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From: Kurt Lieber <klieber@g.o>
Subject: Gentoo Weekly Newsletter -- Volume 2, Issue 25
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2003 20:50:23 -0400
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Gentoo Weekly Newsletter
http://www.gentoo.org/news/en/gwn/current.xml
This is the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter for the week of June 23rd, 2003.
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==============
1. Gentoo News
==============
  
Summary
-------
  
 * Where is Gentoo Linux 1.4? 
 * The Meta Package project 
 * Two additional new source mirrors for North America 
 * GWN looking for additional translators 
    
Where is Gentoo Linux 1.4?
--------------------------
  
One of the most often asked questions in the Gentoo Forums, mailing lists 
and IRC channels is, "When will Gentoo Linux 1.4 be released?" While we 
don't have an exact date to answer that question, we will provide an 
update on the progress made towards 1.4 later on. First, however, let's 
clear up one common misconception that many Gentoo users have. Releases do 
not matter in Gentoo Linux. If you install any version of Gentoo Linux and 
complete an emerge -u world, congratulations, you are running the most 
current version of Gentoo Linux. You can start with one of the current 
LiveCDs for installation purposes, or you can use any number of other 
alternatives[1]. Either way, you're going to end up with a cutting-edge, 
fully-optimized installation of Gentoo Linux, tailored to your 
specifications. 

 1. /doc/en/altinstall.xml
 
So why does Gentoo Linux have numbered releases at all? Good question and 
one that has been debated internally amongst the development team. There 
are some features of Gentoo Linux that are tied to version numbers, most 
notably the Gentoo Reference Packages and the LiveCD used for 
installation. 
 
As for the promised update about the current status of Gentoo Linux 1.4, 
work continues towards our goals and milestones tied to 1.4. Work has been 
done[2] towards an optional script that will allow users to automatically 
set CFLAGS and CHOST variables. Improvements to stager have been made 
available in the experimental[3] section of our distfile mirrors and new 
GRP packages are being prepped as well. As with all Gentoo products, a 
release will be made when the product has met our quality and stability 
standards, and it is not tied to any specific date. 

 2. /news/en/gwn/20030602-newsletter.xml#doc_chap1_sect3
 3. http://gentoo.oregonstate.edu/experimental/x86/stages/
    
The Meta Package project
------------------------
  
As recently announced[4], Gentoo has joined forces with DarwinPorts[5] and 
Fink[6] to provide a collection of quality, freely-distributable software 
to the Macintosh OS X community. More information can be found at 
metapkg.org[7]. 

 4. /news/20030620-metapkg.xml
 5. http://opendarwin.org/projects/darwinports
 6. http://fink.sourceforge.net/
 7. http://www.metapkg.org/
    
Two additional new source mirrors for North America
---------------------------------------------------
  
Continuing the recent trend[8] we're pleased to announce two new Gentoo 
Linux source mirrors in North America, graciously provided by Seren 
Innovations[9] and Adelie Linux[10]. 

 8. /news/en/gwn/20030602-newsletter.xml#doc_chap1_sect2
 9. http://www.seren.com
 10. http://www.adelielinux.com/en/
 
Based in Minneapolis, Seren Innovations explores and deploys cutting-edge 
entertainment and communications technologies that will serve their 
customer's needs today and in the future. Their Astound[11]-brand cable 
TV, high-speed Internet and telephone services are delivered over an 
advanced, hybrid fiber-coax network. They've built a network in the St. 
Cloud area of Minnesota, are building another in Contra Costa County, 
Calif., and will be announcing additional markets in the coming months. 

 11. http://www.astound.net
 
Adelie Linux[12] is an initiative of Cyberlogic[13] in Montreal, Canada. 
The Adelie Linux Team is composed of analysts, interns, students and 
professors from various partners. The project is active in linux-based 
technologies and development, including Single System Image[14] 
technologies for use in clusters as well as other products and 
technologies. 

 12. http://www.adelielinux.com/en/
 13. http://www.cyberlogic.ca
 14. http://adelielinux.com/en/ssi/
    
GWN looking for additional translators for Portuguese (Brazil) version
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The Gentoo Weekly Newsletter is looking for help with its Portuguese 
(Brazil) translation. Candidates should have a solid understanding of both 
written Brazillian Portuguese as well as written English. Interested 
parties should send an email to gwn-feedback@g.o. 
    
