Bug 1225 - Kernel-2.2 patches need psacct package recompiled, too
Summary: Kernel-2.2 patches need psacct package recompiled, too
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: psacct
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact:
: 1509 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-02-18 06:02 UTC by Bob Plankers
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 1999-03-18 22:51:57 UTC

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Description Bob Plankers 1999-02-18 06:02:47 UTC
The kernel-2.2 directory on updates.redhat.com does not
include an updated psacct package, which breaks when RH 5.2
is upgraded to 2.2.x. A recompile, subsituting the acct.h
that is included with the 2.2.x kernels, seems to work for
me. Otherwise, the commands return garbage and often dump

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-03-14 19:35:59 UTC
*** Bug 1509 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

psacct needs to be updated for 2.2 kernels.  However,
the caveat is that the autoconf script for it is broken.
After doing a ./configure, the config.h looks like:

/* Define if you have the <linux/acct.h> header file. */
/* #undef HAVE_LINUX_ACCT_H */

instead of the necessary

/* Define if you have the <linux/acct.h> header file. */

so, in addition to recompiling against 2.2 headers, you'll
also either need to patch the autoconf stuff or else add
a kludge to sed the config.h after it's generated.

Ask away if you have more questions.  BTW, I'm assuming
this is true for all architectures; I've only noticed it
on i386, but because of why it broke, it should be true
on everything.


Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-18 22:51:59 UTC
fixed in psacct-6.3-7

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