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1.22. conga

1.22.1. RHBA-2009:1623: bug fix update

Note

This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as errata RHBA-2009:1623
Updated conga packages that fix a regression introduced between Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 are now available.
The Conga project is a management system for remote workstations. It consists of luci, a secure web-based front-end, and ricci, a secure daemon that dispatches incoming messages to the underlying management modules.
This update applies the following bug fix:
* the behavior of the virsh command changed between Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4. In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, non-root users must add a "--read-only" flag to virsh commands for them to work correctly. The ricci component of conga runs the "virsh nodeinfo" command to determine whether a node can host a Virtual Machine service and it does so as a non-root user.
As a consequence, when run under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, running this command returned no information and the luci front-end did not provide an "Add a virtual machine service" option to Services in the Cluster tab for clusters that were expected to offer such services. With this update, ricci now runs a "virsh nodeinfo --readonly" command, in line with the changed behavior, and the web-based front end will provide options to add virtual machine services as expected. (BZ#537209)
All conga users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve this issue.

1.22.2. RHBA-2010:0289: bug fix and enhancement update

Updated Conga packages that fix numerous bugs (including a regression introduced between Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4) and add the ability to reset user passwords when logged in to luci as an administrator are now available.
The Conga project is a management system for remote workstations. It consists of luci, which is a secure web-based front-end, and ricci, which is a secure daemon that dispatches incoming messages to underlying management modules.
This update applies the following bug fixes:
* The behavior of the virsh command changed between Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4. In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, non-root users must add a "--read-only" flag to virsh commands. The ricci component runs the "virsh nodeinfo" command to determine whether a node can host a Virtual Machine service and it does so as a non-root user. As a consequence, when run under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4, the "virsh nodeinfo" command returned no information and luci did not provide an "Add a virtual machine service" option to Services in the Cluster tab for clusters that were expected to offer such services. With this update, ricci now runs a "virsh nodeinfo --readonly" command in line with the changed behavior, and luci provides options to add Virtual Machine services as expected. (BZ#519252)
* luci failed to start. (BZ#469881)
* Conga doesn't run with SELinux. (BZ#476698)
* Conga does not add the name of the managed system when adding an "LPAR Fencing" fence device to a node. (BZ#508142)
* fs resource will remount itself if any configuration changes are made to cluster.conf. (BZ#514051)
* luci does not validate passwords and incorrect characters can be used. (BZ#519050)
* previously, the shebang lines in luci's python executables pointed to "/usr/bin/env python" rather than explicitly referencing the version of Python installed on the system. This broke those executables in the case where a user was installing an alternative Python version. With this update, all shebang lines point explicitly to the system version at /usr/bin/python. (BZ#521884)
* Conga does not properly handle HA LVM types. (BZ#530129)
This update adds the following enhancement:
* the ability to reset user passwords when logged in to luci as an administrator was added. (BZ#519268)
All Conga users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues and add this enhancement.

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