System


Bash vulnerability aka Shellshock

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You may have heard media reports about the Shellshock vulnerability. Community members have applied a patch to the Bash shell.

For the latest information about how this affects Puppy Linux, please check here.

We have included the updated patched version of Bash below. Special thanks to mavrothal.

Download (567kb): bash-3.0.22-i486.pet

GtkLP

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A GUI frontend for printers.

Download (118kb): gtklp-1.2.5.pet

Java Runtime Environment

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Required for some applications.

Download (36mb): jre1.6.0_18-2.pet
Download (37mb): jre1.6.0_32-2.sfs

PC-shutdown fix

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Does your PC / laptop shut down when you press the power button, instead of displaying a dialog box like it's supposed to?

darry1966 has found a solution. Download one of the acpid dotpets below and add acpi=force to the .xinitrc file. Then press the power button, and your computer should shut down properly. More information is available here.

Download (15.4kb): acpid-1.0.8-3-i486.pet
Download (15.7kb): acpid-1.0.10-i486.pet

Updates for Puppy 412

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Includes updated dosfsck and mkdosfs, plus dosfslabel. Also modified for full compatibility with Puppy versions 2.14x and 3.01.

Download (54kb): dosfstools-3.0.1-2-prescott.pet


Improved fonts from Wary 5. Replaces the tight, hard-to-read letter spacing common in older Puppy versions.

Download (5.6kb): font_fix-p4.pet


Eliminates most missing-libgio errors.

Download (647kb): glib-2.18.3-pup4.pet


Dependencies for older gtk1-based apps.

Download (54kb): glib12-1.2.10.pet
Download (523kb): gtk+12-1.2.10.pet


Bugfix for Puppy 412's standard gtk2.

Download (2mb): gtk+-2.12.1-xinput.pet


Compatible with newer Puppy 4-series scripts and gtkdialog3. Also provides a simple gtk2 GUI for script writers. Requires glib-2.18.3-pup4.pet above; no core library (glibc/libc) updates are needed.

Download (91kb): gtkdialog4-0.8.3.pet


Bugfix for Puppy 412's standard window manager.

Download (74kb): jwm-2.2.2-2.pet


Last libstdc++ version compatible with Puppy 412. Supports apps that use C++.

Download (323kb): libstdc++.so.6.0.13-2.pet


Dependencies for tcl/tk-based apps.

Download (601kb): tcl-8.5.6.pet
Download (620kb): tk-8.5.6.pet


darry1966 offers a more comprehensive system-core update, available here, which allows Puppy 412 to run newer packages. Details are here. Please note that this update may cause problems, so use at your own risk.


VirtualBox

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Run Windows or another Linux distro from within Puppy Linux. Now separated into modular packages: main, help and webserver. Requires kernel 2.6.25.16; will not work properly with Puppy 412 retro.

Download (25mb): virtualbox-4.1.2-2-k2.6.25.16.zip
Download (25mb): virtualbox-4.1.2-2-k2.6.25.16_sfs.zip

Wget vulnerability in pre-1.16 versions

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Puppy Linux users should install this and the Shellshock package above to fix two late-2014 Linux bugs.

All current and past versions of Puppy are affected, and community members have issued patches. Download and install package below.

Download (660kb): wget-1.16-p4-i486.pet

Xorg video drivers

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These text files list the drivers contained in each .zip:
xorg-video-drivers_A-I.txt
xorg-video-drivers_M-R.txt
xorg-video-drivers_S-X.txt

First, install this dependency:
Download (14.7kb): xorg_xorg_dri-7.3-2missing-files.pet

Then, install the correct driver(s):
Download (719kb): xorg-video-drivers_A-I.zip
Download (879kb): xorg-video-drivers_M-R.zip
Download (823kb): xorg-video-drivers_S-X.zip

More information is available here.

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