Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2004 15:31:38 +0300 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: announce@...ts.openwall.com, owl-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Owl-current moved to glibc 2.3.x Hi, As some of you might be aware, the publicly-visible Owl-current had been frozen for the past two months while we proceeded to break the system with heavy updates applied to our private CVS. Well, today I did the final touches and let all the new stuff to the public, along with certain newly introduced bugs that are yet to be fixed... Further updates are to follow. Basically, the system has been updated to glibc 2.3.x (2.3.2 plus the patches found in latest Red Hat Linux 9 glibc update, minus NPTL, and plus all of our modifications indeed). To do this, we had to update many other packages as well, including gcc, autoconf, automake, libtool, and gettext. And we've updated to RPM 4.2, at the same time re-introducing the code to convert RPM 3.0.6's db1 databases into the new db3 format (to enable upgrades from older versions of Owl). Other packages have been updated as well, providing a consistent set of core libraries as required by packages from or intended for newer versions of Red Hat Linux and by other Linux executables. Please refer to the Owl-current change log for information on the more important of these changes: http://www.openwall.com/Owl/CHANGES-current.shtml The new snapshot may be downloaded from the usual locations given at: http://www.openwall.com/Owl/DOWNLOAD.shtml Not all of the FTP mirrors have been updated yet, but most should be within a day. Note that there's no updated ISO image yet. We will generate one once Owl-current stabilizes a little after this big update. Yes, as I have mentioned, some known problems do exist, as well as definitely many not yet known ones. Those who want stability are advised to stay with Owl 1.1-stable until we approach a new release. -- Alexander Peslyak <solar at openwall.com> GPG key ID: B35D3598 fp: 6429 0D7E F130 C13E C929 6447 73C3 A290 B35D 3598 http://www.openwall.com - bringing security into open computing environments
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