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  • Security updates for Friday []

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (cifs-utils, debian-security-support, and pypdf2), Fedora (fapolicyd, mariadb, openssl, and qt5-qtbase), Oracle (firefox, maven:3.5, maven:3.6, postgresql:10, postgresql:12, and postgresql:13), Red Hat (.NET 6.0, firefox, gzip, java-1.8.0-openjdk, java-11-openjdk, java-17-openjdk, pcs, rsync, subversion, thunderbird, and zlib), Scientific Linux (thunderbird), Slackware (mozilla), SUSE (firefox, hdf5, suse-hpc, kernel-firmware, libarchive, patch, php8, and redis), and Ubuntu (cifs-utils and vim).

  • Reproducible Builds (diffoscope): diffoscope 215 released

    The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of diffoscope version 215. This version includes the following changes:

    [ Chris Lamb ]
    * Bug fixes:
      - Also catch IndexError (in addition to ValueError) when parsing .pyc
        files. (Closes: #1012258)
      - Strip "sticky" etc. from "x.deb: sticky Debian binary package […]".
        Thanks to David Prévot for the report. (Closes: #1011635)
      - Correctly package diffoscope's scripts/ directory, fixing the extraction
        of vmlinuz kernel images. (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#305)
      - Correct the logic for supporting different versions of argcomplete in
    * New features:
      - Support both PyPDF 1.x and 2.x.
    * Codebase improvements:
      - Don't call re.compile and then call .sub on the result; just call
        re.sub directly.
      - Clarify the logic around the difference between --usage and --help.
    * Testsuite improvements:
      - Integrate test coverage with GitLab's concept of artifacts.
      - Re-enable Gnumeric tests as its now available again.
      - Test --help and --usage, and additionally test that --help includes
        the programmatically-generated file format list as well.
    [ Holger Levsen ]
    * Bump Standards Version field in debian/control to 4.6.1.
  • Millions of MySQL Servers are Publicly Exposed [Ed: Something being reachable does not imply it being breached, unlike with Microsoft; you might say this enables DDOS attacks, but then again those databases can be connected to sites that are publicly exposed and which can be DDOSed too]

    More than 3.6 million MySQL servers are publicly exposed on the internet, security researchers noted this week.

    Shadow Server Foundation researchers reported that they simply issued a MySQL connection request on default port 3306 to see if a server responded with a MySQL Server Greeting, rather than intrusive requests that pentesters use to break into databases.

  • Raphaël Hertzog: Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, April 2022

    Two projects are currently in the pipeline: Gradle enterprise and Tryton update. Progress is quite slow on the Gradle one, there are technical difficulties. The tryton one was stalled because the developer had not enough time but seems to progress smoothly in the last weeks.

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today's howtos

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    In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to install go on Ubuntu 22.04 Golang is an open-source programming language that is easy to learn and use. It is built-in concurrency and has a robust standard library. It is reliable, builds fast, and efficient software that scales fast. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel-type systems enable flexible and modular program constructions. Go compiles quickly to machine code and has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. In this guide, we are going to learn how to install golang 1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04. Go 1.19beta1 is not yet released. There is so much work in progress with all the documentation.

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  • How To Install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a high-performance, highly scalable document-oriented NoSQL database. Unlike in SQL databases where data is stored in rows and columns inside tables, in MongoDB, data is structured in JSON-like format inside records which are referred to as documents. The open-source attribute of MongoDB as a database software makes it an ideal candidate for almost any database-related project. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MongoDB NoSQL database on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

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