Bug 17669 - /usr/bin/up2date fails to run on console
/usr/bin/up2date fails to run on console
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-09-18 20:25 EDT by John Newbigin
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-28 15:08:53 EST
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Description John Newbigin 2000-09-18 20:25:58 EDT
When running from a console with no DISPLAY variable, /usr/bin/up2date exits silently without any warnings/messages etc.  This might not be 
an up2date bug but perhaps with consolehelper.

When /usr/sbin/up2date is invoked directly it functions correctly.

When a DISPLAY value is set /usr/bin/up2date functions correctly
Comment 1 tom 2000-11-02 16:11:53 EST
I can confirm this bug.  Glad I found it in bugzilla, because it was driving me nuts.  
Installed a fresh 6.2 system without X, had to jump through hoops to manually install 
the dependencies for up2date, and then it wouldn't launch.  When I tried 
'/usr/sbin/up2date' though, it worked fine.

Once I ran all of the available 6.2 updates, I was able to run it as 'up2date'.
Comment 2 Preston Brown 2000-12-21 14:30:09 EST
fixed in errata being released shortly.

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