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Recommended update for yast2-network


(Last modified: 09AUG2006)

solutions Recommended update for yast2-network SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (e097a5868ed413cf6d79cea1a420d698)

Applies to

Package: yast2-network
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-11143
Release: 20060809
Obsoletes: affd62beac77d8b223e85ce1492eb15a


Install if
  • using virtual aliases (additional addresses) with YaST
  • using Layer 2 on zSeries
  • network is not set up properly with autoyast.



Problem description

The following bugs were fixed:
  • Autoyast: use linuxrc data for routing, resolver and hostname if not specified in the profile (#153426, improving the #117484 fix). Autoyast: improved the fix to #119592 not to break when specifying two devices with the same module (#146965).
  • When switching from Layer 2 to Layer 3, LLADDR must be emptied (#151196).
  • Fixed Virtual Alias handling: they can be edited in the Advanced dialog now; they can be deleted, both in the UI and on disk (#173033). Write LABEL_foo=foo to ifcfg so that ifconfig shows the virtual alias (#173032).


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-network.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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