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Enhancement Advisory ksh enhancement update

Advisory: RHEA-2010:0694-1
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2010-09-10
Last updated on: 2010-09-10
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

Details

An updated Ksh package that brings enhanced ulimit support is now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

KornShell is a shell programming language which is also compatible with "sh",
the original Bourne Shell. KSH-93 is the most recent version of the KornShell by
David Korn of AT&TBell Laboratories.

This updated ksh package adds the following enhancement:

* previously the ksh ulimit builtin lacked support for RLIMIT_RTPRIO and
RLIMIT_NICE. This did not allow full usage of ksh by script writers. With this
update, the ksh package adds the ability to read and set both RLIMIT_RTPRIO and
RLIMIT_NICE with the ulimit builtin. (BZ#626790)

KornShell users, especially those who require RLIMIT_RTPRIO or RLIMIT_NICE, are
advised to upgrade to this updated package, which adds this enhancement.


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

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_5.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: b2fa9a39fe65b3fcded548a6e1f21fdc
SHA-256: 0a63d96fc23799ad5d5190a9d67f4055305ccfc27d276585f09fad1a80c54bdb
 
IA-32:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: b2e8bf4cf4cd318dc4589a3610316bfa
SHA-256: 50c431ac9c05aa0ff7ca4b06a84bdbadf5d15c97f01025f2489764aa82412cb0
 
x86_64:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: 42063b215671b8e1c19edb7e3299892e
SHA-256: b0d9f31de04e2b7c4bdd20a6870b0798117ac5cfdd31b255ba9fb51f4c1b4a2f
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_5.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: b2fa9a39fe65b3fcded548a6e1f21fdc
SHA-256: 0a63d96fc23799ad5d5190a9d67f4055305ccfc27d276585f09fad1a80c54bdb
 
IA-32:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: b2e8bf4cf4cd318dc4589a3610316bfa
SHA-256: 50c431ac9c05aa0ff7ca4b06a84bdbadf5d15c97f01025f2489764aa82412cb0
 
IA-64:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: 9be90786f7321c8bde4cc58e5f2e2514
SHA-256: 51001f928452669ca861b0eae1437e3c317db75be2d0393cadb2f34f79a99146
 
PPC:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: 821464c7b1fc687e9ad9942a6c81f86a
SHA-256: 5896ebbf83c86bd4f124303b92ac01cde1128b34b91cea10ce7cba4894eaffac
 
s390x:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: 11ac4dd3cdb85db6d038876c9d9295a2
SHA-256: 04318bf3f7e8b0033d443168fb7dc4afed3191849e0f12d47d9e2094a105e1b2
 
x86_64:
ksh-20100202-1.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:0317
    MD5: 42063b215671b8e1c19edb7e3299892e
SHA-256: b0d9f31de04e2b7c4bdd20a6870b0798117ac5cfdd31b255ba9fb51f4c1b4a2f
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

626790 - [RFE] RLIMIT_RTPRIO in ksh


Keywords

ksh


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