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Multilib glibc patched for GHOST vulnerability (CVE-2015-0235)

There was some unrest about the most recent glibc update in the stable releases of Slackware (slackware-current excluded). Glibc was patched against a new vulnerability, CVE-2015-0235, for which the only known exploit currently is in the MTA Exim (software which is not part of Slackware) and an exploit for this vulnerability is difficult to write […]

Rebuild for glibc-2.17_multilib in slackware-current

Pat’s inquery on about how to “backtrack to sanity” in order to stabilize slackware-current and start laying out the next release, resulted in a kernel upgrade (3.8.8) and accompanying glibc rebuild. I built the “companion” update of the glibc multilib packages last night. They can be downloaded from: (the primary server, but bandwidth-capped) […]

Multilib version of Slackware’s “11-11-11″ glibc

 The glibc packages in Slackware -current were updated to 2.14.1 a few days ago. Unfortunately, a couple of issues were reported, you will find them in this LinuxQuestions thread. Since I had to compile my multilib version of glibc still, I decided to wait a bit with releasing them, and that allowed me to find […]

Slackware has the answer to all

… perhaps even to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. Just kidding of course. From today’s ChangeLog.txt for Slackware “current“: Sun Mar 27 08:28:47 UTC 2011 There have been quite a few changes so we will have one more release candidate:  Slackware 13.37 RC 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716. Very close now!  But we’ll likely hold […]

Slackware 13.37 Release Candidate 2

We have progressed to the second release candidate for the upcoming release of Slackware stable (version 13.37 no less). There is probably not going to be a lot of other updates before final release; the TODO list should be quite short now. The only one to know for sure is Pat Volkerding… I am only […]