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Old 10-10-2012, 08:07 AM   #1
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Cool First update for Slackware 14.0


The first update for Slackware 14.0 is Firefox 16.0.

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Wed Oct 10 03:06:03 UTC 2012
patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-16.0-i486-1_slack14.0.txz: Upgraded.
This release contains security fixes and improvements.
For more information, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/know...s/firefox.html
(* Security fix *)
 
Old 10-10-2012, 08:14 AM   #2
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Just upgraded to 'FF 16.0'.
 
Old 10-10-2012, 08:15 AM   #3
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<rant>It seems that each and every mozilla-firefox release be considered by them as a security fix. Maybe a more definitive security fix would be something like "removepkg mozilla-firefox" then. Oh, well...</rant>

Maybe loosing ground against Chrome makes them nervous, so they release more often not to be left behind? I would prefer more stability but maybe that's only me.

Anyhow I'm editing this post in FF 16.

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:09 AM   #4
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The last version of firefox did not work well with iGoogle, for those that used it. It caused a distortion to whatever picture was being used as the theme so that only the top half was visible. They usually don't have bugs like this as far as I know, but this one was a nuisance for me. Hope it's fixed now.

Edit: nope.

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:25 AM   #5
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<rant>It seems that each and every mozilla-firefox release be considered by them as a security fix. Maybe a more definitive security fix would be something like "removepkg mozilla-firefox" then. Oh, well...</rant>
I'm running both Firefox 10.0.7 ESR (Extended Support Release) and Thunderbird 10.0.7 ESR on Slackware 14.0 and 13.37. I can only recommend them. SlackBuilds for both - as well as corresponding language packs - are in my SVN repository.

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# svn co svn://svn.tuxfamily.org/svnroot/microlinux/slackware
Check out the 14.0/source/ and 13.37/source directories. The SlackBuilds include a routine for automagical download, so just launching them takes care of everything.

Caveat: don't build these with the NVidia drivers installed, or else the build will fail.
 
Old 10-10-2012, 12:44 PM   #6
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I use the ESR from ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/re...atest-10.0esr/ that I have expanded in /opt. Simples!

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Old 10-10-2012, 10:50 PM   #7
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uh-oh
http://arstechnica.com/security/2012...security-risk/
 
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:27 PM   #8
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Done. I removed Firefox from my all Slackware installations. Once and for all.
 
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:30 AM   #9
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Done. I removed Firefox from my all Slackware installations. Once and for all.
Out of curiosity, what are you planning on using instead?
 
Old 10-11-2012, 03:02 AM   #10
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Down/Upgraded to 15.0.1. WTF are Mozilla playing at?
 
Old 10-11-2012, 06:42 AM   #11
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"The vulnerability could allow a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited and have access to the URL or URL parameters"

"Firefox 16 itself fixed 14 vulnerabilities in version 15, including 11 that could allow attackers to install software without any user interaction beyond normal browsing."

Sounds like 16 is still less dangerous than the older version.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 06:43 AM   #12
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Personally, I think this is an attempt by Mozilla to tarnish Slackware's spotless record of stability and security. After all, they would've known that the very first update for Slackware 14.0 would be their web browser. Grab you pitchforks and light your torches, 'cos Slackers have a Firefox to burn to the ground! I officially declare a flame war with Firefox now!
 
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:10 AM   #13
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Out of curiosity, what are you planning on using instead?
I started using Opera in 2000 (the ad-supported version), bought it later and I'm still using it. Firefox didn't even exist back then.

I removed Firefox, so I don't have to deal with constant pkgupgrades of an insecure browser, that I don't use at all (except by accident).

If you can live with rapid-release model, Chromium and Google Chrome make a good replacement.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 07:12 AM   #14
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The never-ending stream of vulnerabilities in modern browsers are a result of the browsers trying to have too many features and getting too damn complicated for their own good.

Perhaps it's time to go back to gopher.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 07:24 AM   #15
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Hi,

Or 'lynx'.
 
  


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