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July 25, 2016

Widya Walesa

Ujicoba OpenGL 4.3 di Mesa 12.x

by walecha at July 25, 2016 01:59 AM

July 24, 2016

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

SBo Submission for 14.2 is Open

After (semi) resting for about three weeks, finally SBo submission for 14.2 repository is now open for public. We didn't really resting as updates are still going through the git repository, but mainly it was done by admins and some selected maintainer who had been given git commit access to the repository to update their own packages.

During the last three weeks, we managed to fix many more scripts that are still broken or sources no longer available, and many other miscellanous fixes across all categories. Somehow we missed them during development cycle and thanks to our great community members, they stepped up to help us fix it quickly. Some of the biggest update are new ocaml and ocambuild (thanks to Matteo and David) and introduction of new texlive 2015 thanks to the hard work of Johannes Schoepfer.

We passed 5700 scripts in 14.2 repository and let's aim for higher number!!!

If you have a new SlackBuild you wish to submit, please make sure to test it against a full installation of Slackware 14.2 and based on the latest template.

by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at July 24, 2016 01:44 AM

July 23, 2016

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

Security Update: php, gimp, bind

Three security updates were releases in the last two days:
  • php: Upgraded to 5.6.24 for Slackware 14.0 and newer
  • gimp: Upgraded to 2.8.18 for Slackware 14.0 and newer
  • bind: Upgraded to 9.9.9_P2 (13-14.1) and 9.10.4_P2 (14.2 and newer)
What's interesting is that Pat also upgrade packages in current branch:
  • tmux: upgraded to 2.2.x (moved from testing)
  • guile: Upgraded to 2.0.12
  • freetype: Upgraded to 2.6.5
  • libgcrypt: Upgraded to 1.7.2
  • network-script: Rebuilt to use -L to dhcpcd to avoid Zeroconf
  • dialog: Upgraded to 1.3_20160424
  • kmod: Upgraded to 23
  • lvm2: Upgraded to 2.02.161
  • git: Upgraded to 2.9.2
  • desktop-file-utils: Upgraded to 0.23
  • harfbuzz: Upgraded to 1.3.0
  • httpd: Upgraded to 2.4.23
  • lftp: Upgraded to 4.7.3
  • links: Upgraded to 2.13
  • xf86-video-openchrome: Upgraded to 0.5.0
  • xkeyboard-config: Upgraded to 2.18
  • xorg-server: Upgraded to 1.18.4
I guess those are considered safe upgrade since they are all compiled against the same toolchain as used in Slackware 14.2.

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at July 23, 2016 12:19 AM

    July 14, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    Next Slackware will use UTF-8 by default

    Besides taking security updates, Patrick already started minor changes in Slackware-Current which probably have big impact for users. The first one is enabling UTF-8 support by default in /etc/profile.d/lang.{csh,sh} script which are loaded by default and also in lilo dialog. It will not prompt you about UTF-8 anymore since it will use it by default and the kernel is already UTF-8 compliance. We will have less installation dialog in the next Slackware release :)

    The second change is mesa upgrade to 12.0.1. This is requested in LQ, but surprisingly Patrick approved it. Normally, current will not be active for some time besides security updates.

    There are some other proposals that weren't addressed in the last development cycle, which hopefully could make it through in the next cycle:
    • Replace UCS-2 with UCS-4 for all python-related packages
    • Replace KDE 4 with KDE 5
    • Added Python 3 support
    • Added Qt5 support
    • Upgrade VTE3 to expose the new 2.91 API
    Perhaps you have other proposals to make?

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at July 14, 2016 12:52 AM

    July 08, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    Security Update: Thunderbird and Samba

    Two security updates were released few days ago for :
    • thunderbird: Upgraded to 45.2.0 for Slackware 14.1, 14.2, and current
    • samba: Upgraded to 4.2.14 for Slackware 14.0, 14.1 and 4.4.5 for 14.2 and current

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at July 08, 2016 09:30 AM

    July 07, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    digiKam5 for Testing

    digiKam 5.0.0 is released after two years of porting to Qt5. This is a new major release and it brings another new features besides the porting itself:
    • Robust multi-core/multi-threaded implementation
    • Virtual digiKam trash folder
    • Improve the metadata workflow and introducing Lazy Synchronization tool
    • kipi-plugins to Qt5
    • MySQL/MariaDB interface (still experimental)
    I have pushed digikam5 SlackBuild script into my SlackHacks repository along with Framework5 and libkipi (now renamed to libkipi5) so you can start testing it. Why not pushing it to SBo?  I have several reasons for that:
    • Framework 5 architecture is a giant beast. Finding the correct dependency for all tier 2/3/4 will be very time consuming, so it's easier to build them according to the build order that have been done by AlienBOB (big thanks for him). I have provided an automated build script (taken from MSB) to build Framework 5 on top of Slackware 14.2 with some modifications. NOTE: not all sub modules of Framework 5 are added, only the one needed for digiKam are provided. See the complete list here.
    • Framework along with Plasma and Applications are a moving target since they will release  a new version every month. We have to make sure all scripts depending on Framework 5 works when they are added into SBo.
    • Not all optional dependencies have a released a stable releases; some only in git snapshots, so it's better to wait until they have proper releases.
    • We hope that next Slackware release will make use of KDE 5. This will simplify my job to build digiKam on top of next Slackware release since the underlying deps are already included in Slackware.
    Since it's a very early work on digiKam 5.0.0 and due to partial implementation of KDE 5 stack (minus Plasma 5 and KDE Applications), there are some features of digiKam5 that are still missing:
    • GeoLocation support (requires Marble)
    • VKontakte support (requires git snapshot of libkvkontakte)
    • Digital scanner support (requires libksane)
    If you use AlienBOB's KDE 5 you can also help testing it by installing all the deps mentioned in the digikam5.info (minus framework5) from SBo and my SlackHacks (libkipi5) and build digiKam5.

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at July 07, 2016 04:22 PM

    July 05, 2016

    Arief Jr

    [How To] Add Powerline In KDE Konsole With Slackware64-Current

    It's been a long time i not create post for tutorial, this time i'll share a tutorial "How To Add Powerline In Slackware Linux" and for my documentation too. Before to steps, what is powerline??? Quoted from https://github.com/powerline/powerline. "Powerline is statusline and for several other applications, including zsh, bash, tmux, IPython, Awesome, i3 and Qtile".  Here Screenshot:

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at July 05, 2016 07:46 AM

    July 04, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    MATE 1.15 for Testing

    MATE 1.14 packages are out already, but the development still going on and getting more interesting. More MATE components are being ported to GTK+3, which will eventually lead to MATE 1.16 in the next few months. According to the poll that i conducted on my blog few months ago, most people wanted to have a full GTK+3 build of MATE instead of a mix build, but i ended up with a mix build for Slackware 14.2, since some major showstopper bug for GTK+3 are still there.

    Since i have a long holiday this week, i created two new VMs to test the new MATE 1.15 release for both mix build (GTK+2/3) and full GTK+3 build. I built the packages already and it has been published under "current" directory. This will be the new testing playground for development releases.

    I made two different documentation for each directory since full GTK+3 replaced some old packages with it's GTK+3 package, while in mix build we only add 3 new deps (libgxps, vala, vte3).

    have fun with the new MATE 1.15 :-)

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at July 04, 2016 02:58 PM

    First Update to Current

    Normally Slackware-Current will have it's first update whenever a new security vulnerabilities found and it could take days/weeks since a stable release, but not this time.

    Patrick quickly upgrade three packages in current:
    • file: Upgraded to 5.28
    • util-linux: Upgraded to 2.28
    • mozilla-firefox: Upgraded to 47.0.1
    Slackware 14.2's firefox was kept at 45 since it's an ESR version, meaning it will receive long term support such as LTS kernel. It's a good choice since Slackware normally supported for a long time. Slackware 13.0 announced back in 2009 is still supported up to this point (7 years). Other Linux distributions normally ship 3-5 years of support before marking it EOL. Others may have shorter life cycle.

