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Security Update: Mozilla Thunderbird

One security update has been released to the public today and it is Mozilla Thunderbird. Along with this update, the -Current tree goes along with kernel updates as well as few changes on the tree. It now uses, the latest -Stable kernel available. Several packages gets an upgrade and it also add one new package: pm-utils. Here's the slack-desc for this package:
The pm -utils package provides simple shell command line tools to suspend and hibernate computers that can be used to run vendor or distribution supplied scripts on suspend and resume.
Oh, i forgot to mention that at last, slackpkg has been officially been included in the main tree and no longer in /extra directory. Congratulations for Piter Punk. Here's the latest -Current changelog:
Fri Nov 21 13:51:57 CST 2008
a/aaa_base-12.1.0-noarch-3.tgz: Fixed an extra "../" at the beginning of the /var/X11R6 symlink. Thanks to Herbert Faleiros for pointing out the bug.

a/glibc-solibs-2.7-i486-17.tgz: Recompiled against Linux

a/glibc-zoneinfo-2.7-noarch-17.tgz: Rebuilt.

a/kernel-firmware- Upgraded to Linux firmware.

a/kernel-generic- Upgraded to Linux

a/kernel-generic-smp- Upgraded to Linux

a/kernel-huge- Upgraded to Linux

a/kernel-huge-smp- Upgraded to Linux

a/kernel-modules- Upgraded to Linux

a/kernel-modules-smp- Upgraded to Linux

ap/hplip-2.8.10-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to hplip-2.8.10.

ap/pm-utils- Added pm-utils-

ap/slackpkg-2.70.4-noarch-1.tgz: Added slackpkg-2.70.4. Moving this into the main tree was long overdue. Thanks to Piter Punk! :-)

ap/texinfo-4.13a-i486-2.tgz: Patched the install script to replace /usr/info/dir if the topmost node is missing.

d/kernel-headers- Upgraded to Linux headers.

e/emacs-22.3-i486-2.tgz: Rebuilt with compressed info pages and using the emacs PNG icon from the sources. Thanks to Edward Trumbo for the patch.

k/kernel-source- Upgraded to Linux

l/glibc-2.7-i486-17.tgz: Recompiled against Linux

l/glibc-i18n-2.7-noarch-17.tgz: Rebuilt.

l/glibc-profile-2.7-i486-17.tgz: Recompiled against Linux

l/svgalib_helper-1.9.25_2.6.27.7-i486-1.tgz: Recompiled for Linux

n/alpine-2.00-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to alpine-2.00.

n/imapd-2.00-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to imapd from alpine-2.00.

n/curl-7.19.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to curl-7.19.2.

n/ntp-4.2.4p5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to ntp-4.2.4p5.

n/sendmail-8.14.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to sendmail-8.14.3.

n/sendmail-cf-8.14.3-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to sendmail-8.14.3 config files.

x/scim-1.4.7-i486-7.tgz: Recompiled.

x/scim-bridge-0.4.14-i486-3.tgz: Recompiled.

xap/mozilla-thunderbird- Upgraded to thunderbird-
This upgrade fixes some more security bugs.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

extra/linux- Updated SMP to no-SMP kernel source patch.

isolinux/initrd.img: Rebuilt with newly compiled kernel modules.

usb-and-pxe-installers/: Rebuilt usbboot.img with newly compiled kernel modules.

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