RHBA-2003:373 - Bug Fix Advisory
Updated procps fixes bugs in top
Bug Fix Advisory
Updated procps packages that include bugfixes for the top utility are now
The procps package contains a set of system utilities that provide
system information, including the top command. The top command provides a
repetitive update of the status of running processes.
This erratum fixes bugs that prevented users from specifying large numbers
of parameters, and prevented the use of top on systems with long uptimes.
Users should install the erratum packages, which resolve these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh [filenames]
where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
If up2date fails to connect to Red Hat Network due to SSL
Certificate Errors, you need to install a version of the
up2date client with an updated certificate. The latest version of
up2date is available from the Red Hat FTP site and may also be
downloaded directly from the RHN website:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 i386
- BZ - 89973 - top crashes when box has been up for a long time
- BZ - 97870 - Segmentation fault when issue \'top\' command to monitor more than 11 processes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2