SUSE-RU-2018:3645-1: moderate: Recommended update for sysvinit

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Wed Nov 7 07:17:12 MST 2018

   SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for sysvinit

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2018:3645-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #1087176 #862078 #863518 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3

   An update that has three recommended fixes can now be


   This update for sysvinit fixes the following issues:

   - Update showconsole to 1.16 to fix sysvinit service shutdown messages
     missing from                                  | /var/log/boot.omsg.
   - Add -w option to last and lastb. (fate#317971)
   - Use O_RDWR instead of O_WRONLY when opening /dev/tty. Otherwise, after
     dup2(fd, 0);, a process cannot read from stdin. (bsc#863518)
   - Make it possible for sulogin to find a suitable console device even if
     the first one is not usable. (bsc#862078)
   - Change showconsole to use newest /proc/tty/consoles API.
   - Use /proc/tty/consoles if ioctl TIOCGDEV does not exist.
   - Make pseudo terminal raw as it does not show anything.
   - Handle more than two console devices.
   - Speed up used pts/tty pair by enabling raw mode.
   - Implement termios locking scheme but disable it as it may interfere with
     sulogin and
     others using the old console.
   - Enable full raw mode for pty/tty pairs of startpar.

Patch Instructions:

   To install this SUSE Recommended Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods
   like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".

   Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:

      zypper in -t patch slessp3-sysvinit-13857=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:

      zypper in -t patch sleposp3-sysvinit-13857=1

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS (i586 s390x x86_64):


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



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