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Bug Fix Advisory yum bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:0273-1
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 yum package that fixes one bug and adds one enhancement is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Yum is a utility that can check for updates and automatically download and
install updated RPM packages. Dependencies are obtained and downloaded
automatically, prompting the user for permission as necessary.

This update fixes the following bug:

* Prior to this update, the nice level for daemon restarts was inherited from
the environment. As a consequence, daemons updated by yum-updatesd restarted at
a lower priority and changed the system behaviour. This update modifies the
underlying code so that the daemons are now at normal priority of 0. (BZ#552279)

This update also adds the following enhancement:

* This update adds the commands update-to and upgrade-to to the yum package,
which allow to upgrade a certain package to a specific version. (BZ#662175)

All users of yum are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes
this bug and adds this enhancement.


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:
yum-3.2.22-39.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: 7bd193a69c0662c7204d351bb387b2e5
SHA-256: 51fb68a5b9fbf8e9a67c08f6fbe36a6e7ff2852b89064baaa800395481d37f36
 
IA-32:
yum-3.2.22-39.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: 8b14f33a07706a60ac35f9c4dffc44fb
SHA-256: 87f8e22c1798a6f4c0e6c70331dc9404828001bbc938db1d2e8736bb35a5e5f6
 
IA-64:
yum-3.2.22-39.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: 8b14f33a07706a60ac35f9c4dffc44fb
SHA-256: 87f8e22c1798a6f4c0e6c70331dc9404828001bbc938db1d2e8736bb35a5e5f6
 
PPC:
yum-3.2.22-39.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: 8b14f33a07706a60ac35f9c4dffc44fb
SHA-256: 87f8e22c1798a6f4c0e6c70331dc9404828001bbc938db1d2e8736bb35a5e5f6
 
s390x:
yum-3.2.22-39.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: 8b14f33a07706a60ac35f9c4dffc44fb
SHA-256: 87f8e22c1798a6f4c0e6c70331dc9404828001bbc938db1d2e8736bb35a5e5f6
 
x86_64:
yum-3.2.22-39.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: 8b14f33a07706a60ac35f9c4dffc44fb
SHA-256: 87f8e22c1798a6f4c0e6c70331dc9404828001bbc938db1d2e8736bb35a5e5f6
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
yum-3.2.22-39.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: 7bd193a69c0662c7204d351bb387b2e5
SHA-256: 51fb68a5b9fbf8e9a67c08f6fbe36a6e7ff2852b89064baaa800395481d37f36
 
IA-32:
yum-3.2.22-39.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: 8b14f33a07706a60ac35f9c4dffc44fb
SHA-256: 87f8e22c1798a6f4c0e6c70331dc9404828001bbc938db1d2e8736bb35a5e5f6
 
x86_64:
yum-3.2.22-39.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: 8b14f33a07706a60ac35f9c4dffc44fb
SHA-256: 87f8e22c1798a6f4c0e6c70331dc9404828001bbc938db1d2e8736bb35a5e5f6
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

552279 - updated daemons restart at +19 nice



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https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

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