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7.170. pykickstart

An updated pykickstart package that fixes one bug and adds two enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The pykickstart package contains a Python library for manipulating Kickstart files.

Bug Fix

Previously, the pykickstart utility did not enforce using both the "--size=" and "--grow=" options at the same time, which was required by anaconda. As a consequence, the installation failed to complete and the following misleading error message was returned:
ERROR : Unable to create new logical volume with no extents
With this update, pykickstart enforces using both "--size=" and "--grow=" at the same time, and, if the installation fails, displays a clear message that the kickstart file needs to be modified.


This update fixes a typographical error in an error message returned when using the "autopart" and "part" utilities at the same time.
The "clearpart" command now supports the "--cdl" option that instructs anaconda to reformat any Linux Disk Layout Direct Access Storage Devices (LDL DASDs) to the Compatible Disk Layout (CDL) format. This option is only useful on the System z platform.
All pykickstart users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug and adds these enhancements.