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Bug Fix Advisory initscripts bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2009:1000-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2009-05-18
Last updated on: 2009-05-18
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

Details

An updated initscripts package that fixes various bugs is now available.

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 de-activate most
network interfaces.

This updated initscripts package includes fixes for the following bugs:

* the "ifdown" script did not shut down bonded interfaces in the correct
order, which caused the "network" init script to become unresponsive during
system shutdown, or upon restarting the "network" service script. With this
updated package, ifdown shuts down bonded interfaces in the correct order,
thus correcting the hang which previously occurred.

* one Dutch string translation asked users to enter either "j" or "n"
(representing "yes" or "no") as an answer to a question about checking the
file system following an unclean shutdown. However, only "y" or "n" are
accepted as user input. In this updated package, the incorrect "j" has been
changed to a "y" in the Dutch translation.

* the LINKDELAY parameter was not taken into account for DHCP connections,
which could have caused network devices to become disabled during the boot
process. LINKDELAY is now taken into account, which resolves this issue.

* /sbin/kmodule is a utility used to probe for kernel modules. The kudzu
program, which is used to detect changes in systems' hardware
configurations, contained a flaw wherein it used the wrong device when
obtaining information about tape devices, and which could have incorrectly
caused tape devices to rewind. This updated initscripts package takes into
account the fix to kudzu, so that it is no longer possible for tape devices
to be rewound when probing a system's hardware configuration.

All users of initscripts are advised to 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.

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 Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
initscripts-7.93.34-1.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0405
    MD5: 4c9f2a71fb51d22757b9f1e46d4464ce
 
IA-32:
initscripts-7.93.34-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0405
    MD5: de1ab5df3b0a0b62978c1954a9e83506
 
x86_64:
initscripts-7.93.34-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0405
    MD5: f5c52125acad19ff2fd9aaa9d9d47710
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
initscripts-7.93.34-1.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0405
    MD5: 4c9f2a71fb51d22757b9f1e46d4464ce
 
IA-32:
initscripts-7.93.34-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0405
    MD5: de1ab5df3b0a0b62978c1954a9e83506
 
IA-64:
initscripts-7.93.34-1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0405
    MD5: 7eb057a8e41dc60dc835330b06a71328
 
PPC:
initscripts-7.93.34-1.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0405
    MD5: 1128ab5ba9aa1dfc44b0c16d8693f687
 
s390:
initscripts-7.93.34-1.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0405
    MD5: 49a630ad54ae8863620aeec970653d04
 
s390x:
initscripts-7.93.34-1.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0405
    MD5: 68c3bc6b6f66948d75b08679ee2baf50
 
x86_64:
initscripts-7.93.34-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0405
    MD5: f5c52125acad19ff2fd9aaa9d9d47710
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
initscripts-7.93.34-1.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0405
    MD5: 4c9f2a71fb51d22757b9f1e46d4464ce
 
IA-32:
initscripts-7.93.34-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0405
    MD5: de1ab5df3b0a0b62978c1954a9e83506
 
IA-64:
initscripts-7.93.34-1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0405
    MD5: 7eb057a8e41dc60dc835330b06a71328
 
x86_64:
initscripts-7.93.34-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0405
    MD5: f5c52125acad19ff2fd9aaa9d9d47710
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
initscripts-7.93.34-1.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0405
    MD5: 4c9f2a71fb51d22757b9f1e46d4464ce
 
IA-32:
initscripts-7.93.34-1.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0405
    MD5: de1ab5df3b0a0b62978c1954a9e83506
 
IA-64:
initscripts-7.93.34-1.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0405
    MD5: 7eb057a8e41dc60dc835330b06a71328
 
x86_64:
initscripts-7.93.34-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2010:0405
    MD5: f5c52125acad19ff2fd9aaa9d9d47710
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

237118 - Dutch translation mistake for integrity check
458323 - [Broadcom 4.8 bug] LINKDELAY parameter hasn't been added to network-functions/DHCP script of initscripts in RHEL4
478881 - /sbin/kmodule causes tapes to rewind causing data corruption



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