SUSE-RU-2015:1762-1: important: Recommended update for dracut

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Thu Oct 15 08:10:15 MDT 2015

   SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for dracut

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2015:1762-1
Rating:             important
References:         #898711 #904533 #905746 #912734 #919179 #922676 
                    #931307 #932981 #936736 #939101 #940100 #940585 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12

   An update that has 13 recommended fixes can now be


   This update for Dracut provides the following fixes:

   - Revert patch for bsc#912734 ("parse rootflags correctly") to fix a
     regression. The bug which got fixed by the reverted patch is solved via
     documentation TID:
   - Ensure that the correct FONT_MAP files are installed into the initrd.
     (bsc#932981, bsc#943312, bsc#904533)
   - Check for existence of link targets (/run), fixing a critical bug for
     s390x kiwi images which need the symlink from /var/run to /run.
   - Multiple fixes to iSCSI and multipath booting. (bsc#919179, bsc#898711)
   - Fix a few issues and improve support for DMRAID. (bsc#905746, bsc#940585)
   - Fix nfs rootfs in case of mounting via IPv4 address and not hostname.
   - Do not open an unprotected root shell on failure. (bsc#936736)
   - Update active_devices.txt from /boot/zipl device. (bsc#939101)

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-12-2015-699=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-699=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 Desktop 12 (x86_64):



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