31.12.2014

XBPS 0.43 is out

A new XBPS stable version has been released: 0.43. This is a minor release that contains some bugfixes.

Release notes:

  • pcc >= 1.1.0 is now a supported compiler.

  • xbps.d(5): the virtualpkg keyword now accepts pkgnames in the first component, to match any virtual package version. Example:

    virtualpkg=foo:bar

    would match any version of the virtual package `foo` to be resolved as `bar`.
    
  • libxbps: when resolving virtual packages in repositories, make sure to initialize pkgdb to match any virtualpkg declared there. Regression introduced in 0.42.

  • configure: build with -fstack-protector-strong if supported by the compiler, and fallback to -fstack-protector otherwise.

  • xbps-pkgdb(8): the packaged-with string obj is removed from pkgdb. Since 0.42 that object is unnecessary and is being obsoleted.

  • libfetch: fix races in the cache connection code.

Please report issues at https://github.com/voidlinux/xbps/issues.

We also want to give you best wishes for the upcoming year! Happy new year 2015!