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Old 11-15-2004, 02:16 PM   #196
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where do i find the latest up2date for Redhat 8?


I recently installed Redhat 8 on a machine (I would have used Redhat 9 or FC2 but it's an old computer). I ran into the expired update problem, and I followed the instructions to fix it, and I think it's working.

But here's my new problem: When I run up2date, I get a warning that my system is using up2date-3.0.7-1, when it should be upgraded to up2date-3.0.7.2-1. So where do I find this?

The Redhat webpage that has the latest up2date versions only has them for enterprise, advanced server, and Redhat 9. There is a link for versions not listed (i.e., Redhat 8), but the link only takes you to a page to download the SSL certificate.

So does anyone have an idea where I can find up2date-3.0.7.2-1 for Redhat 8? Or is there a workaround? Thanks so much for your help, as I am too an extreme newbie.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 10:17 AM   #197
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try it here:
http://www.fedoralegacy.org
 
Old 11-18-2004, 12:06 AM   #198
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thanks -- i'm good to go now!
 
Old 11-20-2004, 07:20 PM   #199
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Hello

When iI type 'up2date -lv' I receive the following message:

"This system may not be updated until it is associated with a channel."

I don't understand why does a RedHat Enterprise version is not listed at RHN. From what I understand, if I would have a RH 9 system, this will work excellent. However, since RHN doesn't has any RH Enterprise 'Channels', my up2date doesn't works

I am not sure why, but up2date seems like it was working before.

Any suggestions?

Regards
 
Old 11-20-2004, 07:54 PM   #200
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My system has a

RedHat Enterprise 3ES

How am I suppose to update this system?
 
Old 01-08-2005, 06:12 PM   #201
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xbaez,

Did you purchase a subscription for 3ES? You must purchase a subscription for 3 ES in order to have access to a channel so you can get updates.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 07:43 AM   #202
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Last edited by balajia82; 09-25-2005 at 02:47 AM.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 04:13 PM   #203
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Quote:
Originally posted by xbaez
Hello

When iI type 'up2date -lv' I receive the following message:

"This system may not be updated until it is associated with a channel."

I don't understand why does a RedHat Enterprise version is not listed at RHN. From what I understand, if I would have a RH 9 system, this will work excellent. However, since RHN doesn't has any RH Enterprise 'Channels', my up2date doesn't works

I am not sure why, but up2date seems like it was working before.

Any suggestions?

Regards

The answer is here: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/R...tes_2_8_0.html

"Now when using up2date to register a system, customers will be presented with a message stating "This system may not be updated until it is associated with a channel" rather than an error. The system will be registered with RHN but will be unable to benefit from its service. To ensure users are aware of this dilemma, RHN is now regularly distributing reminder emails identifying registered but unentitled systems and pointing to http://www.redhat.com/apps/activate/."
 
Old 01-13-2005, 09:22 AM   #204
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my own personal up2date issues

Help. I run up2date from the gui, and nothing happens. I run it from the command line and get:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 1174, in ?
sys.exit(main() or 0)
File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 668, in main
up2dateAuth.updateLoginInfo()
File "up2dateAuth.py", line 151, in updateLoginInfo
File "up2dateAuth.py", line 105, in login
File "up2dateAuth.py", line 49, in maybeUpdateVersion
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateUtils.py", line 228, in getVersion
release, version = getOSVersionAndRelease()
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateUtils.py", line 221, in getOSVersionAndRelease
raise up2dateErrors.RpmError(
up2date_client.up2dateErrors.RpmError: RPM error. The message was:
Could not determine what version of Red Hat Linux you are running.
If you get this error, try running
rpm --rebuilddb


so, of course, I run tpm --rebuilddb after removing the previous __db files. Rinse. Repeat.

I have a crapload of rpm's in /var/spool/up2date and get a bunch of dependency errors when I try to install them (although rpm does seem to be working). Any ideas?

edit: i'm running RHE, registered and all that.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 07:16 PM   #205
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xfurious

Check and see if you have the redhat-release rpm installed...the up2date is confused about what release rpm is installed.

