Bug 55810 - 'up2date --test -u' seems to ignore the --test option
'up2date --test -u' seems to ignore the --test option
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Adrian Likins
Jay Turner
: 56770 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-11-06 17:32 EST by Gregory Leblanc
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:52 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-12-03 11:57:16 EST
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2001:119 normal SHIPPED_LIVE New up2date and rhn_register clients available 2001-10-03 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Gregory Leblanc 2001-11-06 17:32:31 EST
Description of Problem:
I just ran up2date --test -u a moment ago, in order to see what up2date was
going to do if I ran it with the -u flag.  It carried along displaying all
of it's output, and I reviewed all of the messages printed to the console.
 The changes looked fine, so I ran 'up2date -u', which should have actually
installed the packages.  Instead, it told me that there were no new
packages.  When I reviewed the versions of installed pacakges, lo and
behold, the ones that it had told me about with --test were actually

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Steps to Reproduce:

It's a little hard to try to reproduce this, since there aren't any new
packages to get installed right now.

Additional Information:
I've marked this as "high", but it could conceivably be security related, I
Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2001-11-06 18:23:50 EST
Well, yeah. The "--test" isnt really intended for a useful purpose (
more of a handy hook for devel time stuff). It wasnt supposed to
even be documented. The new arg parsing stuff autogenerates the
help text though, and it shows "--test" as a valid option. That
wasnt intentional. 

I'll probabaly just remove "--test" entirely, since it doesnt really
do anything. 

Just commited code to remove this option. I might bring it back later
with equilvant function as "--test" of rpm. For now "--list" should
be close enough.
Comment 2 Adrian Likins 2001-12-03 11:57:10 EST
*** Bug 56770 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 David M. Cook 2002-02-22 12:23:37 EST
Fixed in http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHBA-2001-119.html

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