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Recommended update for YaST2


(Last modified: 11JAN2005)

solutions Recommended update for YaST2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (94baa96daa98b6976263270b816392d8)

Applies to

Package: yast2
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
Patch: patch-9717
Release: 20050111
Obsoletes: none


SLES9 SP1 Update for YaST core and installation packages



Problem description

  • Autoyast Window can't be closed by WM (#44556)
  • Autoyast DTD for ia64 control file wrong (#48663)
  • Fixed typo runlevels -> runlevel (#48528)
  • Fixed dialogs for s390 (#47459)
  • Enable file system option on LVs (#46865)
  • Fixed the 'max' options for partition sizes to work on LVs (#46864)
  • Autoyast doesn't save changes to loaded files (#46707)
  • AutoYaST documentation updates
    • Documentation fix for network access in post-scripts (#42773)
    • Added missing examples
  • Fixed parsing of command line arguments with space (#48264).
  • Fixed support for SGI Altix systems.
  • When showing the address for a VNC installation, don't rely on install.inf, print the current IP.
  • Copy the DHCP client cache so that the installation can request the same IP.
  • Fixed creation of an empty /etc/modules.conf file.
  • Support for PCI IDs configured in installation.
  • Fixed mode switch if autoyast file is found on floppy.
  • Disable certificate verification for https in YOU.
  • Several fixes for proxy handling in URLs.
  • Always cache the package signing keys found on a new installation source. It might be the media is not needed to actually install packages, but we do need the signing keys.
  • Fixed possible overflow in version comparison.
  • Update list of vendors whose packages shall not be protected by default. Allow configuration via y2pmrc.
  • Cache packages from service pack CDs on the disk if installing from CD media in order to avoid too many disk changes during installation
  • Use service pack during installation for products with no multiple sources (media has no order files)
  • Added Shift-F7 hotkey to toggle (verbose!) debug logging and Shift-F8 hotkey to save y2logs for bug reporting (using new /sbin/save_y2logs script).
  • Improved support for low-color (<= 8 bit) displays to use only complex wizard pixmaps in high color modes.
  • Layout fixes for multiple CD sources.
  • Fixed obsolete documentation about making screen shots.
  • Increase minimal boot size to 64MB
  • Fix problem with resizing a partition in ncurses UI
  • Fix syntax when handling LVM
  • Fix handling of prep boot
  • Prevent adding of NSS pools to /etc/fstab
  • Add support for disks with size > 2TB


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.rpm yast2-devel.rpm yast2-installation.rpm autoyast2.rpm autoyast2-installation.rpm autoyast2-utils.rpm yast2-packagemanager.rpm yast2-packagemanager-devel.rpm yast2-packager.rpm yast2-qt.rpm yast2-storage.rpm yast2-tune.rpm yast2-core.rpm yast2-core-devel.rpm yast2-ncurses.rpm yast2-pam.rpm yast2-perl-bindings.rpm

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