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Bug 127586 - Status icon provides false sense of security
Status icon provides false sense of security
Product: Red Hat Network
Classification: Red Hat
Component: RHN/Web Site (Show other bugs)
RHN Stable
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike Orazi
Amy Owens
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Reported: 2004-07-09 18:34 EDT by kirk l. holub
Modified: 2008-10-16 14:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-10-16 14:32:57 EDT
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Description kirk l. holub 2004-07-09 18:34:07 EDT
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Description of problem:
After updating the kernel and before rebooting the status icon on
https://rhn.redhat.com/network/systems/index.pxt appears as a blue
checkmark.  Indicating, FALSELY, the that the host is now fully
patched.  The new kernel is indeed installed, but it is not functional.

So, I suggest adding a new icon to indicate 'the system is fully
updated but it needs to be rebooted.'  Perhaps an icon of a 'coyboy
boot' would be appropriate.


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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL (from iso images)
2. up2date -u
3. check https://rhn.redhat.com/network/systems/index.pxt
4. The system will have a blue check mark even though it is still
running the kernel from the iso image.

Expected Results:  A different icon should appear on
https://rhn.redhat.com/network/systems/index.pxt to indicate that the
system need to be rebooted.

Additional info:

To get very fancy, you could check the running kernel version against
the latest release and send email to administrators indicating that a
host needs to be rebooted.
Comment 1 Robin Norwood 2006-10-17 12:49:37 EDT
mass reassign to mmccune
Comment 2 Amy Owens 2008-01-29 09:41:02 EST
moving to rfe queue-- now page: /rhn/systems/Overview.do
Comment 3 Amy Owens 2008-10-16 14:32:57 EDT
This bug has been closed due to inactivity.  Please open a new bug with specific details if this problem is still occurring or if an enhancement is needed.

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