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openSUSE-RU-2012:1651-1: moderate: sysconfig: various bugfixes
openSUSE Recommended Update: sysconfig: various bugfixes
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Announcement ID: openSUSE-RU-2012:1651-1
Rating: moderate
References: #716652 #775281 #780644 #784952 #785240
Affected Products:
openSUSE 12.1
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An update that has 5 recommended fixes can now be installed.

Description:

The sysconfig network scripts received various updates
fixing bugs and improving performance:

- Execute netconfig/ntp-runtime update in background, so
dhcp post processing works faster when ntpdc needs a
while (bnc#780644).
- Changed rcnetwork to not report dhcp in background to
systemd (bnc#785240,bnc#780644). You may set
DHCLIENT_MODIFY_SMB_CONF to "no" in
/etc/sysconfig/network/dhcp as the samba/cifs hooks make
systemctl calls to reload/restart nmb and other services
which block (systemd deadlock) ifup scripts for a long
time.
- Fixed to not report failure while setting unsupported
power management option in ifup-wireless as the support
and features depends on the driver (bnc#716652).
- Fixed to check and reject too long interface names or
names with suspect characters, do not wait when creation
of virtual interface name fails (bnc#784952).
- Fixed netconfig/ntp-runtime to not use try-restart as its
start may block for a while, so just add servers ourself.
When ntpd is not running (not yet started), the init
script will pickup our servers later (bnc#780644).
- Fixed ifup-dhcp to not start dhcp clients too early or
they may be unable to send packets and just increase
resend time. Instead, load af_packet module early and
wait for link ready (bnc#780644).
- Check before running a script in netcontrol_services
(bnc#775281).


Patch Instructions:

To install this openSUSE Recommended Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

- openSUSE 12.1:

zypper in -t patch openSUSE-2012-855

To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".


Package List:

- openSUSE 12.1 (i586 x86_64):

sysconfig-0.75.4-2.16.1
sysconfig-debuginfo-0.75.4-2.16.1
sysconfig-debugsource-0.75.4-2.16.1


References:

https://bugzilla.novell.com/716652
https://bugzilla.novell.com/775281
https://bugzilla.novell.com/780644
https://bugzilla.novell.com/784952
https://bugzilla.novell.com/785240


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