[CentOS] redhat-rpm-config, was: yum remove 'tomcat*'?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 17:03:54 UTC 2007

R P Herrold wrote:
>> Red Hat fixed their bug: 
>> http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2007-0365.html I haven't seen a 
>> response to centos bugzilla 0002160 that I filed a month ago about this.
> Did you look at a system before posting?  Or just shoot from the hip?

No, I installed Sun java on a Centos 5 box, noticed that tomcat didn't 
start, googled for the error message about the missing index and found 
that it was a known problem.

> [herrold at centos-4 ~]$ lynx -dump 
> http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2007-0365.html | grep -i srpm
>    SRPMS:
>    SRPMS:
> [herrold at centos-4 ~]$

Don't you need an up2date subscription to get that stuff?

>> And they have a packaged Sun Java available
>> http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2007-0223.html
>> (that's the link for rhel4 but I think there is one for 5 too).
> [herrold at centos-4 ~]$ lynx -dump 
> http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2007-0223.html | grep -i srpm
>    SRPMS:
> [herrold at centos-4 ~]$
> no linked SRPMS

And that.

> ... cannot prove the fix exists to me so far.  Sad that Red Hat feels it 
> has to play these games.

If they didn't, we wouldn't need CentOS...

> Johnny notes it has been updated and is in updates which have been 
> issued over a week ago -- it is a convenience fix, and not a security 
> matter

Yes, tomcat is very secure when it won't run at all.  And yes it would 
be more convenient if it worked.

> Les ... you have an open bug -- you think it is fixed upstream.  No 
> SRPMS are noted in teh fix release which you seemingly were able to 
> find.  The tests I did, you can do.

I don't have the up2date subscription.

> Why not lend a hand and point to available source RPMs rather than carp 
> on the mailing list on stale matters?
> If you dislike non-security related updates notifications, write a tool 
> to provide you information on the changes.

If google doesn't know, nothing I write is going to find it. This is 
what I found 
and there have been several other threads on the jpackage list about 
similar issues in rpms built on FC6 and RHEL5.

But while we are sort-of on this topic, can someone explain the jpp in 
the rpm package names?  Some of the posters on the jpackage list seem to 
have been confused about the source of their packages.  Does jpp mean 
something unrelated to the jpackage repo?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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