Skip to main content

Security Update: curl and Slackware Live 1.0

One security update has been released today by Pat for all Slackware releases back to 13.0. It's on curl package and it's now upgraded to 7.49.0.

Things gets little busy in current since there has been some updates:
  • kernel: upgraded to 4.4.11
  • kernel-firmware: upgraded to latest git snapshot
  • btrfs-progs: upgraded to 4.5.3
  • e2fsprogs: upgraded to 1.43
  • gzip: upgraded to 1.8
  • tar: upgraded to 1.29
  • lxc: upgraded to 2.0.1
  • sqlite: upgraded to 3.13.0
  • vim/gvim: upgraded to 7.4.1832
  • dnsmasq: upgraded to 2.76
  • lftp: upgraded to 4.72
  • mercurial: upgraded to 3.8.2
  • gdbm: upgraded to 1.12
  • libmtp: upgraded to 1.1.11
  • libndp: upgraded to 1.16
  • lvm2: upgraded to 2.02.154
  • python-setuptools: upgraded to 21.0.0
  • kernel config for 4.5 and 4.6 were added in testing/
Slackware current is now getting closer to release and most of the packages that comes with next Slackware 14.2 should be up to date enough for the next few years of usage.

In other story, Eric Hameleers have declared his Slackware Live project stable enough to receive 1.0.0 label. He has done a big effort on bringing Slackware to live edition for testing, demo, and possibly recovery situation. Many features have been implemented in the iso2usb script to accomodate most of the user's requests and there are several variants that people can choose:
  • Full Slackware edition (32/64 bit)
  • Slackware + KDE 5 (64 bit only)
  • Slackware + MATE (64 bit only)
  • Custom Slackware with XFCE for CDROM (64 bit only)
Please see his original post to find out the background of this project.

Popular posts from this blog

Running Rsync Via Proxy

One way to get the latest Slackware updates is by running rsync to syncronize your local repository and the main repository that hold the Slackware packages. Eric Hameleers has provided a great script called and how i modified this tool has been discussed on my previous post. In general, it works, except for one problem, when your computer is connecting to the Internet through a proxy.

My workstation at my office is connected to the Internet through a proxy, so i can't use normal rsync to work normally. I browsed the web and i found this site which tells us about how we should modify our squid configuration to allow rsync connection from any computer from our local networks. I asked my sysadmin to try this script. He agreed and he updated the squid configuration on the proxy.

Next, i need to update my environment variable RSYNC_PROXY to the host of the proxy and also the port. Let's say you are running a proxy on and port 8080, then you need to run …

NVidia Legacy Unix Driver Update

NVidia has released an updated legacy drivers to support X.Org 1.19 with ABI 23. It has been mentioned in the UNIX drivers, but you can directly find the drivers from the links below:
NVidia 304.134 (x86x86_64)NVidia 340.101 (x86, x86_64) I have tested the 304.134 driver and it's working great here. I can finally remove x from my /etc/slackpkg/blacklist file since it's a showstopper for me.
Aside from legacy driver, NVidia has also released their latest driver 375.26 (x86, x86_64), which brings support for newer cards and also many new features (including X.Org 1.19 with ABI 23 support). 

Security Update: firefox, irssi, pidgin

Three security updates were released for today:
firefox: Upgraded to 45.4.0esr for 14.1 and 14.2 and 49.0 for currentirssi: Upgraded to 0.8.20pidgin: Upgraded to 2.10.11, 2.10.12, and 2.11.0 for all stable Slackware releases depending on their support Some minor update in current:
mkinitrd: Add dmsetup supportemacs: Upgraded to 25.1qt: Fix multilib issue network-scripts: Fix minor issue