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Old 12-18-2002, 04:53 PM   #1
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Unhappy RH 7.3 > Running RHN Registration > HANGS!


Well I am having a hell of a time trying to get my redhat machine up2date. Everytime I try to launch the RHN Registration, it hangs on the first screen, not even loading any text in the window. I see the graphics and the nav buttons for the RHN Reg, but nothing else.

I tried all the things from the FAQ and they assumably are working fine. I can telnet to the url they provide and everything.

Any ideas?

 
Old 12-18-2002, 05:25 PM   #2
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Try running up2date -u as root from console/xterm. Beware, this will assume 'Yes' to all questions and even update your kernel( if applicable and you havent configured the up2date agent to ignore kernel packages).
 
Old 12-18-2002, 05:48 PM   #3
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Error: Message

You are not registered with the RedHat Network. To use update agent you must be registered.

To register, run "rhn_register".

The problem is when I run the registration, it hangs. Back to square one
 
Old 12-18-2002, 06:39 PM   #4
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I dont remember the process that well, but I think you have to create a user account at rhn.redhat.com before you can register your 'system' with RHN. If I'm not having a memory lapse, I had to supply the username and password from the above step to rhn_register so that my system data could be collected and registered against that specific user account. That is, after my system is successfully registered, I can logon to my account at rhn.redhat.com and view errata, pick and schedule updates etc.

But you said it hangs at the initial screen, so I dont know what's going on here. What does the initial screen have? I upgraded to 8.0 and I no longer seem to have the rhn_register binary in my system so I could try it myself.
 
Old 12-18-2002, 07:01 PM   #5
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Inital screen

Well, the inital screen RHN Registration screen pops open, and I see next and back buttons, but I get a watch symbol on my cursor once I get that far. No text in the window at all, I assume its not loading that far. For whats its worth the machine is behind a Linksys Router, any all the other PC's on the network are working fine. This is the only RedHat machine, so I guess that doens't say alot. I have full internet connectivity and I can telnet to xmlrpc.rhn.redhat.com 443.

So, I am feeling a bit at the end of my rope on this one...
 
Old 12-19-2002, 11:15 AM   #6
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Are you running it as a non-root user and supplying the password in the popup? Try it from a root prompt.

What I would do is download the latest rpm package that contains rhn_register, install it and try again!
 
Old 12-19-2002, 11:42 AM   #7
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I am logged in as ROOT when I try all these things. RedHat 8 gave the same issues too when I tried it before.
 
Old 12-19-2002, 11:42 AM   #8
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I am logged in as ROOT when I try all these things. RedHat 8 gave the same issues too when I tried it before.
 
Old 12-19-2002, 12:07 PM   #9
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When I boot the machine I run 'startx' from the shell. It loads up the gnome gui.

I right click on the RHN Update icon in the lower right hand corner, select 'Launch up2date'

It pops open a window that says: "You are not registered with Red Hat network. To use Update Agent you must be registered. To register, run "rhn_register".

I then open a shell terminal window and type "rhn_register".

It launches a window gui wizard, then hang for a moment, and displays the error message: Fatal error retrieving welcome message: Connection Refused.

That said, everything in the FAQ I tested and assuamably is working. Hopefully this will help.

Also, in the Terminal window is comes back with " A socket error occured (111, 'Connection Refused') , attempt #1
 
Old 12-19-2002, 12:47 PM   #10
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SOLUTION UPDATE~

Ok this is what I did. I dorpped to a terminal window and ran "rhn_register --nox"

I registered my system, and everything is copesetic (sp?)!! So...yay!!! Thanks nxny!!
 
Old 10-16-2006, 06:24 PM   #11
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Hey guys, I found your veteran thread through "Search".

I'm having exactly the same problem described above but in my case I'm using RedHat9.

I tried using the last command that worked for Praefex but it didn't work for me. I got the following error message:

Quote:
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SSL Error: [('SSL Routines', 'SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE', 'certificate verify failed'')]
"
Any comments?

Thx

p.s.

I installed RedHat9 from a book. It was "RedHatLinux9 Bible"; apparently the install version is becoming old. hehe

p.s.2

I visited the site http://rhn.redhat.com
and I proceded to register my personal account - something I hadn't done before. But when I looked for ways to register my system I couldn't because of the error mentioned above.

Their FAQ answer to the problem is specified in
https://rhn.redhat.com/help/faq/#22

What do they mean by "the correct certificate"?
How can I get a "correct certificate"?

Last edited by VicRic; 10-16-2006 at 06:33 PM.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 08:20 PM   #12
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Did you follow the link in the FAQ, then download the Updated up2date packages from the link for Redhat 9 ?
Code:
Red Hat Linux 9 i386

    * up2date-3.1.23.2-1.i386.rpm - MD5 Checksum: 3faabcb9cc610627fe378b88d0b2b928
    * up2date-gnome-3.1.23.2-1.i386.rpm - MD5 Checksum: 733d0aca17c15af0b1fa709ba86337dc
    * rhnlib-1.0-4.noarch.rpm - MD5 Checksum: 82aaa7db64385b88ea189d790a2d50e0
    * pyOpenSSL-0.5.1-8.i386.rpm - MD5 Checksum: e32103529436f320574388304a45d1a7
Download all these files into a directory, then from that directory as root run...
rpm -Uvh up2date-* pyOpenSSL-0.5.1-8.i386.rpm rhnlib-1.0-4.noarch.rpm

You must manually download that package then use RPM to install it before up2date is going to work for you... Once you have registered for rhn, you need to log into the RHN website then you can add PC's under your account..

Man it's been a long time since I messed with any of that RH9 stuff.. you should head on over to http://fedora.redhat.com/ and grab the latest version of 'RedHat' it's called Fedora Core 5, and it's 5 versions newer than what you have

Enjoy !!

Last edited by farslayer; 10-16-2006 at 08:25 PM.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 11:34 PM   #13
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Redhat stopped supporting RH9 in mid-2004. I think that means that up2date won't work, because they are not providing updates anymore.

As farslayer suggested, get Fedora Core 5 if you like Redhat-type distros. FC5 is easily updated using the YUM utility. FC5 is also much better than RH9, since it has much newer versions of all programs, and has a proper package manager.

Maybe wait a few days though - FC6 is coming out very shortly.

I hope this helps
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