Category Archives: Updates

PwnKit (polkit’s pkexec exploit) – CVE-2021-4034

The update fixing the issue for Mageia 8 was released Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:31 UTC (05:31 EST). For anyone still running Mageia 7 (or older releases), the recommendation is … As root run “chmod 0755 /usr/bin/pkexec”.That will mean pkexec … Continue reading

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News from our package manager “urpmi”

News from our package manager “urpmi” :Inherited from the Mandriva distribution, Mageia’s default package manager is URPMI. It offers a wide range of features to manage software repositories, install, update and remove applications packaged in rpm format. This standardized format … Continue reading

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Mageia 6 End of Life – Time to Upgrade

As you know, Mageia 7 was released this summer, followed shortly after by Mageia 7.1. It is time to say goodbye to Mageia 6 – updates have stopped, including security updates.As usual, before the upgrade, do a backup of your data and documents.You have a couple of ways to install Mageia … Continue reading

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of Mageia 6.1

This release brings all of the updates and development that has gone into Mageia 6 together into fresh installation media, giving users a kernel that supports hardware released after Mageia 6. The new installations will benefit from the countless updates … Continue reading

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Roundup 2018 – Weeks 28-30, an Anniversary, RMLL and more

What’s been happening? Astonishing numbers of people in the northern hemisphere have been vacationing, harvesting, fighting fires – but there’s still a heap of work happening. Thanks, Mageians! Mageia 6.1 is getting closer all the time, and in the meantime, … Continue reading

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