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Bug Fix Advisory anaconda bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:1565-2
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-12-06
Last updated on: 2011-12-06
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.

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

Bug fixes:

* Issues with "interactive" mode partitioning are fixed. (BZ#641861)

* The network command is parsed correctly. (BZ#731274)

* The /boot partition on EFI systems is handled correctly. (BZ#689996)

* Files that are necessary for libreport and SSL installation mode have been
added. (BZ#705274)

* Symbolic links to LVM commands have been added to the rescue image.
(BZ#676404)

* The /sbin/cio_ignore command is added to initrd.img for IBM System z.
(BZ#730650)

* Support for dracut-style "rdloaddriver=" and "rdblacklist=" parameters is
added. (BZ#689029)

* Support for static addresses in "ipv6=" is added. (BZ#679108)

* A testing framework for stub commands is added. (BZ#706099)

* Driver disks support multiple kernel versions and are also built for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.0 and 6.1. (BZ#699745)

* Network connection is brought up before saving a bug report. (BZ#668570)

* Errors in .treeinfo are detected. (BZ#715130)

* The xhost authentication is changed when performing live installation.
(BZ#698282)

* Debugging improvements in loader and package installation code have been made.
(BZ#664981, BZ#726804)

* The dialog box focus and initialization have been corrected. (BZ#679810)

* The iSCSI Login button is disabled when no nodes are selected. (BZ#701220)

* When a mount point is set to /boot, the file system type is no longer changed.
(BZ#695362)

* EDD handling improvements have been made, including Xen and CCISS. (BZ#728280,
BZ#725777, BZ#723194, BZ#723344, BZ#694800, BZ#621175)

* Extended partitions are handled correctly. (BZ#698429)

* Handling of "network --device=bootif" is corrected. (BZ#681803)

* Centering of the Anaconda window when an external display is present is
corrected. (BZ#750764)

* Encrypted device lines written to kickstart files are corrected. (BZ#605938)

* zFCP multipath devices can be added in the user interface as expected.
(BZ#618535)

* iSCSI discovery that returns no devices is handled correctly. (BZ#732380)

* Systems with more than 2147483647 kB of memory are handled properly.
(BZ#704593)

* The header image is hidden on all but 800x600 displays. (BZ#712487)

* The "noprobe" parameter for driver disks is honored. (BZ#690058)

* The "linksleep=" boot parameter is honored. (BZ#713991)

* Installation sources (including NFS ISO storages) are mounted correctly.
(BZ#699640)

* Processes in the anaconda process group are killed when the system is shut
down. (BZ#679397)

* Partitioning alignment is corrected. (BZ#693271)

* Progress indicator improvements for device discovery and command line mode
have been made. (BZ#616641)

* Kickstart network failures and device name collisions are handled properly.
(BZ#691817, BZ#690748)

* The "crashkernel=" parameter in a kickstart file is handled properly.
(BZ#691910)

* Support for the "ext4migrate" parameter has been removed. (BZ#712195)

* The language and keyboard selection screens are now skipped in stage2 when
possible. (BZ#706675)

* Device capacity values are sorted as numbers, not characters. (BZ#614504)

* Swap partitions are handled correctly. (BZ#695740)

* The "--target" option is used in kickstart files for iSCSI devices.
(BZ#676118)

* Various multipath and raid storage bugs are fixed. (BZ#701371, BZ#696876,
BZ#674241, BZ#734374, BZ#729716)

* Anaconda verifies that devices specified with "part" can be partitioned.
(BZ#679073)

Enhancements:

* Vendor-provided tools on driver disks are now allowed. (BZ#659790)

* The initrd.img file is compressed with LZMA. (BZ#694198)

* The "noverifyssl" boot parameter is added. (BZ#696696)

* The tboot package is configured when it is installed. (BZ#697419)

* Multipath device can now be specified using WWID. (BZ#709653)

Users of anaconda should upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs
and adds these enhancements.


