Hello again, Slackware…

After a year on CRUX as my main system, I made the decision to move back to Slackware. I really hope that such a long gap between releases will not happen again. I have several reasons for that, outlined below.
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sboutils 0.01_beta

Since I moved back to Slackware as my major system, I wanted to make SlackBuild scripts and SlackBuilds.org a bit easier to deal with. Therefore I wrote myself several small tools, collectively called sboutils. I will be busy in the following weeks, so I decided to call its current stage as first release candidate 0.01_beta.
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Udev and libsane.rules

I decided to upgrade the kernel of my CRUX system from 5.15.26 to 5.18.9. As before, I grabbed the config file from Slackware -current, adjusted the GCC version to 10.3.0 (what comes with CRUX) and made sure to build support for my file system (XFS) into the kernel itself. However, upon boot, I got an error message about udev and libsane.
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VirtualBox disable check for update

I recently installed Slackware64 15.0 on one of my boxes (yey!). Not my main system, but it is still nice to have it… I want to play Heroes III in a virtual machine, therefore I installed VirtualBox 6.1. I used the “All distributions” run file and the installation went fine. However, it would not start.
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Ten years of Slackalaxy

Ten years ago, I started my humble blog. It has been a nice run and although I do not have many visitors, I like to believe someone found useful stuff here. Ah yes, I have total of 248 posts, including this one.