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Bug Fix Advisory initscripts bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1081-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-07-21
Last updated on: 2011-07-21
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated initscripts package that fixes various bugs and add several
enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The initscripts package contains system scripts to boot your system, change
runlevels, activate and deactivate most network interfaces, and shut the system
down cleanly.

These updated initscripts packages include a number of bug fixes and
enhancements. Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory.
Refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 Technical Notes for information about
these changes:

https://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5/html/5.7_Technical_Notes/initscripts.html#RHBA-2011-1081

All users of iniscripts are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
provide numerous bug fixes and enhancements.


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
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
initscripts-8.45.38-2.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1300
    MD5: 13c4d0078d6439340ba7d335d6db77ce
SHA-256: 94ac4cfec16198131047d6b185d1b3cd0324c7a1ad40f2a63079c7cf1c559419
 
IA-32:
initscripts-8.45.38-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1300
    MD5: 9d863d6ff466e7dc717a046b998f8071
SHA-256: f13e852c8170900d0ccfe9975df59ebeaa71df3c6ae5baf168156792a0d411b6
 
IA-64:
initscripts-8.45.38-2.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1300
    MD5: f464e1b589764f5f21cdbfdafbde9655
SHA-256: 8419135eb397afbd5df973cd91d0b9df2a719f37048dc1f247a9b795c0ed8ddb
 
PPC:
initscripts-8.45.38-2.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1300
    MD5: 1a3e50936901f258bbf669fd93155327
SHA-256: e1f8965eb45a728fc67c61355fc53f59be4bf575ce2342c248efe7f2225a5da3
 
s390x:
initscripts-8.45.38-2.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1300
    MD5: 2abaad84b50b61c791c1f05c99c97765
SHA-256: 4b2335e74f129dbdd3d252182d9a0bccc4db0ef17aacac508e326fa91377e004
 
x86_64:
initscripts-8.45.38-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1300
    MD5: cc54bc7b965c2531efb642ad21f15254
SHA-256: c46036db588e3098377ba631f2fe91060ce83954885cbafa83786d4f1cce5c53
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
initscripts-8.45.38-2.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1300
    MD5: 13c4d0078d6439340ba7d335d6db77ce
SHA-256: 94ac4cfec16198131047d6b185d1b3cd0324c7a1ad40f2a63079c7cf1c559419
 
IA-32:
initscripts-8.45.38-2.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1300
    MD5: 9d863d6ff466e7dc717a046b998f8071
SHA-256: f13e852c8170900d0ccfe9975df59ebeaa71df3c6ae5baf168156792a0d411b6
 
x86_64:
initscripts-8.45.38-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1300
    MD5: cc54bc7b965c2531efb642ad21f15254
SHA-256: c46036db588e3098377ba631f2fe91060ce83954885cbafa83786d4f1cce5c53
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

462095 - VLAN configs do not work when renaming ethernet interfaces to non-numeric.
604669 - Specifying bonding arp_ip_target options in modprobe.conf can prevent restarting network
637176 - checkpid() function in /etc/init.d/functions won't work with plural pids
648524 - DEVICETYPE isn't calculated correctly for IPoIB child interfaces
649995 - "grep: character class syntax is [[:space:]], not [:space:]" printed for every tcsh shell
664091 - Special symbol '#' appears in interface names and confuses scripts.
665601 - sysctl calls fail with VLANs (mostly breaking IPv6)
669728 - ifdown hangs indefinitely when
671386 - Changes to messages returned by dmraid means stat() failures for dmraid setup on boot
674221 - nic bonding cannot be brought up if specify 'MASTER="bond0"' in ifcfg-ethX
676851 - hung task warnings when NFS server is unavailable during writeback
684909 - Interface can not acquire an IPv6 address via DHCPv6 if no IPv4 address is configured
685038 - No IP connectivity with DHCP when Link was down on boot
687849 - noisy output if no iscsid check during shutdown or reboot
689898 - add comment to some mount lines to avoid confusion
699544 - dhclient will not start after boot on rhel5.7
703203 - System halt does not unmount mount points with nfs in the path name.


References



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