Subject: [RHBA-2001:048-03] New Update Agent with many fixes and enhanced functionality available
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 16:37 -0400
Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory
Synopsis: New Update Agent with many fixes and enhanced functionality available
Advisory ID: RHBA-2001:048-03
Issue date: 2001-04-12
Updated on: 2001-04-13
Product: Red Hat Linux
Keywords: up2date rpm rpm-python kernel upgrade dependency proxy
A new version of Update Agent is available which has more
features and fixes many bugs present in the existing Agent.
Dependency resolution is more aggressive, command line operation is
enhanced, and errata information is available.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 6.2 - alpha, i386, noarch, sparc
Red Hat Linux 7.0 - alpha, i386
3. Problem description:
This release of Update Agent fixes several problems and numerous
crashes present in the last release, 2.1.7. It also adds the
ability to view errata information on available packages, giving
you more detailed insight into why a particular package is
available. Command line functionality has been greatly enhanced.
All known critical bugs have been addressed.
In addition to Update Agent, a new version of the RHN
registration program is being bundled, which fixes some problems
with registering old older processors like Intel 486s.
Both Update Agent and the RHN registration program now support
proxies, with or without authentication.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh [filenames]
where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs
which are not installed but included in the list will not be
updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your
current directly only contains the desired RPMs.
Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat
Network. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To
use Red Hat Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the
This will start an interactive process that will result in the
appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system.
18780 - up2date/rhn proxy
32221 - rhn_register fails with large swap space
32500 - rhn_register dies on old i386 systems during /proc cpuinfo call
35440 - rhn_register crashed in a RH6.2
15647 - up2date should explain reason for update
18994 - up2date hangs durring 'Removing packages ...'
18847 - UI should not block while downloading updates
19668 - up2date chokes on unmet dependencies
19669 - up2date shouldn't always quit when done
22984 - up2date install fails if multiple versions of updateable RPMs already installed
23215 - in rhn-config the proxy url format is bad
23240 - Update Agent fails with authenticated proxies
26214 - up2date fails on headless RH7 w/o x
23225 - Up2date exits after finding unsatisfied RPM dependency
23501 - If minutes >= 60, then displays 01:60:00, say
23971 - up2date -u gives nonsensical RPM error about dependencies
28921 - No up2date-config avail w/o gnome
32301 - up2date fails with undefined symbol: fdio
35154 - need to preserve permissions across lilo.conf copies
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