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Linux News for May 30, 2002

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: tcpdump (Jan 15, 2004, 21:55)
    "Updated tcpdump, libpcap, and arpwatch packages fix a number of vulnerabilities in ISAKMP parsing..."

  • Reuters: IBM Sells Workstations for 'Rings' Films (May 30, 2002, 23:30)
    "Under the deal, valued at under $10 million, IBM will supply New Zealand-based Weta Digital with more than 150 6580-WEA Intellistation work stations by the end of the year to aid in the production of the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy..."

  • iDEFENSE: US TurboLinux Security Severely Out of Date (May 30, 2002, 22:00)
    "Inferring from these lapses, it would seem that TurboLinux Inc.'s Linux distribution contains multiple security vulnerabilities that remain exploitable at the time of this advisory..."

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: dhcp (Update for Single Network Firewall 7.2) (May 30, 2002, 21:58)
    "The packages previously provided for SNF7.2 were the incorrect version. These new packages provide the proper version of dhcpd for SNF7.2..."

  • Red Hat Cautiously Optimistic About UnitedLinux (May 30, 2002, 20:30)
    "Red Hat, Inc. is taking a wait and see attitude on the subject of newly announced UnitedLinux..."

  • ZDNet UK: Love: The Competition is Not Red Hat (May 30, 2002, 19:00)
    "In his first interview since the UnitedLinux announcement, Caldera chief executive Ransom Love explains how the project will work, and why the Red Hat question is in fact a red herring.."

  • Linux and Main: 'UnitedLinux': Forget the Desktop User (May 30, 2002, 18:00)
    "The new distribution will be aimed solely as business customers, with distributions providing entirely separate desktop products that will not involve the 'UnitedLinux' distribution, according to the CEO of SuSE, Gerhard Burtscher. Desktop users are of no weight in the group's decisions, it was announced, and there will be no 'UnitedLinux' desktop distribution from any of the four companies..."

  • New UnitedLinux Emphasizes Enterprise, Cooperation (May 30, 2002, 17:01)
    "One of the new spins in the announcement that differed from earlier reports were several statements that UnitedLinux was not designed to compete against Red Hat. 'UnitedLinux is not a movement that is anti-Red Hat,' stated Ly-Huong Pham, CEO and President of TurboLinux.

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: tcpdump (May 30, 2002, 16:59)
    "Updated tcpdump, libpcap, and arpwatch packages are available for Red Hat Linux 6.2 and 7.x. These updates close a buffer overflow when handling NFS packets..."

  • Linux Magazine: Decaffeinating Java (May 30, 2002, 16:00)
    "There are so many Open Source Java projects, you need a roadmap..."

  • Update: Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19-pre9-ac2 (May 30, 2002, 15:13)
    Changelog, link within. [Kernel updated to -ac2, new changelog within. -ed.]

  • CRN: Linux Making Gains In Government Market (May 30, 2002, 14:30)
    "Linux, the open-source operating system with an outsider mystique, is now proliferating on powerful government computer systems in the United States and abroad with technology giants increasingly providing support..."

  • Update: LinuxPlanet: When Four Become One: UnitedLinux (May 30, 2002, 12:01)
    On May 30, four Linux distribution companies--Caldera, Conectiva, SuSE, and TurboLinux--will announce the creation of a single Linux distribution. How this distribution will be coded, marketed, and sold is the focus of this special report--plus a look at who will benefit the most from a new UnitedLinux. [A link has been added to the now-open UnitedLinux Web site. -ed.]

  • LinuxLaboratory: The Elusive 'PHP --with-snmp' --Successfully (May 30, 2002, 11:00)
    "Some months ago I got really into SNMP, because I finally was in an environment that inspired me to go nuts with it. Unfortunately, getting SNMP support in PHP wasn't as easy as everything else is in PHP..."

  • AllLinuxDevices: Releases tkcAddressBook for Sharp Zaurus (May 30, 2002, 08:00)
    " has released a new version of the Address Book application for the Sharp Zaurus..."

  • LyX 1.2.0 Released (May 30, 2002, 05:01)
    "After too long a wait, the LyX team are pleased to announce the new stable release, 1.2.0..."

  • Release Digest: GNU, May 29, 2002 (May 30, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNU apps: CFengine 2.0.2, GNUmach 1.3, Autotools Bootstrapper, and glpk 3.1.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, May 29, 2002 (May 30, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: gob2 1.99.3 and gnome-games 1.93.0.

  • Release Digest: KDE, May 29, 2002 (May 30, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: VetTux 1.0.5, Opera 6.01, KDirStat 2.2.0, KMess 0.9.5, Kahuna 0.8, KLineakConfig 0.3, xLDAP Navigator 0.1, distcc 0.3, TaskJuggler 1.1, XDrawChem 1.3, Qwt 0.4.1, undelete 0.6, Kipcalc 0.5 and KnetmonApplet 0.6.6.

  • O'Reilly: The Sharp Zaurus -- A Lovely Little Computer (May 30, 2002, 03:00)
    "But while it's tempting to focus on the SL-5500's open source roots, doing so actually does a disservice to this machine. The SL-5500 is completely usable by folks who don't care that they can get at this computer's source code..."

  • Meet Dragonix, An 'Open Hardware' Linux SBC (May 30, 2002, 01:00)
    "What's Dragonix? It's an 'Open Hardware' single-board computer (SBC), based on a Motorola Dragonball 68VZ328 processor, running uClinux..."