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Bug Fix Advisory Updated busybox package

Advisory: RHBA-2004:594-06
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2004-12-21
Last updated on: 2004-12-21
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

Details

An updated busybox package that is no longer compiled as a static module in
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is now available.

Busybox is a single binary which includes versions of a large number of
system commands, including a shell. This package can be very useful for
recovering from certain types of system failures, particularly those
involving broken shared libraries.

The BusyBox program is a critical system recovery tool. For example,
if a script has a broken /etc/ld.so.preload file, then no dynamically
linked executables are able to run.

In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, when booting the kernel with
"init=ash.static", then using busybox, this problem is recoverable without
the need to set up a custom rescue disk.

In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, the busybox binary is no longer statically
linked, which makes the busybox.static and ash.static files no longer
needed, since every other program on the system is dynamically linked.

All users of busybox should upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/2703533/busybox/0.60.5-11/SRPMS/busybox-0.60.5-11.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 6271d2f27af4f0239655073d4b09541c
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox/0.60.5-11/i386/busybox-0.60.5-11.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 2ce47b6671ed89c433b739093e67c937
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox-anaconda/0.60.5-11/i386/busybox-anaconda-0.60.5-11.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: e6cd19344f405ce7510f41707feeec8d
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox/0.60.5-11/x86_64/busybox-0.60.5-11.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: a8264af919ff2f8ee352898c068ae459
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox-anaconda/0.60.5-11/x86_64/busybox-anaconda-0.60.5-11.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 26fca47bc7b3c6af38b53458a961f33c
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/2703533/busybox/0.60.5-11/SRPMS/busybox-0.60.5-11.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 6271d2f27af4f0239655073d4b09541c
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox/0.60.5-11/i386/busybox-0.60.5-11.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 2ce47b6671ed89c433b739093e67c937
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox-anaconda/0.60.5-11/i386/busybox-anaconda-0.60.5-11.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: e6cd19344f405ce7510f41707feeec8d
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox/0.60.5-11/ia64/busybox-0.60.5-11.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 082e6025f0bd1134c0d9dc1750596337
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox-anaconda/0.60.5-11/ia64/busybox-anaconda-0.60.5-11.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 4b564a811990d2aea6cf5530ce9b0714
 
PPC:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox/0.60.5-11/ppc/busybox-0.60.5-11.ppc.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 9cfd95ffe86dc398f59a89d183252411
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox-anaconda/0.60.5-11/ppc/busybox-anaconda-0.60.5-11.ppc.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: a286405760b6682ab1f4441cb2169383
 
s390:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox/0.60.5-11/s390/busybox-0.60.5-11.s390.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 465e0d9ab555f67eb7e00e7311a6a4bf
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox-anaconda/0.60.5-11/s390/busybox-anaconda-0.60.5-11.s390.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 5009b89e2ebd1f0e8e66fab0803fd84d
 
s390x:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox/0.60.5-11/s390x/busybox-0.60.5-11.s390x.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 6003bcbef5857586fe170c56fa8dd2fb
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox-anaconda/0.60.5-11/s390x/busybox-anaconda-0.60.5-11.s390x.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 09449d403c64ce2bebb3d16eda3dea8e
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox/0.60.5-11/x86_64/busybox-0.60.5-11.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: a8264af919ff2f8ee352898c068ae459
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox-anaconda/0.60.5-11/x86_64/busybox-anaconda-0.60.5-11.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 26fca47bc7b3c6af38b53458a961f33c
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/2703533/busybox/0.60.5-11/SRPMS/busybox-0.60.5-11.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 6271d2f27af4f0239655073d4b09541c
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox/0.60.5-11/i386/busybox-0.60.5-11.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 2ce47b6671ed89c433b739093e67c937
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox-anaconda/0.60.5-11/i386/busybox-anaconda-0.60.5-11.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: e6cd19344f405ce7510f41707feeec8d
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox/0.60.5-11/ia64/busybox-0.60.5-11.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 082e6025f0bd1134c0d9dc1750596337
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox-anaconda/0.60.5-11/ia64/busybox-anaconda-0.60.5-11.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 4b564a811990d2aea6cf5530ce9b0714
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox/0.60.5-11/x86_64/busybox-0.60.5-11.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: a8264af919ff2f8ee352898c068ae459
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox-anaconda/0.60.5-11/x86_64/busybox-anaconda-0.60.5-11.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 26fca47bc7b3c6af38b53458a961f33c
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/2703533/busybox/0.60.5-11/SRPMS/busybox-0.60.5-11.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 6271d2f27af4f0239655073d4b09541c
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox/0.60.5-11/i386/busybox-0.60.5-11.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 2ce47b6671ed89c433b739093e67c937
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox-anaconda/0.60.5-11/i386/busybox-anaconda-0.60.5-11.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: e6cd19344f405ce7510f41707feeec8d
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox/0.60.5-11/ia64/busybox-0.60.5-11.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 082e6025f0bd1134c0d9dc1750596337
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox-anaconda/0.60.5-11/ia64/busybox-anaconda-0.60.5-11.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 4b564a811990d2aea6cf5530ce9b0714
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox/0.60.5-11/x86_64/busybox-0.60.5-11.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: a8264af919ff2f8ee352898c068ae459
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/busybox-anaconda/0.60.5-11/x86_64/busybox-anaconda-0.60.5-11.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 26fca47bc7b3c6af38b53458a961f33c
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

131663 - [RHEL3][PATCH] busybox binary is not statically linked



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