Fedora 18 Update: dracut-023-21.git20120823.fc18

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-08-31 04:44:13

Name        : dracut
Product     : Fedora 18
Version     : 023
Release     : 21.git20120823.fc18
URL         : https://dracut.wiki.kernel.org/
Summary     : Initramfs generator using udev
Description :
Dracut contains tools to create a bootable initramfs for 2.6 Linux kernels.
Unlike existing implementations, dracut does hard-code as little as possible
into the initramfs. Dracut contains various modules which are driven by the
event-based udev. Having root on MD, DM, LVM2, LUKS is supported as well as
NFS, iSCSI, NBD, FCoE with the dracut-network package.

Update Information:

This update includes two fixes, one for the splitsep function's handling of backslashes, the other relating to the handling of anaconda update images. Both are critical to Fedora 18 Alpha functionality (the splitsep bug has consequences for booting Fedora images from USB, the update bug affects the use of anaconda update images).
- assemble nested md raids
- add z-series kernel modules
- add ping and ping6
- add "--devices" and wait for those devs to appear
- reintroduce rd.neednet, which reenables anaconda networking
- fix some dracut-install corner cases
- fix FIPS for /boot not on extra partition


  [ 1 ] Bug #851295 - splitsep doesn't correctly handle variables with escaped spaces

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update dracut' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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