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Porteus-v5.01 updates

Post#1 by ncmprhnsbl » 04 Oct 2023, 00:06

Porteus-5.01 updates

For those who are unaware, in the Porteus Setting Centre (see menu>System/Administration>), there is an "Porteus Updater" tool.
This tool checks for available updates to the base modules and enables the downloading those updated modules and replacement of the old modules(upon reboot).
The ISOs and modules on the server have also been updated.

As of October 4, there is only one update: 002-xorg to address a security issue with libvpx and webm related codecs.
I also encourage you to update to the latest web browsers for the same reason (and a webp issue). All of the server versions have been updated.
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Post#2 by ncmprhnsbl » 01 Jan 2024, 01:04

Round two of security/bugfix updates for v5.01 are now available (as of Dec 29 2023)
See Porteus settings centre > Porteus Updater.

Changelog since last update:

001-core:
samba built to latest patch version (may help with Porteus-v5.01 bug reports (Post by i3slkiller #97508) )
packages updated to latest patch version:
bluez
ca-certificates
curl
glibc-zoneinfo
libssh
libxml2
nghttp2
sudo
util-linux
whois

002-xorg:
gtk-firewall operation improved (thanks donald)
gvfs built to version 1.48.2 (an attempt to address Porteus-v5.01 bug reports (Post by i3slkiller #97508) thanks i3slkiller )
libcaca
libnotify
libvpx
libX11
libXpm
xorg-server

002-xtra:
mpv to version 0.37.0
added:
libplacebo : needed for mpv
spirv-tools, shaderc, gslang split from vulkan-sdk needed for libplacebo

003-(gnome,xfce,kde,lxqt,mate,lxde,cinnamon):
libcue updated

003-(gnome,xfce):
fixed /etc/pam.d/lxdm (so that login requires an actual password. thanks i3slkiller Porteus-v5.01 bug reports (Post by i3slkiller #97812) )

All browser versions on the server updated to latest (or close).

No ISOs have been updated at this stage, will probably do so once i sort a new kernel.
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Post#3 by ncmprhnsbl » 06 Mar 2024, 23:00

Round three of security/bugfix updates for v5.01 are now available (as of Feb 29 2024)
See Porteus settings centre > Porteus Updater.
note: updated 05-devel.xzm and kernel can obtained from the mirrors directly (look for the Porteus-v5.01/kernel folder)

Packages updated to their latest patch version from slackware:
expat
openjpeg
wpa_supplicant
whois
dcron
dnsmasq
libxml2
ca-certificates
pam
gnutls
xorg-server
sudo
curl
glibc-zoneinfo

other:
smartmontools bumped to 7.5-r5597 (64bit only) (requested by rych)

save-session > fix save to existing save.dat

gui installer(pinstaller) > enable nvme detection

bootloader installer > fixes for: support any mount path , use lilo for exfat, general tidy up. (thanks to jjr)

tweaked USB_INSTALLATION.txt slightly

added info for cheatcode: nologin to boot/docs/cheatcodes

kernel updated to 6.6.20 lts , PAE enabled for 32bit

ISOs renewed with updated modules, kernel and Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com
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Post#4 by ncmprhnsbl » 06 May 2024, 04:00

Round four of security/bugfix updates for v5.01 are now available (as of April 28 2024)
See Porteus settings centre > Porteus Updater. Or manually via on of http://porteus.org/porteus-mirrors.html under /<ARCH>/current/updates/core/20240428

Packages updated to their latest patch version from slackware:

libarchive
glibc (2.35 rebuilt from git branch head)
less
nghttp2
xorg-server
whois
coreutils
util-linux
python3
curl
gnutls

slapt-mod:
Modified privilege escalation (--help option doesn't require root).
Added reference to /etc/slapt-get/slapt-modrc in help.
Source and use porteus-functions for text color.

pmod:
Modified privilege escalation (--help option doesn't require root).
Source and use porteus-functions for text color.

Added extra colors to porteus-functions (Thanks to Ed_P for this and his suggestions for the above scripts)

Minor adjustments to onboard FAQ.

Other:
Online FAQ updated to be less out of date (more or less in line with the onboard version. Does need more work to be more informative).
Porteus updater now uses sha256sum to check it's downloads.

Note: ISOs have not been updated yet. I do intend to, including a kernel upgrade.
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Post#5 by ncmprhnsbl » 12 May 2024, 23:09

A small update for 001-core is now available (as of May 10)
See Porteus settings centre > Porteus Updater. Or manually via on of http://porteus.org/porteus-mirrors.html under /<ARCH>/current/updates/core/

change: expat added (thanks to i3skiller for the report)
and sg3_utils updated

And 05-devel updated
See http://porteus.org/porteus-mirrors.html under /<ARCH>/current/kernel/
change: expat removed
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Post#6 by ncmprhnsbl » 21 May 2024, 05:36

Updates for May 21:
The kernel has been upgraded to 6.8.10 for both archs. (Thanks Blaze)
See http://porteus.org/porteus-mirrors.html under /<ARCH>/current/kernel
To use: replace vmlinuz in <usb>/boot/syslinux and 000-kernel.xzm in <usb>/porteus/base (be sure to backup your originals first)
06-crippled_sources-6.8.10-*.xzm is only for use if compiling a kernel module eg. when building vbox, nvidia driver or some other hardware driver.

Nvidia drivers (470.239.06 and 550.67) for x86_64 are also available in the same folder.
(Thanks to i3slkiller for their 08-nvidia.PorteusBuild : Link . i recommend it to anyone needing to build their own. )

05-devel.xzm updated again: git upgraded for security issues (same folder)

All ISOs have been refreshed with the new kernel and updated modules.
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