Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 118498
RHN Alert icon sees multiple updates, Up2Date does not
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:38 EST
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Description of problem:
When running the up2date Alert tool, it finds 93 available updates.
When I run the actual up2date program, it says that I am completely up
to date. Runnung "yum update" finds (and installs) the 93 updates
with no problems.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run System Tools --> Red Hat Network Alert iconn
2.Verify number of available updates
Actual Results: Reulsts between the two similar utilities do not
Expected Results: up2date should download and install all available
Rating severity as High, due to the fact that up2date is the primary
update mechanism for the Fedora Core 2 testing.
I see this a lot as well, and which mirror(s) it happens on at any
given time seems to be random. I think it has happened with every
version of yum/up2date that has existed in FC2T1. Also, today when I
had this problem I checked one of the mirrors that it happened with
using gftp; I browsed to the appropriate directories, and there were
the headers and then the packages. I thought maybe the packages
weren't there, but I was wrong. If I wait a few hours the problem
usually goes away. Another observation that may help pin this down, it
also happens if I run yum from the command line. I believe yum is the
behind-the-scenes workhorse for up2date, right?
I hope my comments have been helpful.
For some reason the icon was reporting 4 updates while up2date and yum
could only find 3. The package in question was switchdesk-4.0.1-1.1
and switchdesk-gui-4.0.1-1.1. Manually downloading them and doing an
rpm -U got things back in sync. Don't understand why they were
The problem has not occured for me lately. I would guess that it is
an issue with the mirrors not being fully syncd with the master Redhat
site. Closing out bug.