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Blog posts
Posted between February 15, 2013 and January 14, 2013 by

Planet Earth
Aaron W. Swenson Security and Other Updates 2013-02-07 – PostgreSQL
Agostino Sarubbo Looking for KDE users on ARM
MAKEOPTS=”-j${core} +1″ is NOT the best optimization
Alexis Ballier FFmpeg vs libav: A distribution maintainer point of view almost two years after the split.
Andreas K. Hüttel Gentoo 10.0 to 13.0 profiles upgrade & server profiles going away
KDE 4.10.0 plasma-desktop crashes and qt frustrations
Anthony Basile Some love for mips64el: updates for an XFCE4 Gentoo Desktop on the Lemote Yeeloong
Diego E. Pettenò It's that time of the year again...
Multiple SSL implementations
The status of Blender
Dealing with insecure runpaths
Crashes and DoS, what is it with them anyway?
What we needs from daemons
The unsolved problem of the init scripts
Donnie Berkholz Video: Package management and creation in Gentoo Linux
Gentoo Haskell Herd GHC as a cross-compiler
Greg KH A year in my life.
AF_BUS, D-Bus, and the Linux kernel
Hanno Böck How to configure your HTTPS server
Josh Saddler music made with gentoo: walking home alone through moonlit streets
LinuxCrazy Podcasts Podcast 97 Interview with WilliamH
Podcast 96 OpenRC | SystemD | Pulseaudio
Luca Barbato The case of defaults (Libav vs FFmpeg)
Markos Chandras What happened to all the mentors?
Matthew Thode Openstack on Gentoo
Pavlos Ratis Gentoo Bugday Strikes Back
Paweł Hajdan, Jr. Bumpy upgrades: udev-171 -> udev-197, iptables-1.4.13 -> iptables-
State of Chromium Open Source packages
Richard Freeman MythTV 0.26 In Portage
Sven Vermeulen Transforming GuideXML to wiki
Gentoo Hardened goes onward (aka project meeting)
Tomáš Chvátal Libav going to be default provider for your codec experience

GLSA 201301-07: www-apps/dokuwiki
Posted on January 9, 2013 by Gentoo Security Team


DokuWiki: Multiple vulnerabilities
Multiple vulnerabilities were found in DokuWiki, the worst of which leading to privilege escalation.
See GLSA 201301-07 for more information.

GLSA 201301-06: net-misc/dhcp
Posted on January 9, 2013 by Gentoo Security Team


ISC DHCP: Denial of Service
Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in ISC DHCP, the worst of which may allow remote Denial of Service.
See GLSA 201301-06 for more information.

GLSA 201301-05: app-arch/bzip2
Posted on January 9, 2013 by Gentoo Security Team


bzip2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
An integer overflow vulnerability has been found in bzip2 and could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.
See GLSA 201301-05 for more information.

GLSA 201301-04: net-misc/dhcpcd
Posted on January 9, 2013 by Gentoo Security Team


dhcpcd: Arbitrary code execution
A vulnerability has been found in dhcpcd, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on the DHCP client.
See GLSA 201301-04 for more information.

GLSA 201301-03: net-misc/tor
Posted on January 8, 2013 by Gentoo Security Team


Tor: Multiple vulnerabilities
Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Tor, allowing attackers to cause Denial of Service or obtain sensitive information.
See GLSA 201301-03 for more information.

GLSA 201301-02: net-proxy/haproxy
Posted on January 8, 2013 by Gentoo Security Team


HAProxy: Arbitrary code execution
A buffer overflow in HAProxy may allow execution of arbitrary code.
See GLSA 201301-02 for more information.

GLSA 201301-01: www-client/firefox (and 13 more packages)
Posted on January 8, 2013 by Gentoo Security Team


Mozilla Products: Multiple vulnerabilities
Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, NSS, GNU IceCat, and XULRunner, some of which may allow execution of arbitrary code or local privilege escalation.
See GLSA 201301-01 for more information.

Gentoo Linux releases 20121221 LiveDVD - End Of World Edition
Posted on December 21, 2012 by Robin H. Johnson


Figure 1.1: End of World

Fig. 1: End of World banner

Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new LiveDVD to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers, ready to rock the end of the world (or at least mid-winter/Southern Solstice)! The LiveDVD features a superb list of packages, some of which are listed below.

A special thanks to the Gentoo Infrastructure Team. Their hard work behind the scenes provide the resources, services and technology necessary to support the Gentoo Linux project.

  • Packages included in this release: Linux Kernel 3.6.8, Xorg 1.12.4, KDE 4.9.4, Gnome 3.4.2, XFCE 4.10, Fluxbox 1.3.2, Firefox 17.0.1, LibreOffice, Gimp 2.8.2-r1, Blender 2.64a, Amarok 2.6.0, Mplayer 2.2.0, Chromium 24.0.1312.35 and much more ...
  • If you want to see if your package is included we have generated both the x86 package list, and amd64 package list. There is no new FAQ or artwork the 20121221 release, but you can still get the 12.0 artwork plus DVD cases and covers for the 12.0 release; and view the 12.1 FAQ (persistence mode is not available in 20121221).
  • Special Features:
    • ZFSOnLinux
    • Writable file systems using AUFS so you can emerge new packages!

