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Applies to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3

A Documentation Updates Edit source

This chapter lists content changes for this document.

This manual was updated on the following dates:

A.1 February 2019 (Maintenance Release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3) Edit source

Bugfixes

A.2 October 2018 (Maintenance Release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3) Edit source

General Changes to the Documentation
  • Improved consistency of Docker terminology throughout the documentation. This includes renaming a guide to Docker Open Source Engine Guide.

Chapter 10, Introduction to the Booting Process
Chapter 12, The Boot Loader GRUB 2
Chapter 14, 32-Bit and 64-Bit Applications in a 64-Bit System Environment
Chapter 16, Basic Networking
Chapter 21, Dynamic Kernel Device Management with udev
Chapter 22, Live Patching the Linux Kernel Using kGraft
Chapter 27, Sharing File Systems with NFS
  • Added Kerberos performance tuning information (Fate #315348).

Bugfixes

A.3 September 2017 (Initial Release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3) Edit source

General
Chapter 4, YaST
Chapter 5, YaST in Text Mode
Chapter 6, Managing Software with Command Line Tools
Chapter 7, System Recovery and Snapshot Management with Snapper
Chapter 8, Remote Access with VNC
Chapter 9, File Copying with RSync
  • Completely revised former File Synchronization chapter and focused on Rsync.

Chapter 13, The systemd Daemon
Chapter 16, Basic Networking
Chapter 21, Dynamic Kernel Device Management with udev
  • Fixed udevadm commands.

Chapter 22, Live Patching the Linux Kernel Using kGraft

Updated Section 22.4, “Patch Lifecycle” (Fate #322212).

Chapter 23, Special System Features
Part II, “Booting a Linux System”
  • Reordered included chapters so that they follow the boot process order.

Chapter 33, The Proxy Server Squid
  • Explained the YaST Squid module.

Bugfixes

A.4 November 2016 (Initial Release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2) Edit source

General
  • The e-mail address for documentation feedback has changed to doc-team@suse.com.

  • The documentation for Docker Open Source Engine has been enhanced and renamed to Docker Guide.

Chapter 3, YaST Online Update
Chapter 6, Managing Software with Command Line Tools
  • zypper patch no longer installs optional patches by default. To install optional patches, use the --with-optional parameter (FATE#320447).

Chapter 7, System Recovery and Snapshot Management with Snapper
Chapter 10, Introduction to the Booting Process
  • Advised users to repair file system in case root file system fails on boot time (FATE#320443).

Chapter 12, The Boot Loader GRUB 2
Chapter 16, Basic Networking
Chapter 24, Time Synchronization with NTP
  • Added information on the Synchronize without Daemon start-up option. Chroot jail is no longer the default (FATE #320392).

Note: NFSv2
Chapter 33, The Proxy Server Squid
  • Updated chapter for Squid 3.5 (FATE#319674).

Section 39.5, “Gathering Information during the Installation”
  • Added section about log files created during installation (FATE#320015).

Bugfixes

A.5 March 2016 (Maintenance Release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1) Edit source

Chapter 10, Introduction to the Booting Process

Added a note about initramfs migration from swap to LVM.

A.6 December 2015 (Initial Release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1) Edit source

General
  • SMT Guide is now part of the documentation for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

  • Add-ons provided by SUSE have been renamed as modules and extensions. The manuals have been updated to reflect this change.

  • Numerous small fixes and additions to the documentation, based on technical feedback.

  • The registration service has been changed from Novell Customer Center to SUSE Customer Center.

  • In YaST, you will now reach Network Settings via the System group. Network Devices is gone (https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=867809).

Chapter 7, System Recovery and Snapshot Management with Snapper
Chapter 8, Remote Access with VNC
Chapter 6, Managing Software with Command Line Tools
Chapter 15, journalctl: Query the systemd Journal
Chapter 12, The Boot Loader GRUB 2
  • Updated/simplified the whole chapter to match the latest GRUB version, both command line and YaST version.

Chapter 11, UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface)
Chapter 16, Basic Networking
Chapter 25, The Domain Name System
Chapter 27, Sharing File Systems with NFS
Available Data Synchronization Software
  • Mentioned cloud computing for file synchronization.