==================
2. Gentoo Security
==================
  
Summary
-------
  
 * GLSA: kon2 
 * GLSA: atftp 
 * GLSA: mod_php php 
 * GLSA: cups 
 * GLSA: ghostscript 
 * GLSA: lprng 
 * GLSA: gzip 
 * GLSA: man 
 * New Security Bug Reports 
   
GLSA: kon2
----------
  
The kon2 package is subject to a a buffer overflow that could permit local 
users to execute arbitrary code using a command line argument. 
 
 * Severity: High - Potential arbitrary code execution. 
 * Packages Affected: app-i18n/kon2 prior to kon2-0.3.9b-r1 
 * Rectification: Synchronize and emerge kon2, emerge clean. 
 * GLSA Announcement[15] 
 
 15. http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=gentoo-announce&m=105560943023268&w=2
    
GLSA: atftp
-----------
  
The atftp package contains a buffer overflow. 
 
 * Severity: High - Potential arbitrary code execution. 
 * Packages Affected: net-ftp/atftp prior to atftp-6.0-r2 
 * Rectification: Synchronize and emerge atftp, emerge clean. 
 * GLSA Announcement[16] 
 * Advisory[17] 
 
 16. http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=gentoo-announce&m=105510254901791&w=2
 17. http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=105493701708152&w=2
     
GLSA: mod_php php
-----------------
  
The PHP emalloc() function suffers from an integer overflow vulnerability. 
Because the emalloc() function is used frequently, it presents a 
significant security risk. In addition, str_repeat() array_pad() have 
integer overflow vulnerabilities. 
 
 * Severity: High - Potential arbitrary code execution. 
 * Packages Affected: dev-php/mod_php and dev-php/php versions prior to 
   4.3.2 
 * Rectification: Synchronize and emerge mod_php and/or php, emerge clean. 
 * GLSA Announcement[18] 
 * Advisory[19] 
 * Advisory[20] 
 * Advisory[21] 
 
 18. http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=gentoo-announce&m=105510240101670&w=2
 19. http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=104860818613543&w=2
 20. http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=104931355406416&w=2
 21. http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=104931384806788&w=2
    
GLSA: cups
----------
  
CUPS allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service using an 
incomplete print request to port 631. 
 
 * Severity: Moderate - Remote DoS. 
 * Packages Affected: net-print/cups prior to cups-1.1.18-r5 
 * Rectification: Synchronize and emerge cups, emerge clean. 
 * GLSA Announcement[22] 
 
 22. http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=gentoo-announce&m=105570565915738&w=2
    
GLSA: ghostscript
-----------------
  
The ps2epsi program in ghostscript uses an insecurely created file to 
configure ghostscript. This could permit files to be overwritten for the 
user invoking ps2epsi. 
 
 * Severity: Moderate - Local security compromise. 
 * Packages Affected: app-text/ghostscript prior to ghostscript-7.05.6-r2 
 * Rectification: Synchronize and emerge ghostscript, emerge clean. 
 * GLSA Announcement[23] 
 
 23. http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=gentoo-announce&m=105561927930018&w=2
    
GLSA: lprng
-----------
  
The lprng package permits local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a 
symbolic link attack on the /tmp/before file. 
 
 * Severity: Moderate - Local security compromise. 
 * Packages Affected: net-print/lprng prior to lprng-3.8.12-r1 
 * Rectification: Synchronize and emerge lprng, emerge clean. 
 * GLSA Announcement[24] 
 
 24. http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=gentoo-announce&m=105560907323014&w=2
    
GLSA: gzip
----------
  
The znew and gzexe programs in the gzip package allows local users to 
overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files. 
 
 * Severity: Moderate - Local security compromise. 
 * Packages Affected: sys-apps/gzip prior to gzip-1.3.3-r2 
 * Rectification: Synchronize and emerge gzip, emerge clean. 
 * GLSA Announcement[25] 
 
 25. http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=gentoo-announce&m=105560920823129&w=2
    
GLSA: man
---------
  
The man program contains a format string vulnerability, related to the use 
of an optional catalog file. 
 
