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Bug Fix Advisory initscripts bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2005:123-06
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2005-05-18
Last updated on: 2005-05-18
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 initscripts package is available that fixes various bugs.

The initscripts package contains the basic system scripts used to boot
your Red Hat system, change runlevels, and shut the system down
cleanly. Initscripts also contains the scripts that activate and
deactivate most network interfaces.

Bugs fixed in this release include:
- corrected handling of ONBOOT
- corrected handling MASTER and other configuration directives in the
presence of commented-out values
- dhcp clients are now killed on ifdown if the interface was changed to
static configuration in the interim
- ETHTOOL_OPTS is supported on addressless devices
- VMWare lock files are correctly handled
- the netfs script no longer unintentionally mounts GFS filesystems
- the netfs script now handles NFS root cases better
- link detection has been made more reliable
- bonding support for DHCP is improved
- the use of the GATEWAYDEV configuration directive has been fixed
- fixed the handling of the _netdev fstab option

All users of the initscripts package should upgrade to this updated
package, which resolves these issues.


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:
initscripts-7.31.22.EL-2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 619ea444a295b4a1da3c8f82437f2525
 
IA-32:
initscripts-7.31.22.EL-2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 5baf2d6a66b1c26c9984cffe2c699921
 
x86_64:
initscripts-7.31.22.EL-2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 83b950bbdc1d46d71d4a907298c967ca
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
initscripts-7.31.22.EL-2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 619ea444a295b4a1da3c8f82437f2525
 
IA-32:
initscripts-7.31.22.EL-2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 5baf2d6a66b1c26c9984cffe2c699921
 
IA-64:
initscripts-7.31.22.EL-2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: a733300c215e2f57f021a54a42b88ef3
 
PPC:
initscripts-7.31.22.EL-2.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 0ecd50aae87876c86e5dcea83fea7cb0
 
s390:
initscripts-7.31.22.EL-2.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 08b2f142e387aaf100163900c3951eb3
 
s390x:
initscripts-7.31.22.EL-2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 644899d586b1a1cc29ce474ae08fbacc
 
x86_64:
initscripts-7.31.22.EL-2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 83b950bbdc1d46d71d4a907298c967ca
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
initscripts-7.31.22.EL-2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 619ea444a295b4a1da3c8f82437f2525
 
IA-32:
initscripts-7.31.22.EL-2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 5baf2d6a66b1c26c9984cffe2c699921
 
IA-64:
initscripts-7.31.22.EL-2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: a733300c215e2f57f021a54a42b88ef3
 
x86_64:
initscripts-7.31.22.EL-2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 83b950bbdc1d46d71d4a907298c967ca
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
initscripts-7.31.22.EL-2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 619ea444a295b4a1da3c8f82437f2525
 
IA-32:
initscripts-7.31.22.EL-2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 5baf2d6a66b1c26c9984cffe2c699921
 
IA-64:
initscripts-7.31.22.EL-2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: a733300c215e2f57f021a54a42b88ef3
 
x86_64:
initscripts-7.31.22.EL-2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0447
    MD5: 83b950bbdc1d46d71d4a907298c967ca
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

110164 - Long delay when initializing network card when cable is not connected
127726 - dhclient remains active after change of bootproto
133575 - GATEWAYDEV directive ignored...
133929 - rc.sysconfig references non-existent /usr/sbin/kbdconfig
134030 - checkpid() in /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions has reserve logic
134787 - bonding + dhcp does not work
136531 - initscripts parse ONBOOT and MASTER incorrectly
140281 - netfs starts gfs filesystems
147610 - netfs doesn't properly unmount _netdev devices



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