    One interesting news about Firefox is that it already supported Electrolysis (e10s) feature since Firefox 37, but it's disabled by default. It separates Firefox into two separate process, one for handling web content in background child process and the main parent browser process. They will interact to each other using IPC Protocol Definition Language (IPDL). Electrolysis child processes are currently in use for the following tasks within Firefox:
    • Legacy NPAPI plugin hosting
    • Media playback
    • Web content (content processes) 
    Goal of this feature is to enhance security by the use of sandboxing and performance by separating main GUI process with content rendering in the background. This feature has been enabled by default in other major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, and even IE for a long time. Firefox is probably the last major browser that finally implement this feature.

    This feature will be turned on by default starting at Firefox 48 even  though it will not be world wide implementation. They will select 1% of qualifying users with ramp up during the cycle and more will be added during Firefox 49 and 50 cycle. This gives some time to users to upgrade their Add-ons and test the feature before it's turned on by default world wide.

    You can try to enable this feature by opening "about:config" and search new boolean value: browser.tabs.remote.autostart and set to true. You will have it enabled at the next restart.

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at July 04, 2016 12:53 AM

    July 03, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    SlackBuilds 14.2 Repository is Ready

    As promised, you don't need to wait for another three months before SlackBuilds 14.2 repository in SBo is ready since actually the repository itself is ready in the same day as Slackware 14.2 release date, thanks to the hard work of everyone involved of testing all the scripts in our repository. We need to do some internal work to update the website to use the latest repository and it took some time to complete, but now it's ready.

    In total, we have 5701 scripts in 14.2 branch and there are 2823 commits since we are tracking for Slackware Current in January, 17 (commit).

    Here is the announcement:
    Here it is! The launch of the SlackBuilds.org repository into the 14.2 era.
    With the help of our amazing community we spent the last couple of
    months testing, fixing, and updating the scripts in the repository for
    the latest Slackware release. We are happy to say that we think it has
    never been better (yes, we say this every time)

    We've added a new template script (haskell) and made some minor tweaks
    to the existing templates, so be sure to check those out [1] before
    starting to submit new scripts.

    We'd like to take this time to welcome the newest member of our admin
    team, David Spencer (idlemoor) - it seems that we have one new member
    during each release cycle, so start making your bids now

    Thanks to all of our users and maintainers for continuing to do what you
    do - your dedication and attention to detail is greatly appreciated.

    We've recently added our repos on gitlab to provide another perhaps
    easier way to accept changes and new submissions - we're not exactly
    sure how it will go, but we're going to give it a try anyway.

    See the git log
    for detailed changes since 14.1. Happy Slacking!

    -- The SBo team


    [1]: https://slackbuilds.org/templates/
    The repository is now ready to be used from SBo's website, but you will not be able to submit anything yet. Please enjoy Slackware 14.2 at this moment.

    Nevertheless, if you found a broken scripts or download URLs, do not hesitate to tell us via slackbuilds-users mailing list. We will try to fix it as soon as possible.

    Happy building :-)

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at July 03, 2016 04:03 PM

    MSB: Working on MATE 1.15 Development Cycle

    Since Slackware 14.2 has been released and MATE 1.14 is out there for public, i can now focus on testing MATE 1.15 development cycle, aiming for MATE 1.16 which probably be around September/Oktober since it's aiming for Ubuntu 16.10 and Fedora 25 releases in October and November.

    MSB master branch is now tracking MATE 1.15 cycle already and i have pushed several commits which upgrade to 1.15 and also enable more features in some components. Here's the highlight:
    • Bump all packages to 1.15.x
    • Add new deps: libgxps for atril to support XPS file format
    • Add new flag for atril to support DVI format (it uses tetex's kpathsea)
    • Add new deps: vte3 for mate-terminal (2.91 APIs)
    • Add new deps for vte3: vala
    • Engrampa, mate-notification-daemon, mate-polkit, mate-terminal and mate-session-manager are now GTK+3 only
    • Enable introspection in caja and mate-desktop
    • Enable gdict applet in mate-utils
    • Enable IPv6, stickynotes, and polkit support in mate-applets
    I have rebased GTK3 branch from latest master branch as well with some commits are removed since it's already being part of master branch changes.

    Additional changes for full GTK+3 build:
    * Add new deps: libunique3 (replacing libunique)
    * Add new deps: glade
    * Add new deps: gtksourceview3 (replacing gtksourceview)
    * Removed deps: pygtksourceview
    * Atril: Use webkit2gtk for ePUB support


    Please note that this is a development cycle, so if you prefer stable releases, please use the 14.2-mate-1.14 branch. All binary packages for Slackware 14.2 will be built from this branch instead of master branch.

    Feel free to play with 1.15 releases and let me know if there's a missing deps or any other suggestion for MATE Desktop packaging for Slackware.

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at July 03, 2016 05:27 AM

    July 02, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    sbopkg 0.38.0 is out for Slackware 14.2

    What a busy day today with all the releases for Slackware 14.2, MATE 1.14, Cinnamon 3.0 and now sbopkg 0.38.0.

    Here are the changes for 0.38.0:
    FEATURES
    * Add --no-group to rsync so files are owned by root:root
    Patch by pyllyukko
    * Updated es translations (Dhaby Xiloj)
    * Moved sqg to /usr/sbin
    * Added support for Slackware 14.2.
    * Update queue sample files
    Go grab them from sbopkg's website.

    We are finalizing SBo repository for Slackware 14.2, but at least you don't have to wait 3 months just like previous cycle as we have prepared it since last January. Stay tune for SBo announcement on slackbuilds-user mailing list.

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at July 02, 2016 01:58 AM

    MATE 1.14 and Cinnamon 3.0 for Slackware 14.2

    Just hours since Slackware 14.2 is released, we proudly present to you MATE 1.14 and Cinnamon 3.0 for Slackware 14.2 users!!! We have been working under the hood of testing these two projects since they were released last April.

    The binary packages are compiled against Slackware 14.2 official ISO and it's now uploaded to the usual repository in http://slackware.uk/msb and http://slackware.uk/csb. Thanks to Darren Austin for providing a place to host these two projects.

    The website for MSB have been updated with latest information about the new release and we have added a new website for CSB as well (Thanks to Chess Griffin for permission to use the template from MSB website). Please visit the website for screenshots and other information.


    Notes on MATE:
    • This is a mix build between GTK+2/3 as upstream is moving some MATE components to GTK+3 only
    • Future release will bring more GTK+3 only MATE components
    Both projects are hosted in github (msb, csb) and gitlab (msb, csb). Feel free to submit pull/merge requests or report a bug in the issue tracker.

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at July 02, 2016 01:52 AM

    Slackware 14.2 Released

    After 6 months since the first announcement of the first Beta, Slackware 14.2 is finally released this morning (Western Indonesian Time) when i was a sleep. When other Linux distribution probably already shipped another release, we spent half a year waiting to make sure Slackware 14.2 is rock solid and i'm pretty sure it's worth to wait.

    Here's some highlight of Slackware 14.2:
    • Kernel 4.4.14 (part of 4.4.x branch which is a LTS release)
    • Glibc 2.23
    • Xorg 1.18.3
    • GCC 5.3.0
    • PHP 5.6.23
    • Apache 2.4.20
    • OpenSSL 1.0.2h
    • OpenSSH 7.2p2
    • Perl 5.22.2
    • Python 2.7.11
    • Ruby 2.2.5
    • Subversion 1.9.4
    • Git 2.9.0
    • Mercurial 3.8.2
    • Mozilla Firefox ESR 45.2.0
    • Mozilla Thunderbird 45.1.1
    • KDE 4.14.21 (KDE 4.14.3 with kdelibs-4.14.21)
    • Gimp 2.8.6
    • Hexchat 2.12.1
    • Pidgin 2.10.12
    See the complete Release Notes for more information about this release.