 * Severity: Moderate - Local security compromise. 
 * Packages Affected: sys-apps/man prior to man-1.51-r5 
 * Rectification: Synchronize and emerge man, emerge clean. 
 * GLSA Announcement[26] 
 * Advisory[27] 
 
 26. http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=gentoo-announce&m=105560931923201&w=2
 27. http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=105474717920585&w=2
    
New Security Bug Reports
------------------------
  
The following new security bugs were posted this week: 
 
 * sys-apps/pam[28] 
 * media-sound/mikmod[29] 
 * net-analyzer/ethereal[30] 
 * app-games/gnocatan[31] 
 * app-games/nethack[32] 
 * app-text/noweb[33] 
 * app-text/xpdf[34] 
 * app-text/xpdf[35] 
 * net-ftp/proftpd[36] 
 * net-www/phpBB[37] 
 
 28. http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22944
 29. http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22948
 30. http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22950
 31. http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22951
 32. http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22952
 33. http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22972
 34. http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23046
 35. http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23089
 36. http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23092
 37. http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23147
    
===============
3. User stories
===============
  
No user story this week
 
This section takes a little break this week, but will be back in the next 
issue!
   
=================================
4. Featured Developer of the Week
=================================
  
D.M.D. Ljungmark, aka Spider
 
This week we're featuring Spider, who maintains many of the Gnome ebuilds 
as well as some others spread around the tree. Spider was actually a 
member of the Gnome Packaging Project when he switched from his own 
reworked distribution to Gentoo, and so his involvement began with the 
building of Gnome2 packages as well as some loose ends to the project like 
Vi, Nethack, POVRay, and others. Right now he's working on porting the 
Ximian G2D patches to Gentoo; otherwise he generally follows releases and 
works to ensure a smooth path to get them into the tree. A member of the 
Gnome Foundation in addition to the Gnome Packaging Project, Spider has 
also written hints and tips for LinuxFromScratch[38], and his proudest 
achievement to date is the Migration Guide[39]. 

 38. http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/
 39. http://gentoo.org/~spider/migration-guide.html
 
A minimalist command-line junky with a soft spot for well-designed CLI 
tools and other things that "wrap around your fingers" like lftp, zsh, and 
epiphany, Spider is currently using two 1GHz Athlon machines: one testing 
Ximian Gnome on Gentoo, the other running Openbox, sylpheed, xchat-1.8, 
and a horde of aterms running zsh and/or vim. 
 
Spider was a judo instructor who spent a lot of time in the dojos but is 
now suffering chronic depression, social phobia, and anxiety disorder in 
his mid twenties. Currently on a disability pension and taking a summer 
break from social rehabilitation, he says he spends too much of his time 
by his computer. He's also been feeding his music addiction, dabbling in 
the questionable art of digital photography, and having heated arguments 
with friends and acquaintances while feeding his Mocha addiction in 
various cafes. Spider lives in Norrk??ping, and stays awake for too long 
to sit and watch the dawn outside his window, and swears a lot at the fact 
that it never gets dark out there (Because this[40] is as dark as the 
night gets there). 

 40. http://redhog.org/~spider/nighttime.jpg
   
=========================
5. Heard in the Community
=========================
  
Web Forums
----------
  
LiveUSB? Keychain to Boot
 
A very interesting discussion has slowly been growing around the ability 
of recent BIOSes to boot not only from traditional devices like CDs, 
floppies or network drives, but from removable USB sticks with flash 
memory, too. The small plug-in stubs are available with anything from 64 
MB well into the GB range, and are well worth the effort if you want to 
carry your Gentoo about, or boot Linux on somebody else's PC. The gist: 
You can easily write data back to a USB device, try that with a silver 
platter...
 

