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[RHBA-2001:054-03] New wireless-tools package available

                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory

Synopsis:          New wireless-tools package available
Advisory ID:       RHBA-2001:054-03
Issue date:        2001-04-23
Updated on:        2001-04-30
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          wireless-tools kernel 2.2.19
Cross references:  

1. Topic:

A new wireless-tools package is available. This fixes a conflict between
the previous wireless-tools package and later kernel versions.

It is recommended that users of wireless-tools update to the new

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.0 - alpha, i386

3. Problem description:

Some changes were made to the wireless interface in the 2.2.19 kernels that
were incompatible with the previous wireless-tools; this could cause the
tools to hang or crash.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

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

37083 - iwconfig hangs with 2.4.3-2.9.2
37171 - iwconfig segfault with kernel-2.2.19-7.0.1

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.0:




7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name
5ac1cfc05122deb2a702d711516d7c06 7.0/en/os/SRPMS/wireless-tools-21-0.src.rpm
461c7696bf623825a9f28bd381cf4a3f 7.0/en/os/alpha/wireless-tools-21-0.alpha.rpm
c02f289ecd67f86cf294356a8c15a395 7.0/en/os/i386/wireless-tools-21-0.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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