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Maestro485 10-05-2010 09:34 PM

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?

Maestro

hitest 10-05-2010 09:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maestro485 (Post 4118948)
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?

Maestro

It is listed in the changelog:

Quote:

+--------------------------+
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.

Maestro485 10-05-2010 10:04 PM

What changelog? It's not on the the website: http://slackware.com/security/list.p...ecurity&y=2010

hitest 10-05-2010 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maestro485 (Post 4118974)
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/

Maestro485 10-05-2010 10:15 PM

Why wasn't it posted as a security update?

rfernandez 10-05-2010 10:56 PM

Because it wasn't a security update.

molhar 10-07-2010 10:23 AM

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..."

H_TeXMeX_H 10-07-2010 02:14 PM

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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