Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 221764
new traceroute breaks scripts
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:52 EST
Newer versions of traceroute fail when passed args like:
traceroute -w2 188.8.131.52
Note the lack of space between the -w and 2. This new restriction breaks
existing scripts that have worked fine for a decade.
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
Whether those scripts are some wide-spread code, or it was written just locally?
This issue should be fixed in traceroute-2.0.3-1.fc6. Thanks to Dmitry for fix.