Christian Franke | 1 Mar 14:19 2007
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New package: hdparm-6.9-1

A Cygwin port of hdparm is now part of the Cygwin distribution.

Hdparm (http://sourceforge.net/projects/hdparm) is a Linux tool to
get/set ATA/SATA drive parameters and driver settings.

I have added a HDIO_DRIVE_CMD ioctl emulation layer to provide the drive
related command subset of hdparm on Windows.

It should work on XP SP2 and 2003 if the driver provides
ATA_PASS_THROUGH. It also supports 2000 and XP SP1 if undocumented
IDE_PASS_THROUGH is available. I haven't tested it on Vista yet.

Examples:
hdparm -I /dev/sda     -- print disk information and current settings
hdparm -M 128 /dev/sda -- set acoustic management to "quiet"
hdparm -M 254 /dev/sda -- set acoustic management to "fast"
hdparm -S 120 /dev/sdb -- set 2nd disks standby timeout to 10min
hdparm -y /dev/sdb     -- set 2nd disk to standby mode
hdparm -t /dev/sda     -- perform disk read timings
hdparm --security-freeze /dev/sda -- Freeze security settings
(There are still BIOS versions which leave the drive vulnerable)

Administrator rights are required to run these commands.

Device names and supported command subset:

hdparm - get/set hard disk parameters - version v6.9-20070228 (Cygwin)

Usage:  hdparm  [options] [device]

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Samuel Thibault | 5 Mar 11:42 2007

Updated: libusb-win32 0.1.12.0-1

Version 0.1.12.0-1 of "libusb-win32" has been uploaded.

It is a library that allows userspace application to access USB 
devices on Windows operation systems (Win98SE, WinME, Win2k, WinXP). 
It is derived from and fully API compatible to libusb available at 
http://libusb.sourceforge.net.

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: cygwin <at> cygwin.com .

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Reini Urban | 6 Mar 08:32 2007
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Updated: clamav-0.90.1-1

The cygwin clamav packages (Clam AntiVirus - GPL anti-virus toolkit) has
been updated to 0.90.1-1. A minor number but a major dll change.
We switched now to libclamav2.
devel users: The API changed a lot with 0.90

About:
Clam AntiVirus is an anti-virus toolkit for Unix. The main purpose of
this software is the integration with mail servers (attachment
scanning). The package provides a flexible and scalable multi-threaded
daemon, a commandline scanner, and a tool for automatic updating via
Internet. The programs are based on a shared library distributed with
the Clam AntiVirus package, which you can use in your own software.

See http://freshmeat.net/projects/clamav/

The clamav package comes in three parts:

clamav:      the executables and binaries
libclamav2:  the shared library since 0.90.1
libclamav-devel: development resources (headers, static- and import
            libraries)

The experimental phishing code from the Google Summer of Code program is
now for the first time enabled.
   --no-phishing means to disable detecting phishing based on signatures
                 from main.cvd/daily.cvd
   --no-phishing-scan-urls means to disable the new phishing code
                (url-based)
The Sensory Networks’ NodalCore card support is not enabled.

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Corinna Vinschen | 8 Mar 12:33 2007

Updated: OpenSSH-4.6p1-1

I've just updated the version of OpenSSH to 4.6p1-1.

This is a new major upstream release.  The Cygwin release is created
from the vanilla sources.

The only Cygwin-specific change in this version is, that the default
mode for writing files has been switched from textmode to binmode.
This fixes a problem when reading for instance sshd's pid file from
bash scripts.

The official release message of 4.6p1:

====================================================================
OpenSSH 4.6 has just been released. It will be available from the
mirrors listed at http://www.openssh.com/ shortly.

OpenSSH is a 100% complete SSH protocol version 1.3, 1.5 and 2.0
implementation and includes sftp client and server support.

Once again, we would like to thank the OpenSSH community for their
continued support of the project, especially those who contributed
code or patches, reported bugs, tested snapshots and purchased
T-shirts or posters.

T-shirt, poster and CD sales directly support the project. Pictures
and more information can be found at:
        http://www.openbsd.org/tshirts.html and
        http://www.openbsd.org/orders.html

For international orders use http://https.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/order
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Reini Urban | 8 Mar 21:28 2007
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Updated: clamav-0.90.1-2

The cygwin clamav packages (Clam AntiVirus - GPL anti-virus toolkit) has
been updated to 0.90.1-2.
-2 fixed a missing /usr/sbin/clamd from -1.
0.90.1 features a minor number, but a major dll change.
We switched now to libclamav2.
Devel users: The API changed a lot with 0.90

About:
Clam AntiVirus is an anti-virus toolkit for Unix. The main purpose of
this software is the integration with mail servers (attachment
scanning). The package provides a flexible and scalable multi-threaded
daemon, a commandline scanner, and a tool for automatic updating via
Internet. The programs are based on a shared library distributed with
the Clam AntiVirus package, which you can use in your own software.

