Description of Problem:
A new version in kernel-headers is not included in the most recent batch of
kernel updates (RHSA-2002-026, "Vulnerability in zlib library"). This makes it
pretty difficult to rebuild custom kernel modules (e.g. vmware*) when the
updates are installed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install all updates
2. rpm -q kernel kernel-headers
It is rather amusing a new version of kernel-source (sources without headers)
has been released.
What is the purpose of this update anyway? The only patch touching zlib.c is the
I read somewhere that the only kernel code affected by RHSA-2002-026 is the
kernel-resident ppp module.
By the way, I can vouch for the fact that the build of 2.2.19-6.2.15 kernel
source blows up with 2.2.19-6.2.12 kernel headers.
I've seen a similar problem in building php and some other applications so I
don't think it's limited to kernel modules.
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