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Delayed Update

Actually, Pat already pushed an update yesterday, but somehow, the updates didn't showed up in the primary mirror (OSUOSL), so i postponed to post an update on this blog in order to wait until the primary mirror is ready to server all slackers that are eager to test the next batch of updates.

So this morning, the mirror is already synchronized and here's the latest -Current changelog:
Sat Apr 12 02:20:06 CDT 2008
ap/ghostscript-8.62-i486-5.tgz: Edited /usr/share/ghostscript/8.62/lib/cidfmap to attempt support for Simplified Chinese (though Traditional Chinese and Korean will still require cidfmap changes and additional fonts).
Thanks to ABE Shin-ichi for providing the cidfmap that the new one is based upon. Any errors in the new cidfmap are most likely my own...

ap/man-1.6f-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to man-1.6f. Thanks to Robby Workman.

d/cscope-15.6-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to cscope-15.6.

f/linux-howtos-20080411-noarch-1.tgz: Updated to Linux-HOWTOs-20080411.

l/svgalib_helper-1.9.25_2.6.24.4-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled.

n/iproute2-2.6.16_060323-i486-2.tgz: Fixed hardcoded "/usr/local/lib/iptables" path in two places within the source. Thanks to Marco Berizzi.

n/sendmail-8.14.2-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled. Fixed issues in the install script with properly adding the smmsp user/group. Thanks to Valentin Stoykov.
When using SSL/TLS, disable SSLv2 by default. Fixed the line ordering in sendmail-slackware-tls-sasl.mc. Thanks to Strykar.
Fixed typos at the top of example .mc files. Thanks to Bart Dumon.
Clamp down on security in the defaults some more by requiring authentication when using the TLS/SASL .mc/.cf. Allow SSLv3 in both TLS configurations.
Thanks to Leonardo Roman.

n/sendmail-cf-8.14.2-noarch-2.tgz

x/xf86-video-radeonhd-1.2.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to xf86-video-radeonhd-1.2.0, which adds support for RV620, RV635, and R680 chipsets, and 2D acceleration for R5xx (including RS6xx) chipsets, both XAA and EXA. This driver also enables the use of the second digital output on the RS690 chipset.

usb-and-pxe-installers/etherboot: Updated the populate_tftpboot scripts.
Thanks to Erik Jan Tromp.

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