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Bug Fix Advisory anaconda bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:0197-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-02-20
Last updated on: 2012-02-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

Updated anaconda packages that fix multiple bugs and add one enhancement are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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:

* When performing the kickstart upgrade with a key for advanced platforms,
additional repositories were not enabled, and only the base repository packages
were upgraded. (BZ#477748)

* Adding a VT repository to the kickstart file and using the "key --skip"
command resulted in an error when trying to install the Virtualization-en-US
package. (BZ#506361)

* Reusing the LVM logical volumes from the previous installation process caused
the bootloader program to use the old disk labels so that the system was unable
to boot. (BZ#566668)

* If the file system label ended with the "0" character, this character was
stripped so that the existing file system label was different from what was
explicitly specified by the user. (BZ#571513)

* The "CMSCONFFILE" parameter could have contained wrong syntax. This could have
resulted in certain Bash errors on IBM S/390. (BZ#681219)

* Specifying the "CMSDASD" parameter with a hex number using uppercase letters
resulted in the kickstart file not being found. (BZ#689470)

* The installer environment lacked the symbolic links for stdin, stdout, and
stderr. As a result, the console output to the files instead of the screen.
(BZ#684220)

* The installer used the maximum LV size limit based on the LVM 1 limits. Now,
the maximum LV size limit is based on the LVM 2 limits. (BZ#695299)

* Only stderr was logged to the output file during the kickstart installation.
Now, stdout is also logged. (BZ#702024)

* Using the parameter "--no-ssh" in kickstart failed to propagate the same
parameter to /root/anaconda-ks.cfg. (BZ#703081)

* The "--no-ssh" parameter was not documented in
/usr/share/doc/anaconda-*/kickstart-docs.txt. (BZ#703082)

* Downloading the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Release Notes resulted in errors,
even though the Release Notes were downloaded successfully. (BZ#707143)

* The /var/log/ directory required by the Subscription Manager logging was not
created. (BZ#708121)

* The list-harddrives script did not work as expected. (BZ#709880)

* Errors emitted by the kickstart scripts were not properly reported to the
user. (BZ#712443)

* Even though the installation was run with IPv6 enabled, IPv6 was disabled in
the installed environment. (BZ#713120)

* The Solarflare network adapters were not available to the user during the
installation. (BZ#714243)

* The installation performed on an XTS-encrypted partition failed. (BZ#718123)

* When specifying the network mask during the manual network setup using the
dotted format, a spurious error message was displayed. (BZ#719578)

* When using the bnx2i iSCSI adapters, the installer did not read IP from iBFT
properly. (BZ#727774)

* The "dhcptimeout" option was not propagated. (BZ#737161)

* The "--only-use" ignoredisk parameter did not work so that Anaconda terminated
unexpectedly. (BZ#738186)

* portmap was not available in rescue mode so that the rescue environment was
unable to mount NFS volumes. (BZ#742889)

* Adding "-@conflicts" to the kickstart file did not prevent the conflicting
packages from the @conflicts group to be installed if other packages depended on
the conflicting packages. Now, the conflicting packages and packages that depend
on the conflicting packages are not installed. (BZ#756707)

* Pressing Esc in certain Anaconda windows had the same result as clicking "OK".
With this update, pressing Esc has the same result as clicking "Cancel".
(BZ#758106, BZ#768082)

* The Network Configuration interface localization was incomplete. (BZ#709931)

* The Installation Number screen did not display links under the pa_IN locale.
(BZ#711363)

Enhancement:

* Support for the installation over the IP over InfiniBand (IPoIB) interfaces
has been added. (BZ#660684)

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs
and add this enhancement.


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 (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
anaconda-11.1.2.250-1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1354
    MD5: ae0ece8232057a820a95ebb7c3d4a406
SHA-256: ed58c28438db80292ede91360ad3576c3273de91b5d26077686839eac60e396a
 
IA-32:
anaconda-11.1.2.250-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1354
    MD5: 0a0e9fd01d96584889a5b29e89ae5186
SHA-256: b1c922680211643f4a3f4b777ddd93af54eb39383214e72d73c7be125274fb3a
anaconda-runtime-11.1.2.250-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1354
    MD5: ff4820a79a612a1aabd16a7d70037dff
SHA-256: caac533d733147dd9c26c2d5ac00b5874fc7e697c73ee96495ab9069d1610dff
 
