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Bug Fix Advisory gnome-screensaver bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:0002-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-01-05
Last updated on: 2012-01-05
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated gnome-screensaver package that fixes one bug is now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The gnome-screensaver package contains the GNOME project's official screen saver
program. It is designed for improved integration with the GNOME desktop,
including themeability, language support, and Human Interface Guidelines (HIG)
compliance. It also provides screen-locking and fast user-switching from a
locked screen.

This update fixes the following bug:

* Previously, gnome-screensaver's PAM configuration file was not marked as a
configuration file in the gnome-screensaver spec file, and thus the
configuration file was overwritten when updating the gnome-screensaver package.
Therefore, after the screen had been locked, users could not log into the system
by using some of the previously specified authentication methods, or when users
successfully logged in, automatic re-authentication with some applications could
fail. With this update, the spec file has been corrected, and the pre-existing
gnome-screensaver's PAM configuration file is now preserved when the package is
updated so authentication problems no longer occur. (BZ#766799)

All users of gnome-screensaver are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which fixes this bug.


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:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_7.4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0008
    MD5: 323bab3ba982946a8ff365032a4f032f
SHA-256: ca0b73aa683983c55b56f53794c751c1405888aaa3670ab13133fdd935bcce9e
 
IA-32:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_7.4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0008
    MD5: 7b2a565e16c7047a46e0bc3d63b97be0
SHA-256: d1fc36ef03f98874253aa1cbeb5770a5b4611400c78586e71af1ded89e459902
 
IA-64:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_7.4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0008
    MD5: 877680ad5baac95484241b892ee0c830
SHA-256: b5521b6047008abb13cb1c464ac3628a334e15c96043e590eb8b1846e33540e0
 
PPC:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_7.4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0008
    MD5: 80fa1c1da0b2f9fcf87868017238a627
SHA-256: e9bd35bd8f86db670d91e3244ae3dfd72a5f1b7838414b0c195b005169d8fb1b
 
s390x:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_7.4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0008
    MD5: f4edc7ebc4f20e700498eb997c512132
SHA-256: edcc2d17222a073b59141879cb26e7cda2ef2d93ab1083fd7ac108aa056a0afe
 
x86_64:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_7.4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0008
    MD5: 6bcb26167b9ae4d245ca2732cda57c36
SHA-256: 93a33df0b4c2623592714376927bd95ceae834d4fc4fc8a8fb7cfd4ef53acf9a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_7.4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0008
    MD5: 323bab3ba982946a8ff365032a4f032f
SHA-256: ca0b73aa683983c55b56f53794c751c1405888aaa3670ab13133fdd935bcce9e
 
IA-32:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_7.4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0008
    MD5: 7b2a565e16c7047a46e0bc3d63b97be0
SHA-256: d1fc36ef03f98874253aa1cbeb5770a5b4611400c78586e71af1ded89e459902
 
x86_64:
gnome-screensaver-2.16.1-8.el5_7.4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0008
    MD5: 6bcb26167b9ae4d245ca2732cda57c36
SHA-256: 93a33df0b4c2623592714376927bd95ceae834d4fc4fc8a8fb7cfd4ef53acf9a
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)


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