Mozilla (SSA:2004-266-03)
Posted on: 09/22/2004 05:40 PM

New Mozilla 1.7.3 packages are available for Slackware 10.0 and -current to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.0 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/mozilla-1.7.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to mozilla-1.7.3.
The Mozilla page says this fixes some "minor security holes".
It also breaks Galeon and Epiphany, and new versions of these have
still not appeared. In light of this, I think it's time to remove
these Gecko-based browsers. The future is going to be Firefox and
Thunderbird anyway, and I don't believe Galeon and Epiphany can be
compiled against Firefox's libraries.
(* Security fix *)
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[ Philip Langdale of the Galeon project was kind enough to write to tell
me that Galeon can be compiled against Mozilla 1.7.3 if this option
is used: --with-mozilla-snapshot=1.7.2
The point about Firefox remains though. I don't intend to support the
Mozilla suite, a number of browsers that depend on it, and Firefox and
Thunderbird. While these are all great projects the goal will be to
choose the best one and go with it. ]


Where to find the new packages:
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Updated packages for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/mozilla-1.7.3-i486-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/mozilla-plugins-1.7.3-noarch-1.tgz

Updated packages for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/mozilla-1.7.3-i486-1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/mozilla-plugins-1.7.3-noarch-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 10.0 packages:
b94d6165e6412ce17113d57b8f4fa326 mozilla-1.7.3-i486-1.tgz
25f1b0a8b66dc21cff2ca8107184a33c mozilla-plugins-1.7.3-noarch-1.tgz

Slackware -current packages:
6e5a0460aa32b4d1014d068868cc616b mozilla-1.7.3-i486-1.tgz
d930901e1ab613f492349833a15934ff mozilla-plugins-1.7.3-noarch-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg mozilla-1.7.3-i486-1.tgz mozilla-plugins-1.7.3-noarch-1.tgz


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