RHBA-2010:0854 - Bug Fix Advisory
yaboot bug fix update
Bug Fix Advisory
An updated yaboot package that fixes a bug is now available.
The yaboot package is a boot loader for Open Firmware based PowerPC systems. It
can be used to boot IBM eServer System p machines.
This updated yaboot package fixes the following bug:
- Previously, yaboot netboot failed to operate in an environment where the
gateway is not same as the 'tftp' server, even though the 'tftp' server is on
the same subnet. This issue was caused by yaboot's inability to check whether an
IP address is valid. With this update, an IP address validity check has been
added that resolves this issue. (BZ#642694)
All users of yaboot are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red Hat
Network to apply this update are available at
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 6 ppc64
- BZ - 642694 - yaboot netboot fails to download config when gateway != tftp
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 6