SUSE-RU-2016:2624-1: Recommended update for kiwi

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   SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for kiwi

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2016:2624-1
Rating:             low
References:         #1004654 #926651 #963276 #993792 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3

   An update that has four recommended fixes can now be


   This update provides KIWI v5.05.93, which brings fixes and enhancements:

   - Don't strip curl alternative binaries from initrd: The last update of
     curl in SLE11 introduced /usr/bin/curl as a symbolic link. The real
     binary is /usr/bin/curl.openssl0 or /usr/bin/curl.openssl1. This needs
     to be taken into account when striping down the initrd by kiwi.

   - Add missing failsafe entry to elilo.conf: For SLE11 EFI support the
     elilo wrapper is used, in order to allow elilo to create a grub.cfg with
     a failsafe entry the elilo template config must provide an image section
     for it. (bsc#993792)

   - bootImage: Don't copy initial ram disk content to /run/initramfs: We
     should avoid copying the initial ram disk content to a tmpfs filesystem,
     on low memory systems. (bsc#963276)

   - Prefer switch_root over pivot_root. (bsc#963276)

   - Fixed partition table label for ec2 images: If firmware="ec2" is
     requested kiwi implicitly set the partition table label to GPT. This
     leads to a failing boot in EC2.

   - Prefer packages by priority of repositories, not by architectures.

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 Point of Sale 11-SP3:

      zypper in -t patch sleposp3-kiwi-12815=1

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

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3 (i586 x86_64):



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