Recommended update for os-prober

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for os-prober
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2019:0782-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1026766 #1101942 #1113615 #1118279 #1125729
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 15

An update that has 5 recommended fixes can now be installed.


This update for os-prober fixes the following issues:
Version bump to 1.76:

  • Fix check on ID_PART_ENTRY_SCHEME, to look for "dos" instead of "msdos"
  • Remove code using device mapper
  • This also removes the dependency on dmsetup

  • os-prober isn't compatible with transactional update (bsc#1125729)
  • Don't hard require btrfsprogs by downgrading it to suggests (bsc#1118279)
  • Fix missing grub-probe command that caused linux-boot-probe to abort prematurely. It is a mistake while rebasing patch to 1.76 (bsc#1113615)
  • UEFI Grub does not insert Arch Linux entry correctly (bsc#1101942)
  • Rather than Recommend lvm2 merely Suggest it. (bsc#1026766)

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 Workstation Extension 15:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-WE-15-2019-782=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 15 (x86_64):
    • os-prober-1.76-5.3.1
    • os-prober-debuginfo-1.76-5.3.1
    • os-prober-debugsource-1.76-5.3.1