Updated preupgrade-assistant-contents package that fixes several bugs and addstwo enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Extras.
The preupgrade-assistant-contents package provides a set of scripts and plug-insthat are used to assess the system before a major version upgrade. The scriptsand plug-ins are managed by the preupgrade-assistant package, which provides atool with a user interface to perform the system analysis. This update fixes the following bugs:* On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 systems, the very secure FTP daemon (vsftpd)listens only to IPv4 traffic by default. On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, vsftpdlistens to both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic. This difference in the behavior couldcause problems after upgrade if you want to listen to a specific address forexample. The Preupgrade Assistant detects if vsftpd is running on the system andissues a warning. (BZ#1055989)* Previously, the grubby command-line utility could terminate unexpectedlyduring system upgrade, and the system did not boot afterwards because of amissing initrd line in the GRUB configuration. Now, the Preupgrade Assistantautomatically edits the GRUB configuration file to add the missing line and thesystem boots successfully after upgrade. (BZ#1169344)* Previously, downgraded packages were checked for GPG signarutes regardless ofthe “–nogpgcheck” option. As a consequence, system upgrade failed. Downgradedpackages are no longer checked for signatures after this update. (BZ#1175757)* The Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) has been obsoleted by systemd in Red HatEnterprise Linux 7. Previously, the Preupgrade Assistant issued warnings aboutbroken dependencies of the hal package. Now, the Preupgrade Assistant correctlyinforms the users that applications depending on HAL will not work on Red HatEnterprise Linux 7. (BZ#1043904)* Some packages have changed their requirements between Red Hat Enterprise Linux6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. These new requirements were not downloaded andinstalled during upgrade. Now, the Preupgrade Assistant correctly downloads andinstalls the new package requirements. (BZ#1148736)* The taskjuggler and taskjuggler-libs packages are not availablefor Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. The Preupgrade Assistant detects the TaskJugglersoftware and issues a warning that there is not a supported replacement for RedHat Enterprise Linux 7. (BZ#1170590)* The dhcpd, dhcpd6 and dhcrelay files used for specifying the user’scustomization arguments have been deprecated in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.Instead, these arguments can be specified in the dhcpd.service dhcpd6.serviceand dhcrelay.service files on “ExecStart” line. The Preupgrade Assistant nowdetects non-default configuration and issues a warning. (BZ#1070250)This update also adds the following enhancements: * After this update, the Preupgrade Assistant detects systems installed in UEFImode and crates a UEFI boot entry for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. After upgrade,the grub2-efi package is installed and a GRUB2 configuration packages iscreated. (BZ#1136828)* This update adds a test to the Preupgrade Assistant that checks if a LAMPstack deployment has been successfully migrated to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7,including checks for PHP modules, HTTP configuration, and MySQL to MariaDBmigration. (BZ#1063250)* Part of the content of the openssh-server package has been moved to theopenssh-keycat package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. The Preupgrade Assistantdetects the openssh-server package is installed and displays a warning aboutthat the new openssh-keycat package is needed. (BZ#1105114)* A new test for rsyslog has been added to the Preupgrade Assistant that checksthe rsyslog spool files and configuration files which can potentially break anupgrade and issues a warning. (BZ#1098488)* The Preupgrade Assistant now allows for system upgrade on the IBM System zarchitecture. (BZ#1184372)* The Preupgrade Assistant now checks if the system has enough resources toperform an upgrade and run Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. (BZ#1109827)
Users of preupgrade-assistant-contents are advised to upgrade to this updatedpackage, which fixes these bugs and adds these enhancements.Before applying this update, make sure all previously released erratarelevant to your system have been applied.This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how touse the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available athttps://access.redhat.com/articles/11258
1070250 – [RHEL6to7 DHCP] – info that /etc/sysconfig/[dhcpd|dhcrelay] customizations will be moved into *.service1105114 – openssh: keycat from openssh-server in RHEL-6 is distributed as a subpackage openssh-keycat1169344 – after rhel6-to-rhel7 upgrade grub config loses initrd – workaround1184372 – Architecture content for testing S390x variant has wrong output
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