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Old 09-13-2003, 08:28 AM   #1
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Up2date keeps saying I have a download waiting when I don't?


Can anyone help please?
 
Old 09-13-2003, 10:30 AM   #2
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I would bet that you have a kernel upgrade waiting. By default, the kernel packages are in the skiplist. If you log into your account at rhn.redhat.com, you will see the list of packages that are available for your system.
If you have items in the skip list, then the graphical utility should tell you. You need to check those packages in order to updat them.

From the command line you need to use the up2date option "-f" for force. This will force packages in the skip list. See 'man up2date' for more options.

Lastly, you can use up2date -p to sync up your RPM db with the profile on RHN. If everything appears to be in sync.

This thread is useful also:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=89379
 
Old 09-13-2003, 12:13 PM   #3
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wow, you've hit the nail on the noggin. Thx m8!

I can't find the skip list. can u help?

Last edited by hitbob; 09-13-2003 at 12:30 PM.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 04:55 PM   #4
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File:
/etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date

Has this line in it:
pkgSkipList[comment]=A list of package names, optionally including wildcards, to skip
pkgSkipList=kernel*;

Or you can set packages using the graphical part of up2date.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 04:20 AM   #5
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Do I just delete the word kernal and the * and then save?
 
Old 09-14-2003, 05:34 PM   #6
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If you do not want any items in the skip list then:
pkgSkipList=;
should work.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 08:55 AM   #7
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You can easily edit your up2date settings with the command

up2date --configure

Just follow the instructions.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 04:01 PM   #8
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Ok thanks for the replys. I have edited the files and typed in "up2date --configure" in the terminal. Now the kernal does not appear in the programs to be updated, it is also not in the programs to be skipped either. I assume this is because its already up to date. Whats the latest version avalible from up2date?
 
Old 09-17-2003, 12:16 AM   #9
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Angry nice question HITBOB

You're asking for a bunch of us --- the evident disconnect between our on-box "up2date" displays, and what our RH site rhn_data has to say. A bit of plain English text --- concrete nouns & active verbs - would go a long, long way ...
 
  


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