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Bug Fix Advisory mkinitrd bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2010:0390-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2010-05-04
Last updated on: 2010-05-04
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

Updated mkinitrd packages that fix a regression introduced by
RHBA-2010:0295 are now available.

The mkinitrd utility creates file system images for use as initial ramdisk
(initrd) images.

These updated mkinitrd packages fix the following bug:

* a previous mkinitrd update, released as RHBA-2010:0295, included a fix
for BZ#540641. This bug saw mkinitrd copy the symbolic link of a bootpath
driver instead of the actual bootpath driver and, as a fix, mkinitrd was
set to check the full path of symbolically linked drivers.

The fix included for BZ#540641 also introduced a regression, however. This
regression could cause mkinitrd to fall into an infinite loop if checking
the full path involved parsing a looped symbolic link. This update corrects
the error in the readlink() function call that caused the regression.
Looped symbolic links in driver paths no longer prevent mkinitrd from
creating RAM disks as expected. (BZ#583901)

All mkinitrd users should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve
this issue.


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
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 4ceedbbfb7c469970fc32f7a72663be2
SHA-256: fd6b6516a06e2bd9c364be1ed021720e8821cc747aa434fad79d3000079788ff
 
IA-32:
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 151176a9e95bd43ab743a8f3d3a81e10
SHA-256: 07a8950b1097acc01b07e2279768c1a564b1ef8a2b58040b6d24e750f94c2183
 
x86_64:
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 151176a9e95bd43ab743a8f3d3a81e10
SHA-256: 07a8950b1097acc01b07e2279768c1a564b1ef8a2b58040b6d24e750f94c2183
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 71898dd8e5f3c1cbdc278835f41228b4
SHA-256: 24b8eee92f9daa3b0a409ad39acf953b96cabdba8558fb17cc122cf55a61b46e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 4ceedbbfb7c469970fc32f7a72663be2
SHA-256: fd6b6516a06e2bd9c364be1ed021720e8821cc747aa434fad79d3000079788ff
 
IA-32:
libbdevid-python-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 333b1cb559c4e3d7c29e1ae1a82fe5ce
SHA-256: d111a7b7f89f02dcd6e16169496a5323b0b96e1228f0d98fa5c6252f7c29f86f
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: caaa76239da640bc919b1e0f4251589f
SHA-256: 1776b17087d9113fbfe2c4744ddbdff2bd5dde8d2e2b7b8fa2d8a05e5671062d
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 151176a9e95bd43ab743a8f3d3a81e10
SHA-256: 07a8950b1097acc01b07e2279768c1a564b1ef8a2b58040b6d24e750f94c2183
nash-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 98d2a2d19b171ec5ca92a9abbbd53f66
SHA-256: 4d04233dfbd1296878f0c5500ca8129ef00dfd9ac28782ebccf474409ed046a8
 
IA-64:
libbdevid-python-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 4d107e33424591f790d3da6c5918dec0
SHA-256: 1908131c13dc3dbc89c9a28461b07dcd9369842bd1df408ad2e4af598a14159e
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: f30d7934152f518c90f2372a0f4fd98e
SHA-256: 6c0ef144fd9e4523b8b828ebda529a0e3e45a7d69b11360ccce32738f1f5eff9
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 2ed7fbc4018e4f42933456e0c9e12644
SHA-256: d38f3f889b9b948556d60bef74e26060eda3e0a3595ded7c15845a61f0234a92
nash-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: c62f2322fa727eef346772cca49b1c55
SHA-256: 90671c9bcd4df1b81f704aef261ed3fe23bc93f04de24d6cf872abd26a2b22b7
 
PPC:
libbdevid-python-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: b42ec687c330a7f1ec5af9c5b866bbab
SHA-256: 04acd4044d33b834c02629a3692d1578dcc8d96fa8cec0440936328a6d88c87e
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: e32472a4898d4ddc6b76d5c835ee3e31
SHA-256: 50ff1972842b9763792d2cd243028438017666247046b6b79fe996c67d523f3e
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: c69c14dc4b96828f7bcf2982be1c833c
SHA-256: aa47e0023c131dab9fbe1a5b38b5053871ab4d8d1a06f250abe68c5a30b404ad
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 9248ec510f8ec27dbab8d1511f243fa3
SHA-256: 8756347584ec5180b19327a2755c992113fa3db7e0ccbc929e9162e86d9389a5
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 799cce44de22dc1f4f0884b79030c13d
SHA-256: f647e8e2c760427e03d915d475371c19a0daadbfea43808902431706a71e7cc1
nash-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 0602bb38ba9cd93eff7a6c2df9eea83e
SHA-256: 03d20efb47eb5e3e69c4916cc245939315b37fb3d307c623f241941cb770e3e3
 
