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Description of problem:
I'm trying to do a "Red Hat Ready" certification for some PCs. For
that I've downloaded the scripts from
That gives the following files:
I installed those files on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 WS Update 2
that was installed selecting "ALL" packages. After that I can start
and get a sort of menu system. The problem starts with the hardware
detection. The system is busy for a while, but if I look into
/etc/rhr/hardware.conf then I only see a bunch of comments and
Since there is no documentation for the format of this files I think
that I should enter here some information by hand. If I play around
with the tests for example the CDROM test is finished very quickly
and doesn't access the CD drive at all. The CORE test is running
long without any visible results. The USB test seems to hang in
an endless loop where it tells me to plug and unplug devices and
Is there somewhere a sort of HowTo, step-by-step user documentation
or anything helpful for this certification tests? I'm not much
motivated to have a close look at the scripts just to figure out
what data could be needed by the scripts.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download files
2. Install the 3 rpms
3. run redhat-ready
Actual Results: Hardware detection seems not to work. Undocumented
format of /etc/rhr/hardware.conf doesn't make the job easier.
Expected Results: Working hardware detection or documentation of
The normal cause is an inability of the test machine to reach
xmlrpc.rhn.redhat.com which is required by hardware.py which is used
during the discovery phase. Simply ensuring that any sort of web
server responds to this address (for example adding 127.0.0.1
xmlrpc.rhn.redhat.com and ensure httpd is running locally) should
resolve this issue. hardware.conf is self documented; unfortunately
that's based on redhat-ready's ability to create it in the first
place. Perhaps a sample file would assist here. Some documentation
is available in /usr/share/doc/rhr2-0.9 but I don't think its what
you're looking for. A work around is expected to be in the next
release of rhr2 and perhaps I could the afore mentioned sample file then.
that is to say...
- xmlrpc.rhn.redhat.com and ensure httpd is running locally) should
+ xmlrpc.rhn.redhat.com to /etc/hosts and ensure httpd is running
- release of rhr2 and perhaps I could the afore mentioned sample file
+ release of rhr2 and perhaps I could add the afore mentioned sample
Thanks for the hint with the xmlrpc.rhn.redhat.com.
/etc/rhr/hardware.conf looks much better now, that means I can go on
testing a bit.