Health-Checker, Gear, More update in Tumbleweed

22. Sep 2023 | Douglas DeMaio | CC-BY-SA-3.0

Health-Checker, Gear, More update in Tumbleweed

A few openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots became available to users of the rolling release this week.

Several software packages for KDE users were among those updated.

The health-checker package, which checks to ensure a system comes up correctly after an update, moved to version 1.10 in snapshot 20230917. The new version fixed a journal check error that reported an invalid option error with systemctl. While not a critical issue, this can spam the journal and was caused by a change in openSUSE kiwi, according to the bugzilla report. An update of OpenSSL 1.1.1w fixes a Common Vulnerability and Exposure that doesn’t effect Linux systems and had a fix preventing corruption of XMM registers ensuring application stability. The 0.10.6 snapper version had fixes for creating files in the root directory and provides improvements in handling info.xml files. Security updates came in libwebp 1.3.2 that specifically addresses CVE-2023-4863, which could have allowed a remote attacker to perform an out of bounds memory write via a crafted HTML page. Also updated in the snapshot were groff 1.23.0, tiff 4.6.0 and more.

Snapshot 20230915 brought one other package besides updates for KDE Gear 23.08.1. The lone software package to update was gtkmm4 4.12.0 had some enhancements in simplifying C++ development with GTK. The package also introduces a deprecation and improves documentation with clearer explanations about managed and non-managed widgets in GTK. The Gear 23.08.1 updates had several improvements and bug fixes. Among those updates were kitinerary and it expands its barcode extraction capabilities as well as enhances ticket handling for various scenarios. There were some fixes to the definition of preprocessor macro HAVE_X11 in KMail. KNavalBattle reset stats upon restarting a game. A crash was fixed for Konsole and Gwenview improved navigation with side mouse buttons and settings menu override issues. The update of Okular fixes object creation and button icon issues in PDFs.

The 20230914 wasn’t in the last Tumbleweed update, but it did have some significant updates. The snapshot also provides more updates for KDE users. Plasma 5.27.8 updates Application installer Discover and fixes some Flatpak crashes to enhance stability. An update of Breeze fixes the separator position on HiDPI displays and removed extra 1px padding for improved visual aesthetics. The plasma5-desktop 5.27.8 package fixes touchpad-related crashes on X11 and also includes numerous other fixes and improvements. An update of btrfsprogs 6.5.1 addresses issues with crc32c when PIE or relro is enabled. The spec file no longer has a dependency on xmlto for building docs. A 13.2.1+git update of GNU Compiler Collection addresses issues with -fstack-protector related to aarch64 fixing CVE-2023-4039. Xfce users also received an update in the snapshot. The xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin 2.8.0 update fixes menu issues in Wayland, adds new features like specific menu instances and center screen display, streamlines settings, and improves compatibility with Xfce 4.14.

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