most recent xfree86 ??

most recent xfree86 ??

Post by Charles Mul » Thu, 10 Sep 1998 04:00:00



I just spent 2-3 hours downloading what I thought was the latest release
of xfree86 from the Redhat ftp site.

The files I downloaded were in the /pub/contrib/hurricane/i386
directory and have names like

   XFree86-SVGA-3.3.2p12-1.i386.rpm  (dated 980601)

Before logging off I browsed around some more and stumbled across
another directory: /pub/redhat/redhat-5.0/updates/i386/, containing

   XFree86-SVGA-3.3.2.3-18.i386.rpm   (dated 980703)

Anyone know which (3.3.2p12-1 vs 3.3.2.3-18) is the *real-most-recent*
release?  Yeah, I can read the dates, but I'm wondering if 3.3.2.3-18
is equivalent to 3.3.2p3-18, or something like that.

TIA, and apologies for the confusion,
Charlie Mulks

 
 
 

most recent xfree86 ??

Post by Jeff Edward » Thu, 10 Sep 1998 04:00:00


It's the 3.3.2.3-18 that's the latest... The ./updates directory always has
the latest stuff... Sorry!

Jeff


> I just spent 2-3 hours downloading what I thought was the latest release
> of xfree86 from the Redhat ftp site.

> The files I downloaded were in the /pub/contrib/hurricane/i386
> directory and have names like

>    XFree86-SVGA-3.3.2p12-1.i386.rpm  (dated 980601)

> Before logging off I browsed around some more and stumbled across
> another directory: /pub/redhat/redhat-5.0/updates/i386/, containing

>    XFree86-SVGA-3.3.2.3-18.i386.rpm   (dated 980703)

> Anyone know which (3.3.2p12-1 vs 3.3.2.3-18) is the *real-most-recent*
> release?  Yeah, I can read the dates, but I'm wondering if 3.3.2.3-18
> is equivalent to 3.3.2p3-18, or something like that.

> TIA, and apologies for the confusion,
> Charlie Mulks


 
 
 

most recent xfree86 ??

Post by koen Gadey » Thu, 10 Sep 1998 04:00:00



>I just spent 2-3 hours downloading what I thought was the latest release
>of xfree86 from the Redhat ftp site.

>The files I downloaded were in the /pub/contrib/hurricane/i386
>directory and have names like

>   XFree86-SVGA-3.3.2p12-1.i386.rpm  (dated 980601)

>Before logging off I browsed around some more and stumbled across
>another directory: /pub/redhat/redhat-5.0/updates/i386/, containing

>   XFree86-SVGA-3.3.2.3-18.i386.rpm   (dated 980703)

>Anyone know which (3.3.2p12-1 vs 3.3.2.3-18) is the *real-most-recent*
>release?  Yeah, I can read the dates, but I'm wondering if 3.3.2.3-18
>is equivalent to 3.3.2p3-18, or something like that.

3.3.2.3 is the latest public release.

If you scan version numbers, take notice of the difference between "." (dot)
and "-" (dash). the dotted numbers are the original version from the "maker"
(XFree86 in this case), and the dash is used by repackagers (RedHat, Debian,
..) to denote their changes to the original distribution.

Koen.

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1. recent redhat XFree86 security patch breaks X?

We applied the recent XFree86 security patches (RHSA:1999-035-01 -
XFree86 3.3.5 available) to some redhat 5.1 and 5.2 machines.  All are
unable to start X from the console now.

It turns out that now when we use startx, we get:

---------
Authentication failed - cannot start X server.
Perhaps you do not have console ownership?xinit:  Server error
---------

When this happens, the following appears in /var/adm/messages:

---------
Sep 24 11:54:44 narf pam[10113]: unable to dlopen(/lib/security/pam_console.so)
Sep 24 11:54:44 narf pam[10113]: [dlerror: /lib/security/pam_console.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory]
Sep 24 11:54:44 narf pam[10113]: adding faulty module: /lib/security/pam_console.so
---------

If we log in remotely, we can start X.

We checked, and the pam rpm's are already installed.  But pam_console
isn't there.  It's like redhat patch development created the patch on
a machine that had an unusual pam module or something.

Is anyone else seeing this problem?  Has anyone found a fix?  Does
redhat know it's happening?

We tried reinstalling the XFree86 rpm's from 5.1 and 5.2 respectively
(thinking "they're insecure, but at least they might work"), but the
error remains.

Naturally, we're very eager to find a fix for this problem.

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4. Midi-thru under LINUX? Jazz doesn't seem to work.

5. Xfree86 3.2A SVGA Server on Xfree86 3.2

6. routing and gateway problems

7. Can I use XFree86 3.1 Mach64 SVGA server in XFree86 2.1?

8. Cloning two different sized hard drive's running Solaris 2.6 on Sparc

9. XFree86.3.1.1->XFree86.3.1.2?

10. RH 5.0 Error upgrading XFree86-3.3.1-14 to XFree86-3.3.2

11. want to upgrade XFree86 3.3.6 to XFree86 4.1.x

12. Upgrading from XFree86 3.3.1 to XFree86 3.3.2