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Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory: sysstat cron entry is incorrect

Jan 25, 2001, 21:24 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 12:04 -0500
From: redhat-watch-list-admin@redhat.com
To: redhat-watch-list@redhat.com
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

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.

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 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, 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.

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
19129 - crontab still wrong for sysstat
19153 - "iostat" seems broken
24820 - sa1 and sa2 problems

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.0:




7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name

449959f96117e5c7cb3ed711f0a4bf3c 7.0/SRPMS/sysstat-3.3.3-3.src.rpm
d36b935aedbee377a704f9acc582a000 7.0/alpha/sysstat-3.3.3-3.alpha.rpm
3a1a65a8764292eca88891a415a834e4 7.0/i386/sysstat-3.3.3-3.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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