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Bug Fix Advisory util-linux bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:1437-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-11-08
Last updated on: 2012-11-08
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

Updated util-linux packages that fix a bug are now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

The util-linux packages contain a set of low-level system utilities that are
necessary for a Linux operating system to function.

This update fixes the following bug:

* Due to a regression, the fdisk utility did not provide kernel with updated
information about new partition table on some systems. Consequently, fdisk
failed to partition a disk not in use at the time. A patch has been provided to
address this issue and fdisk now works as expected in the described scenario.
(BZ#865791)

Users of util-linux are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix
this bug.


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
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
util-linux-2.13-0.59.el5_8.src.rpm     MD5: 12b08c65aa87e88cd66cb4b182ba2e92
SHA-256: 6e2914adacec6e0a0793a47fcab05e1eb411e854b0bd5658c3f2c4f3c742afb0
 
IA-32:
util-linux-2.13-0.59.el5_8.i386.rpm     MD5: fc54ef8046bbb85c25d67ca01c2a0f5c
SHA-256: 1be73907c914c088b8fc6a4e4e68e2c19450423c5666d26c61e84c0f6f330af5
util-linux-debuginfo-2.13-0.59.el5_8.i386.rpm     MD5: 7fb18d3f683345cb8887afd155672e32
SHA-256: 8411232eda898340b5be8243c6bac8f65bf135dbb8011f85db0331c930893edf
 
IA-64:
util-linux-2.13-0.59.el5_8.ia64.rpm     MD5: 1b89f707a35154a728114b9d76235bb9
SHA-256: 57308ee78ed117017fe81bdb0f26e512459eb1f55d212f956130e5c610518511
util-linux-debuginfo-2.13-0.59.el5_8.ia64.rpm     MD5: 6a778a268595e5cef0c8b0290aaaab8c
SHA-256: ad79405e059bc6ac69c3b081aa9d9f199591e95fda357748027ccd86058b7418
 
PPC:
util-linux-2.13-0.59.el5_8.ppc.rpm     MD5: d11df5d13bab3e81b6e5e73c07cbb0f8
SHA-256: 8d1bfe7b290574b57d7ff8eddb135336fc5e2ef5dda26e09dd7d69663d5f2f88
util-linux-debuginfo-2.13-0.59.el5_8.ppc.rpm     MD5: 749e5ec6fd70cceb50b07fa77add958a
SHA-256: 9eda3bbde9152053e97ddf70dedb5a1cb2dd8c802edb2d3470c7030467a2d75e
 
s390x:
util-linux-2.13-0.59.el5_8.s390x.rpm     MD5: 01724f9f0769f0daff284288fc3fee82
SHA-256: f672a9f654512abaa10f95193eff334e3143ac4951053ca0017370ec04d3c379
util-linux-debuginfo-2.13-0.59.el5_8.s390x.rpm     MD5: c43c01538713d5318924bb5d111b0afb
SHA-256: 9c12f7943432375cb14d237a47c9077c405b782d91a0278e64c2ccb80f3211dd
 
x86_64:
util-linux-2.13-0.59.el5_8.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 41d86cbcafe8b26009f036c62dcb469d
SHA-256: ef92fb5e48d84609ed83464bf088f859fc390b0f347dcbcb7d058b3594b3ac0f
util-linux-debuginfo-2.13-0.59.el5_8.x86_64.rpm     MD5: e4593d8e00eb1d3ee338d2a07dcf9732
SHA-256: be8c979085e2cb2756b7ee444fe2ded25387a047f9dd7a734000b85d15dbfe95
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
util-linux-2.13-0.59.el5_8.src.rpm     MD5: 12b08c65aa87e88cd66cb4b182ba2e92
SHA-256: 6e2914adacec6e0a0793a47fcab05e1eb411e854b0bd5658c3f2c4f3c742afb0
 
IA-32:
util-linux-2.13-0.59.el5_8.i386.rpm     MD5: fc54ef8046bbb85c25d67ca01c2a0f5c
SHA-256: 1be73907c914c088b8fc6a4e4e68e2c19450423c5666d26c61e84c0f6f330af5
util-linux-debuginfo-2.13-0.59.el5_8.i386.rpm     MD5: 7fb18d3f683345cb8887afd155672e32
SHA-256: 8411232eda898340b5be8243c6bac8f65bf135dbb8011f85db0331c930893edf
 
x86_64:
util-linux-2.13-0.59.el5_8.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 41d86cbcafe8b26009f036c62dcb469d
SHA-256: ef92fb5e48d84609ed83464bf088f859fc390b0f347dcbcb7d058b3594b3ac0f
util-linux-debuginfo-2.13-0.59.el5_8.x86_64.rpm     MD5: e4593d8e00eb1d3ee338d2a07dcf9732
SHA-256: be8c979085e2cb2756b7ee444fe2ded25387a047f9dd7a734000b85d15dbfe95
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Keywords

fdisk


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