Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 152439
howl missing from RHEL4
Last modified: 2014-08-04 18:15:19 EDT
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Description of problem:
Despite the release notes saying that howl is an included package (and it was
in the latest beta), the SRPMS do not appear to be present for i386 or x86_64.
Bug#149189 complains about howl not being installed and having iptables rules
setup for it, but doesn't address that howl is not available.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Missing SRPMs, thus missing packages.
This is an error in the release notes. Howl was removed between beta2 and gold.
The source may be missing, but the binaries are there (and you can't get rid of
them if you want anything Gnomish installed).
(From a just-installed FC4 system)
[root@oleg ~]# rpm -qi howl
Name : howl Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 0.9.8 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release : 3 Build Date: Wed 02 Mar 2005 08:04:03
Install Date: Mon 10 Oct 2005 10:15:43 AM PDT Build Host:
Group : System Environment/Base Source RPM: howl-0.9.8-3.src.rpm
Size : 254173 License: BSD style + APSL
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Fri 20 May 2005 12:07:13 PM PDT, Key ID
b44269d04f2a6fd2Packager : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
URL : http://www.porchdogsoft.com/products/howl/
Summary : multicast DNS implementation
Howl is a cross-platform port of Apple's "Rendezvous" (multicast DNS)
service discovery and IP autoconfiguration.
Thank you for noting this issue. The howl package was erroneously added to the
list of packages added to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. We apologize for this error.
The website reference to that package will be removed.