Bug 33422 - rhnsd runs unnecessarily
rhnsd runs unnecessarily
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: 2001-03-27 12:01 EST by Matthew Kirkwood
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:44 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-27 13:39:22 EST
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Description Matthew Kirkwood 2001-03-27 12:01:31 EST
The default install of up2date runs rhnsd unconditionally.  Given that some
people have privacy worries about the disappearance of non-anon up2date, it
would be wise to change this.

Since the RHN registratration process runs as root, it should suffice to
"chkconfig rhnsd on" (and maybe "service rhnsd start") when first

This would have saved the 7.0 fd leak embarrasment too, since signups would
have got the update before rhnsd had had a chance to run for too long.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2001-03-27 12:54:12 EST
We agree.  rhnsd's init script will check for the existence of 
/etc/sysconfig/rhn/systemid before starting, and rhn_register will attempt to 
start rhnsd if it is not already running after successful registration.
Comment 2 Daniel Roesen 2001-03-27 13:39:18 EST
Heh, how opinions can change... :->

See Bug #17934
Comment 3 Preston Brown 2001-03-28 13:40:28 EST
yes, opinions can change.

Changed in rawhide (2.4.6 and later).

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