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Massive update

Addition date: Mon, 01 May 2006 02:25:23 +0200

There are new packages available for update: amule, curl, dosbox, dovecot, ekg2, ethereal, exim, kismet, postfix, shadow, syslog-ng, tcl, tk i wxGTK. In Ethereal and cURL case it's security update (better late than never), and Kismet at last works with madwifi-ng drivers. There are two new packages: cvstrac (bug tracking system aiding version control systems CVS, SVN and GIT) and centericq (multiprotocol IM client).

QEMU update

Addition date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 23:33:32 +0100

It's high time to update QEMU. I waited with that for adjusting my howto (sorry, Polish only; in 0.8.0 version there was change in the way network has to be set up), what I've done today.

Slackware security update

Addition date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 14:03:05 +0100

In Slackware repository appeared an update of GnuPG (version This fixes errors making possible injection of unsigned content to signed message and cheating gpgv.

PAM update

Addition date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 17:26:49 +0100

Module pam_unix in PAM was compiled incorrectly and user couldn't change his password because of that. Sorry for missing that, but I don't change my password every day. I've fixed this bug in current compilation, by the way adding modules documentation (PAM SAG alone is very outdated). See /usr/doc/pam-$VERSION/README.Slackware.

Security update

Addition date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 02:13:39 +0100

Recently there was detected a security hole in PostgreSQL 8.1.2. I recommend an update.


Addition date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 20:33:36 +0100

There are again few packages to update: Boost, Ruby, PHP, GNU Prolog and OCaml (both are new), PostgreSQL in 8.1.2 version (watch out while updating from 8.0.4), Fcron (security fix for convert-fcrontab, which is not present in Extended Slackware package), ELinks, Ethereal (another security fixes), Dovecot, OpenSSH (with 4.3p1 version one can create simple VPNs), Postfix, shadow, util-linux (new version of Loop-AES patch) and PAM. Read on...

New package

Addition date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 01:32:28 +0100

I have the pleasure of informing, that in the repository, beside Exim, showed up excellent SMTP server Postfix. Package is prepared with SSL/TLS (OpenSSL) and authentication (Cyrus SASL) support, and its slackbuild has compilation options enabling PostgreSQL and MySQL support.


Addition date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 22:45:46 +0100

There was no update for quite a long time, and now we have 10 packages to update. By the way I'm stopping holding packages in "just one more check" state (packages from packages-devel directory, I didn't put there all packages, though), 6 new packages came to repository. Read on...

Security update: OpenSSL

Addition date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 09:49:54 +0200

Slackware has released update of package containing OpenSSL library. OpenSSL has recently a security hole, which allows to make program using OpenSSL use cryptographically weak SSL 2.0 (details are here). Metadata for pkgtools-ng of packages available as /patches are now available (by the way I've updated metadata of packages from Extended Slackware).

Mass update

Addition date: Sun, 02 Oct 2005 19:18:29 +0200

I was a bit afraid of update to Slackware 10.2, mainly because of lack of GNOME. Fortunately, only grip package is affected, which I won't maintain until I find project preparing main line of GNOME for Slackware.
Meanwhile we have 22 updated packages, among the others Boost, Apache 2.0, mod_perl, PHP, shadow, util-linux and Fcron. Read on...

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