    Happy fun :-)

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at July 02, 2016 01:34 AM

    June 26, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    MATE Packages Refreshed

    I took this Sunday morning to rebuild all MATE packages for both mix build GTK+2/3 and fully GTK+3 build and upload it to the testing playground as usual. They are built against Slackware Current latest batch of update per Sun Jun 26 01:28:27 UTC 2016.

    It's been a while since i update the content of the repository and since Patrick upgrade poppler, it broke Atril, so instead of just rebuilding Atril, i decided to rebuilt everything from scratch. It's also a good drill to make sure the build is fine.


    Once Slackware 14.2 is released, a new branch (14.2-mate-1.14) will be created and future update of MATE 1.14 will be built from this branch. Master branch will then follow the next development cycle of MATE which will lead to MATE 1.16. Several interesting changes have been merged and you can see them in their ROADMAP. We will see more GTK+3 porting in MATE 1.16 and it's likely that MATE 1.16 will be out this year as it tried to follow Fedora and Ubuntu's release schedule.

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at June 26, 2016 08:53 AM

    June 25, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    Security Update: kernel, php

    It seems that the release of Slackware 14.2 will have to wait again since Pat just bumped the kernel to 4.4.14 to fix 2 security vulnerabilities which he mentioned in detail in the latest batch of updates:
    This kernel release fixes two security issues:
    Corrupted offset allows for arbitrary decrements in compat
    IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE setsockopt. Risk: High. Impact: Kernel memory
    corruption, leading to elevation of privileges or kernel code execution.
    This occurs in a compat_setsockopt() call that is normally restricted to
    root, however, Linux 3/4 kernels that support user and network namespaces
    can allow an unprivileged user to trigger this functionality. This is
    exploitable from inside a container.
    Out of bounds reads when processing IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE setsockopt.
    Risk: Medium. Impact: Out of bounds heap memory access, leading to a
    Denial of Service (or possibly heap disclosure or further impact).
    This occurs in a setsockopt() call that is normally restricted to root,
    however, Linux 3/4 kernels that support user and network namespaces can
    allow an unprivileged user to trigger this functionality. This is
    exploitable from inside a container.
    For more information, see:
    http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/06/24/5
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4997
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-4998
    (* Security fix *)
    Other than kernel update which was only applied for current, php is also updated to 5.6.23 for Slackware 14.0, 14.1, and current. This update is also considered a security update.

    In current, we have more updates coming in:
    • mariadb: Upgraded to 10.0.26
    • libpng: Upgraded to 1.6.23
    • librsvg: Upgraded to 2.40

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at June 25, 2016 02:25 AM

    June 23, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    PulseAudio 9.0 is now included in Current

    More bug fixes are going through Slackware Current as bug reports keep flowing in in LQ and Pat thoroughly reviewed most of them and apply them as needed.

    The latest request was to apply PulseAudio 9.0 since it introduced an automatic routing when devices gets plugged/unplugged and many new features that were commonly reported happening in Slackware Current. Hopefully this new version fixed most of them. Other than PulseAudio, other packages gets updated/rebuilt as well:
    • etc: Rebuilt to add root to audio group
    • kernel-firmware: Upgraded to latest version
    • nano: Upgraded to 2.6.0
    • sip: Upgraded to 4.18 (needed to build PyQt 5-5.6)
    • xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin: Rebuilt to fix icon issue in dark GTK+3 theme
    • gmp: Upgraded to 6.1.1
    • screen: Upgraded to 4.4.0 in testing/

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at June 23, 2016 06:49 AM

    June 22, 2016

    Arief Jr

    Reset MariaDB Password In Slackware Linux

    Yesterday, i finished setup mysql a.k.a MariaDB for develop a website in my machine and today i forget the mariaDB password. For my documentation, i will always create this post for personal and i think might beneficial as well to people who have not knew. So for reset mysql password in slackware, just open konsole (kde) and follow this instruction for reset. First stop service mysql daemon

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at June 22, 2016 02:00 AM

    How To - Dropbox Icon Was Disappeared In System Tray KDE Plasma 5 [Solved]

    Two days ago, i installing dropbox-client to slackware machine. But i got this problem i.e dropbox can't show in system tray kde plasma 5, so i have two steps for fixing dropbox in system tray. 1. Remove LibQt5 This first for show dropbox icons in system tray i.e remove libQt5 from directory .dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx....... then type command like this: $ rm -rf .dropbox-dist/

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at June 22, 2016 01:10 AM

    June 21, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    Security Update: gd, libarchive, pcre

    Three security vulnerabilities were fixed in the last few batch of updates:
    • gd: Upgraded to 2.2.1 (only in current)
    • libarchive: Upgraded to 3.2.1 for 14.1 and current
    • pcre: Upgraded to 8.39 for 14.1 and current
    There has been some improvements on other packages as well
    • php: Added a new configure option to specify vpx-dir
    • imagemagick: Upgraded to 6.9.4_9
    • mkinitrd: Added few more USB keyboard modules
    • cairo: Added patch to fix MATE applets in GTK+3 build

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at June 21, 2016 03:15 AM

    June 16, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    Slackware/Slackware Live ISO, HTTPS Transition, and Indonesian Community Updates

    I wanted to give several news in a single post today. Let's start with Slackware updates.

    It has been a week since my last post about Slackware updates and i just want to give a recap on what's happening on Slackware-Current development cycle:
    • e2fsprogs: Upgraded to 1.43.1
    • kdelibs: Upgraded to 4.14.21
    • xf86-video-intel: Upgraded to latest git snapshot
    • grub: Rebuilt to use correct option
    • mkinitrd: Rebuilt to fix USB partition detection, adding more USB-based storage/keyboard modules and fix support for LUKS password in newer keyboards
    • sysvinit-scripts: Rebuilt to support password in non-swap partitions and new option.
    • cups-filters: Upgraded to 1.9.0
    • cups: Upgraded to 2.1.4
    • hicolor-icon-theme: Upgraded to 0.15
    • NetworkManager: Rebuilt to fix udev location
    • samba: Rebuilt to move any files to the new location, not just .tbd files
    • vsftpd: Rebuilt to handle crypt() changes in new GLIBC
    • wget: Upgraded to 1.18 (security fix)
    • xterm: Upgraded to 325
    • gettext/gettext-tools: Upgraded to 0.19.8.1
    • pidgin: Rebuilt to use larger collection of SSL certs
    • pkgtool: Rebuilt to remove greedy pattern maching, adding internationalized man-pages, and fix boot issues on unpartitioned devices
    • glibc-zoneinfo: Upgraded to latest timezone
    • slackpkg: Rebuilt to add internationalized man-pages
    • vim/gvim: Upgraded to 7.4.1938
    • git: Upgraded to 2.9.0
    • gparted: Upgraded to 0.26.1
    • libjpeg-turbo: Upgraded to 1.5.0
    • libgcrypt: Upgraded to 1.7.1
    • libgpg-error: Upgraded to 1.23
    Pat will be more selective on upgrading new packages or rebuilding packages, focusing to critical bug fixes only. This helps on stabilizing Slackware since there are no ends to new version requests.

    On the other hands, Eric Hameleers have updated his Slackware Live ISOs to 1.1.0 with the latest update from Slackware Current including latest KDE 5 combination: KDE Frameworks 5.23.0, Plasma 5.6.5 and Applications 16.04.2. I haven't rebuilt nor upgrade any packages in MATE so you will get the same packages just like in previous version. Nevertheless, you should try to download the new ISO for testing purposes. Eric has also made some changes to the iso2usb script and added some new features:
    • Add ‘-r’ option to iso2usb.sh to refresh an existing Live USB stick with content from a newer Live ISO image file.
    • New boot parameter ‘nop=wipe’ allows you to wipe persistent data in case of boot- or usability issues.
    • Deal properly with new kernel drivers that are introduced to the Live OS, such as when using the boot parameter ‘load=broadcom_sta’. Now the kernel can use them immediately after boot.
    Blogger has enabled HTTPS support for some time and i don't know how i missed them. I thought i already activated them in the past, but turns out it haven't. Well, anyway it's now turned on by default, so you will be served using a more secure HTTPS protocol instead of the plain HTTP protocol while browsing my blog.

