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New LibreOffice packages for Slackware 14.1 and -current

LibreOffice galore! Last week saw the announcement of the latest in the 4.x series, and I decided to build LibreOffice 4.4.4 packages. This time however, they are created for Slackware 14.1. The stable release of Slackware deserves the latest stable office suite to keep you guys productive. I do not leave users of Slackware-current out […]

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 forĀ the flashplayer-plugin and chromium-pepperflash-plugin packages, based on the latestĀ 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