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1.250.  yaboot

1.250.1.  RHBA-2009:1386: bug fix and enhancement update

An updated yaboot package that fixes a bug and adds an enhancement is now available.
The yaboot package is a boot loader for Open Firmware based PowerPC systems. It can be used to boot IBM eServer System p machines.
This updated package fixes the following bug:
  • previously the debuginfo rpm of yaboot was built but the built package was empty. yaboot contains ELF objects but is neither a Linux nor a Mac OS X executable file: it is meant to be executed by OpenFirmware only. With this update the debuginfo rpm is, correctly, not built at all. (BZ#500639)
This update also adds the following enhancement.
  • support for handling IPv6 boot parameters has been added to yaboot, which now supports booting and operating system installation over IPv6. (BZ#475807)
All PowerPC yaboot users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues.

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