[RHBA-2002:022-03] New initscripts packages available for Red Hat Linux 7.2

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                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory

Synopsis:          New initscripts packages available for Red Hat Linux 7.2
Advisory ID:       RHBA-2002:022-03
Issue date:        2002-02-06
Updated on:        2002-02-08
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Cross references:  

1. Topic:

New initscripts packages are available for Red Hat Linux 7.2. These new
packages fix various bugs, including those dealing with changing the IP
addresses of network interfaces.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.2 - i386, ia64

3. Problem description:

Various bugs were found in the initscripts that shipped with Red Hat Linux
7.2. The most notable bug allowed changing the configured IP address of an
interface and restarting the network service, where the new IP address
would not take effect.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):

52285 - PPPD dies with error 53 or 9 or 5
53580 - Problems with rebooting with devfs enabled
53964 - ifup-routes allows blanks but no tabs after the device name in static-routes
54494 - various oversights in /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions
54871 - print status twice when using "--user" parameter
55231 - Initscripts do not load sound mixer settings
55288 - do_netreport fails if user uses tcsh
55380 - initscripts doesn't work with nicknames
55421 - nmbd fails to start on s390
55955 - umounting of loopback devices fails at shutdown
57927 - ifup: DHCP_HOSTNAME erase DHCPCD_ARGS
57957 - LANG not initialised properly with gmd selection when using (t)csh
58228 - rc.sysinit complains with a monolithic kernel (without modules support)
58954 - functions file: code typo in pidofproc() function

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.2:




7. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
c0526be4c8a65ebcf4b1c4b780932c7a 7.2/en/os/SRPMS/initscripts-6.43-1.src.rpm
3e5711f8b34c8896f440decbe1fb7a04 7.2/en/os/i386/initscripts-6.43-1.i386.rpm
cad0b3e1f23c3ffe9b66b78f98f9a3fc 7.2/en/os/ia64/initscripts-6.43-1.ia64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at:

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig  <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    rpm --checksig --nogpg <filename>

8. References:

Copyright(c) 2000, 2001 Red Hat, Inc.

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