[RHBA-2002:090-04] Updated psmisc packages are available

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                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated psmisc packages are available
Advisory ID:       RHBA-2002:090-04
Issue date:        2002-05-16
Updated on:        2002-05-31
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          psmisc signal name
Cross references:  


1. Topic:

Updated psmisc packages are available which fix a problem with signal names.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386

3. Problem description:

The psmisc package contains utilities for managing processes on your

psmisc uses an internal list of signal numbers and their corresponding   
names. This list was out of sync with the rest of the system, so   
commands such as:
killall -USR2 progname  
sent the wrong signal.   
The updated packages generate their signal list from   
/usr/include/bits/signum.h and are not vulnerable to this issue.

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 7.3:



7. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
b8ee0a524a405b039e42ccdb7af59b8d 7.3/en/os/SRPMS/psmisc-20.2-3.73.src.rpm
8a7a4b688d9a23692defeac895021b30 7.3/en/os/i386/psmisc-20.2-3.73.i386.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:

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