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Recommended update for NLPOS9 (update to SSP3 Level)

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(Last modified: 04SEP2006)


solutions Recommended update for NLPOS9 (update to SSP3 Level) SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (2c68f2fc004a1be7c5d9125e550e1984)

Applies to

Package: POS_Image-DiskNetboot2
POS_Image-DiskNetboot-Binary2
POS_Image-Minimal2
POS_Image-Minimal-Binary2
POS_Image-Browser2
POS_Image-Java2
POS_Image-Desktop2
POS_Image-Builder2
POS_Image2
POS_Server2
POS_Server-Admin2
POS_Server-AdminTools2
POS_Server-AutoInstall2
POS_Server-BranchTools2
POS_Server-Modules2
Product(s): Novell Linux POS 9
Patch: patch-11140
Release: 20060904
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This patch will update you system to SSP3 Level.
General changes:
  • Updated the image version to 2.3.12
  • Kernel version release changed to 7
  • New version for POSInitBranchserver.sh
  • Removed the kernel version string from the setup.user files
The patch contains the following bugfixes:
  • Bug 194043 - xdscr is not getting the "--nodeps" correct when creating a diff from the Image-rpm-list.
  • Bug 185492 - mac addresses scrolling on Branch console with posleases2ldap.
  • Bug 194169 - xdscr not handling version changes between images properly.
  • Bug 189431 - Scalability - initrd.gz needs to be smaller and can be to help with Network Saturation issues.
  • Bug 193272 - evdev.ko driver is removed from the client image kernel when evtouch.xml is removed.
  • Bug 193389 - xdscr doesn't give an error if the dist directory is not setup.
  • Bug 193387 - Trying to prepare an image without having the dist directory setup gives an useless error.
  • Bug 189351 - The --update-product-file option needs to be added to scr.
  • Bug 193397 - Image-rpm-list for the minimal image contains warnings.
  • Bug 194043 - xdscr is not getting the "--nodeps" correct when creating a diff from the Image-rpm-list.
  • Bug 192238 - xdscr gives ugly errors if description trees don't exist.
  • Bug 192179 - Error message on boot with desktop image.
  • Bug 192913 - Changed the image version and RPMs versions for the RC1 build.
  • Bug 188724 - Branch image gives a postfix warning when booting.
  • Bug 191586 - Spurious messages when booting compressed cd image.
  • Bug 191995 - xdscr results from Image-rpm-list from ImageSpecification.xml.
  • Bug 192253 - Incremental update says the image is already installed.
  • Bug 192594 - Incremental update scripts are getting created.
  • Bug 192252 - Incremental update has problems getting the whole delta.
  • Bug 191990 - TFTP Server unknown - coming from linuxrc.
  • Bug 189303 - xdscr usage needs updated.
  • Bug 188739 - get "unary operator expeced" errors on non-ibm client.
  • Bug 191109 - xdscr deleting IBM's script.
  • Bug 189301 - fileparse(): error when running xdscr.
  • Bug 169028 - Product File Update.
  • Bug 169029 - incremental image update.
  • Bug 185522 - posInitBranchserver.sh - has wrong error message when ip addr on services don't match.
  • Bug 184559 - replace atftp-0.7-16.1.i586 rpm with atftp-0.7-21.2.i586.rpm.
  • Bug 95817 - Image 5 Installation CD Does Not Have CDROM Support.
  • Bug 178924 - running poscdtool.pl --mount twice == bad.
  • Bug 167107 - POS clients hang with USB floppy, if no CDROM attached to machine, on desktop image.
  • Bug 183153 - Update the Java RPMs in the pac directory.
  • Bug 180809 - xscr --create-data-image parameter doesn't seem to be working.
  • Bug 150837 - xdscr can't create RPM difference list after installing SSP2.
  • Bug 181077 - Dependency failures with yast2-ca-managment when building branch images.
  • Bug 179982 - XFreeServer and devs rpms need to be removed from the maintenance directory.
  • Bug 114158 - xscr needs ability to capture the build output into image.
  • Bug 178470 - GroupId for group is not getting set.
  • Bug 178051 - Debug output displays when building images.
  • Bug 178063 - Minor typo in imagebuilder error message.
  • Bug 177614 - xscr -c newimage-version -i image-version is not setting the ImageName attribute correctly.
  • Bug 175240 - Typo in image size warning message.
  • Bug 129055 - Request change to xscr tool that produces error message if user has the word "boot" in the image name.
  • Bug 174513 - Creating an image using a tree that doesn't exist doesn't give a very helpful error.
  • Bug 140118 - atftpd timeout.
  • Bug 143856 - xscr --create-iso doesn't create a .md5 file.
  • Bug 171888 - Add new IBMProduct file for new hardware.
  • Bug 137433 - linuxrc should clean up /boot if the terminal image is loading in a RAMDISK.
  • Bug 134392 - ImageBuilder stops because he didn't find aspell-de RPM for SLES9.
  • Bug 156909 - xscr should check for mis-match kernel when building.
  • Bug 143344 - natsemi OSS driver weakness in NLPOS 9.
  • Bug 159491 - NLPOS can't deploy 2GB image.
  • Bug 141220 - USB Printer doesn't enumerate.
  • Bug 120895 - e2fsck errors causing terminals to reboot.
  • Bug 193777 - posInitLdap.sh --upgrade needs to migrate the old ldap schema to the recent ldap changes.
  • Bug 193230 - posAdmin.pl --updateconfig seems to ignore the "base" parameter.
  • Bug 178888 - poscdtool --copy --source=/media/dvd gives an error. Checked for undefined value and added default.
  • Bug 195074 - posInitBranch gives an error it shouldn't give when run on an HA branch.
  • Bug 189323 - posUpdateProductFile needs to be more helpful when the parameters are not what it wants Updated error checking.
  • Bug 193777 - posInitLdap.sh --upgrade needs to migrate the old ldap schema to the recent ldap changes.
  • Bug 189401 - posUpdateProductFile.sh needs to also copy the new product file to the files-user directory.
  • Bug 178925 - poscdtool --mount spits out a lot of debug information that should be removed.
  • Bug 192229 - posAdmin.pl --modify spits out debug information. Deleted three debug lines.
  • Bug 179123 - Optional attribute scServiceEmail is not allowed when creating scHAService.
  • Bug 179099 - Help for posAdmin.pl --add --scLocation lists.
  • Bug 179212 - scConfigFileUpdateModel is an invalid attribute for scConfigFileTemplate.
  • Bug 179197 - n gq the scConfigFileData attribute for the scConfigFileTemplate object doesn't show as required.
  • Bug 190414 - Help for posAdmin.pl --add --scLocation is missing.
  • Bug 190550 - Adding an scHardware object using posAdmin.pl doesn't work.
  • Bug 189332 - posUpdateProductFile.sh allows you to add a product file to any image.
  • Bug 191936 - posInitLdap.sh --upgrade detects the wrong version of minimal image.
  • Bug 179318 - Documentation for "Activating Images" doesn't work.
  • Bug 189496 - posldap2crconfig.pl not updating config.mac with.
  • Bug 185801 - On an HA Branch system if you get prompted for the private ip.
  • Bug 189451 - posAdmin.pl doesn't seem to be working for creating.
  • Bug 189016 - posInitLdap.sh --ldif=xxx creates the default minimal.
  • Bug 188768 - posleases2ldap won't work Crossing DHCP range if Fixed.
  • Bug 176336 - posInitLdap --upgrade needs to support SSP2 to SSP3.
  • Bug 185123 - The dhcpd user should be left alone, not changed to root.
  • Bug 185874 - We need to remove the workaround for nic name changes occuring.
  • Bug 181231 - posInitLdap --ldiff giving errors.
  • Bug 182437 - posleases2ldap.pl generates many errors when bserver uses eth1 as the internal network.
  • Bug 182643 - bsha_config.sh needs to make sure the /drbd partition is a mounted partition before running.
  • Bug 182585 - The changes to bsha_config.sh from SLRS8 SSP4 need to move to NLPOS9 SSP3.
  • Bug 182194 - Port posldap2autoinstcd.pl to new SSP3 level.
  • Bug 86293 - Can't find a server base - using two NICs on Branch Server.
  • Bug 177849 - poscheckip.pl doesn't find the branch ldap entries if the private network is not on eth0.
  • Bug 143766 - posInitBranch.sh failed on Admin-Branchserver Combo.
  • Bug 147285 - posAdmin returns sucess when it fails.
  • Bug 146188 - posAdmin --query ignoring base parameters.
  • Bug 147281 - posAdmin.pl returns unclear error message...
  • Bug 147513 - posAdmin can't add scRefObjectContainer.
  • Bug 146385 - posAdmin.pl --add --scBranchServer does not set the scPubKey attribute.
  • Bug 133712 - posldap2autoinstcd.pl gives errors.
  • Bug 175363 - Upgrading from SSP2 to SSP3 doesn't update the branchserver.conf rsync commands to remove "-c".
  • Bug 169027 - rsync tuning.
  • Bug 145695 - scWorkstationBaseName isn't consistent.
  • Bug 175049 - posInitBranch fails with error "Can't find the interface for my ipaddress ...".
  • Bug 170400 - Newman: setup232 needs to re-create /dev/ttyS2 and /dev/ttyS3 device nodes when device is missing.
  • Bug 143906 - When creating a .iso, xscr should give a warning if the .iso is bigger than will fit on a cd.
  • Bug 139475 - xscr --destdir option should create directory if it does not exist or throw an error.
  • Bug 139420 - xscr returns 0 exit code even when it gets an error.
  • Bug 147510 - posAdmin query can't find scRefObjectContainer.
  • Bug 130216 - added NLPOS CD4 to NLD image class for admind RPM.

Solution

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 POS_*.rpm
You can also use the SSP3 ISO images for installation. The ISOs can be found under:
Novell Linux Point of Service 9 SSP3 ISO images

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