Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#4811 closed task (fixed)


Reported by: Pierre Labastie Owned by: lfs-book
Priority: normal Milestone: 10.1
Component: Book Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


New point version. From procps mailing list (procps@…):

The procps-ng developers are pleased to announce that version 3.3.17 was
released today.  This version has some minor fixes and improvements and now
includes some translated manpages.  Other enhancements include:
 * New command pwait - waits for a given process to finish
 * Top handles more CPUs more gracefully
 * sysctl now follows the systemd version better, especially around
directory order

Change History (8)

comment:1 by Pierre Labastie, 2 years ago

Looks like the currency script as modified a couple of weeks ago did not pick it up (has been annouced 48 hours ago).

comment:2 by Douglas R. Reno, 2 years ago

Keep in mind that we have a new command here, we should probably add a Short Description for it

comment:3 by Bruce Dubbs, 2 years ago

The reason this was not picked up by the currency scripts is that it is not available at Only v3.3.17rc1 is there.

It is available at

This tarball expands to the directory procps-3.3.17, not the expected procps-ng-3.3.17.

Should I repackage it and load on anduin?

comment:4 by Bruce Dubbs, 2 years ago

It turns out that the package IS on gitlab, but the html source changed and the script didn't handle it properly. I've fixed the currency script. The repackage issue remains.

comment:5 by Pierre Labastie, 2 years ago

As far as jhalfs is concerned, there is no problem with the repackage. It may confuse users, though. Actually, upstream is aware of the problem: see thread at,1

comment:6 by Pierre Labastie, 2 years ago

Note that the pkill tests are reported to fail under certain circumstances (thread above).

comment:7 by Bruce Dubbs, 2 years ago


  • library: Incremented to 8:3:0 (no removals or additions, internal changes only)
  • all: properly handle utf8 cmdline translations
  • kill: Pass int to signalled process
  • pgrep: Pass int to signalled process
  • pgrep: Check sanity of SG_ARG_MAX
  • pgrep: Add older than selection
  • pidof: Quiet mode
  • pidof: show worker threads
  • ps.1: Mention stime alias
  • ps: check also match on truncated 16 char comm names
  • ps: Add exe output option
  • ps: A lot more sorting available
  • pwait: New command waits for a process
  • sysctl: Match systemd directory order
  • sysctl: Document directory order
  • top: ensure config file backward compatibility
  • top: add command line 'e' for symmetry with 'E'
  • top: add '4' toggle for two abreast cpu display
  • top: add '!' toggle for combining multiple cpus
  • top: fix potential SEGV involving -p switch
  • vmstat: Wide mode gives wider proc columns
  • watch: Add environment variable for interval
  • watch: Add no linewrap option
  • watch: Support more colors
  • free,uptime,slabtop: complain about extra ops

comment:8 by Bruce Dubbs, 2 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed at revision 12134.

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