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Bug Fix Advisory system-config-date bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1490-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-02-20
Last updated on: 2012-02-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated system-config-date package that fixes a bug is now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

system-config-date is a graphical interface for changing the system date and
time, configuring the system time zone, and setting up the NTP daemon to
synchronize the time of the system with an NTP time server.

This updated system-config-date package fixes the following bug:

* Prior to this update, the system-config-date program set date and time in two
separate steps which sometimes caused time update threads in Xen virtual
machines (VMs) to become unresponsive. This version sets date and time together
in one step. As a result, any Xen VMs running on the host no longer hang during
the date and time update process. (BZ#529071)

All users of system-config-date are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which fixes this bug.


Solution

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

This update is available via the 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:
system-config-date-1.8.12-5.el5.src.rpm     MD5: f35da50db598928d4b194d18314b6dab
SHA-256: bd8ac348b435c23bf86a6ab9829ec3fef1146b8edb92d1aa224570ea5e82953d
 
IA-32:
system-config-date-1.8.12-5.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 49a159a060afa7160bbad931f60b95bc
SHA-256: 6c0e9b520d616187224f694b231b3b650e821380f9600cf2e15ea0ba3b4f7a18
 
IA-64:
system-config-date-1.8.12-5.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 49a159a060afa7160bbad931f60b95bc
SHA-256: 6c0e9b520d616187224f694b231b3b650e821380f9600cf2e15ea0ba3b4f7a18
 
PPC:
system-config-date-1.8.12-5.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 49a159a060afa7160bbad931f60b95bc
SHA-256: 6c0e9b520d616187224f694b231b3b650e821380f9600cf2e15ea0ba3b4f7a18
 
s390x:
system-config-date-1.8.12-5.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 49a159a060afa7160bbad931f60b95bc
SHA-256: 6c0e9b520d616187224f694b231b3b650e821380f9600cf2e15ea0ba3b4f7a18
 
x86_64:
system-config-date-1.8.12-5.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 49a159a060afa7160bbad931f60b95bc
SHA-256: 6c0e9b520d616187224f694b231b3b650e821380f9600cf2e15ea0ba3b4f7a18
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
system-config-date-1.8.12-5.el5.src.rpm     MD5: f35da50db598928d4b194d18314b6dab
SHA-256: bd8ac348b435c23bf86a6ab9829ec3fef1146b8edb92d1aa224570ea5e82953d
 
IA-32:
system-config-date-1.8.12-5.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 49a159a060afa7160bbad931f60b95bc
SHA-256: 6c0e9b520d616187224f694b231b3b650e821380f9600cf2e15ea0ba3b4f7a18
 
x86_64:
system-config-date-1.8.12-5.el5.noarch.rpm     MD5: 49a159a060afa7160bbad931f60b95bc
SHA-256: 6c0e9b520d616187224f694b231b3b650e821380f9600cf2e15ea0ba3b4f7a18
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

529071 - Fix system-config-date to change date and time together



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