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2010-03-01 21:15:53

YUM updates


Updates for BlueOnyx were released today and are now available through YUM.

Category: General
Posted by: mstauber

The following updates for BlueOnyx were released today and are now available through YUM:

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Updating:
 base-blueonyx-capstone
 base-blueonyx-glue
 base-email-capstone
 base-email-glue
 base-email-locale-da_DK
 base-email-locale-de_DE
 base-email-locale-en
 base-email-locale-ja
 base-email-ui
 base-system-capstone
 base-system-glue
 base-system-locale-da_DK
 base-system-locale-de_DE
 base-system-locale-en
 base-system-locale-ja
 base-system-ui

Transaction Summary
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Install      0 Package(s)
Update       16 Package(s)
Remove       0 Package(s)

These package addresse the following issues:

base-blueonyx:

The default sendmail.mc and semdmail.cf on BlueOnyx needed a couple of new or updated config switches. This update will install a new sendmail.mc, which is then used to rebuild a modernized sendmail.cf.

base-system:

When the server admin changed the language of the GUI Interface from English to any other of the supported languages, then this change wouldn't persist. After a server reboot or CCEd restart the system would revert back to English. That has been fixed.

base-email:

Feature update: This is the second stage of a set of updates planned for this module. Whenever the Sendmail configuration is updated, the intended changes are written off to /etc/mail/sendmail.mc and then a new /etc/mail/sendmail.cf is rebuilt from it.

Changes such as "Max Message Size" are now correctly written off to sendmail.mc and sendmail.cf and will always be taken into account properly. Which wasn't the case in the past.

Additionally a new config option has been added under "Network Services" / "Email" / "Advanced". It is called "Maximum Recipients per Message" and allows to define the maximum amountz of recipients any email might have. If an email has more recipients that specified, then it will be rejected.

The default for this on BlueOnyx is "unlimited". However, we suggest to set it to something sensible like "25" or "50".

Additionaly the compatability of these changes with the Solarspeed.net AV-SPAM has been enhanced. However, you may have to run "yum clean all; yum update" twice in order to get the full set of updates if you have the AV-SPAM installed.

Lastly, the daily cronjob /etc/cron.daily/mboxfix.pl was added. It is a work around that deals with mbox files of users which - so far - have never received emails. There are cases where these mailboxes are then owned by "root" instead of the correct user. This cronjob detects mbox files affected by this and fixes their ownership.

Planned (and related) updates:

The third planned step of updates for base-email will allow you to change the sort order of RBL blacklists.

Furthermore the ability to administer SPF records and Domain Keys through the BlueOnyx DNS interface will soon be possible.

ETA: 7-14 days


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