Recommended update for python-kiwi

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. (bsc#1077619)

  • 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. (fate#323874)

  • 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 zypper.

  • 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):
    • kiwi-pxeboot-8.33.14-9.29.11
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • kiwi-man-pages-8.33.14-9.29.11
    • kiwi-tools-8.33.14-9.29.11
    • kiwi-tools-debuginfo-8.33.14-9.29.11
    • python-kiwi-debugsource-8.33.14-9.29.11
    • python2-kiwi-8.33.14-9.29.11
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3 (x86_64):
    • kiwi-tools-8.33.14-9.29.11
    • kiwi-tools-debuginfo-8.33.14-9.29.11
    • python-kiwi-debugsource-8.33.14-9.29.11