Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 69708
Errata and Packages Upgrades
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of Problem:
When I go to the rhn website and login, I chose specific erratas and then
Update Selected Erratas.
It updates everything including the packages.
This is not suppose to happen. It is destructive and it compromises certain
applications which are dependent on a previous version of a package.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
We appreciate that you took the time to file a bug report, and would like to
understand what went wrong, so that we can prevent it from happening in the
future. However, the way your bug report reads, it sounds as if you were unaware
that Errata usually include packages that are designed to fix whatever the
Errata addresses (security fix, product enhancement, etc...). For example:
RHSA-2002:127-18 Security Advisory Updated OpenSSH packages fix various
Contains 6 packages that need to be upgraded:
If this is not the case, then I apologize for the misunderstanding on our part.
Unfortunately, there are not enough details to do anything helpful with this bug
report. If you could take a moment:
- what is your userID?
- What system were you trying to apply errata to?
- what page (URL) were you on when you 'chose specific erratas'.
- What were the Errata you selected?
- what packages, besides the ones in the errata you selected, were pushed to
the system in question?
Thank you for your assistance in this manner, and for using the Red Hat Network.
No follow-up, so closing.
If I was not clear I apolagize.
It is simple, I understand that with certain erratas some of the packages may
get updated as well. However, I am addressing a different problem.
Example if there are erratas addressing Apache then I would select them and
apply them. I then discover then aside from the erratas all the packages
listed as upgradable have also been installed.
I suppose now the problem is clear!
My user id is irg
The problem no longer exists now since I have manually upgraded all of the
machines listed in my account manually.
When I login into the account at one point it would list example:
17 Erratas - 250 Packages
My action would be to address the erratas only, however when I would log back
into RHN I would find out that the 17 Erratas as well as the 250 packages were
I believe that is wrong and it should be addressed.