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Bug Fix Advisory SysVinit bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2009:0149-2
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2009-01-20
Last updated on: 2009-01-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated sysVinit package that fixes various bugs is now available.

The SysVinit package contains a group of processes that control the basic
functions of your system. SysVinit includes the init program, which is the
first program started by the Linux kernel when the system boots. The init
program then controls the starting up and shutting down of all other programs.

This updated SysVinit package includes fixes for the following bugs:

* a conflict between nss_ldap and SysVinit that caused segmentation faults
in LDAP servers upon shutdown has been fixed. With these updated packages,
systems running nss_ldap shut down cleanly, thus resolving the problem.

* the 'telinit u' command now works properly in runlevels 0 (halt) and 6
(reboot).

* the manual page for the wall(1) command has been changed to reflect
accurately the maximum length of messages, which is 22 lines.

All users of SysVinit are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
SysVinit-2.86-15.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1040
    MD5: bb50731794534308dbd6566657e2073c
 
IA-32:
SysVinit-2.86-15.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1040
    MD5: bf9d5a8a9b88d79e8332203b8e384f24
 
IA-64:
SysVinit-2.86-15.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1040
    MD5: 44201898c2b425aadc95327f26454e0d
 
PPC:
SysVinit-2.86-15.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1040
    MD5: aa798cd682050279d17861a2372a2370
 
s390x:
SysVinit-2.86-15.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1040
    MD5: 10546d721a611a0bd5829e5aa3e6327e
 
x86_64:
SysVinit-2.86-15.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1040
    MD5: 9164d51b3f20ab1c244dacd435ef0e23
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
SysVinit-2.86-15.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1040
    MD5: bb50731794534308dbd6566657e2073c
 
IA-32:
SysVinit-2.86-15.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1040
    MD5: bf9d5a8a9b88d79e8332203b8e384f24
 
x86_64:
SysVinit-2.86-15.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1040
    MD5: 9164d51b3f20ab1c244dacd435ef0e23
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

348651 - [RFE] add init u support for initlevel 0 and 6
454675 - nss_ldap 253-12 causing shutdown segfaults and issues


Keywords

nss_ldap, SysVinit, telinit, wall


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