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Bug Fix Advisory acpid bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1786-1
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 acpid package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

The acpid package contains a daemon that dispatches Advanced Configuration and
Power Interface (ACPI) events to user-space programs.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Prior to this update, the acpid daemon repeatedly wrote a number of CPU events
to the /var/log/acpid file on certain hardware that was set up for high
performance. With this update, the acpid daemon has been optimized so that the
CPU events are no longer logged to /var/log/acpid. (BZ#729769)

* The acpid package contains a trigger scriptlet that returns a non-zero exit
code if the /var/log/acpid log file does not exist. Prior to this update, if the
acpid daemon was installed but never started on the system and the
/var/log/acpid file did not exist, the scriptlet did not function properly and
caused the package update process to fail, which could have resulted in two
different acpid packages being installed on the system and registered with the
RPM database (rpmdb). With this update, the acpid package has removed the
spurious acpid record from rpmdb so that the problem is now fixed. (BZ#545760)

All users of acpid are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes
these bugs.


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:
acpid-1.0.4-12.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 144c305215ea11ca5acd05699e77d359
SHA-256: 932f57454926a6a5cfa953cc02cb9d755ad9687e586bc98044df833d2e966895
 
IA-32:
acpid-1.0.4-12.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 552ab40d67f561f703ce285453425905
SHA-256: ed06c851b3305fca7477b335aa0e28938059af808ad7dc0525ac7c0dbfcdc04b
 
IA-64:
acpid-1.0.4-12.el5.ia64.rpm     MD5: 76f34e4fd1bb48eca4f9e60aa3f711d9
SHA-256: 47551aacda5135c2eaa13305c9ffd8f231393cba70142b694e3d05da7c9747e4
 
x86_64:
acpid-1.0.4-12.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 5c0bb3c7dd5c68da19ae5c195a491836
SHA-256: 8066118c6f7e4bc67eaf99019244d9793771916df6607d86ca2e5fa89b7b223d
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
acpid-1.0.4-12.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 144c305215ea11ca5acd05699e77d359
SHA-256: 932f57454926a6a5cfa953cc02cb9d755ad9687e586bc98044df833d2e966895
 
IA-32:
acpid-1.0.4-12.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 552ab40d67f561f703ce285453425905
SHA-256: ed06c851b3305fca7477b335aa0e28938059af808ad7dc0525ac7c0dbfcdc04b
 
x86_64:
acpid-1.0.4-12.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 5c0bb3c7dd5c68da19ae5c195a491836
SHA-256: 8066118c6f7e4bc67eaf99019244d9793771916df6607d86ca2e5fa89b7b223d
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

545760 - broken trigger in acpid update



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