s390x:
libbdevid-python-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 264b2286a754380633a793a3b615e03a
SHA-256: af72923aba9d746fc09f629e5e53a60f998128eeaff54732713d48a1c4c1e4ec
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: e7e442be72472fbde31d971da9bbe4a4
SHA-256: e7c3de88d3bae00f566fad3c65c16e491e222832bde34e77289fd63b733a208e
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: b49d466f4fd0ea60a6d809ca93d7f340
SHA-256: b30d8e111b2a6fe53bbed80efa07fe32110b9b4726e579ed670fd0f57538a625
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: bd0781b4bf4c35ed5fe9c77376990f1a
SHA-256: f5146cdf626deaeac17bad6aa3edd81833357722ddeef41c22e15978a5c81a9a
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 0641a48623d3a646c720a2ebb1e1fe8d
SHA-256: 81d99d4191ffa9091f254b3f81e37ffdf9bfd5360bf1c8e933d884508fde48fc
nash-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 164e6491647f80699f5cee02f579eaab
SHA-256: a5128e0d40a918dfc1c10c6065140fe96dbe08d3578c0ddce8ed602f348d2e77
 
x86_64:
libbdevid-python-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: d8f5dac9e2d3be9880facfc47a0b8b0c
SHA-256: 5b9ac58617f0bed67aa4542a1d7fe4b5cca603fc815419e68f22ed7f01567ecb
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: caaa76239da640bc919b1e0f4251589f
SHA-256: 1776b17087d9113fbfe2c4744ddbdff2bd5dde8d2e2b7b8fa2d8a05e5671062d
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 26b220802ed90d4689b5a0eec8fe12ea
SHA-256: 66d23203ce8fa7c190df7ff095c95a4c287035df229799adfb7befa02e7e5edd
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 151176a9e95bd43ab743a8f3d3a81e10
SHA-256: 07a8950b1097acc01b07e2279768c1a564b1ef8a2b58040b6d24e750f94c2183
mkinitrd-devel-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 71898dd8e5f3c1cbdc278835f41228b4
SHA-256: 24b8eee92f9daa3b0a409ad39acf953b96cabdba8558fb17cc122cf55a61b46e
nash-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: dd867545a346b7fa804b54000c732074
SHA-256: 4fb943e199da5d8912f3e332adeb4ee41f0273bace0a766c387b7d2de99a0b21
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 4ceedbbfb7c469970fc32f7a72663be2
SHA-256: fd6b6516a06e2bd9c364be1ed021720e8821cc747aa434fad79d3000079788ff
 
IA-32:
libbdevid-python-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 333b1cb559c4e3d7c29e1ae1a82fe5ce
SHA-256: d111a7b7f89f02dcd6e16169496a5323b0b96e1228f0d98fa5c6252f7c29f86f
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: caaa76239da640bc919b1e0f4251589f
SHA-256: 1776b17087d9113fbfe2c4744ddbdff2bd5dde8d2e2b7b8fa2d8a05e5671062d
nash-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 98d2a2d19b171ec5ca92a9abbbd53f66
SHA-256: 4d04233dfbd1296878f0c5500ca8129ef00dfd9ac28782ebccf474409ed046a8
 
x86_64:
libbdevid-python-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: d8f5dac9e2d3be9880facfc47a0b8b0c
SHA-256: 5b9ac58617f0bed67aa4542a1d7fe4b5cca603fc815419e68f22ed7f01567ecb
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: caaa76239da640bc919b1e0f4251589f
SHA-256: 1776b17087d9113fbfe2c4744ddbdff2bd5dde8d2e2b7b8fa2d8a05e5671062d
mkinitrd-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: 26b220802ed90d4689b5a0eec8fe12ea
SHA-256: 66d23203ce8fa7c190df7ff095c95a4c287035df229799adfb7befa02e7e5edd
nash-5.1.19.6-61.el5_5.1.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1377
    MD5: dd867545a346b7fa804b54000c732074
SHA-256: 4fb943e199da5d8912f3e332adeb4ee41f0273bace0a766c387b7d2de99a0b21
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

583901 - [REG][5.5RC1]The mkinitrd command doesn't work due to the patch for BZ#540641.


References


Keywords

mkinitrd


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