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5.61. expect

An updated expect package that fixes multiple bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The "expect" package contains a tool for automating and testing interactive command line programs and Tk applications. Tcl is a portable and widely used scripting language, while Tk is a graphical toolkit that eases development of text-based and GUI applications.

Bug Fixes

BZ#674866
Prior to this update, the expect(1) manual page was not formatted properly. As a result, the content of the manual page was not readable. The formatting has been corrected to ensure easy readability.
BZ#735962
Prior to this update, the passmass script did not call the "su" binary with the full path (/bin/su). The passmass script has been modified to call "/bin/su" rather than "su", which is more secure.
BZ#742911
Due to incorrect characters matching, applications created by the autoexpect utility could terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. With this update, the number of characters is matched correctly and applications created by autoexpect run successfully.
BZ#782859
Previously, the expect-devel subpackage contained a symbolic link to the expect library, which led to an unnecessary dependency. With this update, the link is located in the expect package.
All users of expect are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs.