Recommended update for dracut

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for dracut
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2018:3990-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1055834 #1090884 #1094603
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4

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


This update for dracut fixes the following issues:

  • Start systemd-vconsole-setup before dracut-cmdline-ask (bsc#1055834)
  • Mark the DASD udev rules host-only and handle backslashes in paths for hostonly files (bsc#1090884)
  • lsinitrd: Fix cat: write error: Broken pipe error (bsc#1094603)

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-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-2018-2853=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP4-2018-2853=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • dracut-044.1-10.3.1
    • dracut-debuginfo-044.1-10.3.1
    • dracut-debugsource-044.1-10.3.1
    • dracut-fips-044.1-10.3.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4 (x86_64):
    • dracut-044.1-10.3.1
    • dracut-debuginfo-044.1-10.3.1
    • dracut-debugsource-044.1-10.3.1