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Recommended update for util-linux


(Last modified: 15NOV2007)

solutions Recommended update for util-linux SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (341b3e02998ff40c11c973522b312c95)

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
Open Enterprise Server
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-11597
Release: 20071115
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

  • This update makes nfs mounts correctly default to TCP and not UDP, and also makes ipcs not show negative total memory.
  • Fixes a problem with fdisk where it incorrectly defaults to cylinder 1 and resolves an umount inconsistency problem.
  • Prevents appending an addr option on each nfs remount.
  • Fixes raw to display devices above 255.


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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