Posted on: 06/02/2007 09:54 AM
New php5 packages are available for Slackware 10.2, 11.0, and -current to fix security issues. PHP5 was considered a test package in Slackware 10.2, and an "extra" package in Slackware 11.0. If you are currently running PHP4 you may wish to stick with that, as upgrading to PHP5 will probably require changes to your system's configuration and/or web code.
More details about the issues affecting Slackware's PHP5 may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:
Where to find the new packages: +-----------------------------+
HINT: Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com? Give slackware.osuosl.org a try. This is another primary FTP site for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading from ftp.slackware.com.
Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab (http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting to the Slackware project! :-)