Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory: sysstat cron entry is incorrect
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Subject: [RHBA-2000:083-04] sysstat cron entry is incorrect
Red Hat, Inc. Bug Fix Advisory
Synopsis: sysstat cron entry is incorrect
Advisory ID: RHBA-2000:083-04
Issue date: 2000-10-09
Updated on: 2001-01-25
Product: Red Hat Linux
Keywords: sysstat cron iostat
Cross references: N/A
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.
2001-01-17: crontab errors fully corrected.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 7.0 - alpha, i386
3. Problem description:
sysstat is a package provided starting with with Red Hat Linux
7.0. It provides the sar and iostat commands, which allow a system
administrator to keep tabs on a systems' input/output
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, and
moved from the root user's crontab into scripts contained in the
/etc/cron.daily and /etc/cron.hourly directories.
Additionally, support for iostat's -p and -l command line
arguments was disabled. These arguments are now supported.
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
19129 - crontab still wrong for sysstat
19153 - "iostat" seems broken
24820 - sa1 and sa2 problems
6. RPMs required:
Red Hat Linux 7.0:
MD5 sum Package Name
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our
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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
rpm --checksig --nogpg <filename>
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