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Enhancement Advisory libvpd enhancement update

Advisory: RHEA-2011:0548-1
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-05-19
Last updated on: 2011-05-19
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)


An updated libvpd package that adds an enhancement is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.

The libvpd package contains the classes that are used to access Vital Product
Data (VPD) created by vpdupdate in the lsvpd package.

This update introduces the following enhancement:

* This update provides the latest API by which external serviceability and
diagnostics tools can access VPD, consisting of hardware present on a system,
the characteristics of that hardware, or hardware state. (BZ#632738)

Users of libvpd are advised to install this package, which adds this


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

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

File outdated by:  RHBA-2016:0872
    MD5: b1ef5638f39058412d9d42a39481a2c0
SHA-256: e5f79faed1ca3170f0053f2766a8f786e08ac8ebd5206b47e65899a4ba4437d0
File outdated by:  RHBA-2016:0872
    MD5: fdc0ff1de426d82bf248abe2330e49ed
SHA-256: 8358287062296d5c95d7d85ed5abce54df9fadf6079a49de34d355b1d8b28900
File outdated by:  RHBA-2016:0872
    MD5: 9f2f066674adb11729b2fd92838b4ac7
SHA-256: 37c549efe49f6ec80d39524063c81d0c0dc88482fe230612acd10f6adeb7417d
File outdated by:  RHBA-2016:0872
    MD5: c961e6a6150821d6e2fba177efc5d5bd
SHA-256: cab9e8120586b45f6f1ca076dcd24837032a49a935077052de56873d31bb8410
File outdated by:  RHBA-2016:0872
    MD5: 675dc5e3dc78e63556cfef12fb57a0c4
SHA-256: 375fd124f3bef350630caed721cc605fcd81889d848ba39da3b4c473a27f587a
File outdated by:  RHBA-2016:0872
    MD5: 069e22b37c7f3e49d240e60a8b3851f8
SHA-256: 6f81a2135e653df15a603c2f266e4ddc696ddc93f5135f3dc98b9b46e7a108eb
File outdated by:  RHBA-2016:0872
    MD5: 8cbd0dd1527d037dc014b07d3228d2dc
SHA-256: b0208ef44f42f840bf12eb131e5d6589986560dc9532206be4f1cdef6edb8e9d
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

632738 - [6.1 FEAT] Package Update: libvpd

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