Solution

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

This update is available via 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-13.21.149-1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 3666dff965fd7260e98e74a1e5072909
SHA-256: b6b762e6039c27f8847642d3e67f0c156a3af7d2c2109ed427b2d3bbe2243148
 
IA-32:
anaconda-13.21.149-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 357e57dfa94d9a42c7601654f47bb61c
SHA-256: 755586413b35c5df7c23e4f5da4972409dd5104aba1a853c96afc7e66bb953a0
anaconda-debuginfo-13.21.149-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: b7c8216d3d0414197df0ced9a7dbc3a6
SHA-256: 39bb7a90043c0b8d479cf61dfeb0282cb79b1a5beac2bb90f5395adfa8a72ec1
 
x86_64:
anaconda-13.21.149-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 42e27336cf8a86d8f03c1caa654f0d08
SHA-256: 1b8162fe0bb4a262b53cf9944e78b7c6bbb79183033faecf3add39f375135867
anaconda-debuginfo-13.21.149-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: c49d8f4c1415db612d74792de2399825
SHA-256: a29ec40b8bfbf93cc0c11ed8f676d6299dba8b13d13ab03dc6ec11d5ea8aabf6
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
anaconda-13.21.149-1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 3666dff965fd7260e98e74a1e5072909
SHA-256: b6b762e6039c27f8847642d3e67f0c156a3af7d2c2109ed427b2d3bbe2243148
 
IA-32:
anaconda-13.21.149-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 357e57dfa94d9a42c7601654f47bb61c
SHA-256: 755586413b35c5df7c23e4f5da4972409dd5104aba1a853c96afc7e66bb953a0
anaconda-debuginfo-13.21.149-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: b7c8216d3d0414197df0ced9a7dbc3a6
SHA-256: 39bb7a90043c0b8d479cf61dfeb0282cb79b1a5beac2bb90f5395adfa8a72ec1
 
PPC:
anaconda-13.21.149-1.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 30177cd0ff47bf3ad5ab70e23e523a28
SHA-256: 388c5ce2d0058e8bdfa8c76b80bb61604d6cc836e9c509a0afb59c8482793b1b
anaconda-debuginfo-13.21.149-1.el6.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 0101f2c95f7260d68f4ecaac62fc87d2
SHA-256: 0d2067fd7cbfb64a492cc3d7a7cd1100e4ad9b8f1701c43a81e0933fbfa9e21a
 
s390x:
anaconda-13.21.149-1.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 254daa63a3aedecf0534d5a77a3168dd
SHA-256: 46ff6e05605dd537eb3be2d11641177df2281aff6bf9d4dc13ecd1601d399374
anaconda-debuginfo-13.21.149-1.el6.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: e9104eb130fa41517b42f7e42612dbaa
SHA-256: 3f2999eafce2118b127f8a4ab73b360ec2a5210b14488b5c64ff5956a61808cb
 
x86_64:
anaconda-13.21.149-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 42e27336cf8a86d8f03c1caa654f0d08
SHA-256: 1b8162fe0bb4a262b53cf9944e78b7c6bbb79183033faecf3add39f375135867
anaconda-debuginfo-13.21.149-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: c49d8f4c1415db612d74792de2399825
SHA-256: a29ec40b8bfbf93cc0c11ed8f676d6299dba8b13d13ab03dc6ec11d5ea8aabf6
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
anaconda-13.21.149-1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 3666dff965fd7260e98e74a1e5072909
SHA-256: b6b762e6039c27f8847642d3e67f0c156a3af7d2c2109ed427b2d3bbe2243148
 