 * Linux on a USB Flash Drive[41] 
 * Build a Gentoo install/boot/rescue LiveCD USB[42] 
 
 41. http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=46050
 42. http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=57754
 
Growing Collection of Local Email Setup Howtos
 
If your ISP's mail server alone isn't good enough for you anymore, you'll 
be thinking about setting up your own services inside the home network. 
Check the forums for several flavours of interesting solutions to a very 
common problem:
 

 * Email System For The Home Network[43] 
 * [TIP] Local Mail Only[44] 
 * Sendmail & Fetchmail for e-mail access.[45] 
 * Mutt and the Single User[46] 
 
 43. http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=56633
 44. http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=61606
 45. http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=23703
 46. http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=1085

gentoo-user
-----------

Improving The Mozilla Web Browsing Experience
 
Seeing that installing or finding plugins for the Mozilla Web Browser can 
sometimes be a pain, Mknecht made a suggestion to improve the situation. 
His suggestion included creating an all-inclusive ebuild that would grab 
most plugins automatically. Other users came up with different ideas, 
ranging from manual installs, to a full fledged "gentoo service site" that 
would automatcally point you to the needed plugins for various file 
formats. The thread can be found here[47]. 

 47. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.user/36750
 48. http://news.gmane.org/onethread.php?group=gmane.linux.gentoo.user
     &root=%3C20030522013416.7051e917.spider%40gentoo.org%3E
 
 * Improving The Mozilla Web Browsing Experience[48] 

=======================
6. Gentoo International
=======================
  
Internationalization of gentoo.org
 
You hear a distant rumble... Initiated by FRLinux[49], some of the 
translators busy hacking away at portions of the Gentoo website, including 
this newsletter, have started an initiative to internationalize the Gentoo 
website itself. There's a motion[50] on bugs.gentoo.org that tries to win 
support for Net- and FreeBSD-like language handling for the entire 
website, linguistically transparent and completely consistent over all 
versions. Suggestions include links from the main website to international 
efforts on {ISO country code}.gentoo.org, and you can join the discussion 
either via Bugzilla or the Forums, in a thread called "Gentoo 
International Community"[51] (it's in French, do feel free to open an 
English thread about the same subject in Other Things Gentoo).

 49. frlinux@...
 50. http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23199
 51. http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=62200
   
================
7. Portage Watch
================

Portage Watch is on hiatus this week and will return next week   

===========
8. Bugzilla
===========
  
Summary
-------
  
 * Statistics 
 * Closed Bug Ranking 
 * New Bug Rankings 
    
Statistics
----------
  
The Gentoo community uses Bugzilla (bugs.gentoo.org[52]) to record and 
track bugs, notifications, suggestions and other interactions with the 
development team. Between 13 Jun 2003 and 19 Jun 2003, activity on the 
site has resulted in: 

 52. http://bugs.gentoo.org
 
 * 322 new bugs during this period 
 * 446 bugs closed or resolved during this period 
 * 8 previously closed bugs were reopened this period 
 
Of the 3334 currently open bugs: 56 are labeled 'blocker', 138 are labeled 
'critical', and 275 are labeled 'major'. 
    
Closed Bug Rankings
-------------------
  
The developers and teams who have closed the most bugs during this period 
are: 
 
 * The Perl Team[53], with 15 closed bugs[54]  
 * The KDE Team[55], with 11 closed bugs[56]  
 * Seemant Kulleen[57], with 11 closed bugs[58]  
 * Dean Bailey[59], with 10 closed bugs[60]  
 * Mike Frysinger[61], with 10 closed bugs[62]  
 
 53. perl@g.o
 54. 
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED 
&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2003-06-13&chfieldto=2003-06-19 
&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=perl%40gentoo.org
 55. kde@g.o
 56. 
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED 
&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2003-06-13&chfieldto=2003-06-19 
&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=kde%40gentoo.org
 57. seemant@g.o
 58. 
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED 
&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2003-06-13&chfieldto=2003-06-19 
&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=seemant%40gentoo.org
 59. alron@g.o
 60. 
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED 
&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2003-06-13&chfieldto=2003-06-19 
&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=alron%40gentoo.org
 61. vapier@g.o
 62. 
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED 
&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2003-06-13&chfieldto=2003-06-19 
&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=vapier%40gentoo.org
    
New Bug Rankings
----------------
  
The developers and teams who have been assigned the most new bugs during 
this period are: 
 
