Updated redhat-lsb packages that fix several bugs and add an enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Linux Standards Base (LSB) provides a set of standards that increases compatibility among Linux distributions. The redhat-lsb packages provide utilities needed for LSB compliant applications. It also contains requirements that ensure that all components required by LSB are installed on the system.
- Previously, the redhat-lsb-core subpackage was missing from the redhat-lsb packages. Consequently, a large number of unnecessary dependencies was pulled in when redhat-lsb was required. This update provides redhat-lsb-core, which has minimal requirements, thus preventing this bug.
- An inaccurate brand name was used in the redhat-lsb package description. This update fixes the description.
- Previously, the /etc/lsb-release file specified in the lsb_release man page was missing from the redhat-lsb packages. This update adds this file, which provides information about LSB modules installed on the system.
- It is now possible to install LBS subpackages, such as redhat-lsb-core, redhat-lsb-c++, redhat-lsb-graphics, or redhat-lsb-printing, separately without having to install the redhat-lsb package with all dependencies that might be unnecessary on a system.
Users of redhat-lsb are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add this enhancement.