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Last Build Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 06:33:41 -0000

 



RPMAutoUpdate releases version 1.3.2

Thu, 04 Sep 2003 06:33:41 -0000

This is a stable release featuring all of the speedups introduced in 1.3.0 and 1.3.1 as well as some additional minor enhancements to keep almost all of the program code perpetually 'compiled' for the end-user. Additionally, significant commenting has been added to various areas of the code to improve comprehension for anyone reviewing it. Next on the roadmap is better handling for 'problem' rpm files.




RPMAutoUpdate releases version 1.3.1

Fri, 29 Aug 2003 05:17:09 -0000

This release fixes a bug introduced in version 1.3.0 that caused it to randomly fail to pick the very latest release out of multiple possibilities. In addtion it is *literally* twice as fast as the latest stable release (1.2.1).




RPMAutoUpdate releases version 1.3.0

Wed, 27 Aug 2003 05:02:48 -0000

This is a testing release featuring significant changes to the internal structure especially of rpmupdate.py to generate performance enhancements (speedups of around 30% when dealing with large numbers of files). Additionally it fixes a bug in vercomp.py that prevented it from correctly dealing with very large integers ( >32 bits large). Once testing completes OK on this release, there will be some code cleanup and this will become the official stable branch probably at around 1.3.1/2




RPMAutoUpdate releases version 1.2.1

Sat, 16 Aug 2003 00:29:56 -0000

RPMAutoUpdate 1.2.1 has several significant enhancements over previous releases. The order of package install has been improved to deal with packages dependent on new glibc versions; a debugging framework has been added to allow access to several levels of debugging output so you can follow the program flow; some small speedups have been added; support for 'noarch' packages has been implemented correctly. This release has been tested on RH7.3, 8.0, 9 in various default configurations to successfully update them to full patch-readiness with just one command (in some cases applying over 300+ patches with one commandline).




RPMAutoUpdate releases version 1.1.5

Sun, 03 Aug 2003 10:00:39 -0000

RPMAutoUpdate is now at version 1.1.5. This includes a few major revisions to the options available with it, and as such is currently sitting under the rpmautoupdate-testing branch. This release adds support for suppressing error message output, and ignoring errors generated from internal processing running shell commands. Additionally it now includes New Posix Thread Library (nptl) packages in with the glibc packages; allowing a default RedHat 9 'everything' install to now be correctly updated to full-patch-readiness with just one command. This release also cleans up documentation, help, comments, and version references in all three modules for RPMAutoUpdate. Enjoy!




RPMAutoUpdate releases version 1.1.3

Tue, 29 Jul 2003 10:14:26 -0000

RPMAutoUpdate is a System Administrator or Power User's tool for making sure their system has only the latest versions of rpm updates that are relevant to their system. This release features significant bug-fixes to the sanifyList() function to make it perform 'as advertised' with the -aa option, as well as improvements to the buildPackageInfoTree() function to allow it to cope with characters in names that have special meaning in Regular Expressions. RPMAutoUpdate strives to be a reusable collection of useful *nix tools as well as a zero-configuration; one line command to bring a bare install up to full patch-readiness with only the latest, relevant patches applied.




Release of version 1.1.1

Mon, 28 Jul 2003 10:11:42 -0000

RPMAutoUpdate is a System Administrator or Power User's tool for making sure their system has only the latest versions of rpm updates that are relevant to their system. This release features significant bug-fixes and enhancements as well as correction of the output from the --help option to bring it in line with all of the new options available on the command-line. RPMAutoUpdate strives to be a reusable collection of useful *nix tools as well as a zero-configuration; one line command to bring a bare install up to full patch-readiness with only the latest, relevant patches applied.