Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 170392
Squid is too old in RHEL4
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:20 EST
Description of problem:
Squid in current RHEL4 doesn't work properly. There were discovered many issues
between version used in RHEL4 and current stable and there are many backported
patches. We need to start with new clear package with all fixes.
The current upstream stable version may work properly (Bug 160704 Comment #34)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Redhat needs to promptly release an update to completely resolve all issues
that have been resolved in squid-2.5.STABLE-11 plus the delay pool problem
solved prior to STABLE-12 or I will be recommending that we not renew our 3
RHEL ES subscriptions.
The reasons I recommended RHEL in the first place was 1)quality controll and 2)
RHN provided time and cost savings value when looking for and installing
updates. Unfortunately neither benefit is being realized.
The current squid packages are critically broken and have been for 3+ months.
Our squid servers were crashing once or twice per day with the current RHEL
released squid package. Redhat has tried unsucessfully for 3+ months to back
port patches to resolve the issues. I have built, installed and used an RPM
from the squid-2.5.STABLE-11 source which resolved all problems encountered
with the RHEL squid packages. I installed these RPMs two weeks ago and squid
has not crashed since. Redhat has built and distributed a squid RPM package for
Fedora 4 that is also built from squid-2.5.STABLE-11 and includes the delay
If an update will not be released within the next week, I an invite the RHEL
managers to explain, in this forum, why they will not allow a new package to be
released that fixes these critical service interrupting bugs and why, in that
case, we should renew our RHN subscriptions if we are not receiving the updates
that we paid for.
Page with packages from upstream and hopefully fixed packages for RHEL3/4 is here:
Yes, please. Current version of Squid in RHEL4 has problems with Java/NTLM,
which makes it really annoying in most corporate environments.
Current stable version, as of 30 May 2006, is squid-2.5.STABLE14:
The latest 2.5 and 2.6 packages for RHEL4 are available on my squid page...
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Testing packages are here:
so anybody can check them.
Could you build 2.6.STABLE6 for RHEL4 and upload to the above page? TIA!
(In reply to comment #12)
> Could you build 2.6.STABLE6 for RHEL4 and upload to the above page? TIA!
I'm going to update directly to STABLE7 there, it should be here in a week.
Thanks. Much appreciated.
The page was updated.
Are the "Differences between current RHEL4 package and the latest upstream
package" up-to-date for the squid-2.6.STABLE7-1.RHEL4 package?
(In reply to comment #17)
> Are the "Differences between current RHEL4 package and the latest upstream
> package" up-to-date for the squid-2.6.STABLE7-1.RHEL4 package?
No, it's for the latest 2.5 line (i.e. for STABLE14).
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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