    The Indonesian Slackware community planetplanet has been inactive for few months due to incompatibilities with the new hosting server, but now thanks to the owner of the hosting service, it's now functional again and the application has been replaced with Venus. There are some tweaks that we need to do to fix the layout, so stay tune. Big thanks to Baliwae who supported us by maintaining the domain name and also give us free hosting for the Indonesian Slackware Community.

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at June 16, 2016 10:54 AM

    June 15, 2016

    Arief Jr

    Info - Update KDE Plasma 5 In Slackware-Current

    In june 15 after update slackware package then i get notice to kde 5_16.6 available in alien repository in previously post i have told information about updating slackware system. What's new in KDE 5_16.6??? Frameworks 5.23.0 is an enhancement release with no new frameworks this time. See https://www.kde.org/announcements/kde-frameworks-5.23.0.php Plasma 5.6.5 is the final bugfix

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at June 15, 2016 07:43 PM

    Info - Straight Update Package In Slackware Current

    In june 13, 14 and 15 slackware-current provide package to update was streak. In june 13 there are continuation update. Here list a package (June 13): Upgraded gettext to 0.19.8.1 version Rebuilt pkgtools cause in setup.80.make-bootdisk create a first bootable active primary partition rather than using a filesystem on the unpartitioned device. Some BIOSes won't boot it otherwise. Upgraded

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at June 15, 2016 07:39 PM

    June 14, 2016

    Arief Jr

    Info - Slackware-Current Already To Update Package Now

    Today slackware already to update package, the package i.e grub-2.0 rebuilt, rebuilt mkinitrd, rebuilt sysvinit-scripts, rebuilt lxc, cups-filter was upgraded to 1.9.0 version, upgraded hicolor-icon-theme to 0.15 version, rebuilt NetworkManager, rebuilt samba, rebuilt vsftpd, upgraded wget to 1.18 version, xterm was upgraded to xterm-325. Here list about slackware package to update from

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at June 14, 2016 06:38 AM

    June 12, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    Moving Cinnamon SlackBuild Project to a new Organization

    Cinnamon SlackBuild (CSB) project is now maturing and i believe it should be organized in an open organization instead of being my personal project only, so i decided to create a new organization CinnamonSlackBuilds and move my csb repository under https://github.com/CinnamonSlackBuilds/csb.

    For users who have been following CSB development, you only need to change the git configuration located in /path/to/csb/.git/config. Change the url part in [remote "origin"] section into https://github.com/CinnamonSlackBuilds/csb.git and you will still be able to pull latest changes from the repository.

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at June 12, 2016 02:39 AM

    Upgrading Slackware 14.1 to Current and MATE 1.12 to 1.14

    Since Slackware 14.2 is getting closer to release, i decided to try migrating my wife's desktop machine from Slackware 14.1 to Slackware 14.2 (current). It still uses MATE 1.12 since i don't build MATE 1.14 for Slackware 14.1 (mostly because some deps require higher version of library that what's included in 14.1), so it's a good opportunity to try the upgrade process from MATE 1.12 to MATE 1.14 as well.

    Since my wife's usage on this machine is limited to simple activities, i didn't install many third party packages besides LibreOffice and some other packages (less than 10 i counted). This gives me an easy start because i can simply wipe all of them during the upgrade process and reinstall it later if deemed necessary.

    Here's what i did :
    • rsync a backup copy of slackware-current repository from my desktop
    • change the mirror in slackpkg to local file instead of remote repository
    • slackpkg install-new (install new packages introduced in 14.2)
    • slackpkg upgrade-all (upgrade all packages)
    • slackpkg clean-system (remove deprecated Slackware + third party packages)
    • reboot
    For MATE, it was wiped clean during slackpkg clean-system procedure. I haven't built MATE 1.14 for x86 architecture, so i had to clone the repository and built it manually using the build scripts and in short time, i have MATE 1.14 ready and i can enter the MATE desktop again. She will never notice that the underlying OS and Desktop Environment have been upgraded.

    In short, the upgrade procedure from Slackware 14.1 to 14.2 and MATE 1.12 to 1.14 is straightforward and smooth. When MATE 1.14 packages is ready for Slackware 14.2, if you use slackpkg+ and configured msb repository in the configuration, the above procedure will also upgrade MATE 1.12 to MATE 1.14 so no need to built it manually.

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at June 12, 2016 01:51 AM

    June 11, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    10th Anniversary of SBo Project

    This week (5th of June) marks the tenth anniversary of SlackBuilds.org.

    AlienBOB wrote a detailed post in his blog about the birth of the project and how he become one of the admins at that time. It should give users a nice history about how it all started. I also want to share some background how i become one of Slackware user and now one of the admin in SBo project.

    I started to use Slackware in 2005 when i couldn't get Mandriva 2005 working properly on my first laptop (Acer Travelmate). The installation went well, but it always ended in a kernel panic situation. I described them on my first post to this blog in 2006 (took me several months to decide to make a new blog that discuss my daily live with Slackware). I used Slackware 10.2 at that time.

    I remembered those times when i still had to do "./configure; make; make install" on every packages i wanted to install on my laptop. It was pretty challenging at the beginning, but it become more and more complicated when some packages need patches or any other treatment to get it build properly. Later i found out about LinuxPackages and started to use their binary packages. It was working well until i learn more about Slackware's philosophy and the risk of taking binary packages from unknown third party site. That's where i reached SBo project. It was a great resource for newbie like me and i had been using it since then to build packages i need.

    It took me 5 years before i made my first contribution to the SBo project in 2010. It was guvcview and Erik Hanson was the admin who approved it. Since then i started to maintain more packages.

    In late 2013 during Slackware 14.1 development cycle, Robby Workman contacted me whether i was willing to go online in IRC. I fired up my IRC client and he asked me to join the project as one of their admin. I was honored because this opportunity is not available to everybody. Almost the same condition as in G.I. Joe movie in 2009:
    You don't ask to be part of SBo admin. You get asked.
    My first commit as an admin was in 2013-11-13 (Thanks to GIT that tracked all changes in the repository) for PyOpenSSL and finally Slackware 14.1 repository was published in November 26 by Heinz along with the introduction of me as one of their admin.

    It's been a nice 2,5 years working with the SBo admins and community to grow the script collection in our repository while maintaining it's quality from time to time. We couldn't done it without the support from many Slackware users worldwide.

    Big thanks to all Slackware users out there and HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY to SBo Project. Get bigger and better!!!

