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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1571-1 openssl

It is discovered that the random number generator in Debian's openssl package is predictable. As a result, cryptographic key material may be guessable.

This vulnerability affects the following Voyage Linux release that were based on Debian Etch:

  • All 0.3 versions
  • All 0.4 versions
  • 0.5.0

You are strongly advised to perform the following procedures to update Voyage of the above affected versions.

1. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list, add the line:

deb http://security.debian.org stable/updates main

2. Run:

# apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade

Next, follows the information below to regenerate encryption keys and detect comprised keys on your affected systems.

Voyage Linux 0.5.0 released

After an unusual long development cycle, we finally get Voyage Linux 0.5.0 released. This is a new development release and runs with 2.6.23 kernel.

voyage-0.5.0.tar.bz2 [2008-02-29] [Live CD] [README] [CHANGELOG]

Voyage Linux 0.5 stays with Debian Etch and 2.6.23 kernel. We will have one or two updates in 0.5.x in the next few weeks before it is promoted to stable. We have also planned VL 0.6 to use Debian Lenny as base distro.

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Important note when running Voyage Linux 0.5 with ALIX

Voyage Linux 0.5 with kernel 2.6.23 comes with a new implementation of mfgpt code that no longer requires "MFGPT workaround". Hence, TinyBIOS "MFGPT workaround" (available in version >=0.98d) must turn OFF. Otherwise, bootup hang will be encountered. Care must be taken to turn off "MFGPT workaround" if you upgrade from 0.4.1 to 0.5. The problem is discussed in this thread.

Known Issue in Voyage 0.4.1 with ALIX.2/3b boards

It has been identified that Voyage 0.4.1 cannot be booted successfully on ALIX.2/3b board with BIOS version 0.22.

Problem description:
Voyage 0.4.1 kernel has in-kernel, geode-specific codes that enables the multi-purpose general function timer (mfgpt), which is required for the watchdog driver. The kernel code works properly on Alix.1c board. However, the same piece of code does not work on Alix.2b and 3b.

There are three workarounds.
1. Use Voyage 0.4.0 instead of 0.4.1
2. Wait for the BIOS update of ALIX 2/3b for full support of mfgpt. [update: it requires 0.94 or later TinyBIOS]
3. Use ALIX.1c instead of ALIX.2/3b board for running Voyage Linux 0.4.1.

Voyage Linux 0.4.1 promoted to stable

After a week of testing without major issues, Voyage Linux 0.4.1 is now declared as stable. In addition, 0.4.1 adds official support to ALIX boards.

We are planning for 0.5.0 development release and it will based on 2.6.22 or later kernel.

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Voyage Linux 0.4.1 released

We are happy to announce 0.4.1 release. Voyage kernel 2.6.20 in this release finally adds full support of chipset, watchdog and temperature sensors drivers to ALIX board. Soekris 5501 should also be run without problem with this release except that watchdog and IDE DMA mode do not work properly.

voyage-0.4.1.tar.bz2 [2007-07-24] [Live CD] [README] [CHANGELOG]

Voyage Linux 0.4.1 also marks a release candidate for next stable release. Please test and report problems to the community mailing list. If no major issue is found in a week, it will be promoted to stable.

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Voyage Linux 0.4.0 released

Voyage Linux 0.4.0 is released. This is a new development release that adds 2.6.20 kernel and ALIX support.

voyage-0.4.0.tar.bz2 [2007-06-23] [Live CD] [README] [CHANGELOG]

0.4 release introduced new x.y.z version number convention. This release also upgrades madwifi driver to 0.9.3. Current support for ALIX board is limited and only temperature reading is accessible. Please refers to README for ALIX support information.

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ALIX support for Voyage Linux

We are happy to announced that Voyage Linux 0.3.x and upcoming 0.4.x adds support for PCEngines ALIX board. After testing with a new ALIX.1B sponsored by PCEngines, 0.3.x release can boot and run without modification. Further kernel drivers will be added to 0.4.x kernel for full support such as temperature sensors, watchdog and gpio.

Voyage Linux 0.3.1 released

Voyage Linux 0.3.1 is released. This release synchronize the binaries of Debian 4.0 (etch) release [1].

voyage-0.3.1.tar.bz2 [2007-04-14] [Live CD] [README] [CHANGELOG]

Please note that version number convention changed. Voyage Linux no longer follows 0.xprey convention for pre-release. All version numbers for upcoming release will be changed to 0.x.y. Hence, it is expected that 0.3.2 will be the next stable update (if desire) and 0.4.0 as a new development release (coming soon!).

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[1] Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 released - http://www.debian.org/News/2007/20070408

Voyage Linux 0.3 released

Voyage Linux 0.3 is finally released. In this release, we are happy to announce the added support of Live CD which can also works as PXE server. The Voyage Linux 0.3 release is now available in the following location:

voyage-0.3.tar.bz2 [2007-03-20] [Live CD] [README] [CHANGELOG]

voyage-current will adopt 2.6.20 kernel, and will be rolled out as voyage-0.4pre1 shortly. In this, the release date of voyage-0.4 is now inline with Debian Etch release.

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