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Old 09-30-2003, 06:17 AM   #1
enk0d
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RHN Registering Issues


I am not sure what the problem is but i decided to wipe my drive clean and remove the windows 2000 partition i had and dedicate the entire drive to Linux.

Now this is where it gets strange when i fill out my RHN registration for a current user which only requires username, password, and profile name. It gives me a error upon sending the profile to RHN that it experienced a error registering the username. Does that make sense? Has anyone had this problem or knows why i am having this issue seeing how i have had redhat running for a while now dual booted with Windows 2000.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 07:26 AM   #2
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logon to the RHN website and delete your system profile. then on your system, remove the systemid file (i think it is /etc/sysconfig/rhn/systemid)

then reregister your system using your exising rhn login.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 07:51 AM   #3
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Well this is the thing there isn't a systemid file there because i never got a chance to register it seeing how i started from scratch and i deleted the previous profile that was on my account. So what can be done?
 
Old 10-16-2003, 10:31 PM   #4
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I have the same problem have you made any progress?
 
Old 10-16-2003, 10:35 PM   #5
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not only should you delete you profile at redhat's rhn site, you should also make sure to download the most recent up2date and rhn register packages. it could be that by reinstalling cleanly, your up2date and rhn register packages are older predating the time when redhat changed their security certificates.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 10:59 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by megaspaz
not only should you delete you profile at redhat's rhn site, you should also make sure to download the most recent up2date and rhn register packages. it could be that by reinstalling cleanly, your up2date and rhn register packages are older predating the time when redhat changed their security certificates.
How do I get around


error: Failed dependencies:
up2date = 3.1.23.2 is needed by up2date-gnome-3.1.23.2-1
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:03 PM   #7
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do it from the command line and force the installation and don't check for dependancies. first install the up2date package and then install up2date gnome.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 01:14 AM   #8
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Hello all,
First, this is my first post, and I am proud to say that I installed RH 9 two days ago. I am a Micro$oft windows geek, but Linux is a enigma to me.

That aside, I have the same problem as spoody_goon. Any help would be awesome..although could I ask a little favor? Please be specific on the steps to help, if there are any, as I don't know where anything is in RH, or how to use the different commands in an Xterm. I'm reading non-stop, but I'm not even a mild linux user yet.


How do I install the updates to up2date that I downloaded? A box flashes across the screen when I double click on it, but dissappears before I can see whats on the box. please forgive my ignorance.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 01:48 AM   #9
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okay. specifically...

download the packages for your specific redhat version here (scroll down):

https://rhn.redhat.com/help/latest-up2date.pxt

it's best to actually download them into their own dedicated directory in your home directory (it makes this easier to explain). let's just say for example sake, that you created a directory called "rpms" in your user's home directory (user's home directory is just /home/user_name). so you're rpms will be downloaded into /home/user_name/rpms. remember sub user_name with your username. then open up a shell terminal and type these sequence of commands:

1. cd
2. cd rpms
3a. su
3b. <enter root password>
4. rpm -Uvh --force --nodeps *.rpm

that's pretty much it. command number 1 just brings you to your user's home directory. it's a quick way to get to your user's home directory if you happen to be in some other directory at the time. also you can make a directory in either the gui or on the command line. if using the command line to make a directory, use this command:

[shell prompt] # mkdir $HOME/rpms

$HOME is an environment variable that is expanded to /home/user_name/ if logged in as a regular user. if logged in as root, it is expanded to /root/. also remember to type the commands exactly as shown. linux is case sensitive.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 09:06 PM   #10
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Thanks megaspaz from spoody_goon that was very helpful
 
Old 10-19-2003, 08:25 PM   #11
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Thank you very much megaspaz
I did as you said, installed the SSL stuff also, and now up2date works fine.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 11:48 AM   #12
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Up2date and RHN register constant failure

I am new to administering LINUX and find myself at wits end with up2date.

I have a brand new RH 9.0 system (installed by Dell). Out of the box up2date did not work due to an expired certificate.

I tried the following (which DOES NOT work)
- down loaded updated files (up2date-3.1.23.2-1.i386.rpm & up2date-gnome-3.1.23.2-1.i386.rpm) to /root/rpms
- rpm -Fvh *rpms

I then tried to run up2date (it goes straight into registration since I'm new). This caused a couple screens of errors that ended with SSL.Error [('SSL routines', 'SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE', 'certificate verify failed')]

I then tried updating just the certificate using:
# wget -q -O - https://rhn.redhat.com/help/new-cert.sh | /bin/bash
But received the error
# The file /usr/share/rhn/RHNS-CA-CERT has already been updated.

I have tried about every possible combination of rpm options out there. Is this just broken?

Detailed instructions, or pointers to detailed instructions, would be very welcome.

Thanks!
 
Old 11-03-2003, 12:32 PM   #13
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my guess is you didn't install the new versions. your command that you posted is all wrong. it wouldn't be rpm -Fvh *rpms, but rpm -Fvh *rpm - there is no "s" at the end. and make sure you changed to the directory where you downloaded the rpms to first.

but since it could be a typo, run this command to see if you really did install it.

rpm -qa | grep "up2date"

you should see something like this:

Quote:
[prompt]$ rpm -qa | grep "up2date"
up2date-gnome-2.8.40-3.7.3
up2date-2.8.40-3.7.3
if the numbers outputed don't match the numbers in the rpm files you downloaded, then you didn't install it. look at earlier posts in this thread as i have specific commands to run to install up2date.

Last edited by megaspaz; 11-03-2003 at 12:33 PM.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 01:30 PM   #14
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Hi megaspaz,

Unfortunately, while my post had a typo, when I actually did everything I typed everything correctly.

# cd /root/rpms
# ls
apt-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.i386.rpm up2date-gnome-3.1.23.2-1.i386.rpm
up2date-3.1.23.2-1.i386.rpm
# rpm -qa | grep "up2date"
up2date-gnome-3.1.23.2-1
up2date-3.1.23.2-1

I really have tried to follow the advice found through out linuxquestions. The problem seems to be associated with the up2date registration gui. When it opens, the screen with the privacy statement comes up blank and I get an hour glass when the cursor is anywhere except in the statement window. I can click forward, but when I get to the "Send Profile Information to Red Hat Network" I get a "Problem Registering Username."

If it would help, I can post the garbage spewed in my terminal window when I start up2date from the command line.

Thanks!
 
Old 11-03-2003, 08:37 PM   #15
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it sounds like you may already have an entitlement. what's the full error on the problem registering username? you said this is a new system. you don't by chance know if dell already could have set up a profile for you? can you log into https://rhn.redhat.com/ with your username and password? if push comes to shove, you may need to create an account from their site and then try to up2date changing the your old config's username and password.
 
  


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