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LibreOffice 5.0.0 Release Candidate

Libreoffice is steadily nearing its 5.0.0 release moment. According to the release schedule, this is supposed to be unearthed somewhere early August. The source code for its first release candidate was made available a few days ago. Because major new releases always give me headaches when updating the build script, I decided to tackle this […]

More june ’15 security fixes for Adobe’s Flash web plugins

Here are new packages for the flashplayer-plugin and chromium-pepperflash-plugin. It’s “patch tuesday” and therefore the chances were fairly high that there would be a new Flash security bulletin… indeed, check out Adobe Flash security bulletin: apsb15-14. For your information: The updated Slackware package for chromium-pepperflash-plugin has version 18.0.0.194. The updated flashplayer-plugin has version 11.2.202.468. The […]

Hashed passwords in the shadow file

At work, we use NIS for central UNIX authentication, but server accounts with elevated rights (admin accounts) are actually local, with their own passwd entry. When the NIS password changes (forced password expiry) then I need to request a sync of the new password from NIS to all servers where I have a local account. […]

June ’15 security releases for Adobe Flash

Yesterday I uploaded packages for the flashplayer-plugin and chromium-pepperflash-plugin packages, based on the latest Adobe Flash security bulletin: apsb15-11.   The updated Slackware package for chromium-pepperflash-plugin has version 18.0.0.160. The updated flashplayer-plugin has version 11.2.202.466. Download locations: http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/ (master site) http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/people/alien/slackbuilds/ (my own US mirror) http://alien.slackbook.org/slackbuilds/ (US) http://slackware.org.uk/people/alien/slackbuilds/ (UK) Eric

KDE 5_15.06 with a few useful fixes

Yesterday there was a new release for the KDE Applications. I know that I updated my KDE 5 package set barely a week ago, but there were a few updates that I wanted to push anyway, so adding the updated Applications packages seemed like the proper thing to do. So here is my first (there will […]