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Recommended update for linuxrc


(Last modified: 14MAR2007)

solutions Recommended update for linuxrc SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (0a1f48c902951141a2724ac1fc1a6b39)

Applies to

Package: linuxrc
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for IPF
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for IBM POWER
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Zypp-Patch-Number: 2787
Release: 20070314
Obsoletes: none


This package is the update for Service Pack 1 of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10.
Install it to have your system at SP1 level.



Problem description

  • work around problem with too early DHCP releases (#221865)
  • mls: bad tftp response overwrites the request (#242892)
  • s390: handle invalid MAC addresses (including empty ones) properly (bug #243795)
  • s390: write Layer2 flag to install.inf
  • BOOTIF fixed (feat. #301394)
  • s390: don't ask for MAC address if not Layer 2
  • added 'netretry' option to aid debugging network problems (#236646)
  • read iSCSI BIOS tables (#221206)
  • vnc passwords must have at least 6 chars (#184204)
  • s390: added OSA MAC address parameter ("OSAHWAddr") + config code (bug #168492)
  • aborting some dialogs changed config values (#229878)
  • more ip address checks (#229297)
  • changed tftp to bind to different port for each connection (#187745)
  • write TERM to install.inf (#192052)
  • info file can be on any media (#56845)
  • accept 'BOOTIF' as alias to 'netdevice' (feat. #301394)


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh linuxrc.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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