New SysVinit package to fix hangs on serial console
|Type:||Bug Fix Advisory|
|Last updated on:||2001-06-22|
|Affected Products:||Red Hat Linux 7.1|
New SysVinit packages are available for Red Hat Linux 7.1; these packages
fix a problem where various things would fail on a serial console (such
as single user mode) when used with the Linux kernel version 2.4.3 or higher.
It is recommended that all users update to the fixed packages, especially
those that use a serial console.
init did not properly set the CREAD flag; with the 2.4.3 (and later) kernels,
this could cause applications to be unable to receive input from a serial
Thanks go to firstname.lastname@example.org for providing the patch.
relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh [filenames]
where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
|Red Hat Linux 7.1|
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