Recommended update for mkinitrd

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for mkinitrd
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2018:3979-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1072711 #1104090 #1111603 #726313 #742884 #950426
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

An update that has 6 recommended fixes can now be installed.


This update for mkinitrd fixes the following issues:

  • check_for_device: Match only udev symlinks by major number. (bsc#726313)
  • purge-kernels: Add kernel-syms to packages to be removed by purge-kernels. (bsc#1104090)
  • purge-kernels: If a kernel cannot be removed due to dependencies, continue removing other kernels. (bsc#1104090)
  • Workaround for HPE 57810 adapter in offload mode with static IP. (bsc#950426)
  • Make mkinitrd content private. (bsc#742884, bsc#1072711, bsc#1111603)

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-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch slessp4-mkinitrd-13892=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-mkinitrd-13892=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
    • mkinitrd-2.4.2-106.5.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
    • mkinitrd-debuginfo-2.4.2-106.5.1
    • mkinitrd-debugsource-2.4.2-106.5.1