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Hardened Linux kernel sources removal (Aug 19, 2017)

As you may know the core of sys-kernel/hardened-sources has been the grsecurity patches. Recently the grsecurity developers have decided to limit access to these patches. As a result, the Gentoo Hardened team is unable to ensure a regular patching schedule and therefore the security of the users of these kernel sources. Thus, we will be masking hardened-sources on the 27th of August and will proceed to remove them from the main ebuild repository by the end of September. We recommend to use sys-kernel/gentoo-sources instead. Userspace hardening and support for SELinux will of course remain in the Gentoo ebuild repository. Please see the full news item for additional information and links.

Developer blogs live from Planet Gentoo

Nathan Zachary Python’s M2Crypto fails to compile
Alice Ferrazzi Latex 001
Alice Ferrazzi Google-Summer-of-Code-summary week08
Alice Ferrazzi Google Summer of Code day41-51
Alice Ferrazzi Google Summer of Code day31-40

Security advisories from our Security database

GLSA 201711-12 eGroupWare: Remote code execution normal
GLSA 201711-11 VDE: Privilege escalation normal
GLSA 201711-10 Cacti: Multiple vulnerabilities normal
GLSA 201711-09 LXC: Remote security bypass normal
GLSA 201711-08 LibXfont, LibXfont2: Multiple vulnerabilities normal

New packages more at the Gentoo packages database

libnss-nis NSS module to provide NIS support
bitlbee-facebook Facebook protocol plugin for BitlBee
Time-Monotonic A clock source that only increments and never jumps
pspg A better pager for psql
HTSeq Python support for SAM/BAM/Bowtie/FASTA/Q/GFF/GTF files

Fresh documentation on the Gentoo wiki

Upstream repository shutdowns/Freecode.com started by Jstein
Abbreviations started by Jstein
Future EAPI/Triggers started by MGorny
Man page/Navigate/es started by Rodrigokcz
Notes on ebuilds with GUI started by Jstein