The LiveDVD is available in two flavors: a hybrid x86/x86_64 version, and an x86_64 multi lib version. The livedvd-x86-amd64-32ul-20121221 version will work on 32-bit x86 or 64-bit x86_64. If your CPU architecture is x86, then boot with the default gentoo kernel. If your arch is amd64, boot with the gentoo64 kernel. This means you can boot a 64-bit kernel and install a customized 64-bit user land while using the provided 32-bit user land. The livedvd-amd64-multilib-20121221 version is for x86_64 only.

If you are ready to check it out, let our bouncer direct you to the closest x86 image or amd64 image file.

If you need support or have any questions, please visit the discussion thread on our forum.

Thank you for your continued support,
Gentoo Linux Developers, the Gentoo Foundation, and the Gentoo-Ten Project.

Blog posts
Posted between December 21, 2012 and December 16, 2012 by

Planet Earth

GLSA 201211-01: www-apps/mantisbt
Posted on November 8, 2012 by Gentoo Security Team


MantisBT: Multiple vulnerabilities
Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in MantisBT, the worst of which allowing for local file inclusion.
See GLSA 201211-01 for more information.

GLSA 201210-07: www-client/chromium
Posted on October 21, 2012 by Gentoo Security Team


Chromium: Multiple vulnerabilities
Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Chromium, some of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.
See GLSA 201210-07 for more information.

Miniconf: Gentoo on the OLPC XO-1.75
Posted on October 18, 2012 by David Abbott

Larry the Cow

At the Gentoo Miniconf 2012 in Prague we will install Gentoo on the OLPC XO-1.75, an ARM based laptop designed as an educational tool for children. If you are interested in joining us, come to the Gentoo booth and start hacking with us!

—Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn

2012 Gentoo Screenshot Contest Results
Posted on September 13, 2012 by David Abbott


Gentoo - Still alive and kicking ...

As the quantity and quality of this year's entries will attest, Gentoo is alive, well, and taking no prisoners!

We had 70 entries for the 2012 Gentoo screenshot contest, representing 11 different window managers / desktop environments. Thanks to all that participated, the judges and likewhoa for the screenshot site.

The Winners!

Gentoo Website survey 2012 launched
Posted on July 27, 2012 by Alex Legler


Building a website that fits the needs of users and editors alike is hard. That's why the Gentoo PR team would like to ask you a few questions about our websites, mainly, but also about our other sites.

Take the survey now

Thanks for your time and interest in making our website experience better!

Gentoo Screenshot Contest 2012
Posted on July 5, 2012 by David Abbott

Larry the Cow

After the success of the 2011 Screenshot Contest the Contest Team is doing it again!

Gentoo Users, Developers, and Staffers are encouraged to submit their sweetest screenshots. This year likewhoa went all out and put together a custom cms for us to use for the contest. Please head over to the 2012 Contest Page for all of the details.

You can visit this forum post for comments and suggestions. OK enough talk, get started tricking out that desktop.

Registration Now Open: Gentoo Miniconf 2012 in Prague, CZ
Posted on June 14, 2012 by David Abbott


Today, the most ambitious Free Software event of the Czech Republic officially opens registration! We’ve got an awesome event for you in store with sessions on all major subjects in Free Software and around it. Entry will be free of charge for everyone and we’ll give you 4 events AND a bonus track for that money! One of the events will be our very own Gentoo Miniconf 2012.

We hope to see you all in Prague on October 20-23 2012!

Theo Chatzimichos provided the draft for this announcement.

x32 ABI release candidates
Posted on June 8, 2012 by Alec Warner


We are pleased to announce the initial x32 release candidate. This is a new ABI for amd64 platforms that aims to marry the best of both worlds: smaller pointers from 32bit x86 with more registers and enhanced instructions from 64bit x86_64. All you need to get started is Linux 3.4!

For more information, please check out the Gentoo developer mailing list.

ARM v6+ stages switching to hardfp
Posted on June 8, 2012 by Alec Warner


From now on, we are defaulting ARMv6 and ARMv7 targets to hardfp. Since the ARM definition for these cores mandates vector floating point units, it would be silly to continue defaulting these to soft float. This also keeps us in sync with the cross-distro standardization that is occurring in the ARM space.

More specifically, ARMv6 targets will default to "vfp" while ARMv7 targets will default to "vfp3-d16". This will cause upgrade pains for existing installs, and that makes us sad, but we're looking at the long term here. Updated stages should be available already.

If you have any questions, please consult the Gentoo embedded mailing list.

Bootstrapping Awesome: Gentoo Miniconf 2012 in Prague, CZ
Posted on May 31, 2012 by Alex Legler


If you've always wanted to visit the lovely city of Prague, here's a reason to finally do it: On October 20th and 21st the city is going to be hosting numerous open-source related conferences, including the Gentoo Miniconf.

This is a great opportunity to meet each other and hack on Gentoo together.
We're going to have a room just for ourselves to discuss, give presentations and workshops, do some ebuild hacking, and much much more.
Thanks to the other conferences we're co-hosted with, we expect lots of local and international visitors who can enjoy plenty of talks for all levels of Gentoo proficiency.

For more information, please visit the conference website which provides details about all the events that are going to take place.
Information specific to the Gentoo Miniconf can be found on our website.

Call for papers started
If you would like to give a presentation, hold a workshop or lead a BoF session, please hand in your session proposals. The registration deadline for the CfP is August 1st.

We hope to see you all in Prague this October!

Theo Chatzimichos provided the draft for this announcement.

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