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Bug Fix Advisory module-init-tools bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2010:0759-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2010-10-11
Last updated on: 2010-10-11
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated module-init-tools package that provides a bug fix is now available.

The module-init-tools package provides various utilities used to manage the
loading and administration of Linux Kernel Modules.

This updated package addresses the following bug:

* When a Driver Update package (that is, one of the various "kmod" packages) is
updated, a symbolic link is recreated in the weak-updates directory to correlate
with the compatible kernel. However, previous version of the module-init-tools
package introduced a bug, which caused it not to create these links again once
they were removed during the update process. This update ensures that such weak
links are created properly, and upgrading Driver Update packages now works as
expected. (BZ#638855)

Users are advised to 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
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
module-init-tools-3.3-0.pre3.1.60.el5_5.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1359
    MD5: 4b02cbcfcd4b28eb0b7ac51912549dbb
SHA-256: 468108598d5e1d73a41208e53292ee1c19b282a8179bbe4005f85330a6264678
 
IA-32:
module-init-tools-3.3-0.pre3.1.60.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1359
    MD5: 00e6231362baa7c4a8f72b8bc6e1f6f1
SHA-256: e21df6f8cdd462810340823a63aaac989871b04c45f1ad6814488b1422a3dab4
 
IA-64:
module-init-tools-3.3-0.pre3.1.60.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1359
    MD5: e11c1daad8d8e838654f25ca9cb8f3a8
SHA-256: 2d8e914161e5f16d5d82fa58b1fcba28faa6727c76794aa7914c85db20d6656b
 
PPC:
module-init-tools-3.3-0.pre3.1.60.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1359
    MD5: cf7344b9d1e69594bd6bc3d330b29b8e
SHA-256: 15b5949ec0c72d03bfbeee61ece752238e28f0375ee053fd22bc1d555446b3fd
 
s390x:
module-init-tools-3.3-0.pre3.1.60.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1359
    MD5: c710cb498d8ebe2de34042a679e4091c
SHA-256: 7f0a7f13fc58ffdbbcaed8ad9b03e6ae7b44567570ebd99316186cf8d8477cd8
 
x86_64:
module-init-tools-3.3-0.pre3.1.60.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1359
    MD5: b99afb5fd982e31d195239d9ee9da032
SHA-256: e50098db44205e1086a0e91eb0afe45089fc2304f8b1137a9faadfc3361468f2
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
module-init-tools-3.3-0.pre3.1.60.el5_5.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1359
    MD5: 4b02cbcfcd4b28eb0b7ac51912549dbb
SHA-256: 468108598d5e1d73a41208e53292ee1c19b282a8179bbe4005f85330a6264678
 
IA-32:
module-init-tools-3.3-0.pre3.1.60.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1359
    MD5: 00e6231362baa7c4a8f72b8bc6e1f6f1
SHA-256: e21df6f8cdd462810340823a63aaac989871b04c45f1ad6814488b1422a3dab4
 
x86_64:
module-init-tools-3.3-0.pre3.1.60.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1359
    MD5: b99afb5fd982e31d195239d9ee9da032
SHA-256: e50098db44205e1086a0e91eb0afe45089fc2304f8b1137a9faadfc3361468f2
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

638855 - weak-modules fails to create weak links when updating kmod packages


Keywords

driver-update-program, DUP, kmod, modprobe, module-init-tools


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