Linux Forensics Tools Repository: Package Summary for Packages on February 5, 2013:

  • fuse-exfat-1.0.0-1.{fc15,fc16,fc17,fc18,el5,el6}.{i686,x86_64}.rpm - Fuse-exfat is an exFAT file system implementation with write support. exFAT is a simple file system created by Microsoft. It is intended to replace FAT32 removing some of it's limitations. exFAT is a standard file system for SDXC memory cards. Here are the changes from the previous version:
    • Fixed crash when renaming a file within a single directory and a new name differs only in case.
    • Fixed clusters allocation: a cluster beyond valid clusters range could be allocated.
    • Fixed crash when a volume is unmounted while some files are open.
    • SConscript now respects AR and RANLIB environment variables.
    • Improved error handling.
    • Enabled big_writes. This improves write speed (larger block size means less switches between kernel- and user-space).
    • Do BLKROGET ioctl to make sure the device is not read-only: after "blockdev --setro" kernel still allows to open the device in read-write mode but fails writes.

  • exfat-utils-1.0.0-1.1.{fc15,fc16,fc17,fc18,el5,el6}.{i686,x86_64}.rpm - The EXfat-utils are a set of utilities for creating, checking, dumping and labeling exFAT file systems. Here are the changes from the previous version:
    • Fixed crash when renaming a file within a single directory and a new name differs only in case.
    • Fixed clusters allocation: a cluster beyond valid clusters range could be allocated.
    • Fixed crash when a volume is unmounted while some files are open.
    • SConscript now respects AR and RANLIB environment variables.
    • Improved error handling.
    • Enabled big_writes. This improves write speed (larger block size means less switches between kernel- and user-space).
    • Do BLKROGET ioctl to make sure the device is not read-only: after "blockdev --setro" kernel still allows to open the device in read-write mode but fails writes.

  • libvshadow{,-devel,-tools,-python}-20130113-1.{fc15,fc16,fc17,fc18,el5,el6}.{i686,x86_64}.rpm - Libvshadow is a ibrary and tools used to support the Volume Service Snapshot (VSS) format. The VSS format is used by Windows, as of Vista, to maintain copies of data on a storage media volume. Here are the changes since the last version.
    • 2013 update
    • updated dependencies
    • updated msvscpp files
    • added vshadowmount.1 man page

  • python-apsw-3.7.15.2_r1-1.{fc15,fc16,fc17,fc18,el5,el6}.{i686,x86_64}.rpm - Python-apsw is a Python wrapper for the SQLite embedded relational database engine. In contrast to other wrappers such as pysqlite it focuses on being a minimal layer over SQLite attempting just to translate the complete SQLite API into Python. The documentation has a section on the differences between APSW and pysqlite. See here for a list of the changes.
  • libiconv{,-devel,-static,-utils}-1.14-3.{fc15,fc16,fc17,fc18,el6}.{i686,x86_64}.rpm - Libiconv provides an iconv() implementation, for use on systems which don't have one, or whose implementation cannot convert from/to Unicode. Due to conflicts with other packages, notably glibc, the libiconv packages are installed in /usr/libiconf. Note that libiconv is not available for RHEL/CentOS 5. This release makes the library files also available at /usr/libiconf/lib for the 86_64 architecture which makes the package easier to use when building packages that use libiconv. The only changes in this release are the removal of files in the libiconv package which conflicted with files in the libiconv-devel package.
  • libpst{,-devel,-devel-doc,-doc,-libs,-python}-0.6.58-1.1.{fc15,fc16,fc17,fc18, el6}.{i686,x86_64}.rpm - The libpst utilities convert Outlook .pst files to other formats. The packages include the following:
    • libpst includes:
      • readpst which can convert email messages to both mbox and MH mailbox formats
      • pst2ldif which can convert the contacts to .ldif format for import into ldap databases, and
      • pst2dii which can convert email messages to the DII load file format used by Summation.
    • libpst-libs package contains the shared library used by the pst utilities.
    • libpst-python package contains libpst shared objects from python code.
    • libpst-devel package contains the library links and header files needed to develop applications using the libpst shared library.
    • libpst-devel-doc package contains the doxygen generated documentation for the libpst.so shared library.
    • libpst-doc package contains the html documentation for the pst utilities.

    This version uses the libiconv library. Note that libpst is not available for RHEL/CentOS 5.

    Here are the changes since the last version:
    • fix From quoting on embedded rfc/822 messages.

  • fmem-kernel-objects-1.6-1.13.{fc15,fc16,fc17,fc18,el5,el6}.{i686,x86_64}.rpm - Fmem is kernel module that creates device /dev/fmem, similar to /dev/mem but without limitations. The changes are the following:
    • 3.7.4-204 for FC18
    • 3.6.10-4 for FC18
    • 3.7.3-101 for FC17
    • 3.6.11-4 for FC16

  • CERT-Forensics-Tools-1.0-52.{fc15,fc16,fc17,fc18,el5,el6}.{i686,x86_64}.rpm - This package was updated to do the following:
    • add exfat-utils for all supported architectures
    • remove gpart and ext3grep from Fedora 18 and beyond