Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog :: Thu Apr 3 01:16:15 CDT 2008

Here are the slackware-current changelog updates:

Thu Apr 3 01:16:15 CDT 2008
OK, we’re going to call this Slackware 12.1-rc1, though there is still some
more minor work to do. Please help test! And if we’re missing anything major,
please let me know at Thanks. πŸ™‚
a/aaa_elflibs-12.1.0-i486-1.tgz: Updated the initial “starter” library package
to the latest versions in -current.
a/cups-1.3.7-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to cups-1.3.7.
This version of CUPS fixes some buffer overflows in the GIF image filter
and in cgiCompileSearch. Those running CUPS servers should upgrade.
For more information on these security issues, please see:
(* Security fix *)
a/cxxlibs-6.0.9-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to from gcc-4.2.3.
a/mdadm-2.6.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mdadm-2.6.4.
a/pciutils-2.2.10-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pciutils-2.2.10.
a/sysvinit-2.86-i486-6.tgz: Fixed the /sbin/initscript path to match the man
pages. Thanks to Michiel Broek for the patch.
ap/hplip-2.8.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to hplip-2.8.4.
ap/zsh-4.3.6-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to zsh-4.3.6. Thanks to Haakon Riiser for
alerting me to the new release.
d/gdb-6.8-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to gdb-6.8.
l/hal-0.5.10-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled with –enable-umount-helper, which allows
non-root users to umount hotplugged devices from the command line.
Thanks to Robby Workman for the suggestion.
l/hal-info-20080317-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to hal-info-20080317.
n/bind-9.4.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to bind-9.4.2.
n/wpa_supplicant-0.5.10-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to wpa_supplicant-0.5.10.
x/wqy-zenhei-font-ttf-0.5.23-noarch-1.tgz: Upgraded to wqy-zenhei-0.5.23.
Thanks to Eric Hameleers for noticing the new release (only linked from the
Chinese version of the development website πŸ™‚
x/xf86-video-amd- Removed. (see below)
x/xf86-video-geode-2.8.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to xf86-video-geode-2.8.0.
This package has been renamed from xf86-video-amd to avoid confusion with
other AMD video products.
x/xf86-video-intel-2.2.1-i486-1.tgz: Reverted to xf86-video-intel-2.2.1. We
suspected that might be needed, given the version number and development
status of the newer driver we tried, but gave it a try anyway. Probably
there will be no more driver updates at this point unless bugs are reported
that newer drivers fix.
xap/pidgin-2.4.1-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to pidgin-2.4.1.


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