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Old 10-05-2010, 10:34 PM   #1
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Why hasn't the Slackware Security page been updated to include the latest Firefox?


I'm on the Slackware Security mailing list and I check the Slackware Security Advisory page daily because the mailing list, for me at least, is unreliable.

After Firefox nagged me about a security update, I went to one of the FTP mirrors to check for an update and the Firefox update was there, but it still hasn't shown up on the official Slackware Security update page. It's been a few weeks now.

What's going on?

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Old 10-05-2010, 10:51 PM   #2
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I'm on the Slackware Security mailing list and I check the Slackware Security Advisory page daily because the mailing list, for me at least, is unreliable.

After Firefox nagged me about a security update, I went to one of the FTP mirrors to check for an update and the Firefox update was there, but it still hasn't shown up on the official Slackware Security update page. It's been a few weeks now.

What's going on?

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It is listed in the changelog:

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Fri Sep 17 23:34:42 UTC 2010
patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-3.6.10-i686-1.txz: Upgraded.
patches/packages/mozilla-thunderbird-3.0.8-i686-1.txz: Upgraded.
patches/packages/seamonkey-2.0.8-i486-1_slack13.1.txz: Upgraded.
patches/packages/seamonkey-solibs-2.0.8-i486-1_slack13.1.txz: Upgraded.
 
Old 10-05-2010, 11:04 PM   #3
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What changelog? It's not on the the website: http://slackware.com/security/list.p...ecurity&y=2010
 
Old 10-05-2010, 11:13 PM   #4
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What changelog? It's not on the the website: http://slackware.com/security/list.p...ecurity&y=2010
The changelog is at this site:


http://www.slackware.com/changelog/
 
Old 10-05-2010, 11:15 PM   #5
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Why wasn't it posted as a security update?
 
Old 10-05-2010, 11:56 PM   #6
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Because it wasn't a security update.
 
Old 10-07-2010, 11:23 AM   #7
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As rfernandez points out, 3.6.10 was an update, it just wasn't a security update. There is a difference between the two. (I think everyone who's come to Slackware has made that error in thinking...goodness knows I did until the "Aha!" factor kicked one Saturday afternoon long, long ago.) Sometimes the obvious is only obvious once it's been pointed out. Otherwise you see a version bump of something on one of the mirrors...look only at the security alert page and see nothing posted there and wonder "Huh?" until you peek at the changelog. Then it's, "Oh, okay, all right..."
 
Old 10-07-2010, 03:14 PM   #8
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If you want the latest FF, just compile it yourself ... if your computer is powerful enough to do it in good time, of course.
 
  


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