mod_php, libstatgrab and nessus updates


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A bit of a bumper update from me… several packages are now available for testing at Any comments welcome - providing no major glitches are uncovered, these should make their way out to the main pkg-get repository and mirrors in a week or so.

They are :

mod_php 4.3.11

mod_php-4.3.11-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg.gz mod_php-4.3.11-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz

This is PHP 4.3.11 for CSWapache. It is built linked against the new libpq 8.0.3, and also has had mbstring support added at the request of a user. Hopefully, this will be one of the last “monolithic” releases, and future PHP packages will be split into modules. One thing to note with this package is it appears that the HTTP and Mail PEAR libraries are no longer bundled with this release. If you are using them, you’ll have to grab the latest versions from PEAR. Other changes over the previously released 4.3.10 package include FreeTDS (MSSQL and Sybase support) and UnixODBC extensions.

libstatgrab 0.11.1

libstatgrab-0.11.1-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg.gz libstatgrab-0.11.1-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz

This is bumped to 0.11.1, a minor bugfix release. It is a library that provides cross platform access to statistics about the system on which it’s run (CPU usage, memory utilisation, disk usage, network traffic, etc.). It also includes a couple of useful tools - “saidar”, which is a tool for giving an overview of the system in a “top”-like manner, and “statgrab”, which can be used in shell scripts to get statistics through a sysctl-style interface.

nessus 2.2.4

libnasl-2.2.4-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg.gz libnasl-2.2.4-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz nessus-2.2.4-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg.gz nessus-2.2.4-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz nessuslib-2.2.4-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg nessuslib-2.2.4-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz nessusplugins-2.2.4-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg.gz nessusplugins-2.2.4-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz

THE open source security scanner. Install nessuslib, libnasl, nessus and nessusplugins in that order. A good walkthrough is available at if you’re interested in trying this package out. Note that starting the server and logging into the client for the first time can take a while, as it has to load and scan all the plugins (it’s faster after it’s done it once).

Update : Packages now heading out to the mirrors. Mod_php is on hold at the moment, as I’m overhauling it and looking at providing an Apache 2 SAPI as well.