Security Update: kdelibs, freetype

Current is progressing nicely after a basic toolchain bump last week. The kernel stock is bumped rapidly and bugs are squashed while security updates were deployed in short period. There are two security updates that were recently released:
  • kdelibs: Upgraded to 4.14.32
  • freetype: Rebuilt to fix out-of-bound heap-based overflow
Lots of small improvements were added into current's mkinitrd, elilo, and sysvinit-scripts. The kernel also received 2 changes during the last two updates: 9P_FS_POSIX_ACL and CIFS_SMB2. These two were requested in LQ. Patrick is following mesa development as well so at this moment, we have latest mesa available in -current. We also have the latest git 2.13.0 which includes big changes for developers.

Having latest version on a package comes with a price, especially when it relates to GCC. Since Slackware jumped from 5.3.0 to 7.1.0 in -current (6.3.0 was in /testing for a while) and the changes itself are quite big, some users quickly found some scripts in SBo no longer build under -current. Some are easily fixed, while some may take longer to fix. Luckily, the open source community are very fast on fixing bugs so sometimes it's quite easy to find the solution in other open source projects in GitHub.

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