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Old 02-28-2004, 07:37 AM   #1
beatnik007
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Red Hat 9 Update Agent - Problem Registering Username


Hello


I have recently installed RH9 and tried to register for the Red Hat Update Agent. Whenever I try I get to the "sending profile info to redhat network" stage. It then bombs out with the error message "Problem registering username".

This occurs regardles of what username I try.

Does anyone know what's going on here, or what I can try?

Cheers
Jem
 
Old 02-28-2004, 02:12 PM   #2
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I believe that Red Hat requires you to pay for the update service for RH9. I do know, however, that Fedora Core 1 allows anyone to use the update service.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 06:39 PM   #3
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use redcarpet to update your system man.. screw redhat update agent. you can get it here,
http://www.ximian.com/products/redcarpet/
 
Old 03-03-2004, 12:59 AM   #4
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Check /etc/RHN/systemid and look through to see if your name is entered as you would expect in the obvious places. If you already have a demo account and are tying to get a new demo account you have to create a new email address and update the file with a different name and use the new email address in registration.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 09:31 AM   #5
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I am having the same problem. Is it true that you have to pay for RHN9 updates? Why doesn't it prompt for a credit card then? Also, I couldn't find that systemid file. Anywhere else I should be looking?

thanks
 
Old 10-03-2004, 11:53 AM   #6
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RH9 was end-of-lifed about April this yr.
Try using YUM http://linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/
and set the repositories like this:

# $Id: yum-rh.conf,v 1.2 2003/09/18 16:29:06 dude Exp $

[main]
cachedir=/var/cache/yum
debuglevel=2
logfile=/var/log/yum.log
pkgpolicy=newest
distroverpkg=redhat-release
gpgcheck=1
tolerant=1
exactarch=1

[rhl-9-stock]
name = Red Hat Linux 9 stock @ dulug
baseurl=http://mirror.dulug.duke.edu/pub/yum-repository/redhat/9/i386/

[rhl-9-updates]
name = Red Hat Linux 9 updates/errata @ dulug
baseurl=http://mirror.dulug.duke.edu/pub/yum-repository/redhat/updates/9/

[os]
name=Red Hat Linux $releasever - $basearch - os
baseurl=http://ayo.freshrpms.net/redhat/$releasever/$basearch/os

[updates]
name=Red Hat Linux $releasever - $basearch - updates
baseurl=http://ayo.freshrpms.net/redhat/$releasever/$basearch/updates

[freshrpms]
name=Red Hat Linux $releasever - $basearch - freshrpms
baseurl=http://ayo.freshrpms.net/redhat/$releasever/$basearch/freshrpms

[legacy-utils]
name=Fedora Legacy Utilities for Red Hat Linux $releasever
baseurl=http://mirror.datapipe.net/fedoralegacy/redhat/$releasever/legacy-utils/
$basearch/


[dag]
name=Dag RPM Repository for older Red Hat Linux
baseurl=http://apt.sw.be/redhat/$releasever/en/$basearch/dag


Using this will enable you to get updates and YUM will automatically take care of dependencies for you.
 
  


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