Thank goodness I haven't heard of any instances of severe data loss.
Thanks to Serge de Souza for pointing out this bug.
I don't think this warrants a new release of slack itself (since the
software version does not change), but you can grab the new
distribution ancillary files directly:
New debian directory:
New .spec file:
This is what I get for maintaining copies of these distro files
myself. These changes will of course get picked up in future release
tarballs, and Andrew Pollock is making sure Debian gets updated.
In the meantime, make sure you don't have an empty slack.conf when
removing the package! :)