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Bug Fix Advisory setup bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2010:0573-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2010-07-29
Last updated on: 2010-07-29
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.8.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.8.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

Details

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

The setup package contains a set of important system configuration and setup
files, such as passwd, group, and profile.

This updated setup package includes fixes for the following bugs:

* when logging in to an interactive login shell, the contents of the
/etc/profile script are executed in order to set up an initial environment.
Messages which should have been displayed to the user upon logging in to the
Korn shell (ksh) were suppressed due to an internal test to determine whether
the shell is a login shell that relied upon the value of the PS1 environment
variable having already been set before /etc/profile was executed. However, this
environment variable is set in the Korn shell only after /etc/profile is
executed, which led to messages never being displayed to Korn shell users. This
update provides an alternative test that does not rely on the PS1 variable being
set before /etc/profile execution, with the result that messages are properly
displayed to users of the Korn shell upon login. (BZ#616418)

* when logging in to the Korn shell (ksh), the shell output information about
processes running in the background to standard error. This was caused by use of
redirection syntax in the /etc/profile script which the Korn shell interpreter
did not understand. This update changes the redirection syntax in the
/etc/profile script such that the Korn shell no longer outputs extraneous
information upon login. (BZ#616757)

Users of setup, and particularly those who are using the Korn shell (ksh), are
advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues.


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
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.src.rpm     MD5: 88fee3c1c1add5d1de17dc780d8b3209
SHA-256: 49cc21adbfac96d97bbe9387839a97752df1e1df7cc2fd014b10c20254952d1b
 
IA-32:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
x86_64:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.src.rpm     MD5: 88fee3c1c1add5d1de17dc780d8b3209
SHA-256: 49cc21adbfac96d97bbe9387839a97752df1e1df7cc2fd014b10c20254952d1b
 
IA-32:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
IA-64:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
PPC:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
s390:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
s390x:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
x86_64:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.8.z)

SRPMS:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.src.rpm     MD5: 88fee3c1c1add5d1de17dc780d8b3209
SHA-256: 49cc21adbfac96d97bbe9387839a97752df1e1df7cc2fd014b10c20254952d1b
 
IA-32:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
IA-64:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
PPC:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
s390:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
s390x:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
x86_64:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.src.rpm     MD5: 88fee3c1c1add5d1de17dc780d8b3209
SHA-256: 49cc21adbfac96d97bbe9387839a97752df1e1df7cc2fd014b10c20254952d1b
 
IA-32:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
IA-64:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
x86_64:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.8.z)

SRPMS:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.src.rpm     MD5: 88fee3c1c1add5d1de17dc780d8b3209
SHA-256: 49cc21adbfac96d97bbe9387839a97752df1e1df7cc2fd014b10c20254952d1b
 
IA-32:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
IA-64:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
x86_64:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.src.rpm     MD5: 88fee3c1c1add5d1de17dc780d8b3209
SHA-256: 49cc21adbfac96d97bbe9387839a97752df1e1df7cc2fd014b10c20254952d1b
 
IA-32:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
IA-64:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
x86_64:
setup-2.5.37-4.el4_8.1.noarch.rpm     MD5: 1f5d65aa9094082e3b6ae538d5aad81b
SHA-256: 8fb943d7ef24aa37785bcf6f51e7f8d617c5564a04afc5d098f55d865c317dd8
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

616418 - ksh users can't see output from scripts in /etc/profile.d/
616757 - setup-2.5.37-3.el4.noarch.rpm (RHEL-4.8) has introduced /etc/profile's glitch causing ksh to print stuff to stderr


Keywords

ksh, non-interactive, shell


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