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teufelhund 04-10-2007 10:05 PM

file patch
OK, newbie moment (every other one...)

I tried upgradepkg for the "file" package that was put out recently (security patch, it seems), only to find out I don't even have that package - I'm on 10.2.

So do I just use installpkg, or is there something else I ought to be doing?

Thanks all!


H_TeXMeX_H 04-10-2007 10:13 PM

Well, I think this explains it:


[slackware-security] file [and bin package] (SSA:2007-093-01)

New file packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1,
10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, and -current to fix a security issue.

NOTE: In Slackware 11.0 and earlier, the file utility was part
of the required "bin" package, so this patch is needed even if
your machine does not have a "file" package installed
if you're not running Slackware -current, it probably does not).

More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

so, yeah install it.

It says like this:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg --install-new file-4.20-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

teufelhund 04-11-2007 10:53 AM

Sorry...I'd read that information several times (it shows up in my Inbox) and skipped over the installation instructions every time.

It's amazing what the brain filters out when it doesn't expect something to be there, eh?

Thanks. :o


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