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at June 11, 2016 12:42 AM

    June 10, 2016

    Arief Jr

    [Info] Slackware-Current Already To Update Package System

    image: arief-jr.blogspot.com In june 08 and 09 slackware already to update package system, as usual slackware-current very fast to provide new package. What is new in package??? The new package was upgraded i.e kernel to 4.4.13 version, rebuilt samba, upgraded xf86-video-intel-git, rebuilt mkinitrd (now support label and uuid in mkinird), rebuilt pkgtools, upgraded python-setuptools to

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at June 10, 2016 04:18 PM

    June 09, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    More Bug Fixes Towards 14.2

    In the last few days, more and more bug fixes are pushed to public. Pat is becoming more selective when accepting requests from people in LQ, otherwise it will drag Slackware 14.2 release longer. Here are the updates since my last blog post:
    • nftables: Upgraded to 0.6
    • xf86-input-evdev: Upgraded to 2.10.3
    • aspell-en: Upgraded to 7.1_0
    • yptools: Rebuilt to make it work on x86_64 platform
    • pkgtools: lots of improvements
    • kernel: Upgraded to 4.4.13
    • mkinitrd: Support LABEL and UUID for resume devices
    • python-setuptools: Upgraded to 22.0.5
    • SDL: Rebuilt to fix SDL_ttf bug
    • samba: Rebuilt to move files to /var and fix harmless error message
    • smartmontools: Upgraded to 6.5
    • gnutls: Upgraded to 3.4.13 (security update)
    • gkrellm: Upgraded to 2.3.7
    • firefox: Upgraded to 45.2.0esr
    • kernel-4.5.x: Removed from testing as it's been EOL'ed by Greg

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at June 09, 2016 04:36 PM

    June 08, 2016

    Arief Jr

    [Info] Slackware Already To Update Package Again

    images: slackware.com In june 07, slackware provide package to update. like mozilla firefox update to 45.2.0 Esr version in previous firefox version get security issue where high status and critical i.e; [High] - Write to invalid HashMap entry through JavaScript.watch() [High] - Buffer overflow in libstagefright with CENC offsets [Critical] - Miscellaneous memory safety

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at June 08, 2016 06:50 PM

    Sunawang

    Yang Harus Diperhatikan Sebelum Mendaki Gunung Lawu via Cemoro Sewu



    Menurut beberapa pendaki, pendakian Gunung Lawu via Cemoro Sewu adalah yang paling mudah jika dibandingkan beberapa jalur lain seperti Cemoro Kandang dan Candi Cetho. Tapi, semudah-mudahnya pendakian Gunung Lawu via Cemoro Sewu, tetap saja melelahkan

    Hampir semua bagian track pendakian di Cemoro Sewu berupa jalan berbatu. Inilah yang menjadi tantangan paling berat karna kita mau tak mau harus berjalan selangkah demi selangkah. Bahkan saat turun. Mau sedikit berlari juga cukup beresiko karna kalau terpeleset, susah untuk dibayangkan bagimana jadinya


    Jalur Cemoro Sewu sendiri bisa dikatakan sebagai jalur pendakian favorite di Gunung Lawu. Base camp Cemoro Sewu merupakan kawasan wisata yang mana setiap sore biasanya akan banyak orang yang nongkrong di pinggir jalan untuk ngadem sambil menikmati berbagai jananan seperti pentol bakso atau jagung bakar. Kios-kios yang menjual berbagai souvenir juga banyak terdapat di kawasan ini

    Jika kamu ingin mendaki Gunung Lawu via Cemoro Sewu untuk pertama kali, berikut ini adalah beberapa hal yang sebaiknya kamu tahu

    KTP mu akan ditahan

    Sejak peristiwa kebakaran yang terjadi pada musim kemarau panjang tahun 2015 lalu, aturan pendakian di Gunung Lawu semakin diperketat. Pasca kebakaran tersebut jalur Cemoro Sewu sempat beberapa kali ditutup untuk memulihkan ekosistem yang ada. Setelah dibuka, beberapa aturan baru mulai diterapkan. Salah satunya adalah dengan menahan KTP para pendaki. Entah apakah penahanan KTP ini ada hubungannya dengan kebakaran atau tidak, yang jelas tujuannya pasti baik

    Jika kamu mendaki bersama beberapa teman, kamu cukup mengumpulkan satu KTP saja. Dalam satu kelompok, kita diperbolehkan hanya mengumpulkan satu KTP



    Persiapan fisik hukumnya wajib

    Walau beberapa pendaki mengatakan bahwa jalur Cemoro Sewu relatif mudah dibandingkan beberapa jalur lain, tapi mudahnya jalur pendakian Gunung Lawu tetaplah susah. Ada 5 buah pos yang akan kita lewati sebelum sampai ke puncak dengan waktu tempuh masing-masing pos sekitar 1,5 jam. Di awal-awal kita akan dihadapkan pada track berbatu yang tertata rapi. Kelihatannya pendakian akan berjalan mudah saat kita melewati track awal ini. Namun, setelah kita melewati pos 1, track batu yang tadinya tertata rapi berubah menjadi bongkahan batu-batu besar. Track seperti inilah yang akan kita lewati sepanjang perjalanan dari pos 1 sampai pos 5

    Perjalanan sepanjang pos 1 sampai 5 akan semakin berat karna kemiringan medan pendakian yang lebih dari 50 derajat dan konstan. Kita tidak akan menemui track datar sama sekali. Disinilah kekuatan fisik dan mental kita akan diuji. Melihat medan yang demikian, maka mempersiapkan fisik adalah hal yang wajib sebelum kamu memutuskan untuk melakukan pendakian Gunung Lawu via Cemoro Sewu

    Bawa logistik secukupnya

    Salah satu hal yang paling disukai para pendaki jika melakukan pendakian Gunung Lawu via Cemoro Sewu mungkin adalah banyaknya warung di beberapa pos pendakian. Bahkan, ada penjual makanan yang rela capek-capek mendaki sambil menggendong bakul berisi nasi dan gorengan, demi mengais rejeki. Kecuali di pos 3 dan 4, semua pos pendakian di Gunung Lawu via Cemoro Sewu ada bangunan permanen untuk warung, namun tidak semua warung tersebut buka setiap saat. Warung-warung tersebut biasanya akan buka pada hari Jum’at, Sabtu dan Minggu karna pada hari-hari tersebut jumlah pendaki biasanya akan lebih banyak

    Nah, dengan banyaknya warung yang ada di sepanjang jalur pendakian, kita tak perlu membawa logisik yang terlalu banyak saat mendaki Gunung Lawu via Cemoro Sewu. Cukup membawa logisik seperlunya saja. Kalau lapar kamu bisa mampir ke warung-warung yang ada di setiap pos. Hitung-hitung turut mendukung perputaran ekonomi penduduk lokal




    Perihal mendirikan tenda

    Kecuali di pos 4, semua pos di jalur Cemoro Sewu terdapat bangunan semacam pendopo yang bisa digunakan para pendaki untuk beristirahat. Banyak pendaki yang pada akhirnya menjadikan pendopo-pendopo tersebut sebagai tempat bermalam, beberapa dari mereka bahkan mendirikan tendan di pendopo tersebut. Kegiatan mendirikan tenda di pendopo ini sebenarnya kurang etis karna bisa mengurangi space dan kesannya pendopo tersebut hanya milik kelompok tertentu

    Ada aturan baru tidak tertulis yang diterapkan pada masing-masing pendopo di tiap-tiap pos. Para pendaki kini dilarang untuk mendirikan tenda di pendopo


    Sumber air

    Salah satu hal menyenangkan lain dari jalur Cemoro Sewu adalah adanya dua sumber yang bisa kita manfaatkan untuk berbagai keperluan. Warung-warung yang ada di pos pendakian juga memanfaatkan kedua sumber air ini. Dua sumber air tersebut adalah sebuah sendang di pos banyangan 3 (sebelum pos 1) serta di atas pos 5 (sebelum puncak)


    Keindahan Gunung Lawu baru akan kita dapatkan setelah sampai pos 4

    Perjalanan paling berat dalam pendakian Gunung Lawu via Cemoro Sewu adalah dari pos 1 sampai pos 4. Medan yang kita lewati hanyalah berupa bebatuan yang terus menanjak dan menanjak. Pemandangan yang akan kita dapatkan juga biasa-biasa saja. Alih-alih padang rumput, kita hanya akan disuguhi pemandangan batu-batu cadas

    Pemandangan indah baru akan kita dapatkan setelah sampai di pos 4. Rangkainan bukit yang berada di sebelah selatan Gunung Lawu tampak begitu cantik dari pos 4. Sementara di sebalah timur, beberapa gunung yang berada di propinsi Jawa Timur mulai menunjukkan “batang hidung” nya. Setelah sampai pos 5, pemandangan akan terlihat lebih indah lagi. Padang rumput hijau nan cantik akan mulai menyambut perjalanan. Juga pohon-pohon bunga edelweis. Setelah melewati pos 5, Gunung Lawu baru mau menunjukkan keindahannya. Perjalananpun akan menjadi lebih ringan. Untuk mencapai puncak Hargo Dumilah, kita harus melewati sebuah bukit yang cukup tinggi

