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New Distribution: Slackware 14


Thomas
11-14-2012, 11:01 AM
Hello,

The latest version of the oldest distribution still active in OVH is now available for reinstall in 64 bits:

Slackware 14

Soon it will be available to order for the new servers.

Slackware repository has updated the most frequently used packages, including:

Bind 9.9.1
Apache 2.4.3
MySQL 5.5.27
PHP 5.4.7
Bash 4.2.037
Perl 5.16.1
Python 2.7.3
Ruby 1.9.3

As usual, the installation via the manager is minimal and therefore it only has SSH and DNS services.

Note the addition of the tool "slapt-get", which facilitates the management of (non-)installed packages. If you are already under Slackware 13, you
can also update with "slackpkg" instead of reinstalling.

Another novelty we has installed is the preconfigured IPv6 network, which is now available for all distributions.

For more details, the official announcement can be found here:
http://www.slackware.com/announce/14.0.php

The new Slackware is currently in BETA, so please do not hesitate to send your comments here.

Thanks!