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Bug Fix Advisory mkbootdisk bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2012:0403-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2012-03-20
Last updated on: 2012-06-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

An updated mkbootdisk package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.

The mkbootdisk program creates a standalone boot floppy disk for booting the
running system.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Previously, the "mkbootdisk --iso" command could fail with a "Volume ID string
too long" error. This was because the length of the volume ID is limited to 32
characters but the limit was not verified. With this update, the string length
is verified and if it is longer than 32 characters, the fixed string "Red Hat
Linux" is used for volume ID. (BZ#761590)

* Previously, the mkbootdisk package was missing a dependency on the genisoimage
package that was required for functionality of the "--iso" option. This update
adds the missing dependency. (BZ#790039)

All users of mkbootdisk are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
fixes these bugs.


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 Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
mkbootdisk-1.5.5-3.el6.src.rpm     MD5: 12d9a97add6438cf3f815ef49457322a
SHA-256: 3e2c1cda22700eb3176c72e0a1ca29bc1f3a1b8d8609352a4d468f3b09097864
 
IA-32:
mkbootdisk-1.5.5-3.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: 84eed1809cce0d35ab2502972544f0d9
SHA-256: c23eaea915be5b78ecefced0b18d4e1aa440ecb2239500f6adb3558775b66603
 
x86_64:
mkbootdisk-1.5.5-3.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 9cb1b4e242daf168d315872a5a7f695d
SHA-256: 2e94ca5663667597c41bb8a9d5ad50693b4d4d4589f80a550db346677d7d1799
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
mkbootdisk-1.5.5-3.el6.src.rpm     MD5: 12d9a97add6438cf3f815ef49457322a
SHA-256: 3e2c1cda22700eb3176c72e0a1ca29bc1f3a1b8d8609352a4d468f3b09097864
 
x86_64:
mkbootdisk-1.5.5-3.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 9cb1b4e242daf168d315872a5a7f695d
SHA-256: 2e94ca5663667597c41bb8a9d5ad50693b4d4d4589f80a550db346677d7d1799
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
mkbootdisk-1.5.5-3.el6.src.rpm     MD5: 12d9a97add6438cf3f815ef49457322a
SHA-256: 3e2c1cda22700eb3176c72e0a1ca29bc1f3a1b8d8609352a4d468f3b09097864
 
IA-32:
mkbootdisk-1.5.5-3.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: 84eed1809cce0d35ab2502972544f0d9
SHA-256: c23eaea915be5b78ecefced0b18d4e1aa440ecb2239500f6adb3558775b66603
 
x86_64:
mkbootdisk-1.5.5-3.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 9cb1b4e242daf168d315872a5a7f695d
SHA-256: 2e94ca5663667597c41bb8a9d5ad50693b4d4d4589f80a550db346677d7d1799
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
mkbootdisk-1.5.5-3.el6.src.rpm     MD5: 12d9a97add6438cf3f815ef49457322a
SHA-256: 3e2c1cda22700eb3176c72e0a1ca29bc1f3a1b8d8609352a4d468f3b09097864
 
IA-32:
mkbootdisk-1.5.5-3.el6.i686.rpm     MD5: 84eed1809cce0d35ab2502972544f0d9
SHA-256: c23eaea915be5b78ecefced0b18d4e1aa440ecb2239500f6adb3558775b66603
 
x86_64:
mkbootdisk-1.5.5-3.el6.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 9cb1b4e242daf168d315872a5a7f695d
SHA-256: 2e94ca5663667597c41bb8a9d5ad50693b4d4d4589f80a550db346677d7d1799
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

790039 - genisoimage needs to be in requires


Keywords

mkbootdisk


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