[RHBA-2003:080-01] Updated RHN Notification Tool available

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                   Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated RHN Notification Tool available
Advisory ID:       RHBA-2003:080-01
Issue date:        2003-04-09
Updated on:        2003-04-09
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          rhn applet panel
Cross references:  

1. Topic:

An updated version of the RHN Notification Tool is now available to fix
several UI and behavior bugs, as well as a memory leak.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 8.0 - i386
Red Hat Linux 9 - i386

3. Problem description:

The Red Hat Network (RHN) Notification Tool is a desktop panel applet that
provides a convenient way to update your system with current errata and bug
fixes from Red Hat.

A memory leak in the RHN Notification Tool that occurred when scanning the
RPM database has been addressed.  Additionally, some versions of the RHN
Notification Tool handled network disconnection incorrectly. Other small
enhancements to the applet behavior are also included in this update.

It is recommended that users upgrade to the errata packages which correct
these issues.

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.

Once this update is applied, right-click on the notification applet (blue
circled checkmark or red exclamation point) on the panel and select 'Exit.'
You can then restart the applet by clicking 'Main Menu' on the panel and
selecting 'System Tools' => 'Red Hat Network Alert Icon.'

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

85522 - Memory leak when can't connect to network?
83158 - rhn-applet-gui requires network to be up before it's started
82090 - rhn-applet fails to detect when all needed updates are applied
77416 - rhn-applet-gui occationally greys out

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 8.0:



Red Hat Linux 9:



7. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
426bb3806585e525ce86f71ef3e8ee82 8.0/en/os/SRPMS/rhn-applet-2.0.9-
a1525e9e15c173926f17ad79b4a0a787 8.0/en/os/i386/rhn-applet-2.0.9-
2a2b2fd3c708d2d9bc1cf1a055bad422 9/en/os/SRPMS/rhn-applet-2.0.9-
966dd1a632a6cdfbba2d84bf1809447b 9/en/os/i386/rhn-applet-2.0.9-

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key is
available at http://www.redhat.com/solutions/security/news/publickey/

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig -v <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:
    md5sum <filename>

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <security@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at http://www.redhat.com/solutions/security/news/contact/

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