Bug 178498 - up2date --channel checks for updates on all subscribed channels
up2date --channel checks for updates on all subscribed channels
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bret McMillan
Beth Nackashi
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Blocks: 179644 181409
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Reported: 2006-01-20 18:03 EST by Beth Nackashi
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0494
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Last Closed: 2006-08-01 17:13:31 EDT
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2006:0494 normal SHIPPED_LIVE up2date bug fix update 2006-08-01 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Beth Nackashi 2006-01-20 18:03:17 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #176123 +++

Description of problem:
up2date --channel with no specified package checks for updates on all subscribed
channels.  It should only check for updates on the specified channel.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Install the latest up2date package.
2.  Subscribe a system to a base and at least one child channel.
3.  Run 'up2date --channel <child channel> -l'
Actual results:
up2date will check for updates on all subscribed channels

Expected results:
up2date should only check for updates on the specified child channel

Additional info:
[root@rlx-3-04 tmp]# up2date -l --channel rhn-tools-rhel-3-as-i386

Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhel-i386-as-3...

Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhn-tools-rhel-3-as-i386...
Comment 1 Bret McMillan 2006-04-27 14:37:42 EDT
--channel=foo will now limit the channel universe for any operations, including
-u, pkgname, --installall, --showall, --showavailable, and -l.

Test plan:
1)  install a system, register it to multiple child channels (extras, fastrack,
and rhn-tools work rather well)
2)  use combinations of --channel=channel_label to see if the output makes sense:

'up2date --channel=foo -l' should list the available updated packages within foo.

'up2date --channel=foo --channel=bar --installall' should install anything
within the specified channels

Negative tests include:
 'up2date --channel=channel_i_dont_have_access_to -u'
 'up2date --channel=doesnt_exist --showall'

Manpage has been updated to eliminate the --installall tie.
Comment 2 Fanny Augustin 2006-05-09 15:33:06 EDT
This Bug has been fixed in this release
Comment 4 Nate Straz 2006-05-31 17:08:27 EDT
How does this affect dependencies of packages that are not in the same channel?
i.e. you want to install everything in the cluster suite channel.  Does it pull
in the dependencies from the RHEL channel?
Comment 5 Bret McMillan 2006-06-02 12:35:13 EDT
If you only specifiy one --channel, you're limiting the visible package
universe.  If that package universe is not dependency complete, you'll have a

If you were subscribed to 3 channels: A, B, &C, and you wanted to install a
package in B, but ignore the contents of C, you would:

up2date --channel=B blah

If 'blah' has dependencies only met by A, the above operation will fail.  The
work  around would be:

up2date --channel=A --channel=B blah

I hope this clarifies things.
Comment 6 Nate Straz 2006-06-02 12:48:35 EDT
So this totally breaks a case that I was using regularly.  I would be "subscribed"
to two channels, RHEL base and RHCS.  I wanted to install _everything_ from
RHCS, but there are some things it needs to pull into RHEL base to be complete.  I
use the command line "up2date -f --installall --channel=cluster-version" to
accomplish this.  How do I accomplish the same thing now?
Comment 7 Bret McMillan 2006-06-02 13:46:41 EDT
What if I made it so that --installall required a parameter, like:

up2date -f --installall=cluster-version

Comment 8 Nate Straz 2006-06-02 13:49:49 EDT
that would work for me
Comment 9 Bret McMillan 2006-06-02 14:51:15 EDT
patch committed, will roll pkgs this weekend for testing.
Comment 10 Bret McMillan 2006-06-06 11:56:31 EDT
Packages rolled, should be fixed in up2date 4.4.69-15
Comment 11 Beth Nackashi 2006-06-27 18:11:59 EDT
Package tested:

I verified this by subscribing the test client to a bunch of custom channels
that contained various rhn-applet and rhn-applet-actions packages.  This created
a ripe interchannel-dependency environment in which to fully exercise the fix
for this bug.
Comment 13 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-08-01 17:13:32 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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