    Dari Hargo Dumilah, kita bisa menyaksikan keindahan yang belum pernah kita lihat sebelumnya. Indescribable

    by Aliko Sunawang (noreply@blogger.com) at June 08, 2016 02:39 PM

    June 04, 2016

    Arief Jr

    [Info] Slackware-Current Already To Update The Package

    Yesterday june 3, slackware already to update some package. I'm enthusiastic to greet Slackware 14.2 Stable. Here this package to udpate: From Changelog Fri Jun 3 23:36:07 UTC 2016 ap/lxc-2.0.1-x86_64-3.txz: Rebuilt. In /etc/inittab, use "shutdown -h now" for powerfail. Without this, lxc-stop will send SIGPWR to attempt to stop the container, and will then force stop it

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at June 04, 2016 03:00 PM

    Lucky

    Modify The Sbotools To Download The Needed Tree Only

    Sbotools is a very handy tool to manage Slackbuilds.org packages in your Slackware system. It can download, install, upgrade, check for available updates, and also resolve the dependencies. As I wrote in my previous post about Automate Your Slackbuild Using Sbotools, Sbotools need you to pull the whole Slackbuilds tree from Slackbuild.org first or everytime you want to upgrade the packages from Slackbuilds.org. Yes, the whole tree will be pulled into your local file system although you just want to install some packages only. That made me think why not just pull the files that we need to install only? I don't need to install the others if I don't need them so why should I download them all. Besides that, it will save the time, space in the harddisk, and also the internet bandwidth.

    Based on that idea, I start to modify the Sbotools 1.9 code. With this modification, we need to download only one file, the SLACKBUILDS.TXT.gz, which is only around 500 KB, not the whole tree. That SLACKBUILDS.TXT file contains enough information about all the packages available in Slackbuilds.org, so I will use it as the database for searching, installing, upgrading, checking available updates, and also resolving the dependencies.

    The modified Sbotools source is available in the attachment below. The attachment contains all the Sbotools files, but in fact I only made the modification in the following files.

    • SBO-Lib/lib/SBO/Lib.pm
    • sbocheck
    • sbofind
    • sboinstall
    • sboupgrade

    If you has Sbotools installed already, you might need to replace the following files with the files I mention above.

    • /usr/share/Perl5/SBO/Lib.pm
    • /usr/sbin/sbocheck
    • /usr/sbin/sbofind
    • /usr/sbin/sboinstall
    • /usr/sbin/sboupgrade

    To see the clearer difference between the original Sbotools 1.9 code and my modification, I also provide the patch file, which is generated using git, in the attachment below.

    Please note that I only test this modification for Sbotools 1.9. I can't guarantee that this modification can work with the other version of Sbotools.

    Tags: 

    by admin at June 04, 2016 09:08 AM

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    Security Update: ntp

    After the last call, Pat only accept bug fixes and security fixes updates in the last batch of update :
    • ntp: Upgraded to 4.2.8p8 for all Slackware releases back to 13.0
    • imagemagick: Upgraded to 6.9.4_7
    • xfce4-panel: Rebuilt to fix blinking issue
    • lxc: Rebuilt to fix shutdown issue
    • libxml2: Rebuilt to fix attribute decoding issue
    • net-snmp: Rebuilt to include ucd-snmp/diskio module

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at June 04, 2016 06:27 AM

    June 03, 2016

    Arief Jr

    [Info] Slackware-Current Linux Already To Update Kernel Package

    In june 2, 2016 slackware already to update package. Yep this package is kernel, before to 14.2 stable. In previously kernel 4.4.11 i always get blank in desktop, so restart for solution. Now i'll update package to kernel 4.4.12, i'm not using kernel huge because i prefer using generic kernel. And here information about slackware update from slackware changelog: Thu Jun 2 19:08:13 UTC 2016

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at June 03, 2016 07:21 PM

    June 02, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    Last Call Before 14.2 Gets Stable

    Guys, last call for Slackware 14.2 development cycle before it's declared stable and we soon will have Slackware 14.2 ready. Here's the last changes in last batch of update:
    • kernel: Upgraded to 4.4.12
    • gdb: Upgraded to 7.11.1
    • harfbuzz: Upgraded to 1.2.7
    • libfntl: Upgraded to 1.0.6
    • imagemagick: Upgraded to 6.9.4_6

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at June 02, 2016 10:59 PM

    June 01, 2016

    Arief Jr

    [Info] 5 Package Available To Update In Slackware

    Today slackware was update package again, different from the in advance slackware always provide to update package. But today just five package to update, i.e: Because hplip was removed from my machine, so i can't get update and i not use hp printer. LOL - cdrtools applied cdrtools-3.01-fix-20151126-mkisofs-isoinfo.patch. Thanks to gmgf. -  LibRaw was upgraded to version 0.17.2 - lcms2

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at June 01, 2016 02:28 PM

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    Security Update: thunderbird, imagemagick

    Two security updates were released in the lasttwo days:
    • Thunderbird: Upgraded to 45.1.1 and applicable for 14.1 and current
    • imagemagick: Upgraded to 6.9.4_5 for current and rebuilt for others (14.0 and 14.1)
    Suggestions are flowing for Current in LQ and Pat agreed to push more updates:
    • cdrtools: applied cdrtools-mkisofs patch requested by gmgf
    • hplip: rebuilt with correct paths thanks to kjhambrick
    • LibRaw: upgraded to 0.17.2
    • lcms2: rebuilt to remove PDF/RTF docs 
    • bluez: upgraded to 5.40
    • bash-completion: removed mpv symlink
    • tmux: added some terminfo files, requested by Dugan
    • python-setuptools: upgraded to 21.2.2
    • curl: upgraded to 7.49.1
    • blueman: upgraded to 2.0.4
    • xscreensaver: upgraded to 5.35

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at June 01, 2016 01:39 PM

    May 31, 2016

    Arief Jr

    [Info] Slackware-Current Available To Update Again

    Today slackware available to update again, no much package to update. Slackware package was rebuilt aaa_elflibs, tmux with added /usr/share/terminfo/tmux{-256 color}. And provide to upgrade package i.e imagemagick to 6.9.4 version which removed popen() support to prevent another shell vulnerability, python setup-tools upgraded to 21.2.2 version, curl upgraded to 7.49 version, blueman upgraded

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at May 31, 2016 11:34 AM

    May 28, 2016

    Arief Jr

    [Info] Chromium 51 Package Available To Upgrade In Slackware

    Google was update stable branch the chromium browser and chrome browser to version 51.0.2704.63. The previous version 50 release are found in Google's git.  And in thirdparty repository i.e Eric Blogs a.k.a Alien Repository was announce to update chromium browser. The announcement google chrome stable channel update releases blog. Security fixes and get rewards, to update include 42 security

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at May 28, 2016 11:41 AM

    [Info] Update Slackware-Current Package Again, No Much To Update.

    Slackware was provide to update package, no much to update. But i think continued from yesterday. like rebuilt ghostscript, sysvinit script, lxc, upgraded lxml2, libxslt, and php. For update slackware system: - type command "slackpkg update && slackpkg upgrade-all" - The you'll see like this screenshot: Here more information: a/sysvinit-scripts-2.0-noarch-32.txz: Rebuilt.        rc.S

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at May 28, 2016 06:03 AM

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    Security Update: php, libxml2, and libxslt

    Three security updates were released this morning for Slackware 14.0 and newer:
    • libxslt: upgraded to 1.1.29
    • php: upgraded to 5.6.22
    • libxml2: upgraded to 2.9.4
    Meanwhile in current, some bug fixes were pushed as well:
    • sysvinit-scripts: fix cgroup, cgmanager, and cgproxy handling 
    • ghostscript: use bundled openjpeg library
    • lxc: merge rc.S changes
    • qeegie: upgraded to 1.3
    • rc.dropbear is now executable in the images

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at May 28, 2016 01:27 AM

    May 27, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    Security Update: libarchive and Poppler Effect

    One security update was released by Pat for Slackware 14.1 and current: libarchive. This package is now updated to 3.1.2 for both version.

