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Bug 67865 - "up2date --version" does NOT display version
"up2date --version" does NOT display version
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Adrian Likins
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2002-07-03 09:30 EDT by Ron Whiteleather
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:57 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-08-09 07:38:53 EDT
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2002:140 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Updated up2date and rhn_register packages available 2002-07-11 00:00:00 EDT
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:177 normal SHIPPED_LIVE : Updated up2date and rhn_register clients available 2003-05-27 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Ron Whiteleather 2002-07-03 09:30:37 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20020508

Description of problem:
The "--version" option should at least display the dam version.  How about
adding an option like "--authors" to display who wrote the thing?  Only
displaying the authors when the version is requested only serves to identify the

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. execute "up2date --version"
2. inspect the displayed window
3. Q.E.D.

Actual Results:  A window is displayed that contains information about who
authored this thing.

Expected Results:  A window should be displayed showing the current version.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2002-07-08 16:25:25 EDT
The displayed window for me shows at the top
"About Red Hat Update Agent 2.7.86"

Are you not seeing the same ?

Comment 2 Ron Whiteleather 2002-08-09 07:38:47 EDT
NO!!!  Why would I go through the trouble of entering this bug report if I could
see the version info???  Try looking again!  I have verified this under both KDE
and Gnome window managers AND in plain text mode using the --nox option as follows:

#up2date --version --nox
Red Hat Update Agent v
Copyright (c) 1999-2001 Red Hat, Inc.
Licensed under terms of the GPL.

This is a simple cut & paste from a terminal window.  Do you see any version???

The window titles under KDE and Gnome window managers only show "About".

Here is some more info that might be helpful:

# rpm -qa | grep up2date

Now, at least put as much effort into investigating this defect as I have into
reporting and documenting it!
Comment 3 Adrian Likins 2002-08-22 17:40:33 EDT
Sorry, but the versions I have work properly. 

2.7.61 does indeed not include the version, but has since
been  fixed. 

Comment 4 Bill Peck 2003-05-27 11:27:50 EDT
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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