Bug 170169 - up2date refuses to install pdksh, claiming it is already updated
Summary: up2date refuses to install pdksh, claiming it is already updated
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date
Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adrian Likins
QA Contact: Fanny Augustin
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2005-10-07 21:22 UTC by Bob Plankers
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-11 17:37:24 UTC


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Description Bob Plankers 2005-10-07 21:22:59 UTC
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Description of problem:
Hello,

up2date refuses to install pdksh under both AS 3 and AS 4, claiming that it is installed already. RPM disagrees, claiming that it is not installed, and a survey of the machine indicates that there is no /bin/ksh.

An example:

$ rpm -q pdksh
package pdksh is not installed

$ sudo up2date pdksh

Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhel-i386-as-3...
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Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhel-i386-as-3-extras...
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Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhel-3-as-i386-rhds-2...
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Fetching rpm headers...
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Name                                    Version        Rel     
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pdksh                                   5.2.14         21                i386  


Testing package set / solving RPM inter-dependencies...
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The following packages you requested are already updated:
pdksh


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
up2date-4.4.44-3

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. "rpm -q pdksh" to determine that it isn't installed, or "rpm --erase pdksh"
2. "up2date pdksh"
3.
  

Actual Results:  Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhel-i386-as-3...
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Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhel-i386-as-3-extras...
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Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhel-3-as-i386-rhds-2...
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Fetching rpm headers...
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Name                                    Version        Rel     
----------------------------------------------------------
pdksh                                   5.2.14         21                i386  


Testing package set / solving RPM inter-dependencies...
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The following packages you requested are already updated:
pdksh

Expected Results:  It should have installed pdksh for me.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bob Plankers 2005-10-10 23:41:01 UTC
An "up2date -p" does not correct the problem, either. Tried that today.

Comment 2 Bob Plankers 2005-10-11 17:37:24 UTC
Folks,

It appears that this is related to our Satellite server installation. All of our
hosts update from the Satellite, whereas the Satellite updates from the true
RHN. As a consequence the Satellite server's up2date can retrieve and install
pdksh, whereas the other hosts cannot. We are running Satellite 3.7.1. I just
discovered all of this.

I am going to close this for right now, since it does not appear to be truly an
up2date problem. I have opened a support case with Red Hat Technical Support
about this.

Sorry about that.


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