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Announcing the beta release of Trustix Secure Linux 1.4.80

Apr 05, 2001, 22:36 (2 Talkback[s])
This is to announce the BETA release for the upcoming
Trustix Secure Linux 1.5 release.  It has version 1.4.80, and is
nicknamed "Ooops".

It is in serveral ways INCOMPATIBLE with 1.2, and you do not want to
just continue without knowing a little more of what is ahead.

If it breaks your system, let us know so we can prevent it from happening
to others.  But don't say you didn't know it would :-)


So, still here?  Good.  I'll start the list:

The following packages have incompatible changes:

* Swup.  Config file changed, but for now it still points to 1.2.  If you
         intend to run it, reconfigure it.
* Postfix.  Going from the last stable to the first release of Postfix
         is a huge step and a lot of features added.
* Apache.  Instead of two separate .src.rpm's, there is now one.  And if you
         need SSL, mod_ssl is there for you.
* Syslog.  Now being run as a user as opposed to root.  Meaning it will need
         write permissions to the logs you want it to write to.
* RPM.   If you upgrade, you need to start with rpm.  And rebuild it's
         database.

Version numbers:

We changed the version numbers on a few dated packages as we got inspired
by Debian.  This affects the following packages:
* Postfix
* Shadow-utils
* Iputils
* Console-tools.

You will need to help swup (or the installer for that matter) in the task
of upgrading these.


Now for the good stuff:
We've added (in no particular order):

* SWUP.  We know you will love it, we sure do.
* RP-PPPoe.  (Did I mention I just ordered ADSL?)
* PPP support.
* Postfix-TLS.  
* PHP4.  With support for god knows what.
* MySQL.
* RPM 3.0.6 with support for RPM v4 packages.
* Netatalk.
* Kernel 2.2.19.  2.4 will have to wait
* pump.  You can now get dynamic IP addresses also on your servers to
  confuse your users.
* Modutils 2.4.  Guess why :)
* netcat.  "netcat your-printer 9100 < file.ps" is good printer spooling.
  I think.
* wget.
* jwhois.  Nice whois client.
* libcap.
* bonnie.  Time your disks.
* rdate (we think)
* Python-bindings for OpenSSL.
* New and improved web site :-)
* Guess we left out something.

Please test it, and give us feedback so we can get rid of most of the bugs
before 1.5.  Or maybe even add a package or two :)

So where on earth is this?  We like to move around a bit, so now we have a
new spot.  On our servers, it is available at /pub/Trustix/beta.

<URL:http://www.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/beta/>
<URL:http://ftp.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/beta/>
<URL:ftp://ftp.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/beta/>
<URL:ftp://www.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/beta/>

Also, special thanks to Alexander Reelsen, who has been working for us here
during the last six weeks and basically been doing most of the work while
I have been exercising my whip to make him ship.


-- 
Trustix Secure Linux Advisor
Homepage:           http://www.trustix.net/
Errata:             http://www.trustix.net/errata/
Automatic updates:  http://www.trustix.net/pub/Trustix/software/swup/