An updated portreserve package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The portreserve package helps services with well-known ports that lie in the portmap range. It prevents portmap from occupying a real service's port by occupying it itself, until the real service tells it to release the port, generally in the init script.
- Prior to this update, the init script for the portreserve daemon did not always return the correct exit code. As a consequence, an incorrect error message was displayed. With this update, the init script is modified to return the correct exit codes, and also appropriate messages are now displayed.
- The portreserve package requires the "chkconfig" command because it is run in installation scriptlets. However, this was previously not reflected in the package metadata, and error messages could be displayed during installation. To prevent this issue, this update adds requirement tags for chkconfig.
All users of portreserve are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs.