Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114085
applet does not check yum repo for updates
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
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Description of problem:
I have configured the freshrpms yum repo in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources
by adding the following line
yum freshrpms http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/1/i386/freshrpms
Today there is an update available from freshrpms, but the applet does
not show it, even after forcing a "check for updates".
However, if I launch up2date, it shows that an update is available.
Why is that up2date shows the available update and not rhn-applet-gui?
Don't they use the same config file /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure freshrpms yum repo in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources
2. Wait until there is an update available from freshrpms
3. Force a check for updates from the rhn applet
Actual Results: The applet does not show that there is an update
Expected Results: The applet should show that there is an update
available, as is the case in up2date.
In this particular case the update RPM is gkrellm 2.1.25-1.fr and the
installed one is 2.1.24-1.fr (both from freshrpms.net)
The very first thing to do is to update to rhn-applet-2.1.7
and see if the problem still exists.
check at http://people.redhat.com/veillard/testing/FC1/i386/rhn-applet/
Just upgraded to rhn-applet-2.1.7-1 from the URL above and no luck.
The same behaviour is present: no update detected.
gkrellm-2.1.24-1.fr is not available anymore. I cannot reproduce the
I have that gkrellm version on my local yum cache. I have made it
available (for the time being) at
Created attachment 97172 [details]
screenshot of the applet showing the upgrade.
Works for me, see the screenshot !
Something else is going on, but I can't reproduce your problem...
I had a non functioning http proxy on my rhn-applet config file, so no
http connection was being made. But the check-box in the config dialog
for the proxy was not enabled checked!
So this shows 2 problems with rhn-applet
1) If the http proxy is not function and there are no known updates,
no error messsage is provided to the user, the icon stays blue with
the check sign. Therefore the user thinks all is well and will not be
aware of any updates
2) The config dialog of rhn-applet never shows the check-box for the
proxy as checked, once a proxy has been configured. However, the proxy
is being used.
To reproduce this last problem do:
1. Clean all rhn-applet config: rm -rf ~/.rhn-applet*
2. start rhn-applet and open the configuration dialog
3. enter a proxy server and check the enable box
4. exit rhn-applet
5. start rhn-applet again and open the configuration dialog
the proxy server address is shown grayed out and the enable box is
unchecked, however the proxy server is enabled!
*** Bug 107315 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
rhn-applet is not being actively maintained or updated. Since rhn-applet is not
present in FC5, being deprecated, if this bug is not yet fixed, it is extremely