Updated quagga packages that fix several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The quagga packages contain Quagga, the free network-routing software suite that manages TCP/IP based protocols. Quagga supports the BGP4, BGP4+, OSPFv2, OSPFv3, RIPv1, RIPv2, and RIPng protocols, and is intended to be used as a Route Server and Route Reflector.
Previously, several function declarations were missing in the zebra.h header file. As a consequence, a zebra server terminated unexpectedly with a segmentation fault when commands, such as "show ip protocol", calling these functions were issued on the zebra server. With this update, the missing function declarations have been added and zebra servers no longer crash in this scenario.
Previously on system update, Quagga marked obsolete any other routing packages that provide the same functionality as Quagga, such as the bird package that provides a TCP/IP routing daemon. Consequently, such packages were removed from the system. With this update, the quagga spec file has been modified so that it no longer obsoletes other routing packages.
Previously, Quagga init scripts did not locate PID files of Quagga daemons correctly. Consequently, these PID files were not removed during service shutdown. With this update, Quagga init scripts have been modified to locate the respective PID files correctly and the PID files now no longer remain on the system after the service is stopped.
Previously, Quagga init scripts ignored the QCONFDIR variable specified in the /etc/sysconfig/quagga file and used an explicit path to the configuration files instead. This could cause problems if the location of the configuration changed. This update modifies Quagga init scripts to use the QCONFDIR variable as expected.
All users of quagga are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.