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Old 08-19-2004, 03:39 AM   #1
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check for kernel patch?

Hi.....I have slackware 10 running current but I haven't updated the kernel, it still is on 2.4.26 but there is a couple months old security changelong for it here:

I am not sure if my machine is patched or not nor do I know which packages I have to specifically install.......they are all .tgz so I assume I simply have to upgradepkg, then run lilo?

Do I have to install all of these?

7a19720356937bcc0f360b8b158a1419 kernel-ide-2.4.26-i486-4.tgz
c0d2d8b2977d5c86d100fe02a8c2681b kernel-headers-2.4.26-i386-3.tgz
8fbb66feb2d108baa6af6a895fc7f49a kernel-source-2.4.26-noarch-4.tgz
Old 08-19-2004, 07:38 AM   #2
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Do swaret --update then swaret --list |more this will give you a list of packages installed on the system.
If you don't use swaret, try pkgtool or ls /var/log/packages
to check. I strongly suggest you install security patches listed in Slackware security updates if they are applicable to your system configuration.

Old 08-19-2004, 07:39 AM   #3
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yes on the same link you list is the following:

Installation instructions:

Use upgradepkg to install the new packages.
After installing the kernel-ide package you will need to run lilo ('lilo'
at a command prompt) or create a new system boot disk ('makebootdisk'), and
Old 08-19-2004, 09:35 AM   #4
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Ok I upgraded the packages with no problem, ran 'lilo' as well. Thanks for the help guys


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