See http://freshmeat.net/projects/clamav/

The clamav package comes in three parts:

clamav:      the executables and binaries
libclamav2:  the shared library since 0.90.1
libclamav-devel: development resources (headers, static- and import
            libraries)

The experimental phishing code from the Google Summer of Code program is
now for the first time enabled.
   --no-phishing means to disable detecting phishing based on signatures
                 from main.cvd/daily.cvd
   --no-phishing-scan-urls means to disable the new phishing code
                (url-based)
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Eric Blake | 10 Mar 00:53 2007
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Updated: git-1.5.0.3-1


A new release of git, 1.5.0.3-1, has been uploaded, replacing 1.4.4.4-1 as
the current version.

NEWS:
=====
This is a new upstream release.  See also the package documentation in
/usr/share/doc/git-1.5.0.3/, along with the attached upstream release notes.

When compiled out of the box, the upstream git maintainers cater to older
cygwin releases, and intentionally disable certain features that have been
reported on their mailing list, even though they work with the latest
cygwin.  Therefore, this build turns those features back on.  However, it
means that this version does assume that you are not using FAT or FAT32 to
hold your repositories, since they do not store file permissions very
accurately.

DESCRIPTION:
============
Git is popular version control system designed to handle very large
projects with speed and efficiency; it is used mainly for various open
source projects, most notably the Linux kernel.

Git falls in the category of distributed source code management tools,
similar to e.g. GNU Arch or Monotone (or BitKeeper in the proprietary
world). Every Git working directory is a full-fledged repository with full
revision tracking capabilities, not dependent on network access or a
central server.

UPDATE:
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Corinna Vinschen | 12 Mar 10:09 2007

Updated: openssl-0.9.8e-2, openssl-devel-0.9.8e-2

I've updated the version of OpenSSL to 0.9.8e-2.  This also includes the
openssl-devel package.

This is a bugfix release.  The upstream release contains a backward-
incompatible change, which results in incompatibility between 0.9.8e
and older releases of openssl.  This change (the result of the function
EVP_CIPHER_CTX_key_length) has been reverted in this Cygwin release.
This fixes the OpenSSH problem with SSH protocol 1 reported by Angelo
Graziosi on the main list:

  http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2007-03/msg00237.html

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.

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Lapo Luchini | 12 Mar 23:19 2007
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Updated: monotone-0.33-1

Version 0.33-1 of monotone has been uploaded.

monotone is a free distributed version control system. it provides a
simple, single-file transactional version store, with fully disconnected
operation and an efficient peer-to-peer synchronization protocol. it
understands history-sensitive merging, lightweight branches, integrated
code review and 3rd party testing. it uses cryptographic version naming
and client-side RSA certificates. it has good internationalization
support, has no external dependencies, runs on linux, solaris, OSX,
windows, and other unixes, and is licensed under the GNU GPL.

You can find information about new features here:
http://monotone.ca/NEWS

You can find information about upgrading from previous releases here:
http://monotone.ca/UPGRADE

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: cygwin <at> cygwin.com .

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Jason Tishler | 13 Mar 15:02 2007
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Updated Cygwin Package: python-2.5-1

New News:
=== ====
I have updated the version of Python to 2.5-1.  The tarballs should be
available on a Cygwin mirror near you shortly.

The following is the only notable change since the previous release:

    o upgrade to Python 2.5

Old News:
=== ====
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming
language.  If interested, see the Python web site for more details:

    http://www.python.org/                                         

Please read the README file:

    /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/python-2.5.README

since it covers requirements, installation, known issues, etc.

Standard News:
======== ====
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: cygwin <at> cygwin.com .
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Eric Blake | 20 Mar 05:01 2007
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Updated: bash-3.2.10-12


A new release of bash, 3.2.10-12, has been uploaded, replacing 3.2.9-11 as
current.

NEWS:
=====
This is a minor patch release.  It incorporates official upstream patch 10
(fixing =~ quoting with some regex implementations).  It fixes the
postinstall script that regressed in 3.2.9-11, to work around a setup.exe
that fails to run it before other packages that require the existence of
/bin/sh.  It also fixes some error messages to detect when non-printing
characters are present, making it easier to see when you accidentally use
\r incorrectly in a binary mount point.

There are a few things you should be aware of before using this version:
1. When using binary mounts, cygwin programs try to emulate Linux.  Bash
on Linux does not understand \r\n line endings, but interprets the \r
literally, which leads to syntax errors or odd variable assignments.
Therefore, you will get the same behavior on Cygwin binary mounts by default.
2. d2u is your friend.  You can use it to convert any problematic script
into binary line endings.
3. Cygwin text mounts automatically work with either line ending style,
because the \r is stripped before bash reads the file.  If you absolutely
must use files with \r\n line endings, consider mounting the directory
where those files live as a text mount.  However, text mounts are not as
well tested or supported on the cygwin mailing list, so you may encounter
other problems with other cygwin tools in those directories.
4. This version of bash has a cygwin-specific shell option, named "igncr"
to force bash to ignore \r, independently of cygwin's mount style.  As of
bash-3.2.3-5, it controls regular scripts, command substitution, and
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