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5.343. util-linux-ng

Updated util-linux-ng packages that fix a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The util-linux-ng packages contain a set of low-level system utilities that are necessary for a Linux operating system to function.

Bug Fix

BZ#864367
When the telnetd daemon was used to log in to a server, the login utility failed to update the /var/run/utmp file properly. Consequently, the line used for a previous session in /var/run/utmp was not reused, thus growing the file unnecessarily. A patch has been provided to address this issue and the login utility now always updates /var/run/utmp as expected.
Users of util-linux-ng are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.
Updated util-linux-ng packages that fix several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The util-linux-ng packages contain a set of low-level system utilities that are necessary for a Linux operating system to function.

Bug Fixes

BZ#588419
The console login time-out value was set to 60 seconds. This could cause the login to time out during the name lookup process on systems with broken DNS (Domain Name Service). With this update, the timeout value has been prolonged to 180 seconds to allow the login process to complete name lookups under these circumstances.
BZ#740163
The "fdisk -l" and "sfdisk -l" commands returned confusing warnings for unpartitioned devices similar to the following:
Disk /dev/mapper/[volume name] doesn't contain a valid partition table
With this update, the commands ignore unpartitioned devices and the problem no longer occurs.
BZ#785142
Previously, after the installation of the uuidd package, the uuidd daemon was not enabled by default. With this update, the underlying code has been modified and the uuidd daemon is enabled after installation as expected and can be started by the init script after reboot.
BZ#797888
Previously, the script command did not work correctly if called from the csh shell in the /etc/csh.login file. The child processes created by the script inherited the SIGTERM ignore property from csh and could not be terminated with the signal. With this update, the script resets the SIGTERM setting so that the shell is started with the default SIGTERM behavior and its children accept signals as expected.
All users of util-linux-ng are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.