Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 28921
No up2date-config avail w/o gnome
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:43:54 EST
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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.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RedHat 7.0
Actual Results: [root@ns3 /var/log]# up2date-config
bash: up2date-config: command not found
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]# rpm -qa | grep up2
I classify the bug as normal, however, without proper configuration of the
up2date utility, severe security implications come into play.
It's part of the up2date-gnome package.
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?
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.
addressed in errata due out today.