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Several programs on Red Hat 6.0 may not stop running when a user logs out
due to a problem handling signals. The affected programs are xterm, rxvt,
and screen. The cause of the problem is actually in an auxiliary package
called utempter that helps to keep track of which users are currently
logged in. The cause of the problem was that the signal SIGCHLD that
is delivered when a program completes was not ignore, resulting in the
wrong signal handler reaping the child status. A more complete description
of the failure symptoms may be found at
under bug #2767.

Users of Red Hat Linux 6.x should upgrade to a new version of utempter
in order to fix this problem.

Red Hat Linux 6.x:
On alpha:
	rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.0/alpha/utempter-0.5-2.alpha.rpm
On i386:
	rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.0/i386/utempter-0.5-2.i386.rpm
On sparc:
	rpm -Uvh ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.0/sparc/utempter-0.5-2.sparc.rpm
The source is available at

These packages have all been PGP signed by Red Hat for security.

Jeff Johnson	ARS N3NPQ
jbj redhat com (jbj jbj org)
Chapel Hill, NC

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