0.2o-i586-1.txz
    Added a compatibility development package for sources that need to be
    compiled against openssl-1.0.2o. To compile against openssl-1.0.2o, you'll
    need to add lines like this to the build script:
    export CFLAGS=“$CFLAGS -I/usr/include/openssl-1.0”
    export LIBS=“-L/usr/lib${LIBDIRSUFFIX}/openssl-1.0”
    Some sources may still make a mess of things, and in those cases it might be
    easiest to temporarily remove the openssl (1.1.0h) package while compiling,
    in addition to the changes shown above.
    The shared libraries in this package (and also duplicated in the
    openssl10-solibs package) have also been changed to use versioned symbols.
    Old binaries and libraries will continue to run linked with these new
    libraries, but it is suggested to recompile them if possible. This will
    prevent problems in case something ends up linking both the 1.0.2 and the
    1.1.0 OpenSSL libraries.

Fri May 4 19:40:52 UTC 2018

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Tue May 1 20:43:20 UTC 2018

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  • a/eudev-3.2.5-i586-3.txz
    Don't treat bind actions as add/update actions. Fixes MTP with recent
    kernels. Thanks to DarkVision for the link to the patch.

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Mon Apr 30 22:35:43 UTC 2018

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Mon Apr 30 01:34:10 UTC 2018

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Fri Apr 27 23:15:41 UTC 2018

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Fri Apr 27 03:58:48 UTC 2018

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Thu Apr 26 01:34:12 UTC 2018

Don't like PulseAudio? Well… I hear you. Personally, it works for me, and it
makes it easier to switch between multiple audio inputs and outputs compared
to using plain ALSA. PulseAudio got off to a rocky start in the Linux world,
where it found itself adopted before it was ready (it was even billed on its
own website at the time as “the software that currently breaks your audio”).
It's my opinion that the reputation that PulseAudio acquired due to problems
back then isn't deserved any longer. If your hardware supports the sampling
rate of the audio data you're trying to play, PulseAudio will not resample it
(and if your hardware doesn't support that rate, resampling can hardly be
avoided). The increased latency has not been an issue here. Nevertheless, I
recognize that there are use cases where PulseAudio is still a detriment.
While I don't generally recommend removing PulseAudio, I'm not going to cram
it down your throat. So, if you'd like to be rid of PulseAudio, head over to
the new extra/pure-alsa-system directory and follow the instructions in the
README file there, and you'll have a PulseAudio-free pure ALSA system.
Thanks to orbea who sent me a small patch for the mpg123.SlackBuild so that
it would detect the lack of PulseAudio and not try to build in support, which
got me to thinking about all of this. Cheers! :-)

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Sat Apr 21 17:39:25 UTC 2018

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Fri Apr 20 03:32:21 UTC 2018

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Thu Apr 19 01:04:06 UTC 2018

Hi folks, and welcome to the third ever Slackware Mass Rebuild (and the
longest ChangeLog entry in project history). There were two primary
motivations for rebuilding everything in the main tree. The first was to
switch to the new C++ ABI. The second was to get rid of all the .la files
in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH. Really, having .la files installed has been mostly
obsolete since things began to use pkg-config instead, but it's not easy
to get rid of them unless you do it all at once. If you just take them out
of one package, any other packages containing .la files that refer to the
removed ones will be broken. We've removed a few here and there before
(and then handled any packages that had referred to them with a rebuild),
but it was time to finally remove all the ones in /lib{,64} and
/usr/lib{,64}. One of the reasons that this really needed to happen is that
many projects are starting to migrate to build systems other than autotools,
and those systems do not generate .la files. So if we didn't get rid of them
now, we might end up in a situation later on where they are being removed
by upstream and then we would have to chase down the dependency breakage and
recompile (possibly many) other packages. The .la files that are outside of
the LD_LIBRARY_PATH were not removed (and shouldn't be) - those ones are
often used by the lt_dlopen() function to load plugins and removing those
ones can break things. But those ones don't cause problems… they aren't
likely to try to infect .la files produced by other packages.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have any third party or other packages installed on
your system that don't come with Slackware, and those packages have installed
any .la files, it is very likely that they refer to some .la files which we
have just removed, and that trying to compile against these packages will no
longer work. Luckily, the solution is simple: remove them. This command will
remove any stale .la files from the LD_LIBRARY_PATH:
rm /{,usr/}lib{,64}/*.la
Moving forward, nothing shipped in Slackware will contain any .la files in
those directories, and any SlackBuilds intended to be used with Slackware 15.0
should contain this bit of script:
# Don't ship .la files:
rm -f $PKG/{,usr/}lib${LIBDIRSUFFIX}/*.la
In addition to those goals, the opportunity was taken to clean up slack-desc
files and make many trivial fixes to build scripts. We've also made it easy
to recompile everything again should there be a good reason to do so.
You'll also find various updates scattered throughout this long list.
Enjoy, and sorry about the bandwidth. ;-)

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Thu Apr 12 23:00:51 UTC 2018

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Wed Apr 11 20:38:06 UTC 2018

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  • a/pkgtools-15.0-noarch-7.txz
    explodepkg: support parallel bzip2 (lbzip2). Thanks to ruario.
    installpkg: support parallel bzip2 (lbzip2). Thanks to ruario.
    makepkg: support parallel bzip2 (lbzip2). Thanks to ruario.
    pkgdiff: added tool to compare the file contents of two packages.

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Sat Apr 7 21:00:57 UTC 2018

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  • a/pkgtools-15.0-noarch-6.txz
    pkgtool: don't use LANG=C.
    installpkg: don't use LANG=C, but set LC_ALL=C prior to running dd (where we
    need to parse the output) and sort (where we need predictable collation).
  • xap/rxvt-unicode-9.22-i586-3.txz
    Don't modify the default terminfo definitions. Thanks to GazL.

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Sun Apr 1 21:05:03 UTC 2018

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Thu Mar 29 20:48:28 UTC 2018

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Mon Mar 26 22:06:38 UTC 2018

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  • a/etc-15.0-i586-2.txz
    Don't include /etc/termcap-* files here. They aren't needed by anything
    shipped with Slackware, and shouldn't be needed by much of anything at all.
    But we'll ship a full /etc/termcap with the ncurses package just in case.
  • l/apr-util-1.6.1-i586-3.txz
    Recompiled using –with-mysql=/usr option.

Mon Mar 26 03:28:26 UTC 2018

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