Bug 112932 - no arpwatch in RHEL 3AS/3ES?
Summary: no arpwatch in RHEL 3AS/3ES?
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Daniel Riek
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: 128598 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2004-01-06 07:50 UTC by James Ralston
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 19:31:46 UTC
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Description James Ralston 2004-01-06 07:50:21 UTC
The arpwatch package (a subpackage of tcpdump) is not included in RHEL
3AS/3ES, despite the fact that it was included in RHEL 2, and is
produced upon building tcpdump-3.7.2-7.src.rpm.

The release notes for RHEL 3AS/3ES do not mention why arpwatch was

Why was arpwatch removed?  There appears to be no package that
provides similar functionality (which I need).

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2004-01-12 11:28:50 UTC

Comment 2 James Ralston 2004-06-26 00:47:01 UTC
Again: why is arpwatch not in RHEL 3AS/3ES?

Was it removed due to security concerns (a la perl-suidperl), or was
there some other reason?

Comment 3 Steve Bonds 2004-07-26 22:07:17 UTC
*** Bug 128598 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Steve Bonds 2004-07-26 22:11:10 UTC
It's pretty easy to rebuild the tcpdump source RPM to get this
package, just grab the tcpdump SRPM from the Red Hat Network site and
run "rpm --rebuild <tcpdump SRPM>"

For the supremely lazy, the White Box Linux 3
(http://www.whiteboxlinux.org/) binaries work fine on Red Hat
Enterprise 3:

  -- Steve

Comment 6 David Lawrence 2006-03-09 22:45:47 UTC
NEEDINFO_PM status has been obsoleted. Changing status to ASSIGNED and
re-assigning ownership to riek@redhat.com.

Comment 7 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 19:31:46 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
For more information of the RHEL errata support policy, please visit:
If you feel this bug is indeed mission critical, please contact your
support representative. You may be asked to provide detailed
information on how this bug is affecting you.

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