Monday, September 3, 2007

Improvements Update

Ooppss... Slackware security team has released a second build to Java JDK 6 because there were some improvement problem at the first build that would messed up $MANPATH. Get the updates if you haven't update to the first build. Here's the changelog:
Sat Sep 1 18:23:39 CDT 2007
extra/jdk-6/jdk-6u2-i586-2.tgz: Fixed a bug in the improvement to the /etc/profile.d/ scripts where it would mess up the $MANPATH. Sorry about that, folks. The JRE package was not affected.
BTW, any time a security upgrade package mentioned in an advisory is "missing", it probably means a mistake like this was made. In those cases, look for a newer package, and verify the authenticity using "gpg --verify" and the .asc file.