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Old 05-17-2016, 07:24 AM   #1021
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Linux-4.4.11 coming son
https://lkml.org/lkml/2016/5/16/724
 
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:35 AM   #1022
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Mercurial 3.8.2 released
 
Old 05-17-2016, 01:04 PM   #1023
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I hope they backport this commit to 4.4.x:
More information...
Looks like it's included in the fixes for 4.4.11:
https://lkml.org/lkml/2016/5/16/724
"Mikko Rapeli <mikko.rapeli@iki.fi>
uapi glibc compat: fix compile errors when glibc net/if.h included before linux/if.h MIME-Version: 1.0"
 
Old 05-17-2016, 03:16 PM   #1024
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Seems bridging going outdated, kernel says:
"bridge: automatic filtering via arp/ip/ip6tables has been deprecated. Update your scripts to load br_netfilter if you need this."
 
Old 05-17-2016, 03:30 PM   #1025
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Just a small enhancement on the git package(s): put a symlink to /usr/doc/git-X.Y/contrib/completion/git-completion.bash in /etc/bash_completion.d/, to give bash auto-completion out of the box.
 
Old 05-17-2016, 03:55 PM   #1026
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Looks like it's included in the fixes for 4.4.11:
https://lkml.org/lkml/2016/5/16/724
"Mikko Rapeli <mikko.rapeli@iki.fi>
uapi glibc compat: fix compile errors when glibc net/if.h included before linux/if.h MIME-Version: 1.0"
 
Old 05-18-2016, 12:50 PM   #1027
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dnsmasq 2.76:

http://thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/dnsmasq-2.76.tar.gz

More bugfixes than you can shake a stick at, including one for a remotely-triggerable denial-of-service bug that probably ought to have had a CVE ID assigned but didn't.
 
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Old 05-18-2016, 10:39 PM   #1028
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Linux-4.4.11 coming son
https://lkml.org/lkml/2016/5/16/724
The 4.4.11 Linux Kernel has been released.

The change log, https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...angeLog-4.4.11
 
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:46 AM   #1029
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curl-7.49.0 is released.

https://curl.haxx.se/download/curl-7.49.0.tar.bz2
https://curl.haxx.se/download/curl-7.49.0.tar.bz2.asc
 
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:53 AM   #1030
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git, lftp, sqlite and tar

git 2.8.3
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gi...otes/2.8.3.txt
https://www.kernel.org/pub/software/...t-2.8.3.tar.xz
https://www.kernel.org/pub/software/...2.8.3.tar.sign
lftp 4.7.2
https://lftp.yar.ru/news.html#4.7.2
http://lftp.yar.ru/ftp/lftp-4.7.2.tar.xz
http://lftp.yar.ru/ftp/lftp-4.7.2.tar.xz.asc
sqlite 3.13.0
https://www.sqlite.org/releaselog/3_13_0.html
https://www.sqlite.org/2016/sqlite-src-3130000.zip
tar 1.29
https://www.gnu.org/software/tar/
https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/tar/tar-1.29.tar.xz
https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/tar/tar-1.29.tar.xz.sig

Edit: lftp, sqlite and tar have been upgraded per the latest ChangeLog.

Last edited by mats_b_tegner; 05-21-2016 at 06:56 AM. Reason: git added
 
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Old 05-19-2016, 04:05 AM   #1031
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perhaps a bit late:

e2fsprogs-1.43 is available:

the changes:

http://fossies.org/linux/misc/e2fsprogs-1.43.tar.gz/

https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...fsprogs/v1.43/
 
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Old 05-19-2016, 04:28 AM   #1032
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lxc-2.0.1.tar.gz has been released.
 
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:41 AM   #1033
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A very interesting (imho) on improved security in the 4.6 kernel,

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Greg Kroah-Hartman, maintainer of the Linux kernel's stable branch, explained in a Linux.com interview that Linux is being hardened against potential security bugs. In 4.6, the biggest example of this is that it has "write-only protection to all the data structures. If a bug happens where you would normally be able to overwrite a portion of memory, now with the added protections in place, you aren't allowed to do that so the bug does not cause any additional 'harm.'"

