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Recommended update for Tcl


(Last modified: 16NOV2007)

solutions Recommended update for Tcl SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (b453f7b7a8fbdcdcb7f870e3b404adf8)

Applies to

Package: tcl
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-11685
Release: 20071116
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

This patch fixes a bug in Tcl's handling of the select() syscall when more
than 32 file descriptors need to be monitored. The bug affects Tcl code that
makes heavy use of the Tcl event loop, e.g. by having fileevent callbacks
registered for more than 32 channels at once.


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 tcl.rpm tcl-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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