Updates for both security and non-functional packages are essential for a smooth-running system. Mandriva recommends that all users upgrade to the packages issued by any advisory to prevent problems with your system and unauthorized intrusion or denial of service attacks.
A graphical update utility called MandrivaUpdate is installed on your Mandriva Linux desktop. All you have to do is launch MandrivaUpdate to update your system through the GUI utility. The program lets you choose your FTP server within a list of server mirror. Then it fetches each update you have to make and lets you choose those you really need. In Mandrakelinux 8.x+, MandrakeUpdate has been replaced by the Software Manager.
Security update advisories are sent to the security mailing lists.
All security announcements and updated RPMs are signed with the GPG key of the Mandriva Security Team which is available for download.
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|2002-02-28||MDKA-2002:003||Updated postfix packages fix SASL support|
|2002-02-05||MDKA-2002:002||Updated slocate packages fix segfault|
|2001-12-17||MDKA-2001:023||Updated flex packages fix improper declaration if isatty()|
|2001-10-22||MDKA-2001:020||Updated sendmail packages fix long sending delays|
|2001-09-25||MDKA-2001:015||Updated lyx packages fix segfault on PPC|
|2001-09-18||MDKA-2001:014||Updated iptables packages fix problem saving/restoring firewall rules|
|2001-08-31||MDKA-2001:013||Updated rpmdrake packages fix problems with updates for PPC users|
|2001-06-29||MDKA-2001:011-1||Updated ImageMagick packages provide missing c++ headers and perl-Magick package|
|2001-06-20||MDKA-2001:011||Updated ImageMagick packages provide missing config utilities|
|2001-06-13||MDKA-2001:010||Updated mandrake_desk packages fix crashes with default GTK theme|
|2001-06-05||MDKA-2001:009||Updated drakfont packages fix bug with importing Windows fonts|
|2001-05-25||MDKA-2001:008||Updated xmms packages fix segfault with Italian language|
|2001-05-07||MDKA-2001:006||Updated glibc packages fix problems with Oracle Universal Installer|
|2001-05-03||MDKA-2001:005||Updated bash packages fix problems with displaying output of printf() function|