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1.202.  sblim

1.202.1.  RHBA-2009:1267: bug fix update

Updated sblim packages that fix a bug are now available.
SBLIM stands for Standards-Based Linux Instrumentation for Manageability. It consists of a set of standards-based, Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) modules that use the Common Information Model (CIM) standard to gather and provide systems management information, events, and methods to local or networked consumers via an CIM object services broker using the CMPI (Common Manageability Programming Interface) standard. This package provides a set of core providers and development tools for systems management applications.
These updated sblim packages provide fixes for the following bugs and add the following enhancement:
  • when the sblim-cmpi-dhcp package is installed, it modifies the files under /var/lib/Pegasus owned by the tog-pegasus package. Previously, when sblim was installed in the course of an "everything" installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on the PowerPC architecture, the modifications that sblim made in the /var/lib/Pegasus directory prevented the post-install scriptlet from completing the provider-register commands. In turn, this would prevent installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 from completing. The provider-register commands are no longer provided in the post-install scriptlet, therefore avoiding this situation and allowing installation of the operating system to complete normally. Users of SBLIM who need to register provider modules for tog-pegasus should register these modules manually -- refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 Technical Notes for instructions. (BZ#512123)
  • the provider in the sblim-cmpi-network subpackage executes /sbin/ifconfig to generate localized output. In the section of the code that generates wbemcli output for IPv4 addresses, the language for ifconfig was not identified, with the result that no output was generated at all when the LANG= environment was set to anything other than en_US. IPv4Address, IPv6Address, and SubnetMask were then all reported as "NULL". The language passed to ifconfig is now specified as en_US, so that meaningful output is returned, regardless of the language of the environment. (BZ#458118)
  • the spec file for the sblim package was originally written for use with an earlier version of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). Attempts to build the sblim package from source using more recent versions of the GCC would therefore fail. The spec file is now updated so that it works with current versions of the GCC. (BZ#496999)
  • the sblim packages now include new CIM-based instrumentation to configure DHCP servers. This instrumentation is packaged in sblim-wbemsmt-dhcp. (BZ#442777)
Users are advised to upgrade to these updated sblim packages, which resolve these issues and add this enhancement.

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