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Bug 882521 - ping interval parsing is broken for some locales
Summary: ping interval parsing is broken for some locales
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: iputils
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jan Synacek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-12-01 16:44 UTC by Andrew Travneff
Modified: 2012-12-06 07:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-12-06 07:20:36 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Andrew Travneff 2012-12-01 16:44:18 UTC
This upstream fix[1] have to be included if USE_IDN is enabled.
Otherwise ping accepts any interval which is < 1 as 0 for locale with ',' decimal delimiter. In this case it refuses to work with ordinary user rights.

The reason is that USE_IDN enables some internationalization and sscanf switches from '.' delimiter to ',' for my case (LANG=uk_UA.UTF-8).

It isn't possible to set interval using ',' without that fix because '.' is hardcoded in ping.

[1] http://sourceforge.net/p/iputils/code/ci/04d3f79834957dc760850b00b8b52efa14e74757/

Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2012-12-04 11:46:07 UTC
iputils-20121125-2.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 2 Jan Synacek 2012-12-04 11:48:34 UTC
I pushed new iputils to f18. The new version includes the fix mentioned in comment #0 and should fix this bug.

Comment 3 Andrew Travneff 2012-12-04 20:04:15 UTC
After update to iputils-20121125-2.fc18.x86_64 it works (with comma, not a period, for my locale). Issue can be closed, I think.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-12-04 21:12:19 UTC
Package iputils-20121125-2.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing iputils-20121125-2.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 5 Jan Synacek 2012-12-05 08:31:41 UTC
The bug will be closed automatically when the updated package gets to stable. Glad to hear it works.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-12-06 07:20:38 UTC
iputils-20121125-2.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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