IA-32:
anaconda-13.21.149-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 357e57dfa94d9a42c7601654f47bb61c
SHA-256: 755586413b35c5df7c23e4f5da4972409dd5104aba1a853c96afc7e66bb953a0
anaconda-debuginfo-13.21.149-1.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: b7c8216d3d0414197df0ced9a7dbc3a6
SHA-256: 39bb7a90043c0b8d479cf61dfeb0282cb79b1a5beac2bb90f5395adfa8a72ec1
 
x86_64:
anaconda-13.21.149-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: 42e27336cf8a86d8f03c1caa654f0d08
SHA-256: 1b8162fe0bb4a262b53cf9944e78b7c6bbb79183033faecf3add39f375135867
anaconda-debuginfo-13.21.149-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1588
    MD5: c49d8f4c1415db612d74792de2399825
SHA-256: a29ec40b8bfbf93cc0c11ed8f676d6299dba8b13d13ab03dc6ec11d5ea8aabf6
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

614504 - Capacity column in filter UI doesn't sort correctly
618535 - UI is not populated correctly when using "Add Advanced Target" button to add a multipath device
621175 - anaconda chooses incorrect boot device while running in KVM with mixed virtio/ide disks
641861 - Interactive install results in multiple root vg groups
656378 - The Media Check should explicitly mention it has ejected the cdrom
668570 - Attempting to submit (scp or bugzilla) an exception report fails if networking not active
673048 - Storage Device Warning Dialog: Missing accel keys
674241 - Anaconda should not set the alias of multipath devices to mpath<x>
676025 - anaconda crashes in text mode on creating boot loader
676118 - iscsi --target kickstart option not actually used
676404 - Improve supportability by adding lvm command symlinks into rescue shell to avoid having to preface command with "lvm"
677263 - [RFE] target multipath devices for partitioning by their wwid
679058 - Duplicate shortcut characters in Add Repository dialog
679073 - kickstart processing should fail gracefully if trying to partition a device with no media in it.
681803 - stage2 doesn't process "bootif" value of network --device in kickstart correctly
682599 - [zh_TW] A translated string 'Scalable file system support' turns into untranslated string after cancellation of Modify repository operation
688314 - Exception when 'text ext4migrate' given as boot args during upgrade
689081 - Kickstart network command does not respect --mtu
689520 - mpath errors due to faulty hardware should not cause an Anaconda traceback
689996 - /boot on LVM with EFI system results in traceback
691817 - ValueError: name already in use
693732 - imount.c: in mountCommandWrapper() we close the pipe descriptors too soon
695362 - Selected filesystem is changed to ext4 for /boot partition
695740 - swap partitions should be indicated by UUID
696876 - multipath: Anaconda does not recognize 'mpatha' in the ignoredisk kickstart command
697849 - Wrong label in iSCSI Nodes Login dialog
698282 - Crash after selecting timezone
700804 - Cannot change "Number of spares" in RAID until "RAID Level" is modified
701220 - iSCSI login dialog allows unselecting all devices and continuing - unable to login to any iSCSI devices after
704378 - UEFI SAN-boot installation fails on IBM 3650 M2 and M3
705274 - use the new libreport library instead of report
706099 - Write test cases for command-stubs commands
706675 - Keyboard language can be selected too late in installation process
712195 - remove 'ext4migrate' option
715130 - EPEL mirror list crashes Anaconda in Kickstart Script.
716920 - console fails to work in stage2
718099 - Error: `/mnt/sysimage/usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/UTC` and `/mnt/sysimage/etc/localtime` are the same file
722276 - [RHEL 6.1] Anaconda requires user interaction in case of kickstart network activation failing
723976 - /boot/efi from USB boot media is picked up by storage
725777 - traceback in edd.py: not enough arguments for format string
726804 - anaconda shows 'processing xxxx' text on background during text mode
728280 - TypeError: %d format: a number is required, not NoneType
729716 - Can select more spares than raid partitions available
730650 - cio_ignore not included in installation initramdisk
732380 - TypeError: 'NoneType' object is not iterable (during iscsi discovery)
733299 - Rescan and show network devices after clearing blacklist in linuxrc
734374 - boot from SAN will got different mount point with mpath name.
737094 - ERROR: Not a Xen-ELF image: No ELF notes or '__xen_guest' section found
747388 - xenfs module missing from installer initrd



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