Bug 74627 - [RFE] Support downgrades
[RFE] Support downgrades
Product: Red Hat Network
Classification: Red Hat
Component: RHN/Release (Show other bugs)
RHN Stable
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Todd Sanders
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Blocks: 414671
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Reported: 2002-09-27 17:38 EDT by Mike McLean
Modified: 2008-02-21 10:30 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-20 15:49:18 EST
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Description Mike McLean 2002-09-27 17:38:01 EDT
This is the sequence of events that I went through:
1) install 7.2 (minimal + up2date + rhn_register + deps)
2) upgrade up2date + rhn_register (+deps) with latest 7.2 errata
3) rhnreg_ks --serial blahblahblah.............
4) up2date -u -i -f --nosrc --nox
5) save /etc/sysconfig/rhn/systemid somewhere else

6) Completely wipe machine and install 7.1 (minimal + ....)
7) upgrade up2date + .... w/ latest 7.1 errata
8) copy saved (7.2) systemid file to /etc/systemconfig/rhn/systemid
9) up2date -p --nox
10) up2date -u -i -f --nosrc --nox

This is what happened:
On the up2date in step 10, 7.2 updates were applied.  /etc/redhat-release says 7.2.
Comment 1 Josef Komenda 2002-10-14 10:17:06 EDT
RHN currently supports upgrades, not downgrades, so this is more of an RFE.
Assigning to gdk for disposition.
Comment 2 Mike McLean 2004-06-10 12:55:25 EDT
Did this feature ever get added?
Comment 3 Fanny Augustin 2006-11-14 16:04:23 EST
Reassigning  bugs from gdk (old RHN engineering Manager) to tsanders (current
RHN engineering manager)
Comment 4 Bill C. Riemers 2008-02-20 15:49:18 EST
This feature has remained in the queue this long, because it does not seem feasible.
Comment 5 Mike McLean 2008-02-21 10:30:47 EST
While I no longer maintain the system where I encountered this problem, I would
like to clarify what the request is. It is /not/ to support the downgrade of an
installed system via up2date, but merely to recognize that a system has been
downgraded by an administrator and fix the base channel subscription.

Short of that, it would have been sufficient to provide a scriptable way for
change the channel subscription from the host. Perhaps that is already there now.

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