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Bug 104259 - rhn-applet don't indicate when new packages are available in "Beta Updates".
rhn-applet don't indicate when new packages are available in "Beta Updates".
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rhn-applet (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Veillard
: 106249 106549 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2003-09-11 16:00 EDT by Féliciano Matias
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Description Féliciano Matias 2003-09-11 16:00:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
up2date and http://rhn.redhat.com/ indicate that there are new packages
available but rhn-applet don't (rhn-applet-gui and rhn-applet-tui).
To be honest, i never see rhn-applet turning red with severn.

Channels :
Red Hat Linux (Severn) 9.0.93 - Beta
Red Hat Linux (Severn) 9.0.93 - Beta Updates

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Launch rhn-applet. 

Additional info:
Comment 1 Aleksey Nogin 2003-10-03 12:56:09 EDT
I see this too - rhn-applet does not notice new packages in the "Red Hat Linux
(Severn) 9.0.93 - Beta Updates" channel. May be it just "forgets" to look beyond
the primary channel?
Comment 2 Chris Ricker 2003-10-03 18:07:18 EDT
Exactly -- with Fedora test 2, it looks like it notices changes in the primary
channel, but not in subchannels
Comment 3 Daniel Veillard 2003-10-03 20:21:57 EDT
*** Bug 106249 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Daniel Veillard 2003-10-08 07:35:58 EDT
*** Bug 106549 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Alexandre Oliva 2003-10-18 16:56:47 EDT
rhn-applet-2.1.1-1 reported updates available in several non-RHN channels for
me, so I'd guess the problem of checking only the base channel is fixed, no?
Comment 6 petrosyan 2003-10-29 19:25:40 EST
in a fully up2date system rhn-applet-2.1.2-1 still does not report about new

it goes red only after right-clicking on it and selecting "Check for updates"
Comment 7 Daniel Veillard 2003-10-30 04:04:51 EST
Yes I have seen it both working and not working in this respect.
I have not been able to debug this yet,

Comment 8 Marc Williams 2003-11-19 17:38:40 EST
The same thing just happened to me with FC1.  I knew there were a few
updates in the updates dir but about 7 hours later, my icon still was
a blue check instead of a red bang.  Right clicking on the icon and
telling it to "Check Updates" caused it to immediately turn into a red
Comment 9 Chris Stankaitis 2003-11-25 16:13:20 EST
same issue, FC1.  up2date -l will show many new packages in

but RHN Alert Notification Tool shows no updates with the following

The applet has been unable to access the following information sources
in its last attempts: fedora-core-1 @
http://fedora.redhat.com/releases/fedora-core-1, updates-released @
Comment 10 petrosyan 2003-11-25 17:22:22 EST
Chris Stankaitis, you have an old rhn-applet that cannot handle
redirects. Thats a different bug that has already been fixed in
rhn-applet-2.1.4-2 which can be obtained by typing:
up2date rhn-applet
Comment 11 Ken Snider 2003-11-25 17:46:48 EST
rhn-applet isn't listed as an available update when I run up2date
(though, all other errata are, if I perform an up2date -l).

I get the same error as Chris, and am only offered rhn-applet-2.1.2-1
as a choice.

Any chance this hasn't been pushed to fedora-core-1 or the updates
Comment 12 Alexandre Oliva 2003-11-25 17:56:00 EST
It's in the testing updates channel.
Comment 13 Daniel Veillard 2003-11-25 18:00:59 EST
Yep, I think I will push it to the update channel soon,

Comment 14 Chris Stankaitis 2003-11-26 10:28:03 EST
just to note for the record, updating to rhn-applet-2.1.4-3 resolved
my issue.  


Comment 15 Féliciano Matias 2004-04-03 10:27:00 EST
Seems fixed in FC2 T2.

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