4.6. anaconda

An updated anaconda package that fixes several bugs and adds various enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
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#641861
Issues with "interactive" mode partitioning are fixed.
BZ#731274
The network command is parsed correctly.
BZ#689996
The /boot partition on EFI systems is handled correctly.
BZ#705274
Files that are necessary for libreport and SSL installation mode have been added.
BZ#676404
Symbolic links to LVM commands have been added to the rescue image.
BZ#730650
The /sbin/cio_ignore command is added to initrd.img for IBM System z.
BZ#689029
Support for dracut-style "rdloaddriver=" and "rdblacklist=" parameters is added.
BZ#679108
Support for static addresses in "ipv6=" is added.
BZ#706099
A testing framework for stub commands is added.
BZ#699745
Driver disks support multiple kernel versions and are also built for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 and 6.1.
BZ#668570
Network connection is brought up before saving a bug report.
BZ#715130
Errors in .treeinfo are detected.
BZ#698282
The xhost authentication is changed when performing live installation.
BZ#664981, BZ#726804
Debugging improvements in loader and package installation code have been made.
BZ#679810
The dialog box focus and initialization have been corrected.
BZ#701220
The iSCSI Login button is disabled when no nodes are selected.
BZ#695362
When a mount point is set to /boot, the file system type is no longer changed.
BZ#728280, BZ#725777, BZ#723194, BZ#723344, BZ#694800, BZ#621175
EDD handling improvements have been made, including Xen and CCISS.
BZ#698429
Extended partitions are handled correctly.
BZ#681803
Handling of "network --device=bootif" is corrected.
BZ#750764
Centering of the Anaconda window when an external display is present is corrected.
BZ#605938
Encrypted device lines written to kickstart files are corrected.
BZ#618535
zFCP multipath devices can be added in the user interface as expected.
BZ#732380
iSCSI discovery that returns no devices is handled correctly.
BZ#704593
Systems with more than 2147483647 kB of memory are handled properly.
BZ#712487
The header image is hidden on all but 800x600 displays.
BZ#690058
The "noprobe" parameter for driver disks is honored.
BZ#713991
The "linksleep=" boot parameter is honored.
BZ#699640
Installation sources (including NFS ISO storages) are mounted correctly.
BZ#679397
Processes in the anaconda process group are killed when the system is shut down.
BZ#693271
Partitioning alignment is corrected.
BZ#616641
Progress indicator improvements for device discovery and command line mode have been made.
BZ#691817, BZ#690748
Kickstart network failures and device name collisions are handled properly.
BZ#691910
The "crashkernel=" parameter in a kickstart file is handled properly.
BZ#712195
Support for the "ext4migrate" parameter has been removed.
BZ#706675
The language and keyboard selection screens are now skipped in stage2 when possible.
BZ#614504
Device capacity values are sorted as numbers, not characters.
BZ#695740
Swap partitions are handled correctly.
BZ#676118
The "--target" option is used in kickstart files for iSCSI devices.
BZ#701371, BZ#696876, BZ#674241, BZ#734374, BZ#729716
Various multipath and raid storage bugs are fixed.
BZ#679073
Anaconda verifies that devices specified with "part" can be partitioned.

Enhancements

BZ#659790
Vendor-provided tools on driver disks are now allowed.
BZ#694198
The initrd.img file is compressed with LZMA.
BZ#696696
The "noverifyssl" boot parameter is added.
BZ#697419
The tboot package is configured when it is installed.
BZ#709653
Multipath device can now be specified using WWID.
Users of anaconda should upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs and adds these enhancements.