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On Mon, 6 Dec 2004, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> If anybody has good reasons why -r4 shouldn't be unleashed upon the
> unsuspecting ~arch users, respond to this (on-list please) before 0000
> UTC Wednesday. Why then? Well, my finals will be over, so I'll have time
> to deal with the expected deluge of reports.
Sparc should be OK; it's been working fine for me for what seems
like forever. I'm rebuilding; with luck we'll be able to get rid
of that DeprecatedKeboard-if-kernel<2.6 mess.
NOTE, esp. sparc people, some patches required for USE=dlloader
and so also USE='dlloader hardened' --- read and apply patches
from Bug 61063.
Also, sparc only, if you haven't seen this note from Donnie, please
make sure to read the rest of it and the extensive xorg-x11 ChangeLog
> Why is -r4 interesting again?
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/22986 details a number
> of the changes. I recently added a new patchset with some more,
> including fixes to:
> * keyboard model default and key repeating -- might fix a few "some of
> my keys don't work" problems, because the default used to be pc101
> rather than pc105 with the new kbd driver.
> * libGL segfaults
> * some xmodmap problems
> * latest Xpm security fix allows absolute paths again (fixes the GIMP's
> Xpm plugin)
> We need more testers to see which other packages are broken regarding
> how they test for X libraries. Some of them assume the libraries won't
> be in /usr/lib so supply a -L/path/to/X/libs even if they're
> in /usr/lib. This results in a naked -L, which breaks things. If anyone
> sees things suddenly breaking, check config.log for this. See
> http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=72124 for an example fix.
Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <email@example.com>
Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc)
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