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Description of problem:
System details at Red Hat Network get not filled in.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run "up2date" to register at RHN (and update packages).
2. Log into RHN and watch: System > Details > Overview
Last Booted: unknown
Kernel Version: unknown
Last Booted: 2002-07-24 06:30:28 +0100 (CET)
Kernel Version: 2.4.18-5.73
Additional info: IIRC, old versions of rhn_register (e.g. Enigma) did fill in
those details, but did not update them with subsequent runs of up2date (or
`up2date -p` should fill in those details. Or any package
Well, I have submitted this bug report because it does _not_ work for me.
up2date -p does _not_ help.
Do you know what I'm talking of? Or do you want me to rephrase any part?
It has stopped working with Valhalla. Actually, I have an up2date Valhalla
machine which is claimed to run kernel 2.4.9-31 according to RHN. There's a
separate older bug report about it (either RHN or Valhalla).
Just for reference, the other report is bug #68648.
Does RHNSD daemon need to be running for this info to be gathered? Or is
using the -p option do the same thing?
Valuable input, Mike.
It is _only_ the "rhn_check" utility (rhnsd) that updates the system details,
apparently. I just ran "rhn_check" and it filled in the unknown fields.
Is it supposed to be like that? Should "up2date -p" update the system details
too, like Adrian wrote?
*** Bug 68648 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Same on Valhalla. Only rhn_check updates the system details. up2date -p does not
Reproducible with: up2date 3.0.7-1
Reproducible with: up2date-3.1.17-1 (Phoebe 8.0.94)
If what is written in comment #1 is NOT the expected behavior of "update -p",
this report can be closed.
OTOH, "update --hardware" only updates "Hostname" and "IP Address", but not
"Kernel" and neither "Last Booted".
Only rhn_check updates uptime and uname ("Last Booted" and "Kernel" in RHN
up2date is no longer shipped with Fedora Core; it's functionality
has been replaced by pup, found in the pirut package. The only fixes
likely to be made to up2date in RedHat Linux and earlier Fedora Core
versions are security fixes by Fedora Legacy. This does not seem to
be a security bug, so I'm closing it.
If the problem is appropriate to RHEL and occurs to a user there, it
can be filed as such.