[CentOS] Missing CentOS 4.7 update?

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Wed Dec 24 09:11:34 UTC 2008

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> Vandaman wrote:
>> Unless I'm mistaken, does it look like Centos 4.7
>> is missing an update released on December 3rd 2008? 
>> Upstream details :- http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2008-0989.html
>> An updated tmpwatch package that fixes various bugs is now available.
>> The tmpwatch utility recursively searches through specified directories and
>> removes files which have not been accessed in a specified period of time.
>> tmpwatch is typically enabled and configured to clean up directories used
>> for temporarily holding files, such as, for example, the /tmp directory.
>> This updated tmpwatch package includes fixes for the following bugs:
>> * tmpwatch unnecessarily reported a "No such file or directory" error
>> whenever a file was deleted before tmpwatch accessed it. In this updated
>> package, tmpwatch correctly no longer reports such errors, thus resolving
>> the issue.
>> <snip>
>> Regards,
>> Vandaman.
> That is part of the fasttrack repo and not part of the main RHN (or
> CenetOS repo).
> I will build it soon, but it we don't build fasttrack for every CentOS
> version (ie, not for C5 for example).

OK, all of the fastrack RPMS (for CentOS 4 only) are now on the CentOS
master mirror and should be synced to all the CentOS mirrors shortly.

These RPMS are built from the upstream fastrack channel and are
specifically not part of the default upstream channels and MUST be
subscribed to separately, the same is true for CentOS as well.  Here is
a list of the upstream fastrack updates for EL 4:


(Note:  rdesktop is now superseded by the version in the main repo)

You can not install these via yum unless you add the FastTrack
repository to your configuration.  See this link for details (Look for
the "CentOS-Fasttrack" section:


Johnny Hughes

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