There are TWO bugs in the main init script /etc/rc.d/rc
present on RedHat 5.1, 6.0 and 6.1 versions of this script,
1. The current script is set up to ignore any of the
*.rpmsave and *.rpmorig scripts that RPM throws up,
but it fails to ignore the *.rpmnew scripts that
RPM occasionally throws up. I recently got hit by
2. It also sometimes tries to execute scripts that do
not have execute listed in their mode. This results
in unnecessary error messages being displayed.
I have put the required patch online at the URL above (which
is NOT linked into the tree there), and would ask that this
The rpmnew thing is fixed in the initscripts that ship with 6.1.
Will look at testing -x instead of -f.
Has any decision been reached on "testing -x" ???
I will add that I use -x here, and this allows me to disable subsystems by doing
`chmod a-x /etc/rc.d/init.d/dhcpd` for example, and not see unwanted error
messages appear on the screen during system boot.