New Patches for Slackware 4.0 AvailableDec 01, 1999, 21:46 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Cantrell)
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 12:11:56 -0800 (PST)
There are several bug fixes available for Slackware 4.0. Though they have not been tested on all previous releases of Slackware, they should work for any libc5 Slackware system (4.0 and previous). The patches for Slackware 4.0 can be found in the /patches subdirectory on the ftp site:
The ChangeLog.txt file in that directory will show what has been patched and why. Here is a short overview of the current patches available:
These packages are designed to be installed on top of an existing Slackware 4.0 system. In the case where a package already exists (such as the pine.tgz one), you should use upgradepkg (if available) to install the patch. For other fixes, you can just use installpkg to install the patch.
NOTE: For packages that replace daemons on the system (such as bind), you need to make sure that you stop the daemon before installing the package. Otherwise the file may not be updated properly because it is in use. You can either stop the daemon manually or go into single user mode and then go back to multiuser mode. Example:
# telinit 1 Go into single user mode
Remember to back up configuration files before performing upgrades.
- The Slackware Linux Project