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Old 11-01-2003, 10:49 AM   #61
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I guess we are both late then with this information since it was posted 40 days after your original post in the Fedora Project: Announcing New Direction.
I don't understand that comment. Red Hat Linux end-of-life dates were announced around October 2002, if memory serves correctly. At the time Red Hat Linux 9 was published, it was clear the errata support period would end one year later in April 2004 [unless Red Hat chose to extend the support].

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What I was looking for and failed to place in my previous post is what alternative is their for us who would like to continue to use Red Hat 9 or is this basically the end of it?
Find here a somewhat recent thread that should answer your question:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=110206
 
Old 11-03-2003, 03:48 AM   #62
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cant access /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date

Hi,

Like the rest of the gang I'm having trouble with the up2date stuff.

Got this message...

cant access /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date

a few times even using this option..

wget -q -O - https://rhn.redhat.com/help/new-cert.sh | /bin/bash

although it did give the message it was updating.

Should I be concerned?
 
Old 11-03-2003, 04:54 AM   #63
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Did you run the wget command as "root" user?
What do you get upon running "ls -la /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date"?
 
Old 11-03-2003, 05:46 PM   #64
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At the root command line I get..

Input/Output error.

I am shown that I have 60 updates to get but when I click on the button to do it, zip happens.

Thanks
 
Old 11-03-2003, 06:20 PM   #65
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I don't whether that was supposed to answer my two question. You must be able to view the /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date file, because it's your up2date config file. If you're unable to view it as "root", you have a serious problem. You should not get an I/O error.

As another step, try something else. Open an X terminal, such as "xterm" and run "up2date --nox -u" in there. What do you get?
 
Old 11-03-2003, 07:10 PM   #66
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Sorry.. Yes I am in root as root user and initiated the command you suggested but that was the result.

I have looked for xterm but cannot see it. I am using KDE and Gnome GUI interfaces.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 02:32 AM   #67
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With KDE or GNOME you can run konsole or gnome-terminal instead of xterm. If need be, start it via the ALT+F2 "Run Command" box and not via menus.

cat /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date should give you the output of the config file. I don't understand at all where you get an input/output error. That could indicate harddisk corruption.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 09:23 PM   #68
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go to the redhat network and setup an account there. MAybe you need a different username
 
Old 11-05-2003, 02:22 AM   #69
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Hi,

Okay, I used the command cat /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date and got..

cat: /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date: Input/output error.

I will look into opening a new account as well, altho' I think this is a sw problem.

I also d/l the up2date progs again just in case one was corrupted but I still get the same result..

App not located up2date blah App up2date gnome

I run the command in the root dir and the 2 progs (up2date and up2date gnome) are there also so I don't know why it can't see them.

Thanks.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 02:29 AM   #70
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cat: /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date: Input/output error.
It's a hardware problem or damaged file-system. "cat" would simply print the file contents, even if the file were empty. It's a plain text config file. See whether you've got kernel errors in /var/log/messages.
 
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Hi,

I checked the messages file and looked at the last 3, 4 days and there was no error mentioned anywhere.

I looked in the rhn dir and the only up2date file there was a key signature file.

is this where is supposed to be a config file ?
I have also now noticed that the up2date button on my desktop has now gone since i have been trying to update.

The last thing it said was 60 updates, no ignores but when I tried to update, zip happened.

Any more ideas ?
 
Old 11-05-2003, 06:49 AM   #72
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Hi,

BTW I now have the button back and it shows me the 61 files available but tells me Iu should update up2date first.

I managed to get the new cert down and ran up2date up2date and got this..

[root@LinuxBox root]# wget -q -O - https://rhn.redhat.com/help/new-cert.sh | /bin/bash
The file /usr/share/rhn/RHNS-CA-CERT has already been updated.
No further action is necessary.
[root@LinuxBox root]# up2date up2date
warning: can't access /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/configdlg.py", line 220, in finish
if self.writeValues(button):
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/configdlg.py", line 204, in writeValues
dlg = gnome.ui.GnomeErrorDialog(_(
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'GnomeErrorDialog'
There was some sort of I/O error: [Errno 5] Input/output error: '/etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date'
[root@LinuxBox root]#
 
Old 11-05-2003, 08:07 AM   #73
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Run "up2date --configure".
 
Old 11-05-2003, 01:39 PM   #74
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you may want to try it from a command line


up2date -u

I used to use that all the time since my computer has no monitor and stuff. Now it is setup to update automagically.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 04:28 PM   #75
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Thanks guys but..

Tried both of the commands and got the same result.

First the message..

warning: can't access /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date

then a GUI panel come up 'RedHat Network Configuration with three tab option at top.

General..
The only auto filled in box is this ..Select RH Server option : https://xmlrpc.rhn.redhat.com/XMLRPC

Retrieval ..
Only ticked items.. Do not upgrade packs when local config file has been modified
Use GPG to verify pak
Pak storage dir: /var/spool/up2date

Packages Exceptions
kernel*

When I click this I get the same few errro lines that was in my previous post, exactly.

I went to the var/spool dir ans there are two text files there..
Redhat-Linux 8 with a bunch of numbers and the saem with (obsulate) in the name and same numbers.

I also unticked the ''Do not upgrade packs when local config file has been modified', but still got the same message.

BTW.
I am doing this in root using the Root Console Konsole.
Both new update files are in /root

Thanks again.. hope this helps..
 
  


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