This is part of an overall refocusing of Linux developers on security issues. While Linux has never been as full of security holes as Windows, it's also far from perfect.

In a Google+ post, Kroah-Hartman wrote, "The real reason we are doing more kernel security work these days is thanks to the great efforts of Konstantin Ryabitsev and Kees Cook over the past year, educating stubborn kernel developers about why these things are worth it. Many thanks to their work for hitting us over the head until we got it through our thick skulls."

In addition to protecting data structures from being overwritten, Kroah-Hartman said, "We have people working on a lot of things: taking bits and pieces of the GRSec, the large security patch set, taking them and merging them into the kernel as needed." The result is Linux 4.6 is the most secure Linux kernel to date.

Looking ahead, Kroah-Hartman also wants Linux and Android distributors and hardware manufacturers to support automatic kernel updating. Two Linux-based operating systems, Google's Chrome OS and CoreOS, already do this.

In these two operating systems, Kroah-Hartman said, "You have two system images. You're going to update one. Once you know it works, it can switch over to the other one. You have to be able to update it in a secure way. This technology's been proven. It's solved. People just need to use it, and build it into their systems. The kernel is not going to go around updating itself on its own. It's up to the infrastructure you built for your product."

In another security improvement, Linux now uses separate pages for Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) when executing its firmware code. This isolates the EFI code, which is used in secure boot mechanisms, from the rest of the kernel.

Of course, there's more to a Linux kernel than just improved security. As Linus Torvalds wrote, "The 4.6 kernel on the whole was a fairly big release." Other changes in "Charred Weasel," named for poor furry critter that was fried by accident in the Linux-powered Large Hadron Collider, include the following features.

First, Linux now supports 13 more ARM systems on chips (SOC). It also has better 64-bit ARM support. Besides more ARM chip support, the new Linux also supports IBM's work-in-progress Power9 processors.

Another enterprise server improvement is that in Linux 4.6 a long standing Infiniband interface problem has finally been fixed. In other storage-related news, the kernel now supports OrangeFS. This is a scale-out network file system designed for use on high end computing (HEC) systems that require high performance access to multi-server based disk storage.

This version of Linux now supports the Synaptics RMI4 protocol. This is the native protocol for all current Synaptics touchscreens and touchpads. The release also includes support for other human-interface devices including game controllers. Last, but not least, in component support, Linux now can fully use USB 3.1's 10Gbps speeds.

There have also been numerous small improvements. These include better Dell and Alienware laptop support. It also boasts better Intel Skylate chip support.

Taken all-in-all, this is a major release. As Kroah-Hartman said, "Once you get into a dynamic environment, you have to be able to update. People need to embrace change. They need to get over that fear of change doesn't work."
http://www.zdnet.com/article/whats-n...oved-security/

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Old 05-19-2016, 01:12 PM   #1034
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A very interesting (imho) on improved security in the 4.6 kernel,

http://www.zdnet.com/article/whats-n...oved-security/
Off-topic, but:

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Looking ahead, Kroah-Hartman also wants Linux and Android distributors and hardware manufacturers to support automatic kernel updating. Two Linux-based operating systems, Google's Chrome OS and CoreOS, already do this.

In these two operating systems, Kroah-Hartman said, "You have two system images. You're going to update one. Once you know it works, it can switch over to the other one. This technology's been proven. It's solved. People just need to use it, and build it into their systems.
I thought it would've gone without saying that different people have different definitions of "it works". I don't think many users of Skylake hardware were particularly enamoured by Linux 4.4's definition of "it works", for instance. I'm not even sure what he's trying to say here - by specifically mentioning Chrome OS and CoreOS it would appear that he's advocating automated live-patching, and if he is, he apparently doesn't accept that that's possible on those platforms because (a) there's much less variance in the underlying hardware and (b) the vendor has much tighter control over the software that runs on the platform, leaving fewer opportunities for something to go wrong. The desktop Linux world is far more complex than that.
 
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:15 PM   #1035
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A very interesting (imho) on improved security in the 4.6 kernel,

http://www.zdnet.com/article/whats-n...oved-security/
Very informative article.

This also caught my eye and would be a treat for Slackware:

No reboot patching comes to Linux 4.0
 
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