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Recommended update for YaST2


(Last modified: 17NOV2005)

solutions Recommended update for YaST2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (85321c1d6e576ba9552fb70ead370c48)

Applies to

Package: yast2-bootloader
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10721
Release: 20051117
Obsoletes: 4a363a884b432cbed46fcf803241eec4


Everyone should update.



Problem description

This updates provides support for HTTPS-PROXY via YaST2 and/or /etc/sysconfig/proxy.
These settings are respected by many application like YaST2 Online Update, curl, wget etc.
  • Fixed LDAP support to make all LDAP-enabled modules work against the eDirectory server (setting correct permission, changing object creation order, avoid checking of included schemes, save passwords in clear text; modify passwords by deleting and re-creating).
  • Translation fixes
  • Documentation updates
Other changes:
Bootloader module:
  • Add "thash_entries=2097152" to kernel command line on Altix Scalable Node
CA management module:
  • Fixed creating default CA and certificate with short root password.
  • Fixed problem with IBMJava keytool and default certificates generated by YaST (missing Subject Alternative Name and Issuer Alternative Name).
CD creator module:
  • Fixed to work with Service Pack CDs to create CD images with updated packages and driverupdate
  • Don't create boot/loader on IA64 images
Keyboard module:
  • Do not call loadkeys on iseries
DHCP server module:
  • Save NTP servers as 'ntp-servers' in DHCP server configuration, not 'time-servers' to the configuration file.
HTTP server module:
  • Several fixes for installing HTTP server packages needed for dynamically loaded modules.
  • HTTP server module fix for AutoYaST to avoid problems with reloading a profile
Install server module:
  • Install server module fixes to support service packs
  • Fixed announce of a install server directory via slp does not work
  • Fixed configuration of HTTP server for the install server
IPsec module:
  • Discard the ipsec.secrets/conf content while saving in IPsec module, if the parsing of the file is failed. Workaround for situations, when freeswan package sometimes installs broken secrets file.
LDAP client module:
  • Show the name of LDAP server we want to connect to
  • Save changes done via command-line interface
  • Do not reininitialize settings set from outside
LDAP server module:
  • Fix disabling openldap server.
  • Fix configuration of ldap-server in installation
  • Fixed AutoYaST configuration of base DN and admin DN.
Mail server module:
  • Update the password of cyrus properly
  • Fixed deactivation of IMAP quota
  • Ask user before installing packages
  • Fixed missing permit_sasl_authenticated for SASL/TLS
  • Renamed "Define New Domain" => "Configure Mail Domains"
  • Unified "Create User Configuration Object" => "Create Default Configuration Objects"
Network settings modules:
  • Properly enable/disable widgets and validate input in the DNS dialog
  • Changed label: IUCV "link name/partner" to "peer name"
  • Added qeth options and IP takeover to qeth and hsi
Remote Administration:
  • show correct status, restart xinetd properly
Printer module:
  • Fixed module freezing with recent pthread library while detecting queues of a server
Samba server module:
  • Allow to use tls/ssl for connecting to LDAP server
Sysconfig module:
  • Fixed broken command line interface, introduced new command "clear" to set empty value
Users module:
  • Correctly check if LDAP user should be created during installation
  • YaPI fix: enable to set of "bind_dn" different from default
  • Do not discard users added from rpm scripts during autoinstallation


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 yast2-bootloader.rpm yast2-ca-management.rpm yast2-cd-creator.rpm yast2-country.rpm yast2-dhcp-server.rpm yast2-dns-server.rpm yast2-http-server.rpm yast2-ipsec.rpm yast2-instserver.rpm yast2-ldap-client.rpm yast2-ldap-server.rpm yast2-mail-server.rpm yast2-network.rpm yast2-printer.rpm yast2-samba-server.rpm yast2-powertweak.rpm yast2-sysconfig.rpm yast2-users.rpm

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