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Old 08-05-2003, 07:59 AM   #1
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Angry Update linux red hat

Hi all,

when I try to update my linux red hat, I get the following error message. I installed it once before on another pc, and didn't have this problem. How can I update my system without these annoying messages?



Error Message:
Service not enabled for system profile: "E-Rick"
Error Class Code: 31
Error Class Info:
This system does not have a valid entitlement for Red Hat Network.
Please visit ...
or login at ... and from the "Systems" tab,
select "System Entitlements" to enable RHN service for this system.
An error has occurred while processing your request. If this problem
persists please enter a bug report at
If you choose to submit the bug report, please be sure to include
details of what you were trying to do when this error occurred and
details on how to reproduce this problem.
Old 08-05-2003, 08:26 AM   #2
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RedHat sells RHN subscriptions. It's how they make money. Because you've got more than one system registered, and you only get one freebie, it is now complaining that your second system, which you apparently haven't paid for, isn't entitled. If you don't use your previous system on RHN anymore, login at and swap your entitlements around, following exactly the instructions contained in the above error message.
Old 08-06-2003, 04:49 PM   #3
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okido, got it!
Thanks mate

Old 08-06-2003, 05:50 PM   #4
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Instead of Up2Date and the RedHat Network, you can use one of these two alternatives.




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