5.255. pykickstart

Updated pykickstart packages that fix multiple bugs and add two enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The pykickstart package contains a python library for manipulating kickstart files.

Bug Fixes

If using the "raid" command with the "--useexisting" option without specifying the members that were part of the RAID set, the system installation failed with the following error message on system startup:
Partitions required for raid
With this update, the library scripts check if the RAID members are defined and, if this is not the case, the scripts raise an error.
It was not possible to configure and use multipath for iSCSI devices using different network interfaces on one subnet during installation as all devices used the default network interface. The "--iface[number]" option has been provided for the "iscsi" command to allow explicit specification of interface binding.


The "part" command can now take the "--hibernation" option, which allows specifying the size of the swap partition. The existing "--recommended" option follows the Installation Guide swap recommendation, which is not necessarily correct for all systems. This new option allows for a different sizing algorithm that can be more suitable, especially if the system uses hibernation.
Logical Volume groups can now have free space reserved using either the "--reserved-space" or "--reserved-percent" parameters. The "--reserved-space" option takes a number representing megabytes as its argument, while the "--reserved-percent" option takes a number representing the percentage of the volume group that should be left free. The options can only be used for volume groups created during installation.
All users of pykickstart are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.