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Recommended update for package s390-tools


(Last modified: 19JAN2004)

solutions Recommended update for package s390-tools SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (4be6d78b257cb0db1e5cf78b18bf72f3)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries

Package: s390-tools
Release: 20040119
Obsoletes: none


This update should be installed.




This update fixes varies problems and contains the following enhancements:
IBM code drop from 2003-11-28
  • ip_watcher: HiperSockets Network Concentrator possible stalls
  • zfcpdump: Invalid 64 bit PSWs
  • SCSI IPL and dump: To be able to use SCSI IPL and dump (zipl/zfcpdump) appropriate enablement microcode (FC9904) is required. SCSI IPL for Linux as a VM-guest requires z/VM Version 4 Release 4 (PTF UM30989 installed) or higher.
  • HiperSockets Network Concentrator: s390-tools now provide support for HiperSockets Network Concentrator (hsnc-Script), which can simplify network addressing between HiperSockets and OSA-Express.
Other changes
  • Fix path of SNMP agent directory for ucd-snmp
  • change hsnc to use sysconfig configuration style


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 s390-tools.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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