1.199.1. RHBA-2011:0993: yaboot bug fix update
An updated yaboot package that fixes three bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The yaboot package provides a boot loader for Open Firmware based PowerPC systems. It can be used to boot IBM eServer System p machines.
* Prior to this update, the /etc/yaboot.conf parser failed during install when the quoted string was too long. This update modifies the code to significantly extend the size of quoted strings. Now, the /etc/yaboot.conf file parses as expected. (BZ#579834
* Prior to this update, attempting to load a kernel with the CONFIG_RELOCATABLE option failed with the error message that no valid ELF image was found. With this update, the underlying code has been modified to allow this format. Now, relocatable kernel images can be loaded as expected. (BZ#645756
* Prior to this update, the boot prompt caused characters to disappear when the label name was pasted in. This updated package corrects the boot prompt. Now, even very long names can be pasted in. (BZ#659403
All users of yaboot are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs.