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Subject: [RHBA-2000:083-01] sysstat cron entry is incorrect
From: bugzilla@redhat.com
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 14:44 -0400
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                   Red Hat, Inc. Bug Fix Advisory

Synopsis:          sysstat cron entry is incorrect
Advisory ID:       RHBA-2000:083-01
Issue date:        2000-10-09
Updated on:        2000-10-09
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          sysstat cron iostat
Cross references:  N/A

1. Topic:

sysstat, the package which provides the sar and iostat facilities, provides
an invalid crontab entry in Red Hat Linux 7.0.  This causes the I/O
summaries to never get updated.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.0 - i386

3. Problem description:

sysstat is a package provided with Red Hat Linux 7.0 and later.  It
provides the sar and iostat commands, which allow a system administrator to
keep tabs on a systems input/output statistics.

To generate reports of daily activity, several entries are added to the
system's crontab entry.  These entries were formatted incorrectly as
shipped.  These entries have been corrected.

Additionally, support for iostat's -p and -l command line arguments was
disabled.  These arguments are now supported.

4. Solution:

For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filename]

where filename is the name of the RPM.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):

16268 - iostat option -l and -p are not implemented
18212 - sar does not work from cron

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.0:



7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name
e0dcd6f513563af66c0694d8d14f75a8  7.0/SRPMS/sysstat-3.2.4-4.src.rpm
c9348135bb990452c22f2c0215b4c923  7.0/i386/sysstat-3.2.4-4.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at:

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig  <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    rpm --checksig --nogpg <filename>

8. References:


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