Run:
rpm -q redhat-release

If the package isn't there then log on to your account on https://rhn.redhat.com and search for the redhat-release package.

Download the latest one and then install it using:

rpm -ivh <package>.rpm

whre package is the name and version of the package.

Once that's done, re-run up2date
 
Old 01-17-2005, 10:20 AM   #206
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wow - good call. it seems that redhat-release is not installed. but, when i go to install it, i get failed dependencies:
$ rpm -ivh redhat-release-3AS-7.4.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
/bin/sh is needed by redhat-release-3AS-7.4
Suggested resolutions:
bash-2.05b-29.i386.rpm

--
/bin/sh is in fact, there. when i try to install the bash package i get a bunch of other failed dependencies.

any thoughts?
 
Old 01-23-2005, 01:04 AM   #207
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Try installing the rpm using either

rpm -Uvh --force

or

rpm -Uvh --nodeps

Once that is done you may want to clean out some things:

rm -rf /var/spool/up2date/*

rm -rf /var/lib/rpm/__db*

rpm --rebuilddb

up2date -p

...sounds like your rpm database is still screwed up. See if the above helps you out.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 08:39 AM   #208
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thanks!
 
Old 02-09-2005, 09:55 AM   #209
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up2date not working from alert icon

My alert icon was working fine back in December, but is not working now. If I roll the mouse pointer on top of the icon, it says 'Checking RHN for updates...'. But it no longer progresses to the point where the icon changes and notifies me of updates needed. If I right click on the icon, all menu items are grayed out except for Exit.

I can run up2date manually from a shell and it works fine. I've tried exiting and restarting the alert from the main menu and I get the same broken behavior. When I run rhn-applet-gui from a shell, I get the error below. I'm not sure whrere to go from here...

I'm running RH 3WS, gnome desktop.

Please help.

[]$ rhn-applet-gui
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/rhn_applet.py", line 460, in refresh_handler
self.refresh(force)
File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/rhn_applet.py", line 577, in refresh
if self.nag_check():
File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/rhn_applet.py", line 538, in nag_check
bc = self.model.has_base_channel()
File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/rhn_applet_model.py", line 335, in has_base_channel
base_channel = source.has_base_channel()
File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/rhn_applet_rpc.py", line 181, in has_base_channel
raise rhnAppletRPCFault(f.faultCode, f.faultString)
rhn_utils.rhnAppletRPCFault: Server Communication Error -140:
Error Message:
Your system was not found in the RHN database
Error Class Code: 140
Error Class Info: Unable to look up server


Last edited by jugdish; 02-09-2005 at 10:08 AM.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 04:47 PM   #210
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Release Found: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 4

Symptom:
After upgrading to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 4, the "Red Hat Network Alert Icon" no longer functions. Hovering the mouse over the icon shows the "Checking RHN for updates" text. Executing the application from a terminal window gives an error similar to:


$ rhn-applet-gui
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/rhn_applet.py", line 460, in refresh_handler
self.refresh(force)
File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/rhn_applet.py", line 577, in refresh
if self.nag_check():
File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/rhn_applet.py", line 538, in nag_check
bc = self.model.has_base_channel()
File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/rhn_applet_model.py", line 335, in has_base_channel
base_channel = source.has_base_channel()
File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/rhn_applet_rpc.py", line 181, in has_base_channel
raise rhnAppletRPCFault(f.faultCode, f.faultString)
rhn_utils.rhnAppletRPCFault: Server Communication Error -140:
Error Message:
Your system was not found in the RHN database
Error Class Code: 140
Error Class Info: Unable to look up server



Solution:
These symptoms are likely due to Bug 143820 which you can view at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla...cgi?id=143820. The following workaround should allow rhn-applet-gui to function properly.

1. Exit the applet by right-clicking on it and choosing exit.
2. Edit the file .rhn-applet.conf in your home directory.
3. Modify the remindTimeStamp line as follows:


remindTimeStamp=NEVERREMIND



4. Now, launch the application again by clicking the Main Menu under, System Tools, then "Red Hat Network Alert Icon".
5. The applet should now function properly.
 
  


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