Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 169140
RHEL4 Install Guide is misguiding regarding "updates" kernel command line option
Last modified: 2014-08-04 18:15:44 EDT
Description of problem:
Look at the "updates" section:
This command prompts you to insert a floppy diskette containing
updates (bug fixes). It is not needed if you are performing a network
installation and have already placed the updates image contents in
RHupdates/ on the server.
This clearly conflicts with reality and anaconda/docs/install-methods.txt.
The Install Guide incorrectly hints at *RPM* updates being supported by
updates.img or RHupdates/ while in fact those mechanisms are just for updating
*anaconda* code itself.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL4 U2 beta
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
further review of this enhancement by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products. This enhancement is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
OK thanks for that RHEL PM. Let us know when you allow the coders or docs
people to actually fix the problem.
This has been fixed in the RHEL5 documentation
We're in the process of converting the RHEL 4 documentation over to xml. Once
that is done we can put this change in and republish.
Proposing for FasTrack
No point... FasTrack only "fixes" it for people who remember to get it. *I*
know that the docs are mis-leading... I submitted the bug. Fixing this doc bug
for everyone else should happen in RHEL 4.5 or 4.6, IMHO
RHEL 4 documentation is converted to xml. We're tidying it up and this change
will be introduced soon.
Here's the new text:
"This command prompts you to insert a floppy diskette containing updates (bug
fixes) for the anaconda installer. It is not needed if you are performing a
network installation and have already placed the updates image contents in
RHupdates/ on the server."
Copying jfearn in to get an idea on the eta of publication.
Looks a bit better, thanks.
Removing myself as I have nothing to do with publication on redhat.com
Adding firstname.lastname@example.org for wider coverage
[mhideo@mhideo enterprise]$ cvs commit -m"BZ169140" index.html
**** Access allowed: Personal Karma exceeds Environmental Karma.
Checking in index.html;
/cvs/web/docs/manuals/enterprise/index.html,v <-- index.html
new revision: 1.79; previous revision: 1.78
Correction to updates can be accessed here:
I have requested the removal of the previous page from email@example.com
(In reply to comment #24)
> [mhideo@mhideo enterprise]$ cvs commit -m"BZ169140" index.html
> **** Access allowed: Personal Karma exceeds Environmental Karma.
> Checking in index.html;
> /cvs/web/docs/manuals/enterprise/index.html,v <-- index.html
> new revision: 1.79; previous revision: 1.78
> Running syncmail...
> Mailing firstname.lastname@example.org...
> ...syncmail done.
much better, thank you