RHBA-2007:0414 - Bug Fix Advisory
ntp bug fix update
Bug Fix Advisory
Updated ntp packages that fix several bugs are now available.
The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize a computer's time
with a referenced time source.
The following issues have been addressed in this update:
- The ntp daemon could crash with the message "Exiting: No more memory!"
- The init script did not run ntpdate with the option to drop root privileges.
- The init script checked firewall rules, even when modification of
firewall rules was disabled.
- The script executed on upgrade could fail.
- The ntpd man page did not match kernel behavior.
Users of ntp are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
resolve these issues and add a new option for syncing the hardware clock
after a successful run of ntpdate.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. 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.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 3 s390x
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 3 s390
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 3 ppc
- BZ - 117894 - /etc/init.d/ntpd should call ntpdate with -U ntp
- BZ - 138133 - NTP Script takes excessive time to run on a firewall
- BZ - 158541 - ntpd dies with the error "Exiting: out of memory!"
- BZ - 169529 - NTP rpm fails to install sometimes due to scriptlet error
This erratum does not contain any packages.