 * The x86 Kernel Team[63], with 14 new bugs[64]  
 * The KDE Team[65], with 6 new bugs[66]  
 * The Sound Team[67], with 6 new bugs[68]  
 * Nicholas Jones[69], with 5 new bugs[70]  
 * Peter Johanson[71], with 5 new bugs[72]  
 * Matthew Kennedy[73], with 5 new bugs[74]  
 * The Perl Team[75], with 5 new bugs[76]  
 
 63. x86-kernel@g.o
 64. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED 
&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2003-06-13 
&chfieldto=2003-06-19&=&assigned_to=x86-kernel%40gentoo.org
 65. kde@g.o
 66. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED 
&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2003-06-13 
&chfieldto=2003-06-19&=&assigned_to=kde%40gentoo.org
 67. sound@g.o
 68. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED 
&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2003-06-13 
&chfieldto=2003-06-19&=&assigned_to=sound%40gentoo.org
 69. carpaski@g.o
 70. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED 
&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2003-06-13 
&chfieldto=2003-06-19&=&assigned_to=carpaski%40gentoo.org
 71. latexer@g.o
 72. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED 
&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2003-06-13 
&chfieldto=2003-06-19&=&assigned_to=latexer%40gentoo.org
 73. mkennedy@g.o
 74. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED 
&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2003-06-13 
&chfieldto=2003-06-19&=&assigned_to=mkennedy%40gentoo.org
 75. perl@g.o
 76. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED 
&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2003-06-13 
&chfieldto=2003-06-19&=&assigned_to=perl%40gentoo.org
    
==================
9. Tips and Tricks
==================
  
Querying Portage with etcat
 
This week's tip shows you how to use the etcat command to retrieve 
information on Portage, USE flags, package versions, and much more. 
 
While there are other package query utilities such as qpkg or epm, etcat 
has some unique features. Some of these features include the ability to 
display the amount of disk space a particular package is using, the USE 
flags the package was compiled with, and the versions available for a 
package. 
 
