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Old 08-29-2003, 11:06 AM   #1
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HELP ! (up2date program error with IBM NetVista)

Hey guys... I have a very strange problem here. I have RH Linux 9.0 dist that I downloaded about 4 months ago (maybe 3).

I have been running it on a Compaq Presario 350 MHz machine for some time, and it works great.

Yesterday, I purchased a newer computer. It's an IBM NetVista machine (type 6579-PDU) with an Intel PIII 866 MHz processor in it, and 256 MB RAM.

I went through the install of linux, doing a complete clean install. When I was done installing, it booted into X just fine. However, when I tried to run the up2date program to get all my updates, it crashed.

It crashes every time when I do this. What happes is it gets to the screen where it tries to display the Licensing Policy that you're supposed to read... but there is no text in the window. It just hangs there.

I closed it out, and then got an error code with an exception message that I will post here:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 405, in onPrivacyPagePrepare text = rhnreg.privacyText()
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 176, in privacyText
return rpcServer.doCall(s.registration.privacy_statement)
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 114, in doCall
ret = apply(method, args, kwargs)
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/", line 821, in __call__
return self.__send(self.__name, args)
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhn/", line 126, in _request
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhn/", line 130, in request
headers, fd = req.send_http(host, handler)
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhn/", line 614, in send_http
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/", line 701, in request
self._send_request(method, url, body, headers)
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/", line 723, in _send_request
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/", line 695, in endheaders
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/", line 581, in _send_output
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/", line 560, in send
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhn/", line 191, in write
sent = self._connection.send(data)
SSL.Error: [('SSL routines', 'SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE', 'certificate verify

I can't figure out what the problem is! So I then grabbed another IBM NetVista machine that has the EXACT same specifications (right down the the network card installed) and did a fresh install of RH on that one. Same problem.

I also tried switching out the Network card and the Video card, to no avail. Anyone have any idea what's causing this and how I can fix it? It seems to me that when the sticker says "Designed for Windows" they really mean it.

Last edited by simkin101; 08-29-2003 at 01:32 PM.
Old 08-29-2003, 02:34 PM   #2
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Don't worry.
I read in another thread that RedHat was having problems with its network (the SSL connection).
It's not you, it's them.

If you need to update your system immediately, try an alternative to Up2Date.



Old 08-29-2003, 03:00 PM   #3
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Thank you!

You just made my day, I gotta tell ya.

I'll just wait it out a few days... I have no pressing need to update immediately.

Thanks a ton!
Old 08-29-2003, 04:55 PM   #4
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Quote from the RedHat website:
The certificate used by up2date and rhn_register to communicate with Red Hat Network reached its end of life on August 28th, 2003. Users attempting to connect to Red Hat Network will see SSL connection or certificate verification failures.
To update Up2Date... ... you will have to download and install it manually.


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