Chapter 31, The Apache HTTP Server
Chapter 40, Common Problems and Their Solutions
Part III, “System”
Bugfixes

A.7 February 2015 (Documentation Maintenance Update) Edit source

A.8 October 2014 (Initial Release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12) Edit source

General
  • Removed all KDE documentation and references because KDE is no longer shipped.

  • Removed all references to SuSEconfig, which is no longer supported (Fate #100011).

  • Move from System V init to systemd (Fate #310421). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • YaST Runlevel Editor has changed to Services Manager (Fate #312568). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • Removed all references to ISDN support, as ISDN support has been removed (Fate #314594).

  • Removed all references to the YaST DSL module as it is no longer shipped (Fate #316264).

  • Removed all references to the YaST Modem module as it is no longer shipped (Fate #316264).

  • Btrfs has become the default file system for the root partition (Fate #315901). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • The dmesg now provides human-readable time stamps in ctime()-like format (Fate #316056). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • syslog and syslog-ng have been replaced by rsyslog (Fate #316175). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • MariaDB is now shipped as the relational database instead of MySQL (Fate #313595). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • SUSE-related products are no longer available from http://download.novell.com but from http://download.suse.com. Adjusted links accordingly.

  • Novell Customer Center has been replaced with SUSE Customer Center. Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • /var/run is mounted as tmpfs (Fate #303793). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • The following architectures are no longer supported: IA64 and x86. Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • The traditional method for setting up the network with ifconfig has been replaced by wicked. Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • A lot of networking commands are deprecated and have been replaced by newer commands (usually ip). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

    arp: ip neighbor
    ifconfig: ip addr, ip link
    iptunnel: ip tunnel
    iwconfig: iw
    nameif: ip link, ifrename
    netstat: ss, ip route, ip -s link, ip maddr
    route: ip route
  • Numerous small fixes and additions to the documentation, based on technical feedback.

Chapter 3, YaST Online Update
  • YaST provides an option to enable or disable the use of delta RPMs (Fate #314867).

  • Before installing patches that require a reboot, you are notified by YaST and can choose how to proceed.

Chapter 39, Gathering System Information for Support
Chapter 5, YaST in Text Mode
  • Added information on how to filter and select packages in the software installation module.

Chapter 6, Managing Software with Command Line Tools
Chapter 7, System Recovery and Snapshot Management with Snapper
Chapter 8, Remote Access with VNC
  • The default VNC viewer is now tigervnc.

  • Added corrections on window manager start-up in persistent VNC sessions.

Chapter 10, Introduction to the Booting Process
  • Significantly shortened the chapter, because System V init has been replaced by systemd. systemd is now described in a separate chapter: Chapter 13, The systemd Daemon.

Chapter 13, The systemd Daemon
Chapter 15, journalctl: Query the systemd Journal

Added a new chapter (http://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=878352).

Chapter 12, The Boot Loader GRUB 2
Chapter 11, UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface)
  • Updated the chapter and added new features (Fate #314510, Fate #316365).

  • Added instructions on where to find the SUSE Key certificate (Doc Comment #25080).

Chapter 17, Printer Operation

Updated chapter and section according to new CUPS version and with PDF now being a common printing data format (Fate #314630).

Chapter 18, The X Window System
Chapter 16, Basic Networking
Chapter 30, SLP
  • Re-wrote chapter to provide significantly more information on the slptool command.

Chapter 25, The Domain Name System
  • The YaST DNS module now supports configuring forwarders (Fate #309036).

Chapter 26, DHCP
  • Removed dhcpcd as it is no longer shipped (Fate #316111).

Chapter 28, Samba
Chapter 27, Sharing File Systems with NFS
  • Configuring NFSv4 shares is now mostly similar to NFSv3, especially the previously required bind mount setting is now deprecated (Fate #315589).

  • Mounting NFS volumes locally on the exporting server is not supported.

Chapter 29, On-Demand Mounting with Autofs
  • Added a chapter on autofs (Fate #316185).

Chapter 31, The Apache HTTP Server
Chapter 32, Setting Up an FTP Server with YaST
  • pure-ftpd was dropped (Fate #315176, Fate #316308).

Chapter 37, Power Management
  • Removed obsolete references to the pm-utils package.

Chapter 40, Common Problems and Their Solutions
Wi-Fi Configuration
Tablet PCs
  • Removed deprecated chapter about tablet PCs.

Bugfixes
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