Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 23rd Jan 2005 04:11 UTC
Slackware, Slax Slackware 10.1-Beta1 is now released for those who want to upgrade to the -Current tree. The final version is expected soon.
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RE: Security updates
by Anonymous on Mon 24th Jan 2005 16:44 UTC

@ puntdraad
Thank you.
You outlined the events that took place nicely.
I just said that there were no updates for over two months.
And it's true for some things.
To this day there is no update for Php other than the one from
It's nice Pat wants to push a new version out the door but when there are serious security vulns then those should be fixed firs.

@ Witek
No, if it's running your computer then you're depending on it whether you paid for it or not.
My servers are not run by newbies. What I said is that often newbies set up servers at home and don't know the potential risks.
I understand very well about the one man thing. And it's fine with me. But that's not a good enough excuse for not communicating with people.

@ Victor Hooi
No comment. You're not capable of rational, logical thinking and discussion.

@ cycojesus
Like I said before. Those updates were incomplete and some, like the Samba I could not get working at all.
And proper security updates are mirrored on more than one website/ftp site for obvious reasons.

@ ddk
Let's hope that things will improve otherwise it'll be harder and harder to take Slackware seriously.
There are good alternatives and the only one suffering from people leaving Slackware will be Pat.
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Slackware his primary source of income?
If there are less of those of us who buy Slackware then that would mean less income for Pat, wouldn't it?