12. General Updates

Multilib Python Packages Removed

In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, multilib Python packages and packages dependent on them have been removed. This was because installing Python packages for multiple architectures on one system can cause various problems. For more information, refer to https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/solutions/68140.

Automated Bug Reporting Tool

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 introduced the new Automated Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT). ABRT logs details of software crashes on a local system, and provides interfaces (both graphical and command line based) to report issues to Red Hat support. In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, ABRT is updated to version 1.1.16. This update provides an enhanced graphical user interface (GUI) in addition to a range of other bugfixes and enhancements.


openCryptoki contains version 2.11 of the PKCS#11 API, implemented for IBM Cryptocards. openCryptoki is updated in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, providing many bugfixes and enhancements, including better overall performance.


OpenLDAP is an open source suite of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) applications and development tools. OpenLDAP in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 is updated to version 2.4.23. This updated version of OpenLDAP utilizes Network Security Services (NSS) cryptographic libraries, replacing OpenSSL.


TigerVNC provides client and server software for Virtual Network Computing (VNC). VNC is a remote display system, allowing a user to view a computing desktop environment over a network connection.TigerVNC is updated to version 1.1.0, providing many bugfixes enhanced encryption support.


tuned is a system tuning daemon that monitors system components and dynamically tunes system settings. Utilizing ktune (the static mechanism for system tuning), tuned can monitor and tune devices (e.g. hard disk drives and ethernet devices). In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, the tuned tuning profiles now include support for the s390x architectures.