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Bug Fix Advisory system-config-date bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2009:0279-2
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2009-02-11
Last updated on: 2009-09-02
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated system-config-date package that fixes a bug when run by
firstboot is now available.

system-config-date is a graphical interface for changing the system date
and time, configuring the system time zone, and setting up the NTP daemon
to synchronize the time of the system with an NTP time server.

When run as part of firstboot, system-config-date erroneously deleted some
widgets instead of hiding them. This caused "An error has occurred in the
timezone module..." errors to present when trying to display the time-zone
screen. With this update the widgets are, correctly, hidden and not
removed, ensuring the time-zone screen displays as expected.

All users 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.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
system-config-date-1.8.12-4.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1490
    MD5: 4d1f8ed26ab00f634f64a7beb52cc8db
 
IA-32:
system-config-date-1.8.12-4.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1490
    MD5: 9c927046d82acc05bc00a0a675566702
 
IA-64:
system-config-date-1.8.12-4.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1490
    MD5: 9c927046d82acc05bc00a0a675566702
 
PPC:
system-config-date-1.8.12-4.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1490
    MD5: 9c927046d82acc05bc00a0a675566702
 
s390x:
system-config-date-1.8.12-4.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1490
    MD5: 9c927046d82acc05bc00a0a675566702
 
x86_64:
system-config-date-1.8.12-4.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1490
    MD5: 9c927046d82acc05bc00a0a675566702
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
system-config-date-1.8.12-4.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1490
    MD5: 4d1f8ed26ab00f634f64a7beb52cc8db
 
IA-32:
system-config-date-1.8.12-4.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1490
    MD5: 9c927046d82acc05bc00a0a675566702
 
x86_64:
system-config-date-1.8.12-4.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1490
    MD5: 9c927046d82acc05bc00a0a675566702
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

430910 - timezone exception thrown before any welcome screens



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