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Security Update: Seamonkey

One security update has been released by Slackware Security Team led by Patrick himself. It's seamonkey package which is now upgraded to 1.1.16. Along with this update, there are several upgraded packages as well, like the rebuilt kernel packages to remove the crashing i2o_dpt driver and replaced by i2o_block and added three experimental wireless drivers for Realtek.

The interesting thing is that the pkgtool now supports new formats other than tgz. The new supported formats are .tbz, .tlz, and .txz. I don't know for now what's the purpose of those formats and what's inside it, but we will know it when it's time.

Here are the latest -Current changelog:
Mon Apr 13 16:22:12 CDT 2009
a/coreutils-7.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to coreutils-7.2. Added new file formats to /etc/DIR_COLORS.
a/kernel-firmware- Rebuilt.

a/kernel-generic- Rebuilt.
The huge kernels were rebuilt to remove the crashing i2o_dpt driver (i2o_block is provided as the replacement driver), and to add three Realtek wireless drivers that are part of the CONFIG_STAGING driver collection.
These are considered experimental, but are probably better than nothing.

a/kernel-generic-smp- Rebuilt.

a/kernel-huge- Rebuilt.

a/kernel-huge-smp- Rebuilt.

a/kernel-modules- Rebuilt.

a/kernel-modules-smp- Rebuilt.

a/less-418-i486-2.tgz: Add support in for viewing .tbz, .tlz, .txz, .tar.lzma, and .tar.xz files.

a/pkgtools-12.34567890-noarch-1.tgz: Added support for .tbz, .tlz, and .txz packages in addition to the traditional .tgz format.

a/tree- Upgraded to tree-

d/kernel-headers- Rebuilt.

k/kernel-source- Rebuilt.

l/libcap-2.16-i486-2.tgz: Patched broken header.

n/crda-1.0.1-i486-2.tgz: Fixed docs directory. Thanks to Mikhail Zotov.

x/dejavu-fonts-ttf-2.29-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to dejavu-fonts-ttf-2.29.

xap/audacious-1.5.1-i486-3.tgz: Patched to fix command line option handling.
Thanks to Kirill Cherniy for pointing out the patch.

Upgraded to seamonkey-1.1.16.
This release fixes some more security vulnerabilities.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

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

isolinux/initrd.img: Rebuilt with newly compiled kernel modules. Added support for .tbz, .tlz, and .txz packages.

kernels/*: Rebuilt.

usb-and-pxe-installers/: Rebuilt usbboot.img with newly compiled kernel modules. Added support for .tbz, .tlz, and .txz packages.

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