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Bug Fix Advisory anaconda bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0530-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-05-19
Last updated on: 2011-05-19
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

An updated anaconda package that fixes several bugs and adds various
enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1.

The anaconda package contains portions of the Anaconda installation program that
can be run by the user for reconfiguration and advanced installation options.

This updated anaconda package provides fixes for the following bugs:

* Auto-partitioning no longer clears immutable partitions. (BZ#593642)

* Anaconda no longer creates a new EFI system partition when one is not needed.
(BZ#593984)

* Anaconda now properly detects ext2's dirty/clean states. (BZ#601862,
BZ#614812)

* Anaconda no longer forgets IP method selection in the loader when returning to
a previous menu. (BZ#609570)

* The "Proxy password" field in stage 2 now correctly displays asterisks instead
of plain text. (BZ#611825)

* Text mode now allows IPv6 configuration. (BZ#612476)

* Anaconda no longer displays free regions of less than 1MB in extended
partitions. (BZ#626025)

* Anaconda no longer loses focus on certain screens. (BZ#671017)

* ".treeinfo" files are now properly fetched over a proxy. (BZ#634655)

* Anaconda now writes correct NFS (Network File System) repository information
into the summary Kickstart file. (BZ#635201)

* The /boot/ directory can now reside on an ext4 partition. (BZ#638734)

* Anaconda no longer fails to detect a disk if its size exceeds 1TB. (BZ#654360)

* Anaconda is once again able to detect the file system on a previously-created
RAID device. (BZ#678028)

* Anaconda now generates the correct, FIPS-enabled initramfs (initial RAM file
system) when the kernel option "fips=1" is provided on the kernel command line.
(BZ#692350)

* Anaconda incorrectly failed with a traceback when an attempt to unpack a
driver disk to a pre-existing root partition. (BZ#640260)

* Fingerprint authentication has been disabled on IBM System z because it is not
supported on that platform. (BZ#676854)

* Static IPv4 configuration is now used when requested in stage 2: Anaconda no
longer falls back to using DHCP. (BZ#641324)

* Anaconda is now able to properly detect an md RAID array with a spare disk.
(BZ#652874)

* Anaconda now correctly reports an error when a network-based certificate is
specified in Kickstart with no networking setup. (BZ#636533)

* A custom value is now properly honored when shrinking a file system.
(BZ#621490)

* The "list-harddrives" command output for CCISS devices is now valid input for
Kickstart files. (BZ#702430)

* Anaconda now selects the new kernel after upgrade. (BZ#683891)

In addition, this updated package provides the following enhancements:

* This update adds the cnic, bnx2i, and be2net drivers for better iSCSI support.
(BZ#442980, BZ#529443)

* This update adds drivers for the Emulex 10GbE PCI-E Gen2 and Chelsio T4 10GbE
network adapters. (BZ#633307, 633319)

* Algorithms from the SHA-2 hash function family can now be used to encrypt the
boot loader password. (BZ#554874)

* Anaconda now allows a username and password to be entered for iSCSI Discovery
sessions. (BZ#607827)

* The "rdate", "which", "tty" and "ntpdate" commands have been added to the
install image. (BZ#354432, 614399)

* The graphical installer now runs using the full display resolution.
(BZ#663411)

* Anaconda now features improved SSL certificate-handling. (BZ#667122,
BZ#599042, BZ#678574)

* It is now possible to specify additional packages when using the "@packages
--default" Kickstart option. (BZ#621349)

* On IBM System z, the /boot/ directory can now be placed on an LVM logical
volume. (BZ#618376)

* Anaconda now supports blacklisting to determine which modules can be loaded
during installation. (BZ#644535)

Users are advised to upgrade to this updated anaconda package, which resolves
these issues and adds these enhancements.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
anaconda-13.21.117-1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 1690735a448cbf6b876deeaa3e757d50
SHA-256: 9ab8e2f4a08e3b589660db497bb46bb96fdfa760ea9262be514133fbcbfa970b
 
IA-32:
anaconda-13.21.117-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 485ec25948d7552cbb2cfa06f342b727
SHA-256: 9ab5753306708615ccf3574d9dd621d87960fcdde65d0ec9b295d9341a6f7044
anaconda-debuginfo-13.21.117-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 40986e70ee8e25046ed4943f2dfb88cf
SHA-256: d33ef90fc7deddadc923c33968de356e7f3589ba9adad3a1b3468f7a5c7a04b5
 
x86_64:
anaconda-13.21.117-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 28dad5799e6997755f9bcbb0c1122bc6
SHA-256: 93051bd144d554417a8e509d6dd419d46d7f1bb556b3235f3e17c7c724265450
anaconda-debuginfo-13.21.117-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: c70eb8b7d0600ea118455aa925a6f3bb
SHA-256: ef4a26825413e79d575636b1a71c0b41be6a1002fac11a155e40d498d48b53f1
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
anaconda-13.21.117-1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 1690735a448cbf6b876deeaa3e757d50
SHA-256: 9ab8e2f4a08e3b589660db497bb46bb96fdfa760ea9262be514133fbcbfa970b
 
