Red Hat Errata Advisory: new usermode packages available

Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1999 21:57:42 -0500
From: Bill Nottingham <<a
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To: [email protected]

Red Hat, Inc. Bug Fix Advisory

Synopsis: new usermode packages available
Advisory ID: RHEA-1999:038-01
Issue date: 1999-11-01
Updated on:
Keywords: usermode userinfo GECOS home phone number
Cross references:

1. Topic:

Bugs fixed in the userinfo and userhelper programs in the
usermode package.

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

3614, 5197, 5210, 5375

3. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 6.1, Intel

4. Obsoleted by:

5. Conflicts with:

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 6.x:


Source packages:

7. Problem description:

The userinfo program included in usermode-1.15 and several
earlier versions do not correctly update user information. The
userinfo program in usermode-1.9 (included in Red Hat Linux 6.0)
could, in some circumstances, attempt to use all available memory,
and could fail to update. The userhelper program in usermode-1.9
did not work in some hesiod environments.

8. Solution:

For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Uvh

where filename is the name of the RPM.

9. Verification:

MD5 sum Package Name

306169e60679218ceccc956c40026bc1 i386/usermode-1.16-1.i386.rpm
95f459821733ef70dc89b17bdb85575a SRPMS/usermode-1.16-1.src.rpm

These packages are PGP signed by Red Hat Inc. for security. Our
key is available at:


You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm –checksig

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 –nopgp

10. References: