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7.191. pykickstart

Updated pykickstart packages that fix four bugs and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The pykickstart packages contain a python library for manipulating kickstart files.

Bug Fixes

BZ#823856, BZ#832688, BZ#837440
Previously, when using the volgroup command with the --useexisting option without specifying the physical volume (PV), the system installation failed with the following message:
volgroup must be given a list of partitions
With this update, the library scripts have been set to check if the PVs are defined prior to the installation. In case of undefined PVs, the scripts raise a warning message to notify the user.
Previously, the kickstart command options marked as deprecated were not allowed to carry a value. Consequently, a kickstart file containing a deprecated command option with an assigned value, such as --videoram="value", could not be validated. The ksvalidator tool terminated with the following message:
--videoram option does not take a value
With this update, the deprecated options have been allowed to take values and the error no longer occurs in the aforementioned scenario.


The "autopart", "logvol", "part", and "raid" commands can now take the --cipher option to specify the encryption algorithm to be used for encrypting devices. If this option is not provided, the installer will use the default algorithm.
All users of pykickstart are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add this enhancement.