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Release Notes for CRUX 3.5

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This page discusses the relevant changes introduced in CRUX 3.5. Everybody upgrading from the previous release is advised to carefully read the following notes.

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Corresponding announcement:

  • CRUX

    CRUX 3.5 has been released! Please check out the Release Notes, the ChangeLog and the Handbook, and download CRUX 3.5 right here.

"CRUX 3.5 Released!"

  • [ANN] CRUX 3.5 Released!
    Greetings!
    
    The CRUX team is happy to announce the release of CRUX 3.5!
    
    Notable changes include glibc 2.28, gcc 8.3.0 and binutils 2.32.
    
    CRUX 3.5 now also ships with PAM. We've made it as transparent
    as possible and it will be a good stepping stone for users wanting
    2-factor authentication and other fun stuff.
    Breaking changes include the move of dbus configuration from
    /usr/etc to /etc, so back up your configs before updating!
    Another potential headache may be various projects' move from
    autotools to newer build systems. glib may cause some problems here
    and dependent ports will need to be rebuilt.
    
    Release notes: http://crux.nu/Main/ReleaseNotes3-5
    Handbook: http://crux.nu/Main/Handbook3-5
    Changelog: 
    https://crux.nu/gitweb/?p=system/iso.git;a=blob;f=ChangeLog;h=118bc92d7be4b22bedd8294bc1d4893ad0e6b172;hb=refs/heads/3.5
    
    For download links see: http://crux.nu/Main/Download
    The ISO is available via BitTorrent: http://crux.nu/files/crux-3.5.torrent
    
    (Note: The HTTP/FTP mirrors will take some time to update.)
    
    Enjoy!
    
    Regards,
    Matt (for the CRUX team)
    
  • CRUX 3.5 Released, which comes with a multilib toolchain

    Matt Housh has proudly announced the new release of CRUX 3.5 on 11 June, 2019.

    CRUX 3.5 comes with a multilib toolchain which includes glibc 2.28, gcc 8.3.0, binutils 2.32, Linux 4.19.48, Xorg 7.7 and xorg-server 1.20.5

    Linux-PAM has been added to the core ports of CRUX 3.5 and important packages like shadow and sudo depend on it now, but normally the user should not even notice the new dependency.

    Linux-PAM will be a good stepping stone for users wanting 2-factor authentication and other fun stuff.

    Configuration of dbus has been moved from /usr/etc to /etc. This is a intrusive change because other ports like wicd, networkmanager and others are affected.

    Another potential headache may be various projects’ move from autotools to newer build systems. glib may cause some problems here and dependent ports will need to be rebuilt.

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