Bug 221764 - new traceroute breaks scripts
new traceroute breaks scripts
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: traceroute (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Martin Bacovsky
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Blocks: 222093
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Reported: 2007-01-07 13:59 EST by Benjamin LaHaise
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: traceroute-2.0.3-1.fc6
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Last Closed: 2007-01-29 11:27:58 EST
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Description Benjamin LaHaise 2007-01-07 13:59:38 EST
Newer versions of traceroute fail when passed args like:

   traceroute -w2

Note the lack of space between the -w and 2.  This new restriction breaks
existing scripts that have worked fine for a decade.
Comment 1 Dmitry Butskoy 2007-01-09 07:58:56 EST
Thanks for report!

Try new upstream version at:

(You can rebuild it locally using "rpmbuild -ta traceroute-2.0.3.tar.gz",
if you don't want to wait for an official update ;) )

> This new restriction breaks existing scripts that have worked fine for a
> decade.

Whether those scripts are some wide-spread code, or it was written just locally?
Comment 2 Martin Bacovsky 2007-01-29 11:27:58 EST
This issue should be fixed in traceroute-2.0.3-1.fc6. Thanks to Dmitry for fix.

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