Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 29473
up2date reports invalid Architecture & OS release combo
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:44:15 EST
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After running up2date -r for anonymous registration and selecting
Next it the "Welcome to Red Hat Update Agent" during package fetch
this message pops up:
There was a fatal communication with the server. The message was:
Invalid Architecture and OS release combination
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open up console
2. type up2date
Actual Results: Same results
Expected Results: Normal up2date activity - i.e., list of updates on
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.
What version of Red Hat Linux are you running? If it is one of the betas, then
that would explain your problems. We do not support the betas with up2date, as
we do not release official errata for the betas.
wolverine and up2date are working with anonymous registration as of today. I
I just used up2date to update 150 some odd packages, up2date included. After
updating up2date it no longer works and reports the same error as the original
submitter. When starting up2date on the command line it warns: can't access
/etc/sysconfig/rhn/rhn. Sure enough, that file does not exist.
Change line 122 of /usr/share/rhn/up2date/config.py from
self.fileName = "/etc/sysconfig/rhn/rhn"
self.fileName = "/etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date"
and now up2date works just fine (Again)
This is resolved with the 3/1/01 CVS code. We now have separate config files again.
Still a problem ... I just up2date this morning to;
Name : up2date Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version : 2.4.1 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release : 1 Build Date: Wed 07 Mar 2001 03:46:10
Install date: Tue 13 Mar 2001 08:48:21 AM EST Build Host:
Group : System Environment/Base Source RPM: up2date-2.4.1-1.src.rpm
Size : 464023 License: GPL
Packager : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
Summary : Automatically update RPMs for a Red Hat Linux System
When I run;
Retrieving list of all available packages...
There was a fatal error communicating with the server. The message was:
ERROR: Invalid Architecture and OS release combination
INFO : N/A
An unexpected error has occured while processing your request.
Please try again later or submit a bug report to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you choose to submit the bug report, please be sure to include
details of what were you trying to do when this error occured and
details on how to reproduce this problem.
OK, the "fixed in CVS" comment was in reference to the message about not being
able to find the config file. For the "invalid OS/release" stuff, what version
of the OS is installed? What server are you pointing up2date at?
"invalid OS/release" problem has resurfaced (after being corrected with the
above pseudo-patch) with wolverine + latest RawHide updates (from up2date). No
additional (server pointing) configuration.
These two issues are unrelated for the most part. If up2date is pointing at
www.rhns.redhat.com (which can be confirmed by checking out the serverURL
attribute in 'up2date --config') then that is the problem. The live site has no
knowledge of the betas and that is why you are seeing this problem. If you are
still pointing at a different server, then please run 'less /etc/redhat-release'
and post the results.
up2date itself is fine. Anything left is a server side issue.
*** Bug 30553 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
[root@a-bomb /root]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Linux release 7.0.91 (Wolverine)
17. serverURL https://www.rhns.redhat.com/XMLRPC
What site does have knowledge of the betas? Some versions of up2date do work,
so what is the correct server to point to?
You should be able to run 'up2date --config --nox' and set serverURL to
'https://beta.rhns.redhat.com/XMLRPC' and you should be good.