    More changes coming to current while some bugs were squashed as well to make sure our next release still have the same quality as previous releases. Here are the highlights:
    • syslinux: upgraded to 4.0.7
    • e2fsprogs: rebuilt to fix the ext4 issue
    • mpg123: upgraded to 1.23.4
    • git: upgraded to 2.8.3
    • poppler: upgraded to 0.44.0
    • gnutls: upgraded to 3.4.12
    • MPlayer: rebuilt with --disable-ossaudio
    • xf86-input-wacom: upgraded to 0.33.0
    • ghostscript: upgraded to 9.19
    • libpng: upgraded to 1.6.22
    • libtiff: upgraded to 4.0.6
    • bind: upgraded to 9.10.4_P1
    • libXfixes: upgraded to 5.0.2
    • libxproto: upgraded to 7.0.29
    • imagemagick: upgraded to 6.9.4_4
    Due to changes in poppler which bumped the soname library, atril in my MSB project needs to be rebuilt or otherwise you will not be able to load PDF files. I have uploaded the rebuilt version in both repositories (mix and full GTK+3 build), but i didn't bump the version nor build number. Please use upgradepkg --reinstall option.

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at May 27, 2016 01:53 PM

    Arief Jr

    [Info] A Little Update Package In Slackware-Current

    Yesterday, in may 26 and catch up may 25 slackware provide to update package. Like a title slackware provide a little package to update, like rebuilt aaa_elflibs, upgraded libpng, upgraded ghostscript, upgraded x86-input-wacom. Here in my machine showing package to upgrade: If from slackware changelog, here this information: Thu May 26 23:12:27 UTC 2016 a/aaa_elflibs-14.2-x86_64-17.

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at May 27, 2016 09:45 AM

    May 26, 2016

    Arief Jr

    [Info] Slackware Package Already To Update Again

    In may 25, slackware was provide to update package again. Many package has rebuilt like calligra. This screenshot calligra: There package list which updated: a/aaa_elflibs-14.2-x86_64-16.txz: Rebuilt. a/e2fsprogs-1.43-x86_64-2.txz: Rebuilt.        Do not use 64-bit by default on ext4, since some bootloaders cannot handle        it yet. But use "auto_64-bit_support = 1", which will

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at May 26, 2016 12:44 AM

    May 21, 2016

    Arief Jr

    [Info] May 20, Slackware-Current Provide For Update Package Again!

    Very fast, slackware has to update package again. What's the package? this kernel, yep kernel was upgraded to 4.4.11 version and kernel 4.4.11 version is longterm. More information about kernel 4.4.11 version, is here: https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.4.11 Curl was upgraded, fixed Transport Layer Security or TLS certificate check bypass mbedTLS/polarSSL. For more

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at May 21, 2016 05:35 PM

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    Security Update: curl and Slackware Live 1.0

    One security update has been released today by Pat for all Slackware releases back to 13.0. It's on curl package and it's now upgraded to 7.49.0.

    Things gets little busy in current since there has been some updates:
    • kernel: upgraded to 4.4.11
    • kernel-firmware: upgraded to latest git snapshot
    • btrfs-progs: upgraded to 4.5.3
    • e2fsprogs: upgraded to 1.43
    • gzip: upgraded to 1.8
    • tar: upgraded to 1.29
    • lxc: upgraded to 2.0.1
    • sqlite: upgraded to 3.13.0
    • vim/gvim: upgraded to 7.4.1832
    • dnsmasq: upgraded to 2.76
    • lftp: upgraded to 4.72
    • mercurial: upgraded to 3.8.2
    • gdbm: upgraded to 1.12
    • libmtp: upgraded to 1.1.11
    • libndp: upgraded to 1.16
    • lvm2: upgraded to 2.02.154
    • python-setuptools: upgraded to 21.0.0
    • kernel config for 4.5 and 4.6 were added in testing/
    Slackware current is now getting closer to release and most of the packages that comes with next Slackware 14.2 should be up to date enough for the next few years of usage.

    In other story, Eric Hameleers have declared his Slackware Live project stable enough to receive 1.0.0 label. He has done a big effort on bringing Slackware to live edition for testing, demo, and possibly recovery situation. Many features have been implemented in the iso2usb script to accomodate most of the user's requests and there are several variants that people can choose:
    • Full Slackware edition (32/64 bit)
    • Slackware + KDE 5 (64 bit only)
    • Slackware + MATE (64 bit only)
    • Custom Slackware with XFCE for CDROM (64 bit only)
    Please see his original post to find out the background of this project.

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at May 21, 2016 12:51 AM

    May 18, 2016

    Arief Jr

    [Info] Slackware Already to Update Package Again

    Yesterday, Slackware was provide to update package again. no much package updated but enough important like kernel firmware, libndp was upgraded because security issue but has fixed, imagemagick was rebuilt. More information about updated slackware system: Tue May 17 21:52:11 UTC 2016 a/aaa_elflibs-14.2-x86_64-14.txz: Rebuilt. d/mercurial-3.8.2-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded. l/

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at May 18, 2016 11:35 AM

    [Info] Slackware Already To Update Package Again

    In May 11, 2016 slackware has already to update. But after that slackware was already update again too (today). in may 11, slackware was provide package to update like dcron, lxc, moc, slackpkg now updated x86* mirrors list for slackware-14.2, openvpn, mesa upgraded to 11.2.2 and image magick. But today slackware was provide to upgrade kernel package, in previously version of kernel 4.4.9 now

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at May 18, 2016 11:35 AM

    May 14, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    Security Update: thunderbird, imagemagick

    Two security updates were released in the last few days and one of them is quite nasty (imagetragick):

    • thunderbird: Upgraded to 45.1.0 for Slackware 14.1 and newer
    • imagemagic: Upgraded to 6.7.7_10 for Slackware 14.0, 6.8.6_10 for Slackware 14.1, and 6.9.4_1 for current
    Besides these two security updates, current is now moving as well:
    • kernel: upgraded to 4.4.10
    • kernel-firmware: upgraded to latest git snapshot
    • man-pages: upgraded to 4.0.6
    • NetworkManager and network-manager-applet: Upgraded to 1.2.2
    • moc: upgraded to 2.5.1
    • slackpkg: upgraded to 2.82.1 (now support 14.2 mirror sites)
    • openvpn: upgraded to 2.3.11
    • mesa: upgraded to 11.2.2

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at May 14, 2016 06:43 AM

    May 07, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    MATE 1.14 with GTK+3 for Testing

    Since i have reorganized my GTK3 branch for easily building MATE against fully GTK+3 instead of a mix of GTK+2 and GTK+3, i simply used them to build a fully GTK+3 build of MATE 1.14 and publish them on the same repository, but with -gtk3 naming: 1.14-gtk3. (beware: they all have the same name).

    Since i publish a new poll in this blog about which MATE should be used for Slackware 14.2, some people have voted in and i found that almost all of the voters (20 out of 21) said that i should build MATE against fully GTK+3 instead of a mix one.Well, here's a good chance for you to compare between a mix build and fully GTK+3 build of MATE 1.14 against latest Slackware Current.

    GTK+3 build still have some issues to tackle in (see upstream notes) and some of them are considered major. Other that the issues mentioned there, it's perfectly usable, but still considered experimental by upstream. More bug fixes are coming all the way in the development cycle and i have been monitoring them since all the discussion happened in IRC.

    please test the new fully GTK+3 build and compare it with the mix build.

