Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 222093
new traceroute breaks scripts
Last modified: 2013-04-12 14:59:02 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #221764 +++
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.
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2007-01-09 07:58 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
Whether those scripts are some wide-spread code, or it was written just locally?
I think this should be included in RHEL-5 too. I would prefere to upgrade to
upstream traceroute-2.0.3. If it is not possible I can create patch.
Changes since previous release:
> * version 2.0.3
> * allow option args without separator (add CLIF_MAY_JOIN_ARG flag),
> for compatibility (Benjamin LaHaise)
> * no more "tcptraceroute" symlink for rpm packages, because
> it conflicts with the same-name old package anyway (James Ralston)
> * fix compilation on glibc < 2.4 (Andy Shevchenko)
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This issue should be fixed in traceroute-2.0.1-3.el5.
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