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[RHBA-2001:152-03] New diskcheck program available

                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory

Synopsis:          New diskcheck program available
Advisory ID:       RHBA-2001:152-03
Issue date:        2001-11-07
Updated on:        2001-11-07
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          diskcheck python low disk space notification
Cross references:  

1. Topic:

Diskcheck, a program supplied with Red Hat Linux 7.2, does not function 
properly as shipped.  This version corrects the problem.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.2 - noarch

3. Problem description:

Diskcheck, a small utility supplied with Red Hat Linux 7.2, is used to 
optionally notify the System Administrator when disk space on one or more 
partitions drops below a pre-defined level.  Several problems with the 
program caused it to not function as intended.  Additionally, the sample 
configuration file contained syntax errors.  All known problems have been 

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
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):

54578 - New python diskcheck has several errors in default config file, script
55069 - Error when filesystem contains '$' character

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.2:



7. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
36a4917f9e4b1d1a91f86eeea66c203d 7.2/en/os/SRPMS/diskcheck-1.1-1.src.rpm
f546b9c12007d04d7ccc839f755a41b8 7.2/en/os/noarch/diskcheck-1.1-1.noarch.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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