New packages on the way
Although things have been quiet on the Blastwave front recently, it hasn’t been because of lack of activity. I am currently working on a set of PostgreSQL 8.0.3 packages, which resolve several bugs as well as some fairly serious security issues, the full details of which can be found here.
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Due to various changes “under the hood”, binary compatibility has broken in this release - libpq, libecpg etc. have all had their major version numbers bumped. This means that anything that links to these libraries should be relinked as soon as possible, but I have also included the previous libraries from 8.0.1 so that existing applications won’t break; you can therefore update and migrate at your convenience.
The PHP package is also due an update soon. I have 4.3.11 packages ready, although I’m waiting for the PostgreSQL packages to get released first before I relink. It’s just a minor update, although UnixODBC, FreeTDS and MySQLi extensions are now enabled, with mbstring due to be added Real Soon Now (tm). I have also started work on splitting PHP up into a more manageable system, with the extensions build as shared modules.
In other words, you’d download the core CSWphp package with a minimal set of dependencies (CSWapache etc.), which would provide the basics. If you then needed database access, you’d install CSWphp4_mysql or CSWphp4_pgsql etc. along with their dependencies (mysql4rt or libpq respectively). This is actually working at the moment, but there needs to be a lot more testing with the module loading/unloading in php.ini before I’m happy with it.
Update : The PostgreSQL packages are now available from http://www.blastwave.org/testing - note that these are “testing” packages, and should only be installed if you’re interested in helping track down any bugs etc. Otherwise, it is recommended that you wait a week or so until they end up in the main pkg-get repository.
Update 2 : PostgreSQL packages are out, and there’s even a mention at the Blastwave homepage . PHP packages, Nessus and more coming soon…