Description of problem:
Lock/login screen now alerts (as of Dec 1 2017) “This version of XScreenSaver is very old. Please upgrade”
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Most recent 5.35.5.el7
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Lock screen
In addition to login screen, warning is displayed.
Should get expected login screen
Authors website provides 5.35.7 version - EPEL should upgrade to that.
NOTE: Author of software includes 18 month 'timebomb' to ensure older/buggy versions do not stagnate in repositories. That it why this triggered starting today.
EPEL version is 5.35 24-May-2016
current version 5.37 05-Jul-2017
The current F28 version,
also builds and runs
It does have several patches which seem to no longer apply, however, when building under C7 + EPEL, updated to current
xscreensaver.src:197: W: mixed-use-of-spaces-and-tabs (spaces: line 1, tab: line 197)
xscreensaver.src: W: patch-not-applied Patch3204: xscreensaver-5.32-0004-cubestorm-enable-double-buffer-on-linux.patch
xscreensaver.src: W: patch-not-applied Patch3603: xscreensaver-5.36-0003-reset_strip-kill-gcc7-Wint-in-bool-context.patch
xscreensaver.src: W: patch-not-applied Patch3607: xscreensaver-5.36-0007-misc-kill-gcc-warn_unused_result-warnings.patch
xscreensaver.src: W: patch-not-applied Patch3604: xscreensaver-5.36-0004-init_crystal-kill-gcc7-Wint-in-bool-context.patch
(Just note that while the upstream may dislike, actually just rebuilding current EPEL package (with just release number bumped) will remove this warning, because Fedora's xscreensaver spec modifies the date in utils/version.h to the one when xscreensaver srpm was rebuilt, see:
... and I introduced this line long before xscreensaver embeds time bomb)
xscreensaver-5.39-3.el7 has been submitted as an update to Fedora EPEL 7. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2018-3cbd661ad7
xscreensaver-5.39-3.el7 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2018-3cbd661ad7
I tested with Centos 7.4 and it works.
I have not been able to test with Centos 7.5 because epel does not yet provide a qt5-qtwebkit for the 5.9 version of Qt included in Centos 7.5. Other epel packages like nextcloud-client require that qtwebkit so I was unable to update and test.
I tested on a different machine with Centos 7.5 and it works.
Also tested that it still works with two factor enabled.
xscreensaver-5.39-3.el7 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.