Thursday, April 3, 2008

Slackware 12.1 RC1

Finally, Slackware 12.1 RC 1 has been officially announced by Patrick Volkerding. He noted that some minor works still to be done, but we are getting closer to final version that leads to Slackware 12.1. Here's the latest batch update that makes the 12.1 RC 1:
Thu Apr 3 01:16:15 CDT 2008
OK, we're going to call this Slackware 12.1-rc1, though there is still some more minor work to do. Please help test! And if we're missing anything major, please let me know at volkerdi@slackware.com. Thanks. :-)

a/aaa_elflibs-12.1.0-i486-1.tgz: Updated the initial "starter" library package to the latest versions in -current.

a/cups-1.3.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to cups-1.3.7.
This version of CUPS fixes some buffer overflows in the GIF image filter and in cgiCompileSearch. Those running CUPS servers should upgrade.
For more information on these security issues, please see:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0047
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1373
(* Security fix *)

a/cxxlibs-6.0.9-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to libstdc++.so.6.0.9 from gcc-4.2.3.

a/mdadm-2.6.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mdadm-2.6.4.

a/pciutils-2.2.10-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pciutils-2.2.10.

a/sysvinit-2.86-i486-6.tgz: Fixed the /sbin/initscript path to match the man pages. Thanks to Michiel Broek for the patch.

ap/hplip-2.8.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to hplip-2.8.4.

ap/zsh-4.3.6-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to zsh-4.3.6. Thanks to Haakon Riiser for alerting me to the new release.

d/gdb-6.8-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gdb-6.8.

l/hal-0.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled with --enable-umount-helper, which allows non-root users to umount hotplugged devices from the command line.
Thanks to Robby Workman for the suggestion.

l/hal-info-20080317-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to hal-info-20080317.

n/bind-9.4.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to bind-9.4.2.

n/wpa_supplicant-0.5.10-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to wpa_supplicant-0.5.10.

x/wqy-zenhei-font-ttf-0.5.23-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to wqy-zenhei-0.5.23.
Thanks to Eric Hameleers for noticing the new release (only linked from the Chinese version of the development website :-)

x/xf86-video-amd-2.7.7.7-i486-1.tgz: Removed. (see below)

x/xf86-video-geode-2.8.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to xf86-video-geode-2.8.0.
This package has been renamed from xf86-video-amd to avoid confusion with other AMD video products.

x/xf86-video-intel-2.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Reverted to xf86-video-intel-2.2.1. We suspected that might be needed, given the version number and development status of the newer driver we tried, but gave it a try anyway. Probably there will be no more driver updates at this point unless bugs are reported that newer drivers fix.

xap/pidgin-2.4.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pidgin-2.4.1.