The first step is installing the app-admin/gentoolkit package from 
Portage. This installs etcat (among other utilities) to /usr/bin. 
 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Code Listing 9.1:                                                       |
| Getting etcat                                                           |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|                                                                         |
|# emerge app-admin/gentoolkit                                            |
|                                                                         |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
To view the size of the package, use etcat size [package]. 
 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Code Listing 9.2:                                                       |
| Displaying the size of a package                                        |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|                                                                         |
|# etcat size mozilla                                                     |
|[ Results for search key : mozilla ]                                     |
|[ Applications found : 4 ]                                               |
|                                                                         |
| Only printing found installed programs.                                 |
|                                                                         |
|* mozilla-firebird-bin-0.5                                               |
|           Total Files : 338                                             |
|           Total Size : 20925.18 KB                                      |
|* mozilla-1.3-r1                                                         |
|           Total Files : 3155                                            |
|           Total Size : 52073.05 KB                                      |
|                                                                         |
|# etcat size evolution                                                   |
|[ Results for search key : evolution ]                                   |
|[ Applications found : 1 ]                                               |
|                                                                         |
| Only printing found installed programs.                                 |
|                                                                         |
|* evolution-1.2.4                                                        |
|           Total Files : 1421                                            |
|           Total Size : 33456.65 KB                                      |
|                                                                         |
|# etcat size fluxbox                                                     |
|[ Results for search key : fluxbox ]                                     |
|[ Applications found : 1 ]                                               |
|                                                                         |
| Only printing found installed programs.                                 |
|                                                                         |
|* fluxbox-0.1.14-r1                                                      |
|           Total Files : 26                                              |
|           Total Size : 806.92 KB                                        |
|                                                                         |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
To look at the USE flags a package was compiled with, use etcat uses 
[package]. For example, the following command shows which USE flags 
Postfix was compiled with. 
 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Code Listing 9.3:                                                       |
| Displaying USE flags                                                    |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|                                                                         |
|# etcat uses net-mail/postfix                                            |
|[ Colour Code : set unset ]                                              |
|[ Legend      : (U) Col 1 - Current USE flags        ]                   |
|[             : (I) Col 2 - Installed With USE flags ]                   |
|                                                                         |
| U I [ Found these USE variables in : net-mail/postfix-2.0.9 ]           |
| + + ssl     : Adds support for Secure Socket Layer connections          |
| + + mysql   : Adds mySQL support                                        |
| + + sasl    : Adds support for the Simple Authentication and Security   |
|               Layer                                                     |
| + + ldap    : Adds LDAP support (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) |
| - - ipv6    : Adds support for IP version 6                             |
| - - maildir : Adds support for maildir (~/.maildir) style mail spools   |
| - - mbox    : Adds support for mbox (/var/spool/mail) style mail spools |
|                                                                         |
|# etcat uses fluxbox                                                     |
|[ Colour Code : set unset ]                                              |
|[ Legend      : (U) Col 1 - Current USE flags        ]                   |
|[             : (I) Col 2 - Installed With USE flags ]                   |
|                                                                         |
| U I [ Found these USE variables in : x11-wm/fluxbox-0.1.14-r1 ]         |
| - - kde      : Adds support for kde-base/kde (K Desktop Enviroment)     |
| + + gnome    : Adds GNOME support                                       |
| + + nls      : unknown                                                  |
| + - xinerama : Add support for XFree86's xinerama extension, which      |
|                allows you to stretch your display across multiple       |
|                monitors                                                 |
| + + truetype : Adds support for FreeType and/or FreeType2 fonts         |
|                                                                         |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
To see which versions of a specific package are available, use etcat 
versions [package] 
 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Code Listing 9.4:                                                       |
| Displaying available package versions                                   |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|                                                                         |
|# etcat versions kde-base/kde                                            |
|[ Results for search key : kde-base/kde ]                                |
|[ Applications found : 1 ]                                               |
|                                                                         |
|*  kde-base/kde :                                                        |
|        [   ] kde-base/kde-2.2.2-r1 (2)                                  |
|        [   ] kde-base/kde-3.0.4 (3.0)                                   |
|        [   ] kde-base/kde-3.0.5a (3.0)                                  |
|        [   ] kde-base/kde-3.0.5b (3.0)                                  |
|        [   ] kde-base/kde-3.1.1a (3.1)                                  |
|        [   ] kde-base/kde-3.1.1 (3.1)                                   |
|        [   ] kde-base/kde-3.1.2 (3.1)                                   |
|        [   ] kde-base/kde-3.1 (3.1)                                     |
|                                                                         |
|# etcat versions net-mail/evolution                                      |
|[ Results for search key : net-mail/evolution ]                          |
|[ Applications found : 1 ]                                               |
|                                                                         |
|*  net-mail/evolution :                                                  |
|        [   ] net-mail/evolution-1.2.3 (0)                               |
|        [  I] net-mail/evolution-1.2.4 (0)                               |
|        [M~ ] net-mail/evolution-1.3.92 (2)                              |
|        [M~ ] net-mail/evolution-1.4.0 (0)                               |
|                                                                         |
|# etcat versions net-www/apache                                          |
|[ Results for search key : net-www/apache ]                              |
|[ Applications found : 1 ]                                               |
|                                                                         |
|*  net-www/apache :                                                      |
|        [   ] net-www/apache-1.3.27 (1)                                  |
|        [   ] net-www/apache-1.3.27-r1 (1)                               |
|        [M~ ] net-www/apache-1.3.27-r2 (1)                               |
|        [   ] net-www/apache-1.3.27-r3 (1)                               |
|        [M~ ] net-www/apache-1.3.27-r4 (1)                               |
|        [M~ ] net-www/apache-2.0.43-r1 (2)                               |
|        [M~ ] net-www/apache-2.0.44 (2)                                  |
|        [M~ ] net-www/apache-2.0.45 (2)                                  |
|        [M~I] net-www/apache-2.0.46 (2)                                  |
|                                                                         |
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For more detailed information, type man etcat. For a quick overview of 
available options, just type etcat. 
   
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10. Quote/Signature of the week
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This week we feature the current signature of forums guru carambola5[77]: 
"Deck of Cards: $1.29. Card Table: $14.99. "101 Solitaire Variations" 
book: $6.59. Finding a cheaper replacement for the one thing Windows is 
ideal for: priceless." 

 77. http://forums.gentoo.org/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=3602
   
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11. Moves, Adds and Changes
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Moves
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The following developers recently left the Gentoo team: 
 
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Adds
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Changes
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project.
 
 * none this week 
    
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