Fedora 22 Update: GeoIP-GeoLite-data-2015.04-1.fc22

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Fedora Update Notification
2015-04-14 21:06:14

Name        : GeoIP-GeoLite-data
Product     : Fedora 22
Version     : 2015.04
Release     : 1.fc22
URL         : http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/legacy/geolite/
Summary     : Free GeoLite IP geolocation country database
Description :
The GeoLite databases are free IP geolocation databases. This package contains
a database that maps IPv4 addresses to countries.

This product includes GeoLite data created by MaxMind, available from

Update Information:

This update brings GeoIP to the current upstream release, with a number of bug fixes making the library more resistant to bad database files.

The geoipupdate tool has been unbundled from GeoIP upstream, and this has been reflected in the packaging. The update tool and the library are now packaged separately and will updated independently of each other in future.

The GeoLite databases have always been distributed separately from the library upstream, and this has also now been reflected in the packaging. Again, the database files will be updated independently in future.

In order not to break anything for existing users, the builds for current stable Fedora releases and EPEL have dependencies that pull together all of the separate packages so that upgrading will not result in a loss of functionality. From Fedora 22 onwards though, the library only has a dependency on the IPv4 country database - users wanting to use geoipupdate should install that package themselves, and users wanting to use different databases should install the GeoIP-GeoLite-data-extra package, which includes the IPv6, City and AS number databases.

  [ 1 ] Bug #832913 - GeoIP: crash due to lack of segment size validation
  [ 2 ] Bug #1174002 - Broken /etc/cron.weekly/geoipupdate6 prevents updates
  [ 3 ] Bug #1180874 - [abrt] GeoIP: geoiplookup(): geoiplookup killed by SIGSEGV
  [ 4 ] Bug #1189934 - Updating GeoIP-1.5.1-6.fc21.x86_64 tries to install the i686 version
  [ 5 ] Bug #1158667 - GeoIP version bump to 1.6.4
  [ 6 ] Bug #1186889 - Review Request: geoipupdate - Update GeoIP2 and GeoIP Legacy binary databases from MaxMind
  [ 7 ] Bug #1194798 - Review Request: GeoIP-GeoLite-data - Free GeoLite IP geolocation country database

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use
su -c 'yum update GeoIP-GeoLite-data' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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