Each package is classified as one of three different types. Security updates are those which fix a discovered security vulnerability. You should always install security updates. Bugfix updates solve problems discovered with the distribution. Lastly, package enhancement updates are not critical but do improve or enhance your Yellow Dog Linux operating system.
|January 27, 2002||freetype||Fixes package dependency problems.||Bugfix|
|January 15, 2002||yup||Fixes yup updates of very large packages||Bugfix|
|August 10, 2001||openldap||Fixes security problem that allows a malicious remote crash.||Security|
|August 10, 2001||krb5||Closes security holes in krb5's telnet server.||Security|
|August 10, 2001||telnet||Fixes buffer overflow(s) which could compromise local root account.||Security|
|August 9, 2001||yaboot/ybin||Critical kernel interaction issues in yaboot have been fixed.||Bugfix|
|July 25, 2001||tcpdump||Fixes a buffer overflow discovered in tcpdump.||Security|
|July 25, 2001||fetchmail||Fixes a remotely exploitable buffer overflow.||Security|
|July 25, 2001||openssl||Fixes several security problems discovered.||Security|
|July 25, 2001||MAKEDEV||Provides new /dev devices for 2.4 kernel compatibility.||Bugfix|
|July 25, 2001||screen||Fixes screen to allow it to actually work.||Bugfix|
|July 25, 2001||netatalk||Update provides a file needed for printing from netatalk.||Bugfix|
|July 25, 2001||wireless-tools||Fixes problem which caused iwconfig to crash.||Bugfix|
|July 25, 2001||imap||Buffer overflows discovered have been fixed.||Security|
|July 25, 2001||squid||Fixes a problem with squid's accelerator feature.||Security|
|July 25, 2001||vim||Fixes a problem with vim's status line option.||Security|
|July 25, 2001||procmail||Update to procmail so it handles signals correctly.||Security|
|July 25, 2001||xloadimage||Fixes overflow in xloadimage's faces reader.||Security|
|July 25, 2001||xinetd||Update fixes error in xinetd's string handling code.||Security|
|July 25, 2001||yup||New yup! drastically improves update experience.||Bugfix|
|July 25, 2001||samba||Samba update fixes potential file overwrite flaw.||Security|
|July 25, 2001||LPRng||Update fixes group dropping problem.||Security|
|July 25, 2001||gnupg||Format string vulnerability fixed.||Security|
|July 25, 2001||man||Fixed heap overrun in the man package.||Security|
|July 25, 2001||krb5||Update fixes potential krb5 vulnerabilities.||Security|
|July 25, 2001||minicom||Fixes minicom format string abuses.||Security|
|July 25, 2001||gftp||gftp format string vulnerability corrected.||Security|
|July 25, 2001||modutils||Provides missing /sbin/genksyms for modutils.||Bugfix|
|June 23, 2001||yi||Update includes several minor bugfixes.||Bugfix|
|June 23, 2001||openssh||Fixes annoying SSH 1 compatiblity problem.||Bugfix|
|June 23, 2001||proftpd||Fixes proftpd's log rotation system script.||Bugfix|
|June 2, 2001||kernel||Updated kernel fixes several new hardware issues.||Bugfix|
BootX Installer for Old World machines
Some users of the Mac OS based BootX Installer have reported that the installer was unable to find the vmlinux or ramdisk files, we have built standalone installers that do not search the CD drive for them. Pick the appropriate install method, Graphical (GUI) or Text mode.
BootX for GUI Installs
BootX for Text Installs
Important note about Netscape:
YDL 2.0 shipped with a version of Netscape that has numerous known security vulnerabilities. A newer or fixed version of Netscape is not available for the PowerPC Linux platform. We recommend that you use an alternative browser such as Mozilla or Konqueror. Both ship with YDL 2.0 and have similar feature sets to Netscape. Another choice is Opera, a low-cost commercial web browser that works very well on YDL 2.0.
New version of yup!
yup! (Yellow Dog Update Program) versions newer then what ships with Yellow Dog Linux 2.0 may also be available. Each time you run yup!, the newest version of the software will be downloaded if you do not yet have it.