Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 211392
Character limitation in utils that add kernel name labels in new stanzas
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:35 EDT
Description of problem:
There is a typo in the kernel name labels in newly created stanzas within the
boot loader config file (e.g. zipl on s390, yaboot on ppc) when installing
2.4.21-47.0.1.EL kernel RPM. Notice how the label for the stanza is missing the
'L' in "EL" in the kernel name:
".qa.[root@ppcp-3as root]# cat /etc/yaboot.conf
# yaboot.conf generated by anaconda
init-message=Welcome to Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS\!
Hit <TAB> for boot options
So, the name is truncated...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the aforementioned RPM
Should handle long kernel names
Is it happening on RHEL 3.9? Even if it is, there's not much we can do at this
point. I doubt there will be a 3.10 and even if there is, this wouldn't make
the cut for that release.
Also worth checking RHEL4 and RHEL5. If it's working in those, I would say the
bug is closable.
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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