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Old 09-04-2003, 07:24 PM   #1
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up2date-3.1.23.2-1.i386.rpm


Hi,
I have been trying to help a friend get RedHat on his machine. The version is RH-beta-severn. He cannot register with RedHat. I found all the problems with <up2date>, and tried to fix it by downloading the two files - up2date-3.1.23.2-1.i386.rpm and up2date-gnome-3.1.23.2-1.i386.rpm. They would not install.
I did <rpm -q up2date> and apparently, he has version up2date-3.1.46-2 and up2date-gnome-3.1.46-2 installed.
I have searched this site, and googled for up2date-3.1.46-2. Google turns up several results, but they are dead links. (URL not found.)
Is the answer to uninstall what he has, and try to install the "less new" up2date? He doesn't want to.
If this was covered in one of the several threads on the recent up2date problem, please point me to it, and I apologize.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 07:47 PM   #2
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*** Warning Not Completely sure but checking with RHN guys ***

So RHL 9 has the following:

Red Hat Linux 9 i386
* up2date-3.1.23.2-1.i386.rpm - MD5 Checksum: 3faabcb9cc610627fe378b88d0b2b928
* up2date-gnome-3.1.23.2-1.i386.rpm - MD5 Checksum: 733d0aca17c15af0b1fa709ba86337dc

When I log into RHN and go to the Severn Channel I see:
up2date-3.9.23-2
up2date-gnome-3.9.23-2

I would try to log into RHN and download those RPM files instead. Try that in the meantime while I look into it for you. I'm not sure if they have the updated SSL cert.

The hack way would be to look at the SSL code in RHL 9 rpm's and put the SSL code into the Severn up2date packages.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 08:02 AM   #3
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up2date-3.9.24-1

Thank you very much for the information. After you pointed out that I was looking in the wrong place, I got the correct packages. They complained that there was no signature. Finally, last night, I d/l up2date-3.9.24-1 and up2date-gnome-3.9.24-1 and they installed just fine, although there was some whining about a missing key. It does work, and he was able to register his machine.

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The hack way would be to look at the SSL code in RHL 9 rpm's and put the SSL code into the Severn up2date packages.
I was so flattered by this comment that I actually spent some time looking into it. Then I remembered that my only successful hack attempt has been to modify an mp3 file so it could be opened in an editor, and I quit.

Thanks again.
 
Old 09-08-2003, 01:52 PM   #4
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Secret way:

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

Then you can run "up2date up2date".
 
Old 09-08-2003, 02:17 PM   #5
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Thank you very much. I think this has become my "cause" now. My kid is afraid that I'm going to do something to his machine that will mess up WinXP. (He has seen my work) I think he just likes to look at the colors in KDE.
Thanks for the information.
 
Old 09-28-2003, 08:17 PM   #6
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jhibbets,

Thanks, I too was unable to use up2date. Your secret way did all that was needed. I just cut from the forum and pasted to a terminal and now it works.
 
  


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