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Just wondering what is going to happen with the pre-ordered Slack 8.1 stuff?
Will they ship 8.1 as it was on release two weeks or so ago? Or will they ship the patched version... 8.1.1 is it?
I would hope that they would delay shipping and send out 8.1.1 but as that may cost them money, I don't know if they would. I have already run into a computer where it couldn't boot off the install iso, and had to use boot disks, and I hear this is a common problem, and I am hoping 8.1.1 corrects this...
If not, I am going to end up having to DL the latest iso again when it is fixed, which sort of makes me regret ordering it right away...
I guess I should ask as well if 8.1.1 fixes the trouble others have had with booting off the iso. (I have heard this is a common problem as a friend says there are a ton of people talking about it in the newsgroups.)
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I think the problem about booting of off ISOs is due to people burning ISOs incorrectly or some thing like that, dont worry, Slack 8.1 "official" CDs will work fine, never had a problem with 8.0 so no reasoon to worry about 8.1.
According to to Slack web site, they did "stop the presses" because of the last minute update. It was a security related issue and they did not want a new package without the update. I would of course expect it to delay the delivery a bit.
The ISO boot image process has changed since 8.0. You can read about it in the ISOLINUX directory. I had to reauthor the ISO image I downloaded and I followed the process stated there to make it bootable. The CD's I burned have booted now on three different machines. And no failures. So there could be a lot of different issues behind the problems being reported. With all the different machine architectures out there, the factory press silver CD is the best for booting purposes.
Does anyone know if slackware cds will be shiped out to include the open ssl update/fix that is listed in the changelog for 8.1 as of 6/26/02? I hope so, but if not ohwell. Any happen to know a estimated date the offcial pre-ordered cds will be shiped out? Thanks in advance.
I ignoring customers won't help him either.
If he is going to put "Inc." after his name then someone
at Slackware, Inc. has to address these customer issue.
Such has not sending out confimration.
This has been a problem eversence Walnut Creek' got bought out.