Bug 23013 - traceroute-1.4a12 has been released
traceroute-1.4a12 has been released
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: traceroute (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2000-12-29 18:27 EST by Pekka Savola
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:08 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-24 13:50:16 EDT
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fix configure.in to detect findsaddr-linux method (408 bytes, patch)
2000-12-29 19:01 EST, Pekka Savola
no flags Details | Diff
really use the interface with -i (1.62 KB, patch)
2001-01-13 13:17 EST, Pekka Savola
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Pekka Savola 2000-12-29 18:27:58 EST
After ~3 years, there has been a new release of traceroute in December, 1.4a11. 
It can be found from the same location as the previous one.

I fear a lot of patches would have to be reworked, but the package might become 
more maintainable if the changes could be synced and most stuff upstreamed.
Comment 1 Pekka Savola 2000-12-29 19:00:17 EST
configure misdetects source address checking method and compilation fails.

The following patch + running autoconf helps.
Comment 2 Pekka Savola 2000-12-29 19:01:28 EST
Created attachment 6822 [details]
fix configure.in to detect findsaddr-linux method
Comment 3 Pekka Savola 2000-12-29 19:09:01 EST
Somewhat related to #22254.
Comment 4 Pekka Savola 2000-12-30 13:43:12 EST
I've merged non-{aliases,autoroute*} (the implementation has changed, so these might need a 
little more thought) patches against the newer version, sanitizing them a bit in the process.

The patches are as follows:

 * contains the first configure-linux patch and required stuff
 * fixes the need for gcc detection in configure properly
 * fixes the default to detect linux kernel route table checking with /proc
 * replaces the most of  traceroute-1.4a5-fix.patch

 * drop root earlier (no major changes)
 * XXX: useicmp is used before it's defined, well, it was wrong in the past.  
Nonetheless icmp/udp seem to work.

 * Fix Makefile.in
 * replaces traceroute-1.4a5-{fhs,fhs}.patch

 * get IFNAMSIZ directly from net/if.h
 * replace 'Nice try' etc. with more informative messages from traceroute-1.4a5-lsrr.patch
 * replace old secfix

 * last bits from traceroute-1.4a5-lsrr.patch that weren't already in 

 * unchanged

"Obsolete" patches:
 * MAXHOSTNAMELEN was back to 64 in lsrr anyway.  Should get shorter hostnames, this
is making standard headers sick

 * no longer needed

 * no longer needed, savestr has been killed

 * should not be needed any longer

Nonmerged, at least yet (a little different approach now):



tracerouting via aliased interfaces (with -s) seems rebroken without some of 
those patches, at least.


Comment 5 Pekka Savola 2000-12-30 15:58:09 EST
Clarification: limited testing seems to show that '-s' w/ aliased interfaces (or using -i eth0:x) works.  
Automatical detection doesn't.  Basic dual-interface configuration also works.

The aliased interfaces patch seemed to break some P-t-P configurations (#17915) so I'm 
not sure if that solution is a good one. .. or even really needed that much.
Comment 6 Pekka Savola 2001-01-13 13:16:36 EST
I have updated these for traceroute-1.4a12 (very minor configuration patch), and split the ANK patch to two,
where the latter part isn't applied by default.  There are new methods in effect now.

Also, I've included a patch for -i so that the interface will actually be always used too.  This applies to 1.4a5
as well.  Attaching this one.

Every scenario I can think of (aliased interfaces, multihomed systems, ...) would appear to work with this one.
Feedback welcome.

The rest can be found in the URL mentioned above.

Comment 7 Pekka Savola 2001-01-13 13:17:15 EST
Created attachment 7564 [details]
really use the interface with -i
Comment 8 Pekka Savola 2001-04-11 12:27:39 EDT
Note: a12 has been released too.  .src.rpm is available at
Comment 9 Pekka Savola 2001-06-24 12:29:07 EDT
Anything new on this one?  I'd like to see a new version in the next release.
Comment 10 Phil Knirsch 2001-06-24 13:50:11 EDT
It's on my list of packages to be updated or the next upcoming release.

Thanks for the info.

Read ya, Phil

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