Updated mt-st packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The mt-st package contains the mt and st tape drive management programs. Mt (for magnetic tape drives) and st (for SCSI tape devices) can control rewinding, ejecting, skipping files and blocks and more.
Prior this update, the stinit init script did not support standard actions like "status" or "restart". As a consequence, an error code was returned. This update modifies the underlying code to use all use all standard actions.
All users of mt-st are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.