Author Archives: Patricia Fraser

Weekly Roundup 2018: Weeks 9 & 10

Finally, another Roundup! Updates 706 packages came into updates/testing in the last two weeks! If ever you thought of helping out the QA team, now would be a really good time. Here are the updates that have come through since … Continue reading

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Mageia Infrastructure planned outage

In case you missed the announcement on all the mailing lists, Mageia infrastructure will be shut down for scheduled maintenance beginning on: Tuesday February 27th, from  around 10.00 UTC That means Forums, Wiki, Bugzilla, Mailing lists, website ( and the buildsystem … Continue reading

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Weekly roundup 2018 – Weeks 7 & 8

Before we get in to the roundup, here’s a huge thank-you to the Mageians who helped with all the password resets after our security problem reported last week. Everything is mostly sorted now, but please contact the forum or the discuss … Continue reading

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Spectre-Meltdown mitigation update

This update comes to us courtesy of tmb, our kernel magician: Since we released 4.14.18 yesterday, we now are in pretty good shape with the mitigations, especially on x86_64. We now have bits in place for Spectre v1, v2 and Meltdown. … Continue reading

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Fosdem 2018 – and a very little roundup

Before we get to FOSDEM, an important update came through in the last few hours – this follows tmb’s explanation from the last roundup: MGASA-2018-0125 – Updated kernel packages fix security vulnerabilities Publication date: 11 Feb 2018 URL: Type: security … Continue reading

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