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RE: [RHSA-2001:078-05] Format string bug fixed
From: "helmut g. katzgraber" <dummkopf () physics ucsc edu>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 14:02:23 -0700 (PDT)



note also the following which is a total confusion: redhat
packages LPRng on their own with the latest release being

        LPRng-3.7.4-23 .

while binaries compiled for 7.x exists, the sources cannot
be downloaded from their servers, at least till yesterday.

if you now go to patrick powells site (developer of LPRng)
located at http://www.astart.com/LPRng/LPRng.html you will
find that the latest release of LPRng he offers there is

        LPRng-3.7.4-1 (in rpm format)

and

        LPRng-3.7.4.tgz (src)

the questions are: what are the differences between the
version offered by redhat and the version offered by patrick
powell? has the rpm offered on the lprng site also
the same problems as the redhat one (advisory
RHSA-2001:077-05)?

if you are using redhat 6.x and use LPRng you cannot use the
rpms provided by redhat since they are for rh 7.x. you will
run into incompatibilities. will then upgrading to version
LPRng-3.7.4-1 from the lprng site solve the problems? little
detail is that the rpms provided on the lprng site wont work
because of dependencies. you will have to get the src rpm
and rebuild it. then they will install.

cheers, h.

ps: note also that if you grab the src rpm from the lprng
site and try to rebuild the rpm for alpha arch it will
bomb and not compile, i.e if you have an alpha with rh 6.x
and need LPRng you are stuck with a 3.6.x version...

_________________________________________________________
Helmut G. Katzgraber
Physics Department, Kerr Hall
University of California        Phone:  (+1) 831-459-4762
Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA       Fax:    (+1) 831-459-3043


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