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1.232. yaboot

1.232.1. RHBA-2010:0316: 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 ybin binary returned exit code 1 even if there was no error message on output. (ybin returned exit code 0 if "ybin --verbose" was run with the same config file.) With this update ybin now returns exit code 0 when there is no output error message, as expected. (BZ#515778)
This update also adds the following enhancement:
* the initrd chunksize was reduced for this update. This change allows yaboot to support init ram disks larger than 8192kB. (BZ#562956)
Note: previously, if yaboot attempted to use an initrd image larger than 8192 kB, booting failed with an "RAMDISK: ran out of compressed data" error message. Once this updated yaboot package is installed, using larger initrd images with yaboot will work as expected.
All PowerPC yaboot users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue and adds this enhancement.

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