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Recommended update for hwinfo and YaST2

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(Last modified: 19NOV2007)


solutions Recommended update for hwinfo and YaST2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (b7165b79e2ac98d69abc26b2c8859cc2)

Applies to

Package: hwinfo
hwinfo-devel
yast2
yast2-core
yast2-core-devel
yast2-devel
yast2-installation
yast2-packager
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
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 POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-11987
Release: 20071119
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone installing SLES9-SP4 in a Xen virtual machine should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update integrates Xen support into Yast. It includes installation of SLES9-SP4 inside a paravirtualized or fully virtualized Xen virtual machine. (feature #301974)
Additionally the following bug was fixed: Bug #244483: YaST would not start if its PID was longer than 6 digits due to a problem in creating its temporary directory. inst_suseconfig client called at the end of Online Update uses the new API of Arch.ycp introduced in SP4, but at that time the old one is still in memory. This fix introduces new module KernelUpdated that will ensure the usage of correct API.

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 -Fhv hwinfo.rpm hwinfo-devel.rpm yast2.rpm yast2-core.rpm yast2-core-devel.rpm yast2-devel.rpm yast2-installation.rpm yast2-packager.rpm

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