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Current (pre-release) ChangeLog for x86_64
Fri Jul 22 20:51:23 UTC 2016
a/dialog-1.3_20160424-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/kmod-23-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/lvm2-2.02.161-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
d/git-2.9.2-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/desktop-file-utils-0.23-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/freetype-2.6.5-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/harfbuzz-1.3.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/bind-9.10.4_P2-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
       Fixed a security issue:
       getrrsetbyname with a non absolute name could trigger an infinite
       recursion bug in lwresd and named with lwres configured if when
       combined with a search list entry the resulting name is too long.
       (CVE-2016-2775) [RT #42694]
       For more information, see:
       (* Security fix *)
n/httpd-2.4.23-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/lftp-4.7.3-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/links-2.13-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/xf86-video-openchrome-0.5.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/xkeyboard-config-2.18-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/xorg-server-1.18.4-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/xorg-server-xephyr-1.18.4-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/xorg-server-xnest-1.18.4-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
x/xorg-server-xvfb-1.18.4-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
Thu Jul 21 23:25:54 UTC 2016
ap/tmux-2.2-x86_64-2.txz: Upgraded.
       Moved from /testing.
d/guile-2.0.12-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/freetype-2.6.4-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/libgcrypt-1.7.2-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
n/network-scripts-14.2-noarch-2.txz: Rebuilt.
       In, use -L option to dhcpcd to disable Zeroconf. This is
       (almost) never going to be wanted, and ends up used accidentally on slower
       systems (such as some ARM platforms), preventing a proper DHCP lease.
       Thanks to Stuart Winter.
n/php-5.6.24-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
       This release fixes bugs and security issues.
       For more information, see:
       (* Security fix *)
xap/gimp-2.8.18-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
       This release fixes a security issue:
       Use-after-free vulnerability in the xcf_load_image function in
       app/xcf/xcf-load.c in GIMP allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
       service (program crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted
       XCF file.
       For more information, see:
       (* Security fix *)
Tue Jul 12 03:48:34 UTC 2016
a/etc-14.2-x86_64-8.txz: Rebuilt.
       In /etc/profile.d/lang.{csh,sh}.new, make en_US.UTF-8 the default locale.
a/kernel-generic-4.4.15-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/kernel-huge-4.4.15-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/kernel-modules-4.4.15-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/lilo-24.2-x86_64-3.txz: Rebuilt.
       In liloconfig: Skip the menu asking if the user wants a UTF-8 virtual
       console, and use the kernel default (currently this is UTF-8 active).
d/kernel-headers-4.4.15-x86-1.txz: Upgraded.
k/kernel-source-4.4.15-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
isolinux/initrd.img: Rebuilt.
kernels/*: Upgraded.
usb-and-pxe-installers/usbboot.img: Rebuilt.
Sat Jul 9 18:35:56 UTC 2016
x/mesa-12.0.1-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
Fri Jul 8 23:17:22 UTC 2016
x/mesa-12.0.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
Thu Jul 7 19:52:36 UTC 2016
n/samba-4.4.5-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
       This release fixes a security issue:
       Client side SMB2/3 required signing can be downgraded.
       It's possible for an attacker to downgrade the required signing for an
       SMB2/3 client connection, by injecting the SMB2_SESSION_FLAG_IS_GUEST or
       SMB2_SESSION_FLAG_IS_NULL flags. This means that the attacker can
       impersonate a server being connected to by Samba, and return malicious
       For more information, see:
       (* Security fix *)
Tue Jul 5 04:52:45 UTC 2016
xap/mozilla-thunderbird-45.2.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
       This release contains security fixes and improvements.
       For more information, see:
       (* Security fix *)
Sun Jul 3 19:29:33 UTC 2016
a/file-5.28-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/util-linux-2.28-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
xap/mozilla-firefox-47.0.1-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
Thu Jun 30 20:26:57 UTC 2016
Slackware 14.2 x86_64 stable is released!

The long development cycle (the Linux community has lately been living in
"interesting times", as they say) is finally behind us, and we're proud to
announce the release of Slackware 14.2. The new release brings many updates
and modern tools, has switched from udev to eudev (no systemd), and adds
well over a hundred new packages to the system. Thanks to the team, the
upstream developers, the dedicated Slackware community, and everyone else
who pitched in to help make this release a reality.

The ISOs are off to be replicated, a 6 CD-ROM 32-bit set and a dual-sided
32-bit/64-bit x86/x86_64 DVD. Please consider supporting the Slackware
project by picking up a copy from We're taking
pre-orders now, and offer a discount if you sign up for a subscription.

Have fun! :-)
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