Using "lspci" in rules.xml script does not work (SLES 15 SP2->SP3 regression)

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3


Customer has an autoyast rules.xml file with a custom script that runs “lspci” and looks for the string “VGA".  This works fine on SLES 15 SP2, but on SLES 15 SP3, at the time that the rules.xml script runs, the lspci output does not contain any strings like “VGA"; it only contains class and device IDs. 

- By default, lspci uses the /usr/share/pci.ids file to determine class and device names.
- The /usr/share/pci.ids file is a link to /usr/share/pci.ids.d/pci.ids.dist
- But at the time that an autoyast rules.xml script runs, the /usr/share/pci.ids->/usr/share/pci.ids.d/pci.ids.dist link does not exist.
- So if a rules.xml script calls “lspci” and relies on the output containing class or device names, it will fail.


Change any affected rules.xml script to use “lspci -i /usr/share/pci.ids.d/pci.ids.dist” instead of just “lspci”.


Change in the hwdata package

Additional Information

Expected fix in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 QU1.


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  • Document ID:000020376
  • Creation Date: 01-Sep-2021
  • Modified Date:01-Sep-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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