Recommended update for sapconf

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for sapconf
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2018:2476-2
Rating: moderate
References: #1070508 #1093315 #1093843 #1093844 #1096496 #1098352
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-BCL

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


This update for sapconf provides the following fixes:

  • Correct the SAP Note references in the man pages and in the sysconfig file. (bsc#1096496)
  • Do not stop or disable uuidd.socket in sapconf as it is mandatory for every SAP application running. (bsc#1093843)
  • Remove hardcoded default value for VSZ_TMPFS_PERCENT. This allows an admin to exclude VSZ_TMPFS settings from the sysconfig file, so current system value will remain untouched. This value only got used in the previous version, if the variable VSZ_TMPFS_PERCENT was removed from the sapconf configuration file /etc/sysconfig/sapconf. If the value of the variable was only changed (increased or decreased) in the sapconf configuration file everything works fine. (bsc#1093844)
  • Consolidate all SAP ASE (Sybase) related configuration settings into the configuration file /etc/sysconfig/sapnote-1680803. (bsc#1070508)
  • Correct pattern search in /etc/sysconfig/sapnote-1557506 to get updating of /etc/sysconfig/sapconf to work. The problem only happens if /etc/sysconfig/sapnote-1557506 contains commented variable lines like '#PAGECACHE_LIMIT_MB=""' in addition to the uncommented line 'PAGECACHE_LIMIT_MB="500"'. If only the uncommented lines exist, everything works correctly. (bsc#1093315)
  • Remove a misleading deprecation warning in sapconf. (bsc#1098352)

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 12-SP2-BCL:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-BCL-2018-1742=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2-BCL (noarch):
    • sapconf-4.1.13-33.20.1