Slackware ChangeLog: July 14th

Literally hours after I made this post, Patrick updated the slackware-current changelog:

Fri Jul 14 18:31:20 CDT 2006
We *are* getting closer to 11.0, friends.
I’m hoping for a larger changeset soon, but this should be fun to play with
for now as I work on the TODO list; merging, compiling, and initial testing.
n/samba-3.0.23-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to samba-3.0.23.
This fixes a minor memory exhaustion DoS in smbd.
The CVE entry for this issue may be found here:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3403
(* Security fix *)
kernels/huge26.s/*: Upgraded huge26.s kernel to 2.6.16.24.
The name of the big kernel with many built-in options has been changed from
test26.s to huge26.s to reflect that Slackware 11.0 will consider the
2.6.16.x kernel series to be a supported kernel series. However, I’m
probably going to leave the bare.i 2.4.32 kernel as the default kernel (or
perhaps sata.i?) as it has very good performance and probably better security
due to the simpler and longer-tested design. I might apply or at least make
available in the kernel-source package for 2.4.32 a patch to fix direct
rendering with 2.4.x kernels and X.Org 6.9.0 or newer. Since anyone using
Slackware for server use isn’t likely to be loading the DRI modules, it’s
untouched code on those machines and won’t affect server stability (well,
depending on what, if anything, outside of the module is changed in the
kernel). It is probably a safe enough patch to apply. I’d rather ship 100%
vanilla kernels (and might, with the patch “on the side”), but DRI does not
work without the patch past X.Org 6.8.2. Is this enough text here?
Perhaps I should rename this my “ChangeBlog”.
Thanks to Andrea Volkerding for compiling these kernel packages: 🙂
extra/linux-2.6.16.24/alsa-driver-1.0.11_2.6.16.24-i486-1.tgz:
Upgraded to alsa-driver-1.0.11 compiled for Linux 2.6.16.24.
extra/linux-2.6.16.24/kernel-generic-2.6.16.24-i486-1.tgz:
Upgraded to Linux 2.6.16.24 generic kernel.
extra/linux-2.6.16.24/kernel-headers-2.6.16.24-i386-1.tgz:
Upgraded to Linux 2.6.16.24 kernel headers.
extra/linux-2.6.16.24/kernel-modules-2.6.16.24-i486-1.tgz
Upgraded to Linux 2.6.16.24 kernel modules.
extra/linux-2.6.16.24/kernel-source-2.6.16.24-noarch-1.tgz
Upgraded to Linux 2.6.16.24 kernel source.
testing/packages/linux-2.6.17.4/kernel-generic-2.6.17.4-i486-1.tgz:
Upgraded to Linux 2.6.17.4 generic kernel.
testing/packages/linux-2.6.17.4/kernel-headers-2.6.17.4-i386-1.tgz:
Upgraded to Linux 2.6.17.4 kernel headers.
testing/packages/linux-2.6.17.4/kernel-modules-2.6.17.4-i486-1.tgz
Upgraded to Linux 2.6.17.4 kernel modules.
testing/packages/linux-2.6.17.4/kernel-source-2.6.17.4-noarch-1.tgz
Upgraded to Linux 2.6.17.4 kernel source.

Patrick insists we’re getting closer to Slackware 11. I think he’s putting his wife to work too, take note of that bold line above in the changelog. He’s got Andrea Volkerding compiling the 2.6 kernel for /extra. He must be too busy with other neat things for Slackware 11. Pat is also wondering if he should just rename the ChangeLog to ChangeBlog, since he’s been writing so much text in there lately. Sounds like a good idea to me…

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2 Responses to Slackware ChangeLog: July 14th

  1. Bryan Zinser says:

    Keep up the great work everyone!

  2. tyler says:

    Thanks Bryan! Pat made another huge update in the -current changelog today.

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