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Bug Fix Advisory Updated GNU C library packages available

Advisory: RHBA-2002:116-03
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2002-06-18
Last updated on: 2002-06-21
Affected Products: Red Hat Linux 7.3


Updated glibc packages are available which fix various bugs discovered in
the GNU C library that shipped with Red Hat Linux 7.3.

The return value of the nice(2) function was not complying to standards
in certain cases.

Additionally, the default versions of the get*ent_r functions (like
gethostent_r) were mistakenly not exported from for application use.

There was also a bug in the 64bit signed modulo helper routine in libc,
which would usually be overridden in the libgcc.a implementation but could
be called in rare cases.

Some additional problems have been detected with the partially sanitized
kernel headers for userland usage which have also been addressed by this


Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
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
desired RPMs.

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.

Updated packages

Red Hat Linux 7.3

File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: 38f68312a273693b53da78ddf336ff63
Missing file
    MD5: 058c8b5548a88a4d4d6863582e937eb3
Missing file
    MD5: 058c8b5548a88a4d4d6863582e937eb3
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: 9a8c4bfbfbb7757970a51404308cd152
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: 386759b03968036129fedd70a96b7e38
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: 8ba73b8cd0fcce7c80508804d334163b
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: 3bef09e15e0998fbb9e6b8c8b48f1984
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: d67a165d49245a2ee54b8e22a7cf602e
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: 02fedb7275d60962732208e431861d72
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: 0bb6820d55ff9a339cdb6e57931d9777
Missing file
    MD5: 33b986ce914a98b15ec6d518c53fafab
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: c7db3b9cef9ffab94f32b6328fea58c0
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: 4ad4435155567938293f29f505c328b6
File outdated by:  RHSA-2003:325
    MD5: 3a859abd7511b405487f30352813c512

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

63620 - error in kernel headers (or in gcc compiler)
64641 - /usr/include/asm/msr.h gone missing...
65076 - /usr/include/asm/timex.h includes asm/msr.h
65612 - wrong results from __moddi3
65695 - incorrect implementation of __moddi3 in
66278 - has no symbols


gethostent_r, glibc, nice, __moddi3

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