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Bug Fix Advisory less enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2010:0214-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2010-03-30
Last updated on: 2010-03-30
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

Rebase less package

The less utility is a text file browser that resembles more, but with more
capabilities ("less is more"). The less utility allows users to move
backwards in the file as well as forwards. Because less need not read the
entire input file before it starts, less starts up more quickly than text
editors (vi, for example).

Rebase fixes these issue and bring more bug fix and enhancement:
This updated less package fixes a regression, which causes, that less does
not display lines longer that screen width properly, when scrolling line
per line and add into manpage description of option "--old-bot" which
reverts to the old bottom of screen behavior.

All users of less are highly recommend to upgrade to this updated package,
which resolves this issue.


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/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
less-436-2.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1468
    MD5: 6829e06d33d90b344b89bceddc12ad82
SHA-256: efe50a511c5f47881040791114a46f6b8a420ae62b37ba88de0702ef384f1d7e
 
IA-32:
less-436-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1468
    MD5: 493e64c624d4261ee0981660c1d53984
SHA-256: b08ec7c1c86bac80ab7135c8ee16a05d92147be268fd5f04e600b2aceb1bf0c1
 
IA-64:
less-436-2.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1468
    MD5: 2afa606b0e010e17a0d0b374efb8b5d7
SHA-256: f1d4ac6b4588dd4f05e5d8a4a9515abeaf5453c8c0a51248b3503a471895440f
 
PPC:
less-436-2.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1468
    MD5: e252c23fb60377bf75c6d7270fdd3906
SHA-256: fd48979f3f546ff353d5abd7c21e4af3f869bcb92bd9b8903b522d0fd4541532
 
s390x:
less-436-2.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1468
    MD5: 984693b8f22aa864c58741bf7755eca3
SHA-256: 77f7f65045b93b9b32774491cb46632f8c28e55cc9b136a543a46ae2f3f2a89b
 
x86_64:
less-436-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1468
    MD5: bf6526d692fb8c69b61d84a64f38a627
SHA-256: 80b6b8b3387508c5f24a2a00f8d681d15a7654b68120273fa32ec815bc0d52a1
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
less-436-2.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1468
    MD5: 6829e06d33d90b344b89bceddc12ad82
SHA-256: efe50a511c5f47881040791114a46f6b8a420ae62b37ba88de0702ef384f1d7e
 
IA-32:
less-436-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1468
    MD5: 493e64c624d4261ee0981660c1d53984
SHA-256: b08ec7c1c86bac80ab7135c8ee16a05d92147be268fd5f04e600b2aceb1bf0c1
 
x86_64:
less-436-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1468
    MD5: bf6526d692fb8c69b61d84a64f38a627
SHA-256: 80b6b8b3387508c5f24a2a00f8d681d15a7654b68120273fa32ec815bc0d52a1
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

509553 - [REG] less does not display long lines properly when scrolling line per line
510724 - The new "--old-bot" option is not documented in the man page for "less"


Keywords

rebase


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