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|Summary:||Rebase wireshark to latest upstream stable release|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6||Reporter:||Jan Safranek <jsafrane>|
|Component:||wireshark||Assignee:||Peter Hatina <phatina>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:||Dalibor Pospíšil <dapospis>|
|Version:||6.1||CC:||dapospis, djasa, jbainbri, ksrot, phatina, rvokal, tsmetana|
|Target Milestone:||rc||Keywords:||Rebase, Reopened, TestBlocker|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Rebase: Bug Fixes and Enhancements|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2013-11-21 02:28:20 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Bug Depends On:|
|Bug Blocks:||835616, 836170, 947784, 960054|
Description Jan Safranek 2011-06-06 05:21:42 EDT
We ship wireshark-1.2.x in RHEL6. This version is still maintained by upstream, but it's lifetime ends in August 2011 (current upstream estimation). Therefore I propose to rebase to Wireshark 1.4.y, which works well in Fedora 14+15 and will be supported by upstream in the future. Wireshark is traditionally being rebased in async security erratas (1.2.x -> 1.2.x+1), but 1.2.x is going to die soon and having 1.4 in RHEL6 would reduce maintenance overhead with backporting security patches and thus increase maintainer's happiness. There is no direct customer request for Wireshark 1.4 in RHEL6, still I think customers would benefit from that change too with new and updated protocol dissectors.
Comment 2 Jan Safranek 2011-06-06 05:28:32 EDT
For changes between 1.2 and 1.4 check all 1.4.x release notes at http://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/
Comment 6 Jan Safranek 2011-06-29 03:52:09 EDT
In the meantime, Wireshark 1.6 has been released with following note: The 1.2.x series of Wireshark releases will reach end of life on June 30, 2011. If you are still using Wireshark 1.2 we strongly encourage you to upgrade to 1.6.
Comment 7 RHEL Product and Program Management 2011-07-05 21:37:05 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated in the current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to address this request at this time. Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to propose this request, if appropriate and relevant, in the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. If you would like it considered as an exception in the current release, please ask your support representative.
Comment 8 Jan Safranek 2011-12-13 09:01:18 EST
Bug #651207 got approved, which means that the package must be retested "since the support level and expectations for the package are higher". This retesting could at least partly cover re-testing needed by this rebase and IMHO it makes sense to approve also this bug.
Comment 10 Suzanne Yeghiayan 2012-01-31 16:19:11 EST
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated in the current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to address this request at this time. It has been proposed for the next release. If you would like it considered as an exception in the current release, please ask your support representative.
Comment 13 Jamie Bainbridge 2012-11-25 16:58:38 EST
*** Bug 879121 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 33 errata-xmlrpc 2013-11-21 02:28:20 EST
Since the problem described in this bug report should be resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated files, follow the link below. If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report. http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1569.html