Bug 117494 - rhnsd starts by waiting a full interval
rhnsd starts by waiting a full interval
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adrian Likins
Fanny Augustin
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Reported: 2004-03-04 12:12 EST by David Juran
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-05-25 16:55:47 EDT
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Description David Juran 2004-03-04 12:12:02 EST
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Description of problem:
When rhnsd is started, it always starts by waiting a full interval
before trying to check in with RHN. This is a problem in the case of
laptops which are moved around a lot and very seldom hooked into the
network for 4 hours at a time. In these cases it results in the
laptops never checking in to RHN. 
I would suggest to start with checking when rhnsd last ran and then if
this was more then an interval ago, run it immediatley upon starup.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start up a compueter 
2. reboot it in less then an interval (typically 4 h.)
3. repeat
Comment 1 Suzanne Hillman 2004-03-09 10:59:37 EST
Internal RFE bug #117875 entered; will be considered for future releases.
Comment 2 Suzanne Hillman 2004-05-25 16:55:47 EDT
A workaround for this problem is to manually add a check to run
/usr/sbin/rhn_check, perhaps in an initscript late in the boot process.

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