Bug Fix Advisory biosdevname bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2013:1638-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2013-11-20
Last updated on: 2013-11-20
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

Updated biosdevname packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The biosdevname packages contain a udev helper utility which provides an
optional convention for naming network interfaces; it assigns names to network
interfaces based on their physical location. The utility is disabled by default,
except for on a limited set of Dell PowerEdge, C Series and Precision
Workstation systems.

The biosdevname packages have been upgraded to upstream version 0.5.0, which
provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.
(BZ#947841)

This update also fixes the following bug:

* Previously, the addslot() function returned the same "dev->index_in_slot"
value for two or more interfaces. As a consequence, more than one network
interfaces could be named "renameN". This update restores the logic used to
obtain a port number that existed in biosdevname version 0.3.11 and, as a
result, all interfaces are named as expected. (BZ#1000386)

Users of biosdevname are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix
these bugs and add these enhancements.


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/site/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
biosdevname-0.5.0-2.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0689
    MD5: 25763095aa79ee65a4fdc108719c1f7a
SHA-256: 0ecbded3c631fe899fa85a85f920e6c63e21a6bc7fe654445ae097224eb496b6
 
IA-32:
biosdevname-0.5.0-2.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0689
    MD5: 90f87bc82437e08d13e634f47b23e2ae
SHA-256: 8e693bdcdc231cae28d8e34fe9da32ab5265d3aa3c3f66e6c6ef4aa9adc6b4a3
biosdevname-debuginfo-0.5.0-2.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0689
    MD5: 83e77c39e2e89be5382123922af59f95
SHA-256: fe02ec58933ddefb0a92e89233880b7d0b92f27dc7884ee5fb22e49113ff95fd
 
x86_64:
biosdevname-0.5.0-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0689
    MD5: 09ac30188399a822982f898b39d69dd8
SHA-256: 6a5c65a31ca2546a5bd693bf33ad863d80bd6f2f637ac4df1ad7682113535efc
biosdevname-debuginfo-0.5.0-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0689
    MD5: ae50c4d89f48568a6926b1c1ab355062
SHA-256: 94b5c0c5c350844bad426f5231c69ccf675c374cd1528d56619c26f0d54d84a6
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
biosdevname-0.5.0-2.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0689
    MD5: 25763095aa79ee65a4fdc108719c1f7a
SHA-256: 0ecbded3c631fe899fa85a85f920e6c63e21a6bc7fe654445ae097224eb496b6
 
x86_64:
biosdevname-0.5.0-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0689
    MD5: 09ac30188399a822982f898b39d69dd8
SHA-256: 6a5c65a31ca2546a5bd693bf33ad863d80bd6f2f637ac4df1ad7682113535efc
biosdevname-debuginfo-0.5.0-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0689
    MD5: ae50c4d89f48568a6926b1c1ab355062
SHA-256: 94b5c0c5c350844bad426f5231c69ccf675c374cd1528d56619c26f0d54d84a6
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
biosdevname-0.5.0-2.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0689
    MD5: 25763095aa79ee65a4fdc108719c1f7a
SHA-256: 0ecbded3c631fe899fa85a85f920e6c63e21a6bc7fe654445ae097224eb496b6
 
IA-32:
biosdevname-0.5.0-2.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0689
    MD5: 90f87bc82437e08d13e634f47b23e2ae
SHA-256: 8e693bdcdc231cae28d8e34fe9da32ab5265d3aa3c3f66e6c6ef4aa9adc6b4a3
biosdevname-debuginfo-0.5.0-2.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0689
    MD5: 83e77c39e2e89be5382123922af59f95
SHA-256: fe02ec58933ddefb0a92e89233880b7d0b92f27dc7884ee5fb22e49113ff95fd
 
x86_64:
biosdevname-0.5.0-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0689
    MD5: 09ac30188399a822982f898b39d69dd8
SHA-256: 6a5c65a31ca2546a5bd693bf33ad863d80bd6f2f637ac4df1ad7682113535efc
biosdevname-debuginfo-0.5.0-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0689
    MD5: ae50c4d89f48568a6926b1c1ab355062
SHA-256: 94b5c0c5c350844bad426f5231c69ccf675c374cd1528d56619c26f0d54d84a6
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
biosdevname-0.5.0-2.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0689
    MD5: 25763095aa79ee65a4fdc108719c1f7a
SHA-256: 0ecbded3c631fe899fa85a85f920e6c63e21a6bc7fe654445ae097224eb496b6
 
IA-32:
biosdevname-0.5.0-2.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0689
    MD5: 90f87bc82437e08d13e634f47b23e2ae
SHA-256: 8e693bdcdc231cae28d8e34fe9da32ab5265d3aa3c3f66e6c6ef4aa9adc6b4a3
biosdevname-debuginfo-0.5.0-2.el6.i686.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0689
    MD5: 83e77c39e2e89be5382123922af59f95
SHA-256: fe02ec58933ddefb0a92e89233880b7d0b92f27dc7884ee5fb22e49113ff95fd
 
x86_64:
biosdevname-0.5.0-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0689
    MD5: 09ac30188399a822982f898b39d69dd8
SHA-256: 6a5c65a31ca2546a5bd693bf33ad863d80bd6f2f637ac4df1ad7682113535efc
biosdevname-debuginfo-0.5.0-2.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2017:0689
    MD5: ae50c4d89f48568a6926b1c1ab355062
SHA-256: 94b5c0c5c350844bad426f5231c69ccf675c374cd1528d56619c26f0d54d84a6
 
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