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Bug Fix Advisory system-config-netboot bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0829-2
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-07-21
Last updated on: 2011-07-21
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

Details

Updated system-config-netboot packages that resolve several issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

System-config-netboot is a utility which allows you to configure diskless
environments and network installations.

These updated system-config-netboot packages provide fixes for the following
bugs:

* Installation scripts erroneously overwrote ".msg" files under the
/tftpboot/linux-install/msgs/ directory, regardless of whether they were
modified, when installing the system-config-netboot utility. Certain of these
".msg" configuration files were important for the system build process. With
this update, the ".msg" files in that directory are now treated as configuration
files, and are therefore not overwritten if they have been modified. (BZ#459383)

* Certain programs such as nscd, the name service caching daemon, required the
/var/db/ directory to be writable in order to function correctly. This update
adds the /var/db/ directory to the snapshot so that it is writeable, with the
result that services which depend on a writable /var/db/ directory, such as
LDAP, now function as expected. (BZ#504179)

* The sequence of steps to perform in order to set up automounting are included
in the documentation provided in the system-config-netboot packages. Following
these instructions did not succeed as expected because of the omission of a step
instructing users to create a symbolic link from the /proc/mounts file to the
/etc/mtab file. This update adds this step to the documentation, and the
automount setup instructions are now complete. (BZ#504231)

* Incorrect text in a network connection error dialog was displayed when
performing a "Network Install". This was caused by a Unicode encoding issue that
has been fixed in this update, with the result that the error message displayed
under the same circumstances is now correct. (BZ#579666)

All users of system-config-netboot are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which resolve these issues.


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:
system-config-netboot-0.1.45.1-3.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1147
    MD5: 5077b4b1517f82ab1d25065ebc7da3c5
SHA-256: c1cdc45435d9559f7522fa844bc8bf7bc28314eca9f8ebc010a0a64e2e88708b
 
IA-32:
system-config-netboot-0.1.45.1-3.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1147
    MD5: c59473dd681add2f6653aeb2e5bd5763
SHA-256: 532d115468ac27645e2ec4b9d45215b28157ec08a6596a362f10b3b2f427d591
system-config-netboot-cmd-0.1.45.1-3.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1147
    MD5: df06430ea5fb1d1fd649547bd8dda82e
SHA-256: 2780c049e98cf4dbed2dba2d0783d1f563ce944d6f8f70040bd36c0af22c7bfa
 
x86_64:
system-config-netboot-0.1.45.1-3.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1147
    MD5: c59473dd681add2f6653aeb2e5bd5763
SHA-256: 532d115468ac27645e2ec4b9d45215b28157ec08a6596a362f10b3b2f427d591
system-config-netboot-cmd-0.1.45.1-3.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1147
    MD5: df06430ea5fb1d1fd649547bd8dda82e
SHA-256: 2780c049e98cf4dbed2dba2d0783d1f563ce944d6f8f70040bd36c0af22c7bfa
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
system-config-netboot-0.1.45.1-3.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1147
    MD5: 5077b4b1517f82ab1d25065ebc7da3c5
SHA-256: c1cdc45435d9559f7522fa844bc8bf7bc28314eca9f8ebc010a0a64e2e88708b
 
IA-32:
system-config-netboot-0.1.45.1-3.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1147
    MD5: c59473dd681add2f6653aeb2e5bd5763
SHA-256: 532d115468ac27645e2ec4b9d45215b28157ec08a6596a362f10b3b2f427d591
system-config-netboot-cmd-0.1.45.1-3.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1147
    MD5: df06430ea5fb1d1fd649547bd8dda82e
SHA-256: 2780c049e98cf4dbed2dba2d0783d1f563ce944d6f8f70040bd36c0af22c7bfa
 
IA-64:
system-config-netboot-0.1.45.1-3.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1147
    MD5: c59473dd681add2f6653aeb2e5bd5763
SHA-256: 532d115468ac27645e2ec4b9d45215b28157ec08a6596a362f10b3b2f427d591
system-config-netboot-cmd-0.1.45.1-3.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1147
    MD5: df06430ea5fb1d1fd649547bd8dda82e
SHA-256: 2780c049e98cf4dbed2dba2d0783d1f563ce944d6f8f70040bd36c0af22c7bfa
 
PPC:
system-config-netboot-0.1.45.1-3.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1147
    MD5: c59473dd681add2f6653aeb2e5bd5763
SHA-256: 532d115468ac27645e2ec4b9d45215b28157ec08a6596a362f10b3b2f427d591
system-config-netboot-cmd-0.1.45.1-3.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1147
    MD5: df06430ea5fb1d1fd649547bd8dda82e
SHA-256: 2780c049e98cf4dbed2dba2d0783d1f563ce944d6f8f70040bd36c0af22c7bfa
 
s390x:
system-config-netboot-0.1.45.1-3.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1147
    MD5: c59473dd681add2f6653aeb2e5bd5763
SHA-256: 532d115468ac27645e2ec4b9d45215b28157ec08a6596a362f10b3b2f427d591
system-config-netboot-cmd-0.1.45.1-3.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1147
    MD5: df06430ea5fb1d1fd649547bd8dda82e
SHA-256: 2780c049e98cf4dbed2dba2d0783d1f563ce944d6f8f70040bd36c0af22c7bfa
 
x86_64:
system-config-netboot-0.1.45.1-3.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1147
    MD5: c59473dd681add2f6653aeb2e5bd5763
SHA-256: 532d115468ac27645e2ec4b9d45215b28157ec08a6596a362f10b3b2f427d591
system-config-netboot-cmd-0.1.45.1-3.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1147
    MD5: df06430ea5fb1d1fd649547bd8dda82e
SHA-256: 2780c049e98cf4dbed2dba2d0783d1f563ce944d6f8f70040bd36c0af22c7bfa
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

459383 - on update system-config-netboot-cmd rpm over writes msgs
504179 - system-config-netboot - add /var/db/ to the list of default directories added to the snapshot/files
504231 - Document automounting in diskless setup
579666 - In the Simplified Chinese environment, there is not expected code。



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