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at May 07, 2016 11:58 AM

    Building MATE Against GTK3

    Since 1.14 branch has been merged into master yesterday, i decided to rebase my GTK3 branch against master so that i can test the new GTK+3 build easily.

    Things have changed since GTK3 branch was last modified and some of the work in that branch have been integrated in master, so it took some time to reorganize the commit history to make it linear.

    Good news that it's now done. You can fully build MATE against GTK+3 (by default still GTK+2, except for some components which was already ported to GTK+3 in 1.14 cycle) simply by running this command:
    • git pull 
    • git checkout GTK3
    • ./mate-build-deps.sh && ./mate-build-base.sh &&./mate-build-extra.sh
    As there has been some packages gets added and removed during 1.14 and Slackware 14.2 cycle, please make sure to read MATE-1.14-CHANGES.TXT before building it from source if you are planning to upgrade from MATE 1.12. It's also suggested to log out of MATE before building as you might get locked in while screensaver is active and upgrade process in process.

    Please note that GTK3 will be rebased every time a new update in master get pushed, so it's a temporary branch and intended to help me and users out there to build GTK+3 build of MATE. It's not really suitable for production at this moment and considered EXPERIMENTAL although it's USABLE for daily usage.

    Let me know if i missed anything or you have any suggestion for GTK+3 build of MATE.

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at May 07, 2016 02:13 AM

    May 06, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    Change of Plan for MATE in 14.2

    After thinking about this for a while, i am thinking of changing some of my original idea about MATE for Slackware 14.2.

    My original idea is to provide BOTH MATE 1.12 and 1.14 for Slackware 14.2. MATE 1.12 has no changes in terms of number of packages since 1.10 as it was only a bug fixes releases and was done in a short development cycle. At that time, MATE 1.14 was still in the development. I wasn't sure whether i want to take 1.14 because it was late in Slackware's development cycle.

    Surprisingly, MATE 1.14 was released in last April and it bring some major changes such as GTK+3 porting, package merge, and many other library bumps here and there. However, it was tested by some people and turns out to be stable for daily usage.


    Based on above fact that MATE 1.14 is stable enough and i'm the only maintainer for MSB at this moment, i want to keep the maintenance load in a maintainable level. Hence, my new plan is to provide MATE binary packages starting at 1.14 for Slackware 14.2.

    This mean i will start merging 1.14 branch into master soon after this and all development will focus on master after Slackware 14.2 gets released. Once 14.2 gets released, i will make a separate branch 14.2-mate-1.14 to build binary packages for Slackware 14.2.

    For those who have been using 1.14 branch from our github repository, please make sure to switch to master.

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at May 06, 2016 03:25 AM

    Security Update: mercurial and openssl

    There were 2 security updates released this week:
    • mercurial: upgraded to 3.8.1 and backported to all Slackware releases back to 13.0
    • openssl: upgraded to 1.0.1t for Slackware 14.0 and 14.1 and 1.0.2h for current
    More updates were released in current:
    • kernel: upgraded to 4.4.9
    • tmux: downgraded to 2.1 but 2.2 still in testing/
    • samba: upgraded to 4.4.3
    • imagemagick: upgraded to 6.9.3_9
    • hexchat: upgraded to 2.12.1
    • bind: upgraded to 9.10.4
    • hplip: upgraded to 3.16.5
    • mozilla-firefox: upgraded to 45.1.1esr
    • mutt: upgraded to 1.6

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at May 06, 2016 03:05 AM

    May 05, 2016

    Arief Jr

    [Info] Slackware-Current Already To Update System Again

    Hello dude, i apologize in advance not share information about update package in slackware-current because ia very busy of my thesis. So, now i'll share again. Slackware was update package kernel to 4.4.9. In previous kernel 4.4.8 i got a little problem this my wireless always disconnected if my position is a bit far. But in kernel 4.4.9 i don't know this happen, what is the same or better

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at May 05, 2016 06:25 PM

    May 01, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    Security Update: ntp, php, subversion

    There were 3 security updates in the past few days along with many changes in current shaping up to the final version:
    • ntp: Upgraded to 4.2.8p7: backported to all Slackware stable releases
    • php: Upgraded to 5.6.21: backported to Slackware 14.0 and 14.1
    • subversion: Upgraded to 1.7.22 for Slackware 14.0 and 14.1 and 1.9.4 for current
    Highlights of updates in current:
    • lvm2: upgraded to 2.02.152
    • gphoto2/libgphoto2: upgraded to 2.5.10
    • mariadb: upgraded to 10.0.25 
    • vim/gvim: upgrade to 7.4.1811
    • git: upgraded to 2.8.2
    • ruby: upgraded to 2.2.5
    • whois: upgraded to 5.2.12
    • xf86-input-evdev: upgraded to 2.10.2
    • perl: upgraded to 5.22.2
    • poppler: upgraded to 0.43.0
    • libdrm: upgraded to 2.4.68
    overall, things are shaping very well and i think everyone will be pleased with the final results when it's released.

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at May 01, 2016 01:29 AM

    April 25, 2016

    Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    CSB Update for Cinnamon 3.0

    Cinnamon 3.0 is now officially announced and first initial packages are now pushed to testing directory at the usual place (Thanks to Darren for hosting the CSB project).

    Please note that this packages are built againt Slackware Current per April 24 2016. Since current is still considered a moving target, things *may* break when new updates are coming in the future. Official packages will be rebuilt against Slackware 14.2 when it's released.

    Since it's only for public testing, i only build for x86_64 platform.

    Please help by testing them and report back whenever you found any issue

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at April 25, 2016 10:08 PM

    Cinnamon 3.0.0 Released

    Cinnamon 3.0.0 has been released (but not yet announced at the time this post is published) and sources are now available in their github repository. I took this chance to build the new Cinnamon 3.0.0 on top of latest Slackware Current update on my desktop and so far, i haven't found major issue with this build.

    Tonight, i'm planning to build Cinnamon 3.0.0 on top of clean Slackware Current installation from a clean VM and i will publish the unofficial packages for public testing. Hopefully it can be integrated in the next Slackware Live ISO release by Eric Hameleers.

    If you are interested to try, you can always build them from source via GITHUB (development branch).

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at April 25, 2016 12:42 PM

    More Updates Goes to Current

    Slackware Current keeps advancing towards final release and more packages are getting a bump or patched. Here are the latest update since RC 2:
    • Kernel: upgraded to 4.4.8 
    • grep: upgraded to 2.25
    • lxc: upgraded to 2.0
    • sqlite: upgraded to 2.12.2
    • NetworkManager: upgraded to 1.2.0
    • ca-certificates: upgraded to 20160104
    • gnupg2: upgraded to 2.0.30
    • motif: upgraded to 2.3.5
    • network-manager-applet: upgraded to 1.2.0
    • glibc-zoneinfo: upgraded to 2016d
    • vim/vim-gvim: upgraded to 7.4.1752
    • cmake: upgraded to 3.5.2
    • libgcrypt: upgraded to 1.7.0
    • mesa: upgraded to 11.2.1
    • imagemagick: upgraded to 6.9.3_8
    • xf86-video-intel: upgraded to latest git commit

    by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (noreply@blogger.com) at April 25, 2016 12:37 PM

    April 19, 2016

    Arief Jr

    [Info] Slackware-current Has Already To Update Package Again

    Slackware already update package again in April, 18 2016. Not much package to update, such as mesa upgraded to 11.2.1 version, xf86-video-intel-git, perl has patched security issue, coreutils reverted new default is quoting, upgraded libgcrypt to 1.7.0 version, upgraded imagemagick to 6.9.3 version, upgraded vim-gvim to 7.4.1752 version, bluez, cmake, vim and glibc-zoneinfo. More information:

    by Arief Jr (noreply@blogger.com) at April 19, 2016 02:02 PM