Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 110309
up2date asks for registration every time, applet never shows updates
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
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Description of problem:
The panel applet never shows my system in need of updates, even when
they are available. If I click on the applet, in addition to the
standard window, I get one requesting that I register with rhn. If I
click the "register" button, the updater launches.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Click the rnh applet in the panel
2.Click the register option
Actual Results: Asks me to register every time. Applet never shows a
need to update.
Expected Results: Applet should show the "red !" when packages are
available. Registering should happen once, not each time.
I used Fedora Core 1's up2date and I could skip right past the
registration screen without supplying any information. So, it would
appear you don't actually need to register anything to get Fedora Core
updates. Therefore I would consider Fedora Core's up2date asking me
for registration information (at any time) to be a bug.
Fedora Core 3 test 1 has the correct behavior; I think Fedora Core 2
worked fine with this as well, so I suspect this bug has been
resolved. Can either of you confirm?
Both behaviors seem to be fine now:
- up2date gnome applet does not ask for unnecessary registrations
- up2date watcher applet shos the "red !" when packages are available
Sorry, I haven't used Fedora since FC1. I'll close it.