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1.6. at

1.6.1. RHBA-2009:1654: bug fix and enhancement update


This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as FASTRACK errata RHBA-2009:1654
An updated "at" package that adds and documents a configuration enhancement and corrects the -debuginfo build is now available.
"At" and "Batch" read commands from standard input or from a specified file. At allows you to specify that a command will be run at a particular time. Batch will execute commands when the system load levels drop to a particular level. Both commands use /bin/sh.
This update addresses the following issue:
* although "at" contains ELF objects, the at-debuginfo package was empty. With this update the -debuginfo package contains valid debugging information as expected. (BZ#500542)
This update also adds the following enhancements:
* previously, the atd daemon ran with hard-coded options and could only be configured at the command-line. The atd daemon now reads a configuration file, /etc/sysconfig/atd, when it starts up, enabling easier configuration, particularly for load options and multiprocessor systems. (BZ#232259)
* The DESCRIPTION section of the "at" man page has been updated to note the existence, location and purpose of the /etc/sysconfig/atd configuration file. Note: as the man page suggests, the sample configuration file included with this update is the primary source of information about atd configuration options. (BZ#537792)
Users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug and adds these enhancements.

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