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Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 04:37:03 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: new Owl-current snapshot


A new snapshot of Owl-current is available, including ISO images, OpenVZ
container templates, binary packages for i686 and x86_64, and indeed
full sources.  The new ISOs are linked right from the Owl homepage:

Significant changes since the previous set of ISOs and templates
(October 26, 2011) include update of the Linux/OpenVZ kernel to one
based on RHEL 5.8's, GCC update to 4.6.3, "gcc -Wl,-z,relro -Wl,-z,now"
by default as a security hardening measure, John the Ripper 1.7.9+ with
enabled OpenMP parallelization, AVX, and XOP support, move to ISOLINUX
for the bootloader for the ISOs (lets us provide larger kernel images),
building of glibc's UTF-8 locales by default (despite of the size
increase), new versions of OpenSSL, lftp, strace, hdparm.  Of these, the
kernel and OpenSSL updates are security fixes (as it is usual for these
components).  The changes are documented in more detail here:


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