IA-32:
anaconda-13.21.117-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 485ec25948d7552cbb2cfa06f342b727
SHA-256: 9ab5753306708615ccf3574d9dd621d87960fcdde65d0ec9b295d9341a6f7044
anaconda-debuginfo-13.21.117-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 40986e70ee8e25046ed4943f2dfb88cf
SHA-256: d33ef90fc7deddadc923c33968de356e7f3589ba9adad3a1b3468f7a5c7a04b5
 
PPC:
anaconda-13.21.117-1.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 2e3c064b9c423c5c92e5cb4dfbaeaf35
SHA-256: cb676498cc5aeaa6abc15a7e16325f379b79c213054445548d13a22a635c84a9
anaconda-debuginfo-13.21.117-1.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 113cf384a2981cb4bf5f682359e116e1
SHA-256: ef081aa589745c29dc1578251b2c44765d7fab78e8e942e1f9cf7953a950e6be
 
s390x:
anaconda-13.21.117-1.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 9a5dbb49a75887cf513bfda83eaf49e1
SHA-256: 3f41087f00f9d0e6f4f7ee2b7b926bc20d6e0328782bc62d644c08988ceec5c3
anaconda-debuginfo-13.21.117-1.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 75a5d6739831666fea2c95053e8da0e9
SHA-256: 7263a437e7274e8d7cb55d01d49ce6fc36bf88a4e70042f07a20ee0039cbb44a
 
x86_64:
anaconda-13.21.117-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 28dad5799e6997755f9bcbb0c1122bc6
SHA-256: 93051bd144d554417a8e509d6dd419d46d7f1bb556b3235f3e17c7c724265450
anaconda-debuginfo-13.21.117-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: c70eb8b7d0600ea118455aa925a6f3bb
SHA-256: ef4a26825413e79d575636b1a71c0b41be6a1002fac11a155e40d498d48b53f1
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
anaconda-13.21.117-1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 1690735a448cbf6b876deeaa3e757d50
SHA-256: 9ab8e2f4a08e3b589660db497bb46bb96fdfa760ea9262be514133fbcbfa970b
 
IA-32:
anaconda-13.21.117-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 485ec25948d7552cbb2cfa06f342b727
SHA-256: 9ab5753306708615ccf3574d9dd621d87960fcdde65d0ec9b295d9341a6f7044
anaconda-debuginfo-13.21.117-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 40986e70ee8e25046ed4943f2dfb88cf
SHA-256: d33ef90fc7deddadc923c33968de356e7f3589ba9adad3a1b3468f7a5c7a04b5
 
x86_64:
anaconda-13.21.117-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 28dad5799e6997755f9bcbb0c1122bc6
SHA-256: 93051bd144d554417a8e509d6dd419d46d7f1bb556b3235f3e17c7c724265450
anaconda-debuginfo-13.21.117-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: c70eb8b7d0600ea118455aa925a6f3bb
SHA-256: ef4a26825413e79d575636b1a71c0b41be6a1002fac11a155e40d498d48b53f1
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