IA-64:
anaconda-11.1.2.250-1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1354
    MD5: e1c4f5db27044b64092a0bad81687847
SHA-256: 83bf138d710937baec125fdef9bd0838fce1e634db49776b2c81167669d765e7
anaconda-runtime-11.1.2.250-1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1354
    MD5: 3f22b847701e0b21837aaed13aa964d1
SHA-256: 635ea9040d934ef867a0d211cf2d3c585bdf2fe0a5f8db0721743121ce4e83fd
 
PPC:
anaconda-11.1.2.250-1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1354
    MD5: 777312e9126b84a50ee1ccf86a7a796f
SHA-256: 4e6a5f3ba66029f0e5c7cac3657ee768f53aefec32ee7f0fbaa700dc7f9f8ad4
anaconda-runtime-11.1.2.250-1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1354
    MD5: 760ef8a63e7a73c880dcaf525526c282
SHA-256: c72c251bfe6e282fc97b608184ab8b1cfc6f6759da75b42df5cc6175dfccbc8e
 
s390x:
anaconda-11.1.2.250-1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1354
    MD5: fa23120ef01b2765b6dc65b7b2af4263
SHA-256: 23ad77137c3d8e51b2dc3b698ec6e902a8a58782a61788394500355afe7b27c0
anaconda-runtime-11.1.2.250-1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1354
    MD5: 4e34ff53e028c865a155f852541a9305
SHA-256: d017bda911f2e1256adb2dabf14754fc1329f2940493969984337f601f6ebf57
 
x86_64:
anaconda-11.1.2.250-1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1354
    MD5: 0a4742f155294941b4fa0eb66ebc9c73
SHA-256: 87d7937198a111e9d963681f79167acc455ed8275bd2c521cb6474ed113e8e35
anaconda-runtime-11.1.2.250-1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1354
    MD5: c56b549ec6e0f0ac80593be38689b301
SHA-256: a3a688c543da2a69ab7dcc5c5d1004dd7840fb455fe2a286c0b6f22d50a21e80
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
anaconda-11.1.2.250-1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1354
    MD5: ae0ece8232057a820a95ebb7c3d4a406
SHA-256: ed58c28438db80292ede91360ad3576c3273de91b5d26077686839eac60e396a
 
IA-32:
anaconda-11.1.2.250-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1354
    MD5: 0a0e9fd01d96584889a5b29e89ae5186
SHA-256: b1c922680211643f4a3f4b777ddd93af54eb39383214e72d73c7be125274fb3a
anaconda-runtime-11.1.2.250-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1354
    MD5: ff4820a79a612a1aabd16a7d70037dff
SHA-256: caac533d733147dd9c26c2d5ac00b5874fc7e697c73ee96495ab9069d1610dff
 
x86_64:
anaconda-11.1.2.250-1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1354
    MD5: 0a4742f155294941b4fa0eb66ebc9c73
SHA-256: 87d7937198a111e9d963681f79167acc455ed8275bd2c521cb6474ed113e8e35
anaconda-runtime-11.1.2.250-1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1354
    MD5: c56b549ec6e0f0ac80593be38689b301
SHA-256: a3a688c543da2a69ab7dcc5c5d1004dd7840fb455fe2a286c0b6f22d50a21e80
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

477748 - Install number ignored during upgrade via kickstart
571513 - anaconda readXFSLabel_int() mistakenly strips trailing zeroes off of XFS filesystem labels
681219 - linuxrc.s390 show_parms does not write valid syntax
684220 - anaconda initrd lacks /dev/stdin, /dev/stdout, /dev/stderr
689470 - CMSDASD broken by case-sensitive use
695299 - Anaconda limits the maximum LV size derived from the PE size artificially
703081 - --no-ssh not written to anaconda-ks.cfg
703082 - --no-ssh not documented in kickstart-docs.txt
709880 - list-harddrives is broken
711363 - [pa_IN] Links are missing from text labels
712443 - failed kickstart script errors are reported using non-existing detailedMessageWindow method
714243 - Solarflare network adapter not available during install
718123 - Anaconda cannot recognize xts encrypted disk.
719578 - misleading error message about ipv4 prefix when manually setting network configuration for network install in boot.iso
768082 - GUI -- keyboard: unexpected behavior of ESC



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