Fink KDE + other updates

I released KDE 3.4.3 into the wild today, among other things.

amarok: updated to 1.3.3

KDE: updated to 3.4.3. Notable updates include:

KDevelop: really really finally (I swear!) fixed C/C++ project loading. And oh, man, is it a hack. But hey, who’s counting? 🙂

KOffice: updated to 1.4.2

Everything Else: just a version bump, nothing major. For details on what’s been changed upstream, see the change log.

PostgreSQL: updated to the latest bug-fix releases. Also, updated the mirror list for all of the PostgreSQL packages.

PostgreSQL 7.3: updated to 7.3.11

PostgreSQL 7.4: updated to 7.4.9

PostgreSQL 8.0: updated to 8.0.4

Java: updated to build 313 JDBC driver

PostGIS: updated to PostGIS 1.0.4

Squid: updated to 2.5.STABLE11 and fixed a daemonic upgrade/removal issue.

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Minor Fink PostgreSQL Updates

I’ve updated the PostgreSQL packages to use the system-provided OpenSSL instead of Fink’s, so that I can provide packages that don’t require the crypto tree. There are no code changes (other than an updated to PostGIS 1.0.3 from 1.0.2) so don’t feel rushed to update, but it makes things easier for me in the long run. 🙂

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PostgreSQL 8.0.3, 7.4.8, and 7.3.10 in Fink stable

Just an FYI, all available PostgreSQL packages have made the move to stable, and, as I understand it, will be available in the upcoming Fink binary distribution.

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PostgreSQL 7.3, 7.4, and 8.0 in Stable

I’ve moved all of the PostgreSQL packages to Fink 10.3 stable (for more details on what’s changed, see here). These packages also work on Tiger, and are in the 10.4-transitional tree, minus 7.3, which doesn’t build on OSX. (No loss, both 7.4 and 8.0 do…)

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PostgreSQL 7.3.9, 7.4.7, and 8.0.2 in Fink Unstable

I’ve released updated PostgreSQL 7.3 and 7.4 packages, and a new set of packages for PostgreSQL 8.0 to Fink unstable.

I did a lot of work to make sure they could be installed concurrently, to make it easy for people who are still on old databases to migrate at their leisure without forcing packagers to keep compatible with old versions. Funny thing is, a side-effect of this is that you can run 7.3, 7.4, and 8.0 concurrently if you change the port they use. 😉

I’ve also changed the database initialization to be deferred until the first time is called, rather than doing it at package install time, which makes it easier to debug if something goes wrong. Also, I updated startup to check some of the common shared memory settings and either suggest upgrades or create an /etc/sysctl.conf for some good defaults on systems that don’t have it already (which is basically all OSX installations unless a local administrator has manually created the file).

Lastly, the PostgreSQL packages have been updated to now include the following libraries and addons:

psqlODBC 07.03.0100 libpq++ 4.0 libpqxx 1.5.1 libpqxx 2.5.0 libpgeasy 3.0.4 . . . → Read More: PostgreSQL 7.3.9, 7.4.7, and 8.0.2 in Fink Unstable

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KDE Cleanups and PostgreSQL Updates

There’s a few more things to fix before I can move KDE to stable.

The whole net-snmp/net-snmp-ssl thing. I’m tempted to say “forget it” to ksim’s SNMP support in general, since ksim’s only slightly functional on darwin in the first place. kdesdk3 builddepends on kdepim3, but kdepim3 has been moved to crypto. — I’m gonna have to figure out a way to remove the builddep, or to chop things up into ssl/non-ssl versions. Or move kdesdk3 to crypto. 🙂

Other than that, it’s looking pretty good. Also, PostgreSQL 8.0 is packaged in my experimental. I’m doing some finishing touches on testing and then I’ll get it released to unstable, and put it on the fasttrack to stable, since the postgresql73/postgresql74 packages also have some security updates. I’ve actually gotten a few people looking at the bugzilla, which is awesome. I’m planning in the future on auto-opening bugs based on feedback. Please feel free to create a login and add yourself to the CC on bugs you’re interested in following.

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more Fink updates

I’ve finally got qt3 playing nice with everyone’s systems (as far as I can tell), so it’s time to tackle some of the KDE bugs that are showing up. I got OpenNMS release to 10.3 unstable finally; I’m doing a test build right now to see if it can be released to 10.2-gcc3.3 as well, but I can’t imagine why it would have any OS-specific issues. Minor point-releases of PostgreSQL are also on the way, as soon as I finish some 10.2 builds, and a tomcat update as well. Also, I added simple Growl support to Fink HEAD, so it will notify you when packages are installed/removed for those long builds…

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PostgreSQL updated

I’ve put PostgreSQL 7.3.7 and 7.4.5 in Fink unstable. These are bugfix releases that could fix some data corruption issues in the transaction log. There are also a number of packaging fixes, including a fix to running postgresql 7.3 when 7.4 is installed. I’ve also got KDE 3.3 up to kdebase building, although there seem to be some issues in Qt3.3 PNG display (well, I’m not sure if it’s Qt or KDE yet, got some digging to do.)

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Fink Updates

Yes, it’s been quiet, but I assure you, I’ve been busy. Figured it’s time to post an update as to what’s going on.


I’ve got Mono 1.0.1 all put together, just need to do some final testing and put it out. Sorry, there still is no modern mono on 10.2-gcc3.3, it refuses to build and I haven’t found a solution yet.


I got various builds of KDE 3.3 beta working, and it seems to have shaped up pretty well. KDE 3.3 is being uploaded right now and will go live very soon, I’m working on getting everything updated to KDE 3.3 final and I’ll see if things will be ready for release… well… sometime. 😉


It looks like the major problems in the PostgreSQL packages have been ironed out now. I’m working on putting together a PostgreSQL 8.0 package, too, with the 8.0 beta. X Server

The new release of the X Server is coming, and I’m going to work on packaging that up as well. I’ve got a package in my exp tree but haven’t actually tried building it yet. 😉

I’ll keep you updated, . . . → Read More: Fink Updates

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Mad Fink Updates

I committed some updates to a ton of stuff I’ve been working on for the last week or two

PostgreSQL: I updated PostgreSQL to enable thread-safety, as well as applying a patch from Craig Struble to fix some problems in 7.3 and 7.4 co-existing. Java: I’ve been going through the Fink tree-comparison page to figure out what’s left for me to move over. I’ve moved a metric ton of the Java stuff I own (Jakarta Commons, and so on) as well as updating log4j, ant, and some other stuff that’s been out of date. There’s more to come, I want to get Tomcat4 and Tomcat5 in the 10.3 tree, still. KDE: I’m still working on KDE 3.3, it’s slowly getting there. There’s some problems in KDESDK and a few other things to get cleared up before I can start really testing for release to unstable. Share on Facebook

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