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New kernel packages are available for Slackware 15.0 to fix bugs and security issues:

Slackware 15.0 kernel (SSA:2023-359-01)

Slackware 15.0 kernel (SSA:2023-359-01)

Slackware 15.0 kernel (SSA:2023-359-01)

New kernel packages are available for Slackware 15.0 to fix bugs and security

Here are the details from the Slackware 15.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/linux-5.15.145/*: Upgraded.
These updates fix various bugs and security issues.
Thanks to jwoithe for the PCI fix!
Be sure to upgrade your initrd after upgrading the kernel packages.
If you use lilo to boot your machine, be sure lilo.conf points to the correct
kernel and initrd and run lilo as root to update the bootloader.
If you use elilo to boot your machine, you should run eliloconfig to copy the
kernel and initrd to the EFI System Partition.
For more information, see:
Fixed in 5.15.140:
Fixed in 5.15.141:
(* 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! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated packages for Slackware 15.0:

Updated packages for Slackware x86_64 15.0:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 15.0 packages:
993d69a60c60ec423daa5a3791382b65 kernel-generic-5.15.145-i586-1.txz
55c5ba0202ebae9633ec5d8dd5bcd035 kernel-generic-smp-5.15.145_smp-i686-1.txz
fa28c9e9869c2eb54c57163fa8421717 kernel-headers-5.15.145_smp-x86-1.txz
f60c9ba6cae50da0626b6c3b111e592a kernel-huge-5.15.145-i586-1.txz
fd1d19f409ac0ed496d175811c0fbc55 kernel-huge-smp-5.15.145_smp-i686-1.txz
ce5adb250a52a5b0a1ab9fa5cca83ac6 kernel-modules-5.15.145-i586-1.txz
44bcc4f2b5256bff442efa147ab8621d kernel-modules-smp-5.15.145_smp-i686-1.txz
b896f78655e83e4ff8d62b2e3102fdc1 kernel-source-5.15.145_smp-noarch-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 15.0 packages:
ca4ca32bb2da2a98ce57ba1c1c3a409f kernel-generic-5.15.145-x86_64-1.txz
5b8d82bcbb19120c009dd5bd40bb5c48 kernel-headers-5.15.145-x86-1.txz
258306395ac2400ae7a9d9388a3b0ec7 kernel-huge-5.15.145-x86_64-1.txz
f665be1a791e806893f73ef4b64ff465 kernel-modules-5.15.145-x86_64-1.txz
478e1eabf7561f36b09d7eb4e3948183 kernel-source-5.15.145-noarch-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg kernel-*.txz

If you are using an initrd, you'll need to rebuild it.

For a 32-bit SMP machine, use this command (substitute the appropriate
kernel version if you are not running Slackware 15.0):
# /usr/share/mkinitrd/ -k 5.15.145-smp | bash

For a 64-bit machine, or a 32-bit uniprocessor machine, use this command
(substitute the appropriate kernel version if you are not running
Slackware 15.0):
# /usr/share/mkinitrd/ -k 5.15.145 | bash

Please note that "uniprocessor" has to do with the kernel you are running,
not with the CPU. Most systems should run the SMP kernel (if they can)
regardless of the number of cores the CPU has. If you aren't sure which
kernel you are running, run "uname -a". If you see SMP there, you are
running the SMP kernel and should use the 5.15.145-smp version when running
mkinitrd_command_generator. Note that this is only for 32-bit -- 64-bit
systems should always use 5.15.145 as the version.

If you are using lilo or elilo to boot the machine, you'll need to ensure
that the machine is properly prepared before rebooting.

If using LILO:
By default, lilo.conf contains an image= line that references a symlink
that always points to the correct kernel. No editing should be required
unless your machine uses a custom lilo.conf. If that is the case, be sure
that the image= line references the correct kernel file. Either way,
you'll need to run "lilo" as root to reinstall the boot loader.

If using elilo:
Ensure that the /boot/vmlinuz symlink is pointing to the kernel you wish
to use, and then run eliloconfig to update the EFI System Partition.


Slackware Linux Security Team