SUSE-RU-2015:2269-1: moderate: Recommended update for yast2-registration and SUSEConnect

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   SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for yast2-registration and SUSEConnect

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2015:2269-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #934582 #939293 #941303 #941402 #941403 #941491 
                    #941532 #941563 #941565 #941739 #942843 #942892 
                    #943451 #943466 #943568 #943636 #943960 #944089 
                    #944510 #945028 #945462 #946004 #946200 #946488 
                    #948363 #949424 #949934 #950233 #950795 #953536 
                    #954266 #954412 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12

   An update that has 32 recommended fixes can now be


   SUSEConnect and yast2-registration have been enhanced with a set of
   features to enable Service Pack migration.


   - Added support for online migration, the registration part handles the
     service upgrade and migration repository management. (fate#315161)
   - Make sure the base product is downgraded first when doing a migration
     rollback. (fate#315161)
   - Restore the original product registration when online migration is
     aborted. (fate#315161)
   - Use "zypper dup --no-vendor-change" equivalent for online migration.
   - Adapt module to new version of SUSEConnect. (fate#318800)
   - Always enable update repositories for modules during online migration.
   - Fix crash at the end of AutoYaST configuration's workflow. (bsc#949934)
   - Fix crash due to undefined method when upgrading installed addon.
   - AutoYaST: Take registration server from AutoYaST configuration file and
     set it in /etc/SUSEConnect. (bsc#943466, bsc#950233)
   - Restore the original $releasever value and refresh the repositories when
     online migration is aborted. (bsc#948363)
   - Do not crash when a repository cannot be accessed, ask the user to skip
     it or abort the online migration. (bsc#946200)
   - Check whether the system is registered before running online migration.
   - Set the selected repository states in the manual repository selection
     dialog before starting the full repository management module.
   - Specific migration repositories are not used in SLE12, use better
     wording. (bsc#944510)
   - Set $releasever URL variable to the new base product during online
     migration. (bsc#941563)
   - Display short product names instead of the internal identifiers in the
     migration selection dialog. (bsc#945028)
   - Restore (enable) the Updates repositories at the end of the migration
     workflow. (bsc#943960)
   - Fix syntax error. (bsc#944089)
   - Make the migration selection widget smaller to have more space for
     details when only a few migrations are available. (bsc#943636)
   - Keep the original NCCCredentials file permissions when upgrading from
     SLE11. (bsc#943568)
   - Better wording in the "install updates" popup. (bsc#942843)
   - Handle not available products when using SMT for running online
     migration. (bsc#942892)
   - Fix registering a product with POOL flavor. (bsc#941402)
   - Avoid possible ID duplicates when an add-on with multiple versions is
   - Improve user messages when registration does not happen during
     installation. (bsc#941403, bsc#941739)
   - Catch exceptions also when loading the available extensions. (bsc#941491)
   - Reload the packages after modifying the repository setup. (bsc#941532)
   - Fix validation of AutoYaST profiles. (bsc#954412)


   - Add --rollback option to SUSEConnect. (fate#319114)
   - Add find_products method to migration abstraction layer. (fate#319140)
   - Update manpages to match the latest CLI options
   - Silently ignore malformed lscpu lines instead of failing (bnc#954266)
   - zypper migration slow with lots of modules and extensions registered.
   - Allow registration without system uid (dmidecode fails on qemu system).
   - Ensure version of SUSEConnect is bumped in order to be able to distinct
     requests from affected YaST version in SCC API. (bsc#949424)
   - Fix migration failure when "zypper search" returns empty list.
   - Synchronization API call returns "no implicit conversion of Symbol into
     Integer" error. (bsc#946488)
   - Fix zypper migration not using --releasever. (bsc#941565)
   - Improve hwinfo detection on physical s390 systems.
   - Fix "Undefined method 'strip' for nil:NilClass" error. (bsc#939293)
   - Fix baseproduct mismatch in migration rollback. (bsc#941303)
   - Fix add_service method which also creates the credentials files
   - Implement new --cleanup option to remove old system credentials and all
     zypper services installed by SUSEConnect.
   - Implement new --namespace option to forward SMT staging environment to
     proxy registration server.
   - Use C locale for all the syscalls, fixing output parsing issues in some
   - In case of wrong registration code, provide meaningful message back to
     the user.

Patch Instructions:

   To install this SUSE Recommended Update use YaST online_update.
   Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-967=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-967=1

   To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (ppc64le s390x x86_64):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (noarch):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 (x86_64):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 (noarch):



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