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Sep ’16 Security fixes for Adobe Flash

New releases are available for Adobe’s Flash Player plugins. They are accompanied by Flash player  security bulletin APSB16-29. The updated plugin for the Chromium browser (chromium-pepperflash-plugin) has the version number 23.0.0.162 while the plugin for Mozilla browsers (flashplayer-plugin) is now at version 11.2.202.635 (both 64bit and 32bit versions, remember). Slackware packages for these Flash plugins are available for download & install in the following […]

LibreOffice 5.2.1 for slackware-current

The upgraded boost package in slackware-current last week had broken LibreOffice’s “localc” program. Which is typical because I compile LibreOffice with a “–without-system-boost” flag. Apparently a dependency on the system’s boost libraries gets added nevertheless. Patches to cure this behaviour are very welcome! Thus it became necessary to compile new packages for slackware-current. Co-incidentally there was also […]

Slackware Live Edition 1.1.3 based on Slackware -current 11 Aug 2016

Last time I wrote about Slackware Live Edition was when I released the version 1.1.0 of the scripts. And that was two months ago; lots of updates have been made inbetween. Today I released version 1.1.3 of ‘liveslak’. I made a set of ISO images (during the last couple of days actually… it is time-consuming) […]

Multilib updates: gcc and glibc for slackware-current

The update which was announced for slackware-current today mentioned new gcc and glibc packages alongside a new kernel. The 4.4.17 kernel should fix the issue with overlayfs which affected the Slackware Live Edition. The updated gcc-5.4.0 and glibc-2.24 packages warranted a similar update to their multilib versions. New to multilib or don’t know what it is all about? […]

New packages for LibreOffice and Chromium

There’s a new LibreOffice release with a lot of improvements: 5.2.0. The announcement on the Document Foundation blog shows quite a lot of extensive information this time because of the version number jump and the changes implied by it. I’ll mention just a couple of semi-random facts here: Document classification has been added as a major feature. Two-factor […]