4.4. anaconda

Updated anaconda packages that fix multiple bugs and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The anaconda package contains portions of the Anaconda installation program that can be run by the user for reconfiguration and advanced installation options.

Bug Fixes

BZ#477748
When performing the kickstart upgrade with a key for advanced platforms, additional repositories were not enabled, and only the base repository packages were upgraded.
BZ#506361
Adding a VT repository to the kickstart file and using the "key --skip" command resulted in an error when trying to install the Virtualization-en-US package.
BZ#566668
Reusing the LVM logical volumes from the previous installation process caused the bootloader program to use the old disk labels so that the system was unable to boot.
BZ#571513
If the file system label ended with the "0" character, this character was stripped so that the existing file system label was different from what was explicitly specified by the user.
BZ#681219
The "CMSCONFFILE" parameter could have contained wrong syntax. This could have resulted in certain Bash errors on IBM S/390.
BZ#689470
Specifying the "CMSDASD" parameter with a hex number using uppercase letters resulted in the kickstart file not being found.
BZ#684220
The installer environment lacked the symbolic links for stdin, stdout, and stderr. As a result, the console output to the files instead of the screen.
BZ#695299
The installer used the maximum LV size limit based on the LVM 1 limits. Now, the maximum LV size limit is based on the LVM 2 limits.
BZ#702024
Only stderr was logged to the output file during the kickstart installation. Now, stdout is also logged.
BZ#703081
Using the parameter "--no-ssh" in kickstart failed to propagate the same parameter to /root/anaconda-ks.cfg.
BZ#703082
The "--no-ssh" parameter was not documented in /usr/share/doc/anaconda-*/kickstart-docs.txt.
BZ#707143
Downloading the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Release Notes resulted in errors, even though the Release Notes were downloaded successfully.
BZ#708121
The /var/log/ directory required by the Subscription Manager logging was not created.
BZ#709880
The list-harddrives script did not work as expected.
BZ#712443
Errors emitted by the kickstart scripts were not properly reported to the user.
BZ#713120
Even though the installation was run with IPv6 enabled, IPv6 was disabled in the installed environment.
BZ#714243
The Solarflare network adapters were not available to the user during the installation.
BZ#718123
The installation performed on an XTS-encrypted partition failed.
BZ#719578
When specifying the network mask during the manual network setup using the dotted format, a spurious error message was displayed.
BZ#727774
When using the bnx2i iSCSI adapters, the installer did not read IP from iBFT properly.
BZ#737161
The "dhcptimeout" option was not propagated.
BZ#738186
The "--only-use" ignoredisk parameter did not work so that Anaconda terminated unexpectedly.
BZ#742889
portmap was not available in rescue mode so that the rescue environment was unable to mount NFS volumes.
BZ#756707
Adding "-@conflicts" to the kickstart file did not prevent the conflicting packages from the @conflicts group to be installed if other packages depended on the conflicting packages. Now, the conflicting packages and packages that depend on the conflicting packages are not installed.
BZ#758106, BZ#768082
Pressing Esc in certain Anaconda windows had the same result as clicking "OK". With this update, pressing Esc has the same result as clicking "Cancel".
BZ#709931
The Network Configuration interface localization was incomplete.
BZ#711363
The Installation Number screen did not display links under the pa_IN locale.

Enhancement

BZ#660684
Support for the installation over the IP over InfiniBand (IPoIB) interfaces has been added.
All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add this enhancement.