Linux News for Feb 22, 2002
O'Reilly Network: Finding Things in Unix
(Feb 22, 2002, 20:55)
"In a nutshell, find is meant to recursively search directories
to find any files that meet your specified expressions. This may
not seem like such a big deal, but there aren't that many Unix
utilities that can "walk" through a directory and all of its
subdirectories. This ability proves quite useful, as not only can
you find files, but you can do something with them as you find
Red Hat Security Advisory: Updated ncurses4 compat packages are available (Feb 22, 2002, 19:38)
"A problem has been found in ncurses version 5.0 that could
cause a buffer overflow. This overflow could be locally exploited
if the library is linked into a program that runs setuid or
LinuxDevices.com: ELC paves way for Embedded Linux platform specification (Feb 22, 2002, 19:25)
"Following months of intense consultations, the Board of
Directors of the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) voted to adopt an
Intellectual Property Agreement (IPA) that lays the groundwork for
building a unified embedded Linux platform specification."
Sun: Linux on the Mainframe--Not a Good Idea
(Feb 22, 2002, 17:54)
"Recently, IBM announced a new 'Linux-only' mainframe, the z800,
which IBM is promoting as a way to consolidate multiple Linux and
Unix servers. Running Linux on a mainframe doesn't change the fact
that you must still maintain an expensive, proprietary system,
defeating the whole purpose of introducing open standards like
Linux. Although it's technically possible to configure such a
system, the question remains, 'How well-suited is the system to the
task?' Linux on the mainframe just doesn't compute. Here's
IBM developerWorks: Coding with KParts (Feb 22, 2002, 16:31)
"KParts allows applications requiring the same functionality to
share a component by embedding the graphical component into the
application's window. This article compares KParts with other
component models, such as CORBA, and describes the main concepts
used in KParts, including actions, plug-ins, part managers, and GUI
Caldera Security Advisory: Various security problems in ucd-snmp (Feb 22, 2002, 15:45)
"Researchers at the university of Oulo, Finnland, discovered
several remotely exploitable vulnerabilities in ucd-snmp. This
security update fixes these vulnerabilities. This update also
contains a patch from the SuSE security team that cleans up a
number of unchecked memory operations."
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.18-rc4 (Feb 22, 2002, 15:08)
"Unfortunately something really bad (for some non-x86 archs)
appeared up, so here goes rc4."
LinuxFocus.org: MySQL and Perl, the marriage of convenience
(Feb 22, 2002, 14:06)
"MySQL and Perl have been around for quite a while. They are
still widely used even if the "fashion" is changing. This article
talks about these two products working together as a whole, either
on the Internet or on your local network."
Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter Issue #31 (Feb 22, 2002, 12:32)
This Week's Summary: 8.2 Beta Articles at MandrakeForum;
Mandrake PPC 8.2 is coming; Mandrake in the News; New Product
"Goodies" at MandrakeStore; Have You Been to MandrakeExpert
Lately?; Business Case of the Week; This Week's Online Poll;
Security-related Software Updates; What's New at MandrakeUser.org?;
Headlines from MandrakeForum.
AbiWord 0.99.2 released. (Feb 22, 2002, 09:53)
New features, link within.
CNET/Yahoo!: Walmart.com ditches the OS in new PCs (Feb 22, 2002, 07:50)
"In an unusual move for a general retailer, the Microtel
computers are being offered without operating systems as part of a
test to gauge the response among tech-oriented customers who may
want to load their own operating systems, Walmart.com spokeswoman
Cynthia Lin said."
The Register: Nokia to share mobile network technologies with rivals (Feb 22, 2002, 07:45)
"Nokia Oyj yesterday promised to "share" core mobile network
technologies with its competitors in a "de facto standardization"
effort that it claims is necessary to reduce network industry cost
structures, and hasten the realization of next-generation mobile
data services. It also unveiled its own range of "open" network
modules, making Linux-based systems a part of its core
infrastructure product portfolio for the first time."
LinuxJournal: Help with Designing or Debugging CORBA Applications (Feb 22, 2002, 01:53)
How to add CORBA GIOP/IIOP decoding capabilities to an
open-source protocol analyzer.