Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 162928
up2date and rhn-applet don't function together
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:09 EST
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Description of problem:
up2date is not functioning with FC4. The up2date applet (RedHat
notification alert) always indicates that the system is up to date (blue
color), even when it is not (as checked with yum update). rhnsd daemon is not running. With FC3 the up2date applet still works properly (red color when updates are available). When started directly, up2date correctly detects and downloads available packages. The first-time registration process with up2date is very confused and complicated and it seems as being "do-nothing job".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC4 and watch your desktop
2. Click on the red rhn-applet (this is the first and last time you see it red)
3. Very confused "registration" process begins. After a few seconds the applet becomes blue and remain blue forever (rhnsd daemon is not running when started)
up2date was replaced by pirut and put (package pirut) as of FC5. Only FC5 and
FC6 are currently fully supported; FC3 and FC4 are supported for security fixes
only. If this bug occurs in FC3 or FC4 and is a security bug, please change the
product to Fedora Extras and the version to match. If you can verify that the
bug exists in RHEL as well, please change the product and version appropriately.
The codebase for pirut and pup is quite different, but if a similar bug exists
in pirut and pup in FC5 or FC6, please change the product to pirut and the
version appropriately and update the bug report.
We apologize that the bug was not fixed before now. The status will be changed
to NEEDINFO, and if the bug is not updated with evidence that it is a security
bug or a bug that affects RHEL, it will be closed.
Closing per previous message.