Saturday, May 21, 2016

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.