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The up2date program has an option for showing all updates, not just
updates for things already installed on the system. This option is
apparently a no-op. If it is not installed, up2date won't show it.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Pick an RPM that has an update available, like kdepim
2.do an rpm -e and get rid of it.
3.run up2date --configure, go to retrieval/installation tab, and select
the option to display all available updates (not just updates for files
Actual Results: kdepim is not offered as something to update
Expected Results: kdepim should be offered as something to update.
verified. needs fixing.
actually, after further discussion, this functionality has been fully removed
from the client. The network overhead from transferring all the RPM headers
for available yet uninstalled software was far too high.
Descriptions of packages you don't have installed are available though the RHN
website, and can be scheduled for delivery to one or more of your registered