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Old 03-27-2014, 03:38 PM   #1
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slackware.com patches 14.0 Firefox at v17 in Nov2013?


At slackware.com 14.0/patches/packages page, the entry for Firefox is this:
mozilla-firefox-17.0.11esr-i486-1_slack14.0.txz 15-Nov-2013

Is this some sort of error as it looks like version 17? Yet the last time I d/l'd the Firefox pkg. it was version 21, in June 2013.
 
Old 03-27-2014, 03:58 PM   #2
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ESR = extended support release
 
Old 03-27-2014, 04:14 PM   #3
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ESR = extended support release
I guess I don't know what that means. In June, I'd downloaded version 21; now in November, the latest package is version 17?
 
Old 03-27-2014, 04:29 PM   #4
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ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar.../ChangeLog.txt :

Sat Jun 29 22:08:25 UTC 2013
patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-17.0.7esr-i486-1_slack14.0.txz: Upgraded.
This release contains security fixes and improvements.
For more information, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/know...irefoxESR.html
(* Security fix *)
We had to switch to ESR here as well, as there's a problem running Firefox
22.0 on Slackware 14.0 under KDE (crash when oxygen-gtk2 is installed).
Forcing people to uninstall oxygen-gtk2 isn't really an option for a
security fix, and upgrading to the latest oxygen-gtk2 did not help.
It's possible that future Firefox/Thunderbird security updates will always
come from the ESR branch.
 
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ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar.../ChangeLog.txt :
Sat Jun 29 22:08:25 UTC 2013
patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-17.0.7esr-i486-1_slack14.0.txz: Upgraded.
...
Thanks! I never really paid attention to the ChangeLogs before, I'll now know to look there first.
 
  


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