An updated yaboot package that fixes two bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The yaboot package provides a boot loader for Open Firmware based PowerPC systems. It can be used to boot IBM eServer System p machines.
Previously, yaboot could not check whether an IP address is valid. As a consequence, yaboot netboot failed to operate in an environment where the gateway was not the same as the 'tftp' server, even though the 'tftp' server was on the same subnet. With this update, an IP address validity check has been added. Now,yaboot netbot operates as expected.
Previously, yaboot discarded passed parameters to anaconda after the Client Architecture Support (CAS) was rebooted. This update upgrades the yaboot binary and modifies the source file. Now, the parameters are passed to the anaconda installer as expected.
All users of yaboot are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs.