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Bug Fix Advisory mrtg bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1493-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-02-20
Last updated on: 2012-02-20
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

Details

An updated mrtg package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

The Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) is a tool to monitor the traffic load on
network-links. MRTG generates HTML pages containing Portable Network Graphics
(PNG) images, which provide a live, visual representation of this traffic.

This updated package fixes the following bugs:

* Previously, changing the "kMG" keyword in the MRTG configuration could cause
the labels on the y-axis to overlap the main area of the generated chart. With
this update, an upstream patch has been applied to address this issue, and
changing the "kMG" keyword in the configuration no longer leads to the incorrect
rendering of the resulting charts. (BZ#436662)

* Previously, the package incorrectly informed rpm/yum that it provides
perl(SNMP_util), perl(SNMP_Session), perl(BER) and a few other capabilities.
Because of that, rpm/yum preferred mrtg as a source for those capabilities over
the real source (e.g. perl-SNMP_Session). This caused other packages that expect
to receive perl-SNMP_Session to fail. This updated mrtg package does not state
that it provides those capabilities and as a result rpm/yum will no longer
incorrectly prefer it for those capabilities. (BZ#563619)

Users of mrtg should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these
issues.


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

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
mrtg-2.14.5-4.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 3169779b02b6e94ffd99071f0870ed49
SHA-256: 4a5ac0ae71fbec1387237215a6e7ba36a812e7f7aebe99a5f3307733a98aeffe
 
IA-32:
mrtg-2.14.5-4.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: a20a0f1f41cdea3e795722b7a271a4fc
SHA-256: d4cc6551bb087d4514421ad2efe228434d835b9e8f0ce0f23e1db85fbbf5a66d
 
x86_64:
mrtg-2.14.5-4.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: d8583000171aa32b9197d13cd3568b2f
SHA-256: 3bfaa6486c5021125a894d289e42a2a075378a67385011ab530289c66b3a330f
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
mrtg-2.14.5-4.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 3169779b02b6e94ffd99071f0870ed49
SHA-256: 4a5ac0ae71fbec1387237215a6e7ba36a812e7f7aebe99a5f3307733a98aeffe
 
IA-32:
mrtg-2.14.5-4.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: a20a0f1f41cdea3e795722b7a271a4fc
SHA-256: d4cc6551bb087d4514421ad2efe228434d835b9e8f0ce0f23e1db85fbbf5a66d
 
IA-64:
mrtg-2.14.5-4.el5.ia64.rpm     MD5: af9f85332c8e1374aefdf36d90264ed8
SHA-256: b0a2ca5fe8479f90d777cb277b3fe6b2061476779e13c570343f5bce07dee192
 
PPC:
mrtg-2.14.5-4.el5.ppc.rpm     MD5: 00805d371d1a80757966a3c79f79f337
SHA-256: 006fc4284b2412b8cb1e944ba172d79504f96870af33d80bbfdb3f4381a3303e
 
s390x:
mrtg-2.14.5-4.el5.s390x.rpm     MD5: f6c19d383f97356160fbf765f198a815
SHA-256: 96bef79afefc34b1112d74d9f3a7a312b70c4198b143ebbc5f91cad13ade00ce
 
x86_64:
mrtg-2.14.5-4.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: d8583000171aa32b9197d13cd3568b2f
SHA-256: 3bfaa6486c5021125a894d289e42a2a075378a67385011ab530289c66b3a330f
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

436662 - Override of kMG option causes graph overlap.
563619 - Bad 'Provides:'



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