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Old 06-05-2006, 11:54 AM   #1
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How long does Mr. Pat V support older versions of Slackware?

Hi all,

I cannot seem to locate this on Pat's website. I was simply wondering, "as inquiring minds want to know". How long does Pat support older versions of slackware? Does he have an official post on this?

Personally, as long as there is always a zip slack I'll be fine, but I was just wondering.

Bye for now.
Old 06-05-2006, 12:11 PM   #2
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Well, the lastest security advisory (today, Jun-5-2006) has patches as far back as 9.1, and that would be 4 versions behind. But May-{9,10} advisories went as far back as Slack 8.1 (an Apache Issue), that would be 6 versions + -current.
Old 06-05-2006, 02:00 PM   #3
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There is no official term for guaranteed support of Slackware release. Pat tries to keep support as long as possible (if it won't break rest of the system, if enough manpower) so the term is a moving target. There are f.E. updates to version 8.1 four years since release date, although there were five new versions since. Users should be informed enough in an advance about termination of support in the ChangeLog.txt .
Old 06-06-2006, 11:26 PM   #4
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Ok thank you all.
Old 06-07-2006, 01:47 PM   #5
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I didn't think the system changed that much anyways. I always thought he just updated it mostly and put new features in eventually[slowly]


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