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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                  Optional update for systemd-rpm-macros
                             18 December 2020


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           systemd-rpm-macros
Publisher:         SUSE
Operating System:  SUSE
Impact/Access:     Reduced Security -- Unknown/Unspecified
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade

Original Bulletin: 

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SUSE Optional Update: Optional update for systemd-rpm-macros


Announcement ID:   SUSE-OU-2020:3835-1
Rating:            low
References:        #1059627 #1178481 #1179020
Affected Products:
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5

An update that has three optional fixes and contains one feature can now be


This update for systemd-rpm-macros fixes the following issues:
Many changes have been applied with this update. The ones outlined below are
the most important ones. Please refer to the systemd-rpm-macros.rpm changelog
for a full list of all changes.

  o Move macros.systemd from /etc to /usr macros.systemd has never meant to be
    modified and treated like a configuration file. Hence let's move it to /usr
    and don't tag it with %config. In the very unlikely case it's been
    modified, it will be backed up with .rpmsave extension but no more read by
  o Added missing macro %_userpresetdir Escape "--user" and "--global"
    arguments with "\\" since rpm treats arguments starting with "-" as macro
    options which causes "Unknown option" rpm error. Use %{expand:...} to force
    expansion of the inner macro. Otherwise %{*} is recursively defined as "\
    --user \--global {%*}" which causes "Too many levels of recursion in macro
    expansion" rpm error.
  o Deprecate '-f'/'-n' options When used with %service_del_preun, support for
    these options will be dropped as DISABLE_STOP_ON_REMOVAL support will be
    removed on the next version of SLE (jsc#SLE-8968) When used with
    %service_del_postun, they should be replaced with their counterpart
  o Backport %service_del_postun_with_restart() It's the counterpart of
    %service_del_postun_without_restart() and replaces the '-f' option of
  o Backport %systemd_ordering This macro is already available in later distros
    and should ease backports of packages, which rely on it.
  o Dont apply presets when migrating from a disabled initscript (bsc#1178481)

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Optional Update use the SUSE recommended installation
methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  o SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2020-3835=1

Package List:

  o SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 (noarch):


  o https://bugzilla.suse.com/1059627
  o https://bugzilla.suse.com/1178481
  o https://bugzilla.suse.com/1179020

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