The "gdc" program required to start gated is missing from the package.
Without this package there is no possible way this package could start up.
It boggles the mind that such a mistake could be made and then not found or
fixed in six months.
[root@davinia /etc]# rpm -q -i gated
Name : gated Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version : 3.6 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release : 3 Build Date: Sat 15 Jul 2000
08:11:07 PM CEST
Install date: Mon 18 Dec 2000 09:10:23 PM CET Build Host:
Group : System Environment/Daemons Source RPM: gated-3.6-3.src.rpm
Size : 2328921 License: distributable
Packager : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
URL : http://www.gated.org/
Summary : The public release version of the GateD routing daemon.
GateD is a modular software program consisting of core services, a
routing database, and protocol modules which support multiple routing
protocols (RIP v1, v2), OSPF, ISIS, SLSP, BGP (v3, v4), and EGP.
GateD is designed to handle dynamic routing with a routing database
built from the information exchanged by routing protocols.
Install gated if you need a routing daemon.
[root@davinia /etc]# rpm -q -l gated
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*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18914 ***