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Slackware response

Slackware response

Posted Sep 23, 2010 20:06 UTC (Thu) by roelofs (guest, #2599)
Parent article: Distribution security response times

none of the secondary distributions that we track (Gentoo, Mandriva, Slackware, etc.) has put out a fix either.

Slackware's was released yesterday by 1:30pm US/Pacific, several hours earlier than the LWN weekly edition:

   Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 13:27:24 -0700 (PDT)
   From: Slackware Security Team <security slackware com>
   To: slackware-security slackware com
   Subject: [slackware-security]  64-bit kernel (SSA:2010-265-01)

Even given the 1.5-hour delivery delay (to my account, anyway), it seems like the article could have been updated accordingly.


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Slackware response

Posted Sep 25, 2010 16:52 UTC (Sat) by BradReed (subscriber, #5917) [Link]

Although it was nice to see that Pat issued a security fix, I haven't used a distro kernel on my Slackware systems in ages. The first thing I do is rebuild to suit the hardware I'm on. Once I do that, I feel it is on me to keep my kernel up-to-date.

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