Slackware64-14.2 ChangeLog (2018-02-07)

Wed Feb 7 04:28:48 UTC 2018

  • patches/packages/gcc-5.5.0-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz
    Upgraded to the latest gcc-5 release, with patches to support
    -mindirect-branch=thunk-extern, allowing full mitigation of Spectre v2
    in the kernel (when CONFIG_RETPOLINE is used).
  • patches/packages/gcc-g++-5.5.0-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz
  • patches/packages/gcc-gfortran-5.5.0-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz
  • patches/packages/gcc-gnat-5.5.0-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz
  • patches/packages/gcc-go-5.5.0-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz
  • patches/packages/gcc-java-5.5.0-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz
  • patches/packages/gcc-objc-5.5.0-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz
  • patches/packages/linux-4.4.115/*
    This kernel includes full retpoline mitigation for the Spectre (variant 2)
    speculative side channel attack.
    Please note that this kernel was compiled with gcc-5.5.0, also provided as
    an update for Slackware 14.2. You'll need to install the updated gcc in order
    to compile kernel modules that will load into this updated kernel.
    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:
    (* Security fix *)
  • news/2018/02/07/slackware64-14.2-changelog.txt
  • Last modified: 4 years ago
  • by Giuseppe Di Terlizzi