[RHBA-2002:021-04] New modutils packages available

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                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory

Synopsis:          New modutils packages available
Advisory ID:       RHBA-2002:021-04
Issue date:        2002-02-06
Updated on:        2002-02-12
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Cross references:  

1. Topic:

New modutils packages are available to fix a limitation of argument
processing, and to fix problems with GPL-only symbols. It is recommended
that users who need these features upgrade to the fixed packages.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.1 - alpha, i386, ia64

Red Hat Linux 7.2 - i386, ia64

3. Problem description:

genksyms was broken for GPL-only symbols; such symbols would not be
exported when the kernel was built.

insmod would not work properly if options were longer than 2000 characters.

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 the
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):

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.1:





Red Hat Linux 7.2:




7. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
1407db5fe06cf2663d1f6d8647caf8d2 7.1/en/os/SRPMS/modutils-2.4.13-0.7.1.src.rpm
8c626dca4eeb9fb940d4f13e1a0cd6a9 7.1/en/os/alpha/modutils-2.4.13-0.7.1.alpha.rpm
0632af6ff2e434caa727818395c0784e 7.1/en/os/i386/modutils-2.4.13-0.7.1.i386.rpm
b93102bcc7f557a0e3953fc8f154a6a7 7.1/en/os/ia64/modutils-2.4.13-0.7.1.ia64.rpm
1407db5fe06cf2663d1f6d8647caf8d2 7.2/en/os/SRPMS/modutils-2.4.13-0.7.1.src.rpm
0632af6ff2e434caa727818395c0784e 7.2/en/os/i386/modutils-2.4.13-0.7.1.i386.rpm
b93102bcc7f557a0e3953fc8f154a6a7 7.2/en/os/ia64/modutils-2.4.13-0.7.1.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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