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1.7.  anaconda

1.7.1.  RHBA-2009:1306: bug fix and enhancement update

Updated anaconda packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available.
Anaconda is the system installer.
These updated anaconda packages provide fixes for the following bugs:
Anaconda is the system installer.
These updated anaconda packages provide fixes for the following bugs:
  • a write-protected SD card could cause an installation failure even when the mount point was de-selected in the Disk Druid. (BZ#471883)
  • Anaconda occasionally attempted to delete nonexistent snapshots, which caused installation to fail. (BZ#433824)
  • if a boot file was retrieved via DHCP, Anaconda now saves it so that it can later be used to construct the default Kickstart file if the user boots with "ks" as a boot parameter. (BZ#448006)
  • driver disk locations can now be specified using the "dd=[URL]" option, where [URL] is an FTP, HTTP or NFS location. (BZ#454478)
  • the bootloader can now be located in the MBR on a software RAID1 boot partition. (BZ#475973)
  • Anaconda now installs multipath packages so that multipath devices work as expected following first reboot. (BZ#466614)
  • Anaconda prompted for the time zone even when the time zone was correctly specified in the Kickstart file. (BZ#481617)
  • on Itanium systems, the time stamps of installed files and directories were in the future. (BZ#485200)
  • the iSCSI Boot Firmware Table (iBFT) now works with Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) and reverse-CHAP setups. (BZ#497438)
  • Anaconda now correctly sets the umask on device nodes. (BZ#383531)
  • following a manual installation during which IPv6 was configured, the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-[interface] file (such as ifcfg-eth0) did not contain those IPv6 network details. (BZ#445394)
  • Anaconda now correctly handles LAN channel station (LCS) devices. (BZ#471101)
  • when using autostep mode with a Kickstart configuration file, Anaconda incorrectly prompted for a root password even when the root password was designated as encrypted. (BZ#471122)
  • empty repositories caused installation to fail. (BZ#476182)
  • large numbers of tape drives in the Kickstart file are now handled correctly. (BZ#476186)
  • hyphenated MAC address formats in the Kickstart file (e.g. "ksdevice=00-11-22-33-44-55") are now allowed. (BZ#480309)
  • an unexpected exception during Logical Unit Number (LUN) selection caused installation to fail. (BZ#475271)
  • when installing on a low-memory system or virtual machine over HTTP or FTP, a non-present "lspci" binary caused installation to fail. (BZ#476476)
  • Anaconda now correctly adds the user to the default group, and groups specified by "--groups", when performing a Kickstart installation. (BZ#454418)
  • the "cmdline" option, which specifies a non-Ncurses installation, is now honored in the Kickstart file. (BZ#456325)
  • Kickstart file download from an anonymous FTP site is now possible. (BZ#477536)
In addition, these updated packages provide the following enhancements:
  • default configuration values are now suggested during System z installation. (BZ#475350)
  • hardware device descriptions have been enhanced to reflect expanded hardware support. (BZ#498511)
  • the Mellanox ConnectX mt26448 10Gb/E driver is now supported. (BZ#514971)
  • the mpt2sas driver is now supported. (BZ#475671)
  • the Emulex Tiger Shark converged network adatper is now supported. (BZ#496875)
  • the Marvell RAID bus controller MV64460/64461/64462 and Emulex OneConnect 10GbE NIC devices are now supported. (BZ#493179)
  • the IGB Virtual Function driver is now supported. (BZ#502875)
  • installation on RAID10 devices is now supported. (BZ#467996)
  • non-fatal errors and conditions are now ignored when installing from a Kickstart file. (BZ#455465)
  • stale LVM metadata can now be removed with the "--clearpart" option. (BZ#462615)
  • to aid in identifying the network card, an option to blink its LED for 5 minutes is now present. (BZ#473747)
  • IPv6 address validation on S/390 installations has been improved. (BZ#460579)
Users are advised to upgrade to these updated anaconda packages, which resolve these issues and add these enhancements.
Users are advised to upgrade to these updated anaconda packages, which resolve these issues and add these enhancements.

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