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Package Manifest

This appendix is a list of all package changes since the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4

A.1.  Added Packages

  • Group: System Environment/Daemons
  • Summary: A Clustered Database based on Samba's Trivial Database (TDB)
  • Description: CTDB is a cluster implementation of the TDB database used by Samba and other projects to store temporary data. If an application is already using TDB for temporary data it is very easy to convert that application to be cluster aware and use CTDB instead.
  • Group: System Environment/Daemons
  • Summary: High-performance and highly configurable free RADIUS server
  • Description: The FreeRADIUS Server Project is a high performance and highly configurable GPL'd free RADIUS server. The server is similar in some respects to Livingston's 2.0 server. While FreeRADIUS started as a variant of the Cistron RADIUS server, they don't share a lot in common any more. It now has many more features than Cistron or Livingston, and is much more configurable. FreeRADIUS is an Internet authentication daemon, which implements the RADIUS protocol, as defined in RFC 2865 (and others). It allows Network Access Servers (NAS boxes) to perform authentication for dial-up users. There are also RADIUS clients available for Web servers, firewalls, Unix logins, and more. Using RADIUS allows authentication and authorization for a network to be centralized, and minimizes the amount of re-configuration which has to be done when adding or deleting new users.
  • Group: System Environment/Base
  • Summary: A network boot loader
  • Description: gPXE is an open source network bootloader. It provides a direct replacement for proprietary PXE ROMs, with many extra features such as DNS, HTTP, iSCSI, etc.
  • Group: System Environment/Libraries
  • Summary: The GNU Scientific Library for numerical analysis
  • Description: The GNU Scientific Library (GSL) is a collection of routines for numerical analysis, written in C.
  • Group: Applications/Databases
  • Summary: PostgreSQL client programs
  • Description: PostgreSQL is an advanced Object-Relational database management system (DBMS) that supports almost all SQL constructs (including transactions, subselects and user-defined types and functions). The postgresql package includes the client programs and libraries that you'll need to access a PostgreSQL DBMS server. These PostgreSQL client programs are programs that directly manipulate the internal structure of PostgreSQL databases on a PostgreSQL server. These client programs can be located on the same machine with the PostgreSQL server, or may be on a remote machine which accesses a PostgreSQL server over a network connection. This package contains the docs in HTML for the whole package, as well as command-line utilities for managing PostgreSQL databases on a PostgreSQL server. If you want to manipulate a PostgreSQL database on a local or remote PostgreSQL server, you need this package. You also need to install this package if you're installing the postgresql-server package.
  • Group: System Environment/Libraries
  • Summary: Python module to access DMI data
  • Description: python-dmidecode is a python extension module that uses the code-base of the 'dmidecode' utility, and presents the data as python data structures or as XML data using libxml2.
  • Group: System Environment/Daemons
  • Summary: Server and Client software to interoperate with Windows machines
  • Description: Samba is the suite of programs by which a lot of PC-related machines share files, printers, and other information (such as lists of available files and printers). The Windows NT, OS/2, and Linux operating systems support this natively, and add-on packages can enable the same thing for DOS, Windows, VMS, UNIX of all kinds, MVS, and more. This package provides an SMB/CIFS server that can be used to provide network services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba uses NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) protocols and does NOT need the NetBEUI (Microsoft Raw NetBIOS frame) protocol.
  • Group: Applications/System
  • Summary: Create and remove virtual network interfaces
  • Description: tunctl is a tool to set up and maintain persistent TUN/TAP network interfaces, enabling user applications access to the wire side of a virtual nework interface. Such interfaces is useful for connecting VPN software, virtualization, emulation and a number of other similar applications to the network stack. tunctl originates from the User Mode Linux project.
  • Group: Applications/File
  • Summary: LZMA compression utilities
  • Description: XZ Utils are an attempt to make LZMA compression easy to use on free (as in freedom) operating systems. This is achieved by providing tools and libraries which are similar to use than the equivalents of the most popular existing compression algorithms. LZMA is a general purpose compression algorithm designed by Igor Pavlov as part of 7-Zip. It provides high compression ratio while keeping the decompression speed fast.

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