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Attempting to run up2date on a RH62 box to retrive the latest goodies
fails; on two other boxes which are more up2date than the problem box,
everything seemingly goes as planned.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. /usr/sbin/up2date -u -d
Actual Results: $ /usr/sbin/up2date -u -d
Retrieving list of all available packages...
Removing installed packages from list of updates...
Removing packages marked to skip from list...
Getting headers for available packages...
Removing packages with files marked to skip from list...
Getting headers for skipped packages...
There was a fatal error communicating with the server. The message was:
Unable to access RPM package: ['kernel-headers', '2.2.16', '3', '']
Expected Results: $ /usr/sbin/up2date -u -d
All Done. Your system is now Script Kiddie(tm) proof.
On a working box, noticably missing is the kernel-headers-2.2.16-3 entry --
did someone break the FTP site?
Oops, forgot this bit of info:
$ rpm -qa | grep ^kernel
Aha! Figured it out -- somehow the RPM database had something wrong (how, I'll
never know); I ran a --rebuilddb right quick, and now the up2date agent is
working as expected. Go figure.