Recommended update for dracut

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for dracut
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2019:0519-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1008352 #1053248 #1112327 #1119037 #1121251 #1124088 #937555
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4

An update that has 7 recommended fixes can now be installed.


This update for dracut fixes the following issues:

  • 91zipl: Don't use contents of commented lines (osc#1119499)
  • emergency mode: bring shell and all vital information to all ttys specified as console devices (FATE#325386, bsc#1053248, bsc#937555)
  • Fix displaying text on emergency consoles (bsc#1124088)
  • Remove invalid "FONT_MAP=none" from vconsole.conf (osc#1013573)
  • Ensure mmc host modules get included properly (bsc#1119037)
  • Fix a missing space in example configs (bsc#1121251)
  • 95zfcp_rules/ remove rule existence check (bsc#1008352).
  • dracut-installkernel: Stop keeping old kernel files as .old (bsc#1112327)

The .old kernel files are confusing grub2 which can't find a matching directory under /lib/modules. Furthermore, there is no guarantee that the new modules are fully compatible with the old kernel. If anything goes wrong with a new self-compiled kernel, the user can always boot back to the distribution kernel, so the .old backup files are not needed in the first place. Get rid of them to simplify and speed up the whole process.

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-SP4-2019-519=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP4-2019-519=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
    • dracut-044.1-10.6.1
    • dracut-debuginfo-044.1-10.6.1
    • dracut-debugsource-044.1-10.6.1
    • dracut-fips-044.1-10.6.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP4 (x86_64):
    • dracut-044.1-10.6.1
    • dracut-debuginfo-044.1-10.6.1
    • dracut-debugsource-044.1-10.6.1