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.
|February 11, 2002||ucd-snmp||Closes security vulnerability and denial-of-service problems.||Security|
|January 27, 2002||tmpwatch||Updates tmpwatch nightly cleaning of man page cache.||Bugfix|
|January 27, 2002||groff||Fixes an exploitable security overflow problem.||Security|
|January 27, 2002||uucp||Correctly handles dangerously long arguments.||Security|
|January 27, 2002||at||Fixes environment and heap related security bugs.||Security|
|January 27, 2002||pine||Fixes a security problem in URL handling.||Security|
|January 27, 2002||sudo||Fixes environment variable handling.||Security|
|January 27, 2002||sane-backends||Fixes a tmp file handling problem.||Security|
|January 27, 2002||enscript||Fixes a tmp file handling problem.||Security|
|January 27, 2002||mutt||Closes a buffer overflow problem.||Security|
|January 27, 2002||rsync||Fixes a vulnerability exploitable remotely.||Security|
|January 27, 2002||xchat||Fixes a vulnerability exploitable remotely.||Security|
|January 27, 2002||freetype||Fixes package dependency problems.||Bugfix|
|January 21, 2002||quota||Provided header file no longer packaged with new glibc||Bugfix|
|January 15, 2002||yup||Fixes yup updates of very large packages||Bugfix|
|January 15, 2002||pmud||Fixes trackpad wakeup problems (PowerBook/iBook only)||Bugfix|
|December 29, 2001||glibc/gcc/binutils||Toolchain bugfix and feature update.||Bugfix|
|December 08, 2001||yaboot||Resolves parsing bugs and adds feature support.||Bugfix|
|December 08, 2001||squid||Closes hole that may have allowed DoS attack.||Security|
|December 08, 2001||diffutils||Fixes bug in temp file handling.||Security|
|December 08, 2001||openssh||Closes hole allowing unauthorized hosts login.||Security|
|December 08, 2001||sendmail||Fixes local root exploit due to debugging code.||Security|
|December 08, 2001||printtool||Prevents unauthorized file reads via print spool.||Security|
|December 08, 2001||ucd-snmp||Fixes numerous security holes.||Security|
|December 08, 2001||tetex||Fixes a bug in temp file handling.||Security|
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 2.1 ships 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 2.1 and have similar feature sets to Netscape. Another choice is Opera, a low-cost commercial web browser that works very well on YDL 2.1.
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.