RHBA-2014:1445 - Bug Fix Advisory
ppc64-diag bug fix and enhancement update
Bug Fix Advisory
Updated ppc64-diag packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The ppc64-diag packages provide diagnostic tools for Linux on the 64-bit
PowerPC platforms. The platform diagnostics write events reported by the
firmware to the service log, provide automated responses to urgent events,
and notify system administrators or connected service frameworks about the
The ppc64-diag packages have been upgraded to upstream version 2.6.6, which
provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.
This update also fixes the following bug:
- Previously, there were file conflicts between the ppc64-diag and powerpc-utils
packages. As a consequence, installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux which
contained recent versions of these packages failed. This update fixes the
conflicts between ppc64-diag and powerpc-utils, and installation of Red Hat
Enterprise Linux now completes successfully. (BZ#988237)
In addition, this update adds the following enhancement:
- This update adds the LightPath Diagnostics framework to the ppc64-diag tool
set. This new feature helps identify failed hardware components through LED
lights and then facilitate replacement. (BZ#949612)
All users of ppc64-diag are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the 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 - 988237 - file conflicts between attempted installs of ppc64-diag-2.6.1-1.el6.ppc64 and powerpc-utils-1.2.13-2.el6.ppc64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 6