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1.167. pykickstart

1.167.1. RHBA-2010:0248: bug fix and enhancement update

An updated pykickstart package that fixes two bugs and adds three enhancements is now available.
The pykickstart package is a python library used to manipulate kickstart files.
This updated package fixes the following bugs:
* The anaconda installation system would crash when attempting to write guest installation files to a iscsi connected host. This was because pykickstart did not specify an iscsi port for use in the installation. This behaviour has been corrected and pykickstart now specifies a default iscsi port. (BZ#547678)
* The update which enabled the --hvargs boot option in pykickstart (see BZ#547877) caused anaconda to a return the error: "KeyError: 'hvArgs'" and exit the installation. A patch has been applied to to correct this. (BZ#540473)
This update also adds the following enhancements:
* pykickstart now has an additional bootloader option (--hvargs) which allows kernel arguments for the hypervisor to be specified in the kickstart file. (BZ#547877)
* pykickstart now adds the kickstart line number of a script to anaconda error logs if that script causes the installation to fail. This assists with debugging kickstart installation problems. (BZ#547188)
* The kickstart install process is able to use package group entries to automatically install all packages in a specified 'group'. Functionality has now been added to both pykickstart and the anaconda install system to also support group exclusions, such as -@conflicts. (BZ#555311).
pykickstart users should upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these issue and adds these enhancements.

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