8.04.4

This is a brief summary of bugs fixed between Ubuntu 8.04.3 and 8.04.4. This summary covers only changes to packages in "main" and "restricted", which account for all packages in the officially-supported CD images; there are further changes to various packages in "universe" and "multiverse". Some of these fixes were by Ubuntu developers directly, while others were by upstream developers and backported to Ubuntu. For full details, see the individual package changelogs.

In addition to the bugs listed below, this update includes all security updates from the Ubuntu Security Notice list affecting Ubuntu 8.04 LTS that were released up to and including January 20, 2010. The last updates included were USN-889-1 (gzip vulnerabilities) and USN-890-1 (Expat vulnerabilities).

Top bugs

These changes address very high-profile issues, usually with many reports.

gvfs, nautilus

207072

Fix handling of SMB/CIFS shares on the desktop

Installation bugs

Updated CD images are provided with this release, including fixes for some installation bugs. (Many installation problems are hardware-specific; for those, see "Hardware support bugs" below.)

cdrom-detect, debian-installer-utils

234185

Add support for using the contents of the CD image on a USB device with the cdrom-detect/try-usb=true preseed option

grub

185878

cache_coherency.diff: Flush buffer cache on disk devices after writing to any partition devices they contain, so grub can be installed onto JFS partitions

lilo-installer

466769

Grab change from version 1.27 to fix check for lilo-installer/skip

Upgrade bugs

These changes fix upgrade issues, smoothing the way for future upgrades to later releases of Ubuntu.

adept

439706

Update kubuntu_33_skip_intrepid.diff to support hardy to karmic upgrades

tzdata

467165

Fix version number ordering between Ubuntu releases by renaming orig.tar.gz

Hardware support bugs

Considerable work has been done in Ubuntu 8.04.4 on improving support for many specific items of hardware.

linux

322867

init: Add extra mark_rodata_ro quirk for Acer Aspire One

linux

406419

USB: EHCI: fix remote-wakeup regression

linux-backports-modules-2.6.24

444377

rt2x00: Hardcode TX ack timeout and consume time

linux-backports-modules-2.6.24

444377

Report TX retry and fail count to mac80211 in rt73usb

linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24

352440

include igb support for Intel 82576

linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24

310760

Fix the problem with the microphone of the Lenovo webcam

linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24

200950

Merge WEXT scan capabilities to iwlwifi

linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24

322737

Add support in e1000e for a couple of ICH10 PCI IDs

Desktop bugs

These changes mainly affect desktop installations of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and other Ubuntu-based systems.

firefox-3.0

236853

fix firefox crash in NSSRWLock_LockRead_Util()

nss

409864

fix regression in stack memory protections caused by unmarked assembly

nss

388350

add debian/libnss3-1d/usr/lib/nss to LD_LIBRARY_PATH for the shlibsign invocation used to sign libs in debian/rules, fixing a package build failure

pidgin

389322

Backport support for version 16 of the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol. The old authentication mechanism was disabled, meaning that it can no longer be used for signing in to Yahoo! services

sudo

191264

add /usr/lib/kde4/bin to secure_path

In addition, these packages were upgraded to new upstream versions, fixing several bugs not explicitly listed here.

nspr

387745

New upstream version: 4.7.5

nss

407549

new upstream release 3.12.3.1 RTM (NSS_3_12_3_1_RTM)

Server bugs

These changes mainly affect installations of Ubuntu on server systems.

freeradius

252686

Fix 'reload' action so that it doesn't just stop the daemon

linux

418154

x86: use cpu_khz for loops_per_jiffy calculation

linux

416266

Enable multicast routing (including PIM1 and PIM2) for hppa, ia64, sparc

net-snmp

270713

Fix flooding syslog - Syslog fills with hundreds of these errors if you have a network interface, e.g. eth2, with no IP address, but you have an alias, e.g. eth2:1, that does have an IP address (and netmask)

net-snmp

192745

Point to the right place for /etc/sensors3.conf

net-snmp

406171

Fix for Counter64 in perl subagent

net-snmp

347361

Fix python segmentation fault

net-snmp

200614

Suppresses annoying registrations in startup

postgresql-common

422189

pg_maintenance: Fix $PATH to include /usr/bin, so that the cron job can run the "id" command

postgresql-common

364669

PgCommon.pm, change_ugid(): Use /usr/bin/id instead of manual parsing with getgrent(), which is reportedly magnitudes faster for environments with a large number of groups in remote databases

vblade

223387

Fix init script failure because pid file is not created properly

vblade

223440

Backport fix from vblade-15 for vblade discovery bug

Other bugs

A number of other changes were made in this release to fix significant bugs all across the Ubuntu system, or to make other well-understood improvements.

devscripts

399891

Update rmadison's Ubuntu URL to cope with people.ubuntu.com -> people.canonical.com; invoke curl in such a way as to follow redirects by default

glibc

275493

use stack guard randomization patch from Intrepid to eliminate use of a static sentinel

linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24

445673

unionfs: enable delete=all mount option LP: #445673

tzdata

502110

Bangladesh DST change (effective from 2010-01-01)

tzdata

486351

Fiji will use DST this year (effective from Nov 29)

tzdata

456322

bdst-workaround.diff: Move end date to 2038, so that it works on 32 bit systems, too

tzdata

453165

Adjust DST rules for Argentina

In addition, these packages were upgraded to new upstream versions, fixing several bugs not explicitly listed here.

tzdata

442995

New timezone data 2009n

HardyReleaseNotes/ChangeSummary/8.04.4 (last edited 2010-01-29 02:47:26 by ernstp)