Bug 28921 - No up2date-config avail w/o gnome
No up2date-config avail w/o gnome
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2001-02-22 15:47 EST by David Botham
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:43 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-16 14:16:17 EST
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Description David Botham 2001-02-22 15:47:36 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)

Attempts to execute up2date-config from the CLI (as root) fail.  This file 
does not exist on the system.  Attempts to locate or download it from 
RedHat's web site fail, i.e. searches for 'up2date-config' return no 
documents.  The manpage for up2date references this command as a 
standalone executable.  This web page 
config.html) indicates that the command should be available as well.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RedHat 7.0
2.run 'rhn_register
3.run 'up2date-config'

Actual Results:  [root@ns3 /var/log]# up2date-config
bash: up2date-config: command not found
[root@ns3 /var/log]#

Expected Results:  Unknown.  I have never been able to get it to work.

Additional attempts to locate references to this executable on the systems 
yield the following:

[root@ns3 /var/log]# find / -name *up2*
find: /proc/6/fd: Permission denied
[root@ns3 /var/log]#

[root@ns3 /var/log]# rpm -qa | grep up2
[root@ns3 /var/log]#

I classify the bug as normal, however, without proper configuration of the 
up2date utility, severe security implications come into play.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-22 18:03:49 EST
It's part of the up2date-gnome package.
Comment 2 David Botham 2001-03-09 12:31:59 EST
Thank you for your response.  However, the system I am working with is not a 
gnome workstation.  It is a headless server on which I will not run gnome.  
Trying to install the package mentioned here leads into a fairly long multi-
teired list of dependent packages that, I suspect, would eventually, once all 
packages are installed, leave us with a gnome workstation.  I am looking for a 
way to configure up2date on Non-gnome servers.  Non of the documentation 
mention that the system Must be a gnome workstation for up2date to function 
completely.  Am I missing something simple, or is the documentation in error? 
Or, is it not possible to configure RHN from a runlevel3 only (non-X) system?

Thank you,

David Botham
Comment 3 Preston Brown 2001-03-16 14:16:13 EST
Our next version of up2date will include a text mode configuration utility.  
Until then, edit the file /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date with a text editor.
Comment 4 Preston Brown 2001-04-12 16:59:56 EDT
addressed in errata due out today.

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