Slackware-13.0 ChangeLog (2008-12-18)

Thu Dec 18 12:38:20 CST 2008

Fixed a few bugs in the previous mkinitrd package:
If a kernel version is requested with the -k option and modules are needed to
build the initrd, exit with an error if no matching /lib/modules/ tree is
present. Usually an incorrect kernel version was supplied.
Thanks to Eric Hameleers.
When adding kernel modules to the initrd, be more verbose showing success and
failure copying each module. Thanks to Ellington Santos.
With some newer kernels, “/dev/root” might be returned by mount as the root
device, but this will not work as an initrd root device. If mount returns
/dev/root, look at the /dev/root symlink to determine the actual root device
and use that so that the root device does not need to be supplied with -r.
In the call to /sbin/modprobe used to determine module dependencies, use the
option –ignore-install to avoid catching “install” lines under
/etc/modprobe.d/ when modules that use these are added to the initrd. This
prevents /sbin/modprobe from being copied over busybox, breaking the initrd.
Thanks to Ken Milmore.
Upgraded to firefox-3.0.5.
This fixes some security issues:
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)
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