SUSE-RU-2018:2844-1: moderate: Recommended update for python-kiwi

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   SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for python-kiwi

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2018:2844-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #1077096 #1077619 #1092485 #1092531 #1093377 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP3
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3

   An update that has 5 recommended fixes can now be installed.


   This update for python-kiwi provides the following fix:

   - Follow up fix to keep the permissions on target directory. This fix make
     sure the permissions are only applied if the target directory exists.

   - Resize partition table after image resize. The command 'kiwi image
     resize' allows to change the size of a disk image. Depending on the
     partition table type it is also required to resize the partition table
     inside of the image to let the file size change become effective.

   - Add the possibility of setting some unpartitioned area after the system
     disk partition into the image, and also simplify the unpartitioned area
     calculation. (fate#323874)

   - Support lookup for fstab.append on fstab creation. At the time kiwi
     creates the fstab with all required fields to boot the system it now
     also looks for an optional fstab.append file and appends its contents to
     the fstab file. This allows to setup custom fstab entries for filesystem
     mounts which are established outside of the kiwi image building process
     by e.g a service at first boot. (fate#323874)

   - Fixed truncation of image when writing vhd tag. When writing the vhd tag
     into a vhdfixed formatted image the image was opened with the wrong open
     bits 'wb' and thus was truncated at the 64k offset. (bsc#1077096)

   - Comment blocks causes use of high amounts of memory during XSLT
     processing. (bsc#1092485)

   - Fix the name generation for GCE images. The implementation assumed that
     GCE images are of a type that use a kiwi generated initrd, looking for
     image name components based on the boot attribute in the type element.
     This assumption is not correct, use the name provided in the XML to
     compose the image name. (bsc#1093377)

   - Fix zypper add lock operations by passing the correct arguments to

   - Allow arch attribute for profiles specification. A profile could be
     relevant only for a specific architecture. There was no way to express
     that in the XML description so this update makes it possible to
     represent that. (bsc#1092531)

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 for SAP 12-SP3:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP3-2018-1996=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-1996=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-1996=1

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP3 (x86_64):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3 (x86_64):



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