Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog :: Wed Mar 26 00:21:34 CDT 2008

Here are the slackware-current changelog updates:

Wed Mar 26 00:21:34 CDT 2008
a/etc-12.1-noarch-2.tgz: Add root to the groups audio, cdrom, video, plugdev,
and floppy. Root already has access to most of these devices, but it doesn’t
hurt to provide an example for people who edit /etc/groups manually.
a/shadow-4.0.3-i486-15.tgz: Took plugdev out of CONSOLE_GROUPS in
/etc/login.defs, since DBUS doesn’t know about group memberships added that
way. Users not actually listed in /etc/groups as part of groups such as
plugdev wouldn’t be able to use those devices even at the console when
logging in through a graphical login manager such as XDM, KDM, or GDM.
Stuart Winter enhanced the command-line adduser tool. Quote from the adduser
program history: “* To facilitate use of the automatic mounting features of
HAL, allow the admin to easily add users to the default groups:
audio,cdrom,video,plugdev,floppy
The default is not to add new users to these groups. And by the way, this
script is “adduser from Slackware” not “superadduser from Gentoo” ;-)”
If you trust your users, this is the correct way to give them access to these
devices. adduser will automatically edit /etc/groups for you. If you do not
trust your users and you give them access to these groups, they may create
mischief from afar with this access, so be aware of the security implications.
a/udev-118-i486-3.tgz: Fixed two broken symbolic links in /sbin.
Thanks to Piter Punk for fixing the script, and to Fred Emmott for noticing
the problem and letting us know.
ap/ntfsprogs-2.0.0-i486-2.tgz: Added back ntfsprogs-2.0.0, using (for now)
–disable-ntfsmount. It is still needed to manage NTFS partitions even if we
use the kernel driver or NTFS-3G to mount them.
Thanks to Matteo Nunziati for the information.
n/epic4-2.8-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to epic4-2.8.
n/irssi-0.8.12-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to irssi-0.8.12.
n/nmap-4.60-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to nmap-4.60.
Zenmap still isn’t working because we don’t include sqlite, but a zenmap
.desktop file was added anyway, and some paths in a script were fixed.
Thanks to Mauro Ghisoni for pointing out the bad paths in Paths.py.
xap/gimp-2.4.5-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gimp-2.4.5, added support for pyGTK.
isolinux/initrd.img: Fixed Speakup kernel detection.
Thanks to Jude DaShiell for reporting the bug.
Added LVM swap partition detection.
Thanks to Manuel Reimer for the patch.
usb-and-pxe-installers/: Fixed Speakup kernel detection.
Thanks to Jude DaShiell for reporting the bug.
Added LVM swap partition detection.
Thanks to Manuel Reimer for the patch.

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One Response to Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog :: Wed Mar 26 00:21:34 CDT 2008

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