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  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of UpdatesUpdates 5 months ago

    2020 July 1

    After yesterday's crash and problems with restoring the firewall
    after the system came back up, I decided to catch up on pending
    updates, which should have been installed around this time, and
    use the reboot to test whether my fixes to firewall start-up are
    working.
    
    Made a mirror backup to Juno.
    
    Made a backup AMI:
        Ratburger Backup 2020-07-01  ami-0859137eaa2899813
            /           snap-0ee1bb3fd849c8815
            /server     snap-0364850c6c47baa84
    
    Installed all pending update packages: 98 in total, 28 for
    security including a new kernel.
    
    Ran a Garback to preserve firewall settings and the muzzle list
    across the reboot.
    
    Rebooted at 12:33 UTC. The system came up normally after the
    reboot.  We are now running on kernel
    4.14.158-129.185.amzn2.x86_64.
    
    After the reboot, both the IPv4 and IPv6 firewall rules were
    restored automatically.
    
    Updated the BuddyPress plug-in to version 6.1.0.  This is an
    incremental maintenance release which fixes six flaws, mostly
    security holes in the REST API, which only lemmings would
    enable.  A total of 38 files were modified, with none of the
    changes in files containing our local code.  I integrated the
    local code, opting to delete the files:
        bp-templates/bp-legacy/css/buddypress.css
        bp-templates/bp-legacy/js/buddypress.js
    which contain no other changes than our local code from the kit,
    along with their evil dwarf twin minimised files to avoid the
    risks of re-minimisation.  After verifying all of our local code
    was integrated with ../t/ratdiff, I syntax checked everything
    with ../t/chk and applied the update kit.  Everything looked OK
    after installation.
    
    Committed the BuddyPress version 6.1.0 update (Build 481) and
    published to GitHub.