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Recommended update for util-linux


(Last modified: 25MAY2005)

solutions Recommended update for util-linux SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (2c7941abcdf7a155ecb86b309245e468)

Applies to

Package: util-linux
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Patch: patch-10113
Release: 20050525
Obsoletes: none


This update is recommended for everyone as it fixes several issues.



Problem description

  • make mount-guess-use-special honor the fake (-f) option
  • bump TCP timeo to 600
  • support statd notification by name
  • sleep after inserting the raw module to make sure the device is ready
  • add patch for ocfs2 support, and a patch for letting guess_fs_type use a helper program
  • remove all fdisk programs on ia64


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh util-linux.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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