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Old 06-26-2010, 11:53 PM   #1
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2010-06-25 mozilla-firefox update curiosity

Hello, fellow slackers. This is my first post here.

I'm running 13.1 x86_64 on my laptop. Yesterday the first batch of security updates were released, which I installed without problems; however, I'm bugged by the fact that that the Firefox packages for 13.0 and 13.1 have the same name. (see below)

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.1:

They aren't the same file--their listed md5 hashes on differ, plus I downloaded both packages and confirmed that both check against their respective listed hashes.

So...I suppose my question is this: Is this simply a mistake in naming, and if so, could it possibly produce a problem somehow?

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Old 06-27-2010, 04:32 AM   #2
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I've seen this with other wares.. I doubt it will be a problem unless you have more than one (different) copy installed.
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Welcome to LQ.

The strange thing is that the slackbuild script in slackware64-13.1/source/xap/mozilla-firefox doesn't add that "slack13.0" tag so it must be something Pat has added manually for some reason.

Anyway, 3.6.6 has just been released upstream so we'll probably see a new patch pretty soon.
It usually takes Pat a day or three to get around to it and I don't want to wait so I've just built my own 3.6.6 package.
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GazL this is what are looking for:
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Originally Posted by JokerBoy View Post
Yes, that explains where the slack13.0 tag came from. I used the slackbuild shipped with 13.1 stable and that didn't contain the tag. Didn't think of looking in patches/source.

Looking at the contents of patches/packages my guess is that Pat adds that tag to all the patches to make it easy to identify then as post release patches. It looks like he just got the number wrong for firefox, and forgot to add the tag at all to thunderbird.
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Well, there's already FF 3.6.6 released today (critical fixes), so they may update again.
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I just got the source and modified the slackbuild. Running 3.6.6 now.
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Thanks for the input guys.
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Fire Fox 3.6.6 just released as a security patch. I just finished upgrading all of my Slackware boxen to 3.6.6.


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