RedHat 5.2 Problems
This is a list of known problems with RedHat 5.2 for Alpha. This includes the
contents of the RedHat errata and other problems that RedHat has yet to fix. The
list is broken down into two seperate sections. The first being functionality/updates,
the second being security problems.
Signal 11 during install:
Symptom: User receives a signal 11 when trying to select individual packages during installation.
Solution: Download the updated ramdisk.img file
and rawrite (or dd) the file to a floppy and use this as your ramdisk floppy.
Symptom: When trying to configure ipfwadm this error is reported: setsockopt, invalid argument.
Solution: The ipfwadm package shipped with RedHat 5.2 (and 5.1) is defective, as is the source rpm.
ipfwadm rpm from RedHat 5.0 for Alpha and install this. NOTE: If you are now using a 2.1.x or 2.2.x kernel you should upgrade to
ipchains instead of ipfwadm.
Symptom: File searching/spacing command do not work correctly.
Solution: Download a
later version of mt from rpmfind.net.
Symptom: After upgrading to a 2.2.x (or 2.1) kernel dhcpd no longer works.
Solution: Download an updated
dhcpd rpm for the latest kernel series.
Updated to maintain same version as SPARC.
Fixes several bugs in the original perl version released with 5.2 that caused problems with Majordomo and CGI.
X-windows and Xconfigurator:
Updates X-windows to version 126.96.36.199 (if you're using FVWM2 and you update your X-server you'll also
need the FVWM updates below). All filesets are available from
Updates for FVWM2 (AnotherLevel) to work with X-windows 3.3.1.