Recommended update for sysvinit

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 installed.


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. (bsc#1087176)
  • 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):
    • sysvinit-2.86-219.3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3 (i586):
    • sysvinit-2.86-219.3