Updating slackware 13

Every Slackware maniac will tell you that it does the same job of Network Manager, but I don’t agree.It does not always work and is more complicated to be configured than NM.

A defect in the rendering of messages into packets can cause named to exit with an assertion failure in buffer.c while constructing a response to a query that meets certain criteria.

For more information, see: https://org/article/AA-01419/0 https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi? name=CVE-2016-2776 (* Security fix *) -------------------------- Where to find the new packages: ----------------------------- Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab ( for donating FTP and rsync hosting to the Slackware project!

That amounts to one-third of the full length of Change Log for the current development cycle.

I think the most obvious intrusive change is that Slackware-current moved to using the “new” X. Robby Workman has put a lot of work in assembling a coherent set of X.

Likewise, running “slackpkg install-new” will install the newly added packages for you. Composite Touch Pad / Track Point|Think Pad USB Keyboard with Track Point|USB Trackpoint pointing device|Composite Touch Pad / Track Point" Match Device Path "/dev/input/event*" Option "Emulate Wheel" "true" Option "Emulate Wheel Button" "2" Option "Emulate Wheel Timeout" "200" Option "XAxis Mapping" "6 7" Option "YAxis Mapping" "4 5" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true" End Section keyboard in a HAL “fdi” file.

I will leave it up to you to figure out how to repeat this for the new X. Actually, this is where the updated packages shine!

It would then be easier to want to upgrade to a newer version.

I have purchased a copy of Slackware 14.1 and I will purchase a copy of Slackware 14.2 to support the work that is being done.

Anyway, I’m going to explain to Slackware newbies the dirty way to have a fully working Network Manager on Slackware 13.0.

This method is totally against Slackware philosophy and will also replace some important libraries of the system! To uninstall Network Manager and restore the system as it was before the installation follow these instructions, as root:: remove any GNOME Slack Build package using: Dr.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 Change Log: -------------------------- patches/packages/bind-9.10.4_P3-i586-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.