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Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory: sysstat cron entry is incorrect

Oct 13, 2000, 20:31 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 10:59 -0400
From: bugzilla@redhat.com
To: redhat-watch-list@redhat.com
Subject: [RHBA-2000:083-02] sysstat cron entry is incorrect

                   Red Hat, Inc. Bug Fix Advisory

Synopsis:          sysstat cron entry is incorrect
Advisory ID:       RHBA-2000:083-02
Issue date:        2000-10-09
Updated on:        2000-10-13
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          sysstat cron iostat
Cross references:  N/A

1. Topic:

sysstat, the package which provides the sar and iostat facilities, provides an invalid crontab entry in Red Hat Linux 7.0. This causes the I/O summaries to never get updated.

2000-10-13: additional crontab error corrected.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.0 - i386

3. Problem description:

sysstat is a package provided with Red Hat Linux 7.0 and later. It provides the sar and iostat commands, which allow a system administrator to keep tabs on a systems input/output statistics.

To generate reports of daily activity, several entries are added to the system's crontab entry. These entries were formatted incorrectly as shipped. These entries have been corrected.

Additionally, support for iostat's -p and -l command line arguments was disabled. These arguments are now supported.

4. Solution:

For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filename]

where filename is the name of the RPM.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):

16268 - iostat option -l and -p are not implemented
18212 - sar does not work from cron

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.0:



7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name

232a3685a0eea14f4b65e57766154ae4 7.0/SRPMS/sysstat-3.2.4-5.src.rpm
0ec146e44dc30834c38bb25c8885ea6d 7.0/i386/sysstat-3.2.4-5.i386.rpm
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key is available at:

You can verify each package with the following command:
rpm --checksig <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
rpm --checksig --nogpg <filename>

8. References:


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