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Old 04-20-2007, 11:51 AM   #1
Lufbery
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Sometimes the changelog just doesn't tell me enough...


Hi all,

The latest stable change log has, among others, the following entries:

Quote:
patches/packages/x11-6.9.0-i486-13_slack11.0.tgz:
Recompiled.
patches/packages/x11-devel-6.9.0-i486-13_slack11.0.tgz:
Recompiled.
patches/packages/x11-xdmx-6.9.0-i486-13_slack11.0.tgz:
Recompiled.
patches/packages/x11-xnest-6.9.0-i486-13_slack11.0.tgz:
Recompiled.
patches/packages/x11-xvfb-6.9.0-i486-13_slack11.0.tgz:
Recompiled.
The other entries explain that there's a security fix with the software that's patched, but I don't see any explanation for recompiling these parts of X11.

Does anyone know? How could I find out?

I only ask because the last update I did to X11 in the stable branch caused a problem with Kaffeine and I needed to reinstall it.

Regards,

-Drew
 
Old 04-20-2007, 12:19 PM   #2
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That means they have been recompiled to link to the updated/patched version of whatever the security issue was targeting. In this case, they are recompiled against the new fontconfig and freetype packages.
 
Old 04-20-2007, 12:25 PM   #3
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That means they have been recompiled to link to the updated/patched version of whatever the security issue was targeting. In this case, they are recompiled against the new fontconfig and freetype packages.
Ah ha! That makes perfect sense. Thank you.

Regards,

-Drew
 
  


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