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Recommended update for ulimit


(Last modified: 20APR2005)

solutions Recommended update for ulimit SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (37b13c2935562f5c85631bd555f8ea7b)

Applies to

Package: ulimit
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
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10018
Release: 20050420
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

Two problems have been addressed:
  • The initscript tried to set the limits in the wrong order, which could lead to an error message if the new soft limit exceeded the old hard limit.
  • The use of shell metacharacters in inittab (e.g. redirection) was broken due to the way the initscript invoked the executable.


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 ulimit.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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