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Rootkit Hunter 1.3.8 release imminent...

Posted 10-31-2010 at 10:40 AM by unSpawn

It time again for another release. But before we can I need you to test it in the coming two weeks. Please spare us a few minutes if you care. After testing please reply so we get an idea of how many people tested this release.

Here is a short checklist:
1) Does RKH install correctly?
2) Does 'rkhunter -C' show rkhunter.conf is OK? (Re-run after making changes.)
3) Does '--update' work?
4) Does '--versioncheck' work?
5) Does '--propupd' pick up changes? (See /var/lib/rkhunter/db/rkhunter.dat.)
6) Run '--enable all' and check the log file for skipped tests or warnings.
7) Whitelist some items, configure paths, add files to be checked, etc re-run #6.
8) Does '-c --sk' show the default run OK?
9) Select a package manager (and possibly a different hash function) and re-run #4 and #8. (Check /var/lib/rkhunter/db/rkhunter.dat.)
!) For those that requested locking: create a "rkhunter.LCK" lock file in the $RKHTMPDIR, then run '--update'. RKH now waits until the lock file is deleted. Run 'rkhunter --unlock' to remove the lock file.

** If testing doesn't complete without errors (please first check if they have been dealt with previously on the rkhunter-users mailing list) please get on the list and indicate which tests went OK and which failed and if necessary *attach* your rkhunter.conf and rkhunter.log.

The most up to date tarball is at

Thanks in advance!
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