Ran rhn_register and deselected emacs and it started downloading anyway. I will rpm -e emacs and try this
Also it decided to skip packages that had their configs modified ?
the list of packages that rhn_register sends to redhat.com is divorced from
the packages you can actually manage with up2date. rhn_register is simply
allowing you to possibly not include some (convenience) information on the
data you store at redhat.com, if you are concerned about he privacy issues.
By default, any and all packages with locally modified config options will not
be selected for updating. You can change this option in update agent