[LEDE-DEV] Request for help: Getting 3rd party libs/apps up to date

Daniel Engberg daniel.engberg.lists at pyret.net
Thu Oct 13 01:08:16 PDT 2016

To follow up in order to prevent duplicate work,

Michael Richardson has offered to update libpcap in the beginning of 
Dirk Neukirchen has submitted a patch for libs/gettext-full 
which has been accepted - http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/681336/
Karl Palsson and Dirk Feytons have expressed concerns updating the 
current version Lua due to possible performance regressions and code 
(language) incompatibilities. Suggested upgrade path is to create a 
separate package and go from there, pretty much like python 2 vs 3.

Many thanks for the response and commitment to this request.

Best regards,

On 2016-10-10 12:24, Daniel Engberg wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been trying with my limited set of skills to get most packages
> and libraries up to date but I'm getting stuck on these below since
> they have a lot patches and I can't adapt these for current versions
> or even make out if they're all even needed. Since there's going to be
> a release later on I think it's a good idea to keep everything up to
> date even if it may cost a bit of storage space since it's going to
> help porting new software and easier to report bugs etc upstream if
> needed. I also think that if we're going to do this we should get it
> in tree as soon as possible so there's time to fix occasional issues
> that may occur. If anyone wants to take a stab at these I think it
> would be beneficial to the project in the end.
> tools/libtool - Move to 2.4.6
> tools/lzma-old - Move to 4.32.7 (http://tukaani.org/lzma/) ? I'm not
> sure how "old" this needs to be, newer versions are also available at
> the link below (sourceforge.net).
> tools/lzma - Move to 16.03
> (https://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/files/LZMA%20SDK/) ?
> tools/mkimage - Move to a newer snapshot, reduces amount of patches?
> tools/mklibs - Move to 0.1.42
> tools/squashfs4 - Update to 4.3
> package/utils/mdadm - Update to 3.4
> package/utils/fuse - Update to 2.9.7
> package/utils/lua - Update to 5.3.3 (some lang regressions may occur?)
> network/utils/iproute2 - Update to 4.7.0
> network/utils/iptables - Update to 1.6.0
> network/utils/iw - Update to 4.7
> network/utils/tcpdump - Update to 4.8.0
> libs/elflibs - Update to 0.167
> libs/gettext-full - Update to 0.19.8
> libs/libiconv-full - Update to 1.14
> libs/libpcap - Update to 1.8.0
> libs/ncurses - Update to 6.0
> libs/libbsd - Update to 0.8.3 (needs a.out.h, I got stuck on that)
> libs/libtool - Update to 2.4.6 (needs m4, blocking)
> Best regards,
> Daniel Engberg

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