559973 - installer does not take ignored device list into account when naming new md arrays
591713 - KickstartValueError: The following problem occurred on line 15 of the kickstart file: Tried to use undefined partition raid.None in RAID specificationusUsing
593642 - Autopartitioning clears immutable partitions
593984 - [UEFI] anaconda creates new efi system partition even if one already exists.
594032 - [UEFI] rescue mode doesn't mount all partitions
601337 - debugging of daemons (e.g. NetworkManager) impossible due to missing syslog messages on s390x
601862 - ext2 filesystems are always dirty in rescue environment
607827 - Anaconda needs separate username/password fields for iSCSI Discovery Sessions
609570 - Anaconda forgets IP method selection in loader when going back
611430 - Add partition dialog loses focus after error message is shown
611825 - Proxy password field in stage2 is clear text
612476 - Text mode doesn't allow ipv6 network enablement
614585 - disks with unbootable disklabel types selectable as boot device
614812 - Autopartitioning clears immutable partitions on 2nd retry
621349 - RFE: Please don't ignore %packages if --default is passed
621490 - Can't specify custom value for shrinking filesystem
621515 - partition --onpart doesn't work with /dev/disk/by-path
623149 - AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'name'
623641 - Duplicate repo error after cancelling network enablement invoked by adding/editing a repo.
625809 - Same message differes in text and GUI mode
625862 - [fr_FR] %s is shown as it is in Translated GUI instead of variable value
626025 - anaconda should not display free regions of less than 1MB in extended partitions
627909 - [anaconda][GUI][zh-TW] Some words are not translated into Chinese in select drivers screen.
628426 - [ja_JP] short cut keys for 'N' for Next and 'B' for Back does not work in keyboard selection page
628431 - [zh-CN] There is no short-cut key for Exit installation dialogue
632325 - [6.1 FEAT] reipl tool chreipl enhancements - installer
633038 - installation fails with LVMError: lvactivate failed for [chapter3_vorigin]: 14:42:32,169 ERROR : One or more specified logical volume(s) not found.
633469 - [6.1 FEAT] Enhance cio_ignore usage in scripts using new handler for pending work - installer part
634655 - .treeinfo is not fetched when proxy is used
635201 - anaconda-ks.cfg writes NFS repo location in a way it can not parse when fed the same file
636381 - [gu_IN] Translation Need to review for reboot button
636385 - [or_IN] Translation Need to review for reboot button
636470 - [ta_IN] Screen is not complete, translation needs to review
636721 - [te_IN] Translation need review - disk partition there is dotted circle
638131 - Cannot perform network kickstart installation to iSCSI target accessed via different NIC
640260 - RHEL6 RC1: anaconda exception after installation with driver disk
640743 - LABEL for software raid partitions set to localhost after hostname is set manually
641324 - IPV4 DHCP configuration is always used in stage 2 network enablement if DHCP server is present.
641910 - Do not automatically check all disks when selecting a RAID partition
642998 - Improve network (ifcfg) logging.
643005 - Update kickstart network command for IPv6 configuration.
643008 - Update generating of anaconda-ks.cfg for ipv6 configurations.
644525 - support for _rnetdev mount option missing in RHEL6
647462 - network manager always does ONBOOT=yes in anconda env
650316 - RHEL6 anaconda's command-line.txt is not helpful
651091 - ppc64: rpm prefers 32bit binaries in multilib pkgs
651445 - kickstarts 'logvol --percent' generates traceback on for unknown attribute 'vgFree'
652222 - Anaconda require bootloader option, even if it is present
652874 - failure to properly detect md arrays with present spares
654074 - Error in "%post --erroronfail" script gives traceback
654360 - anaconda fails to find disks greater than 1TB
654432 - rdate, which and tty are no longer avail. in RHEL6 Kickstart environment
654436 - anaconda list-harddrives command behaviour has changed in RHEL6
657115 - DeviceTreeError: duplicate paths in device tree
657257 - Grubby fails when updating kernel in kickstart %post
659781 - traceback in yuminstall.py ('NoneType' object has no attribute 'startswith')
663411 - Run graphical installer at full resolution
665094 - Request CD boot option that does not eject CD during install
667122 - Anaconda doesn't work with https enabled repos.
668395 - Kickstart network command doesn't reconfigure active connection (unlike in rhel 5).
669647 - Misleading error message "no devices of appropriate type were found..." with DUD
673170 - do not offer 'Back' option for depsolving exception during kickstart installs
674685 - anaconda creates incorrect udev 70-persistent-net.rules entry for network device
674773 - Anaconda fails when renaming a LV marked as encrypted
675685 - netboot fails on ppc64 - ramdisk is >32MB
676854 - fingerprint auth is not available on all archs
677605 - Traceback when shutting down
677689 - [REHL6.1] Anaconda - TypeError: 'NoneType' object is unsubscriptable
677915 - DeviceError: ('new lv is too large to fit in free space', 'sysvg1')
678576 - --noverifyssl is not added to anaconda-ks.cfg
679224 - installer overwrites all new device passphrases with first-specified/global passphrase
681511 - init backtrace if /proc/cmdline is empty
682156 - regression: anaconda kickstart partitioning scheme used differently
683605 - raid creation doesn't do the right thing with --spares during kickstart
683614 - installer shows incomplete md arrays in partitioning ui
684860 - Editing pre-existing partition doesn't check /boot/efi size limits
685090 - mislabeled files in fresh RHEL6.1-20110311.3 installation
687953 - RHEL 6 - /etc/resolv.conf gets corrupted, cannot download packages
690589 - RHEL 6.1 Beta: ifcfg-emN and ifcfg-pciXpY files should not contain HWADDR field
692350 - dracut-fips package should be installed if installation is started with fips=1
693702 - linux-kdump set as default kernel when running @everything install on s390x
694760 - The the screen of RHEL6.1 PV DomU's GUI installer can't be displayed entirely
694768 - Kickstart command network --device=<MAC> causes traceback
696127 - Network setup failed when iBFT used
696907 - Anaconda creates mdadm.conf when not needed
696988 - Problem with installation on per210-01.lab.eng.brq.redhat.com
697432 - SIGSEGV for network --device=<MAC> which is not found
702430 - Regression: list-harddrives output not always processable by part command



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