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Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory: New, enhanced Update Agent for Red Hat Linux 6.x, 7.0 available

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Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 16:38 -0500
From: redhat-watch-list-admin@redhat.com
To: redhat-watch-list@redhat.com
Subject: [RHBA-2000:138-03] New, enhanced Update Agent for Red Hat Linux 6.x, 7.0 available


                   Red Hat, Inc. Bug Fix Advisory

Synopsis:          New, enhanced Update Agent for Red Hat Linux 6.x, 7.0 available
Advisory ID:       RHBA-2000:138-03
Issue date:        2000-12-21
Updated on:        2000-12-21
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          up2date  dependencies  rpm  automatic  update
Cross references:
Obsoletes                  RHBA-2000:081, RHEA-1999:049

1. Topic:

A new version of Update Agent is available which has more features and fixes many bugs present in the existing Agent. Additionally, the "new" Red Hat Network-aware Update Agent that first shipped with Red Hat Linux 7.0 is now available for Red Hat Linux 6.2.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 6.2 - alpha, i386, noarch, sparc
Red Hat Linux 7.0 - alpha, i386

3. Problem description:

Versions of Update Agent prior to 2.1.7 have several small bugs which can hamper functionality in a number of ways. These bugs have been fixed. In addition, a large number of new features have been added, including but not limited to proxy support, improved dependency resolution, and better command line functionality.

This new Update Agent is also being made available for Red Hat Linux 6.2, and replaces the previous 1.x version available for that platform. This release brings Red Hat Network functionality to Red Hat Linux 6.2.

4. Solution:

For all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Uvh [filenames]

where filenames are the name of the RPMs.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):


8581 - Update Agent Can't Resolve Dependencies
10792 - Update Agent doesn't connect in GUI, fine in text
11098 - up2date-1.13-1 problems
11508 - up2date fails: could not resolve dependencies
11942 - Problems with transparent proxies
12418 - Fails during "Building web page"
13201 - Generates bogus "From" email addresses
14536 - deptries default
15365 - Swedish up2date .desktop file translation
17581 - up2date dependencies when not running gui
17669 - /usr/bin/up2date fails to run on console
17931 - unclear $INTERVAL comment in rhsnd init script
17933 - Bogus syslog messages from rhn_check
17934 - rhnsd should not run by default
18543 - --anonymous command line options don't work
18817 - RHN Configuration with http proxy
18846 - Clarification to no-selected-packages dialog
18950 - up2date's "Packages Marked to be Skipped" is vague
19300 - Can not launched Apdate Agent after Netscape crushed when selecting packeges.
19528 - 2 syntax errors in the up2date script
19668 - up2date chokes on unmet dependencies
20442 - up2date console requires /var/www/html/index.html
20472 - up2date.CommunicationError: Error communicating with server. The message was:
21877 - up2date-gnome requires pygnome-libglade
21903 - /var/spool/up2date is contained in wrong rpm
21905 - Deleted filehandles are kept open in up2date
21924 - up2date -r shouldn't use X
22003 - up2date fails to "Get Header for Avail Packages"
22041 - Error updating Netscape.

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 6.2:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/SRPMS/rhn_register-1.0.2-0.6.x.src.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/SRPMS/up2date-2.1.7-0.6.x.src.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/SRPMS/python-xmlrpc-1.2.1-0.6.x.src.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/SRPMS/python-1.5.2-27.6.x.src.rpm

alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/alpha/up2date-2.1.7-0.6.x.alpha.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/alpha/up2date-gnome-2.1.7-0.6.x.alpha.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/alpha/python-xmlrpc-1.2.1-0.6.x.alpha.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/alpha/python-1.5.2-27.6.x.alpha.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/i386/up2date-2.1.7-0.6.x.i386.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/i386/up2date-gnome-2.1.7-0.6.x.i386.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/i386/python-xmlrpc-1.2.1-0.6.x.i386.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/i386/python-1.5.2-27.6.x.i386.rpm

noarch:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/noarch/rhn_register-1.0.2-0.6.x.noarch.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/noarch/rhn_register-gnome-1.0.2-0.6.x.noarch.rpm

sparc:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/sparc/up2date-2.1.7-0.6.x.sparc.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/sparc/up2date-gnome-2.1.7-0.6.x.sparc.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/sparc/python-xmlrpc-1.2.1-0.6.x.sparc.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/sparc/python-1.5.2-27.6.x.sparc.rpm

Red Hat Linux 7.0:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/SRPMS/up2date-2.1.7-1.src.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/SRPMS/python-xmlrpc-1.2.1-1.src.rpm

alpha:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/alpha/up2date-2.1.7-1.alpha.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/alpha/up2date-gnome-2.1.7-1.alpha.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/alpha/python-xmlrpc-1.2.1-1.alpha.rpm

i386:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/i386/up2date-2.1.7-1.i386.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/i386/up2date-gnome-2.1.7-1.i386.rpm
ftp://updates.redhat.com/7.0/i386/python-xmlrpc-1.2.1-1.i386.rpm

7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name

e7b68601960b39d5760835b7e4d7bd60 6.2/alpha/up2date-2.1.7-0.6.x.alpha.rpm
91e0c974f732b856b061fc1dae4381e9 6.2/alpha/up2date-gnome-2.1.7-0.6.x.alpha.rpm
5afc82b8ba539340ffdaa3a0dfe2015d 6.2/alpha/python-xmlrpc-1.2.1-0.6.x.alpha.rpm
fbe56e7f40f9ff767c770e2a455841f3 6.2/alpha/python-1.5.2-27.6.x.alpha.rpm
0a939a72d6bd3bdada058e85e447465e 6.2/i386/up2date-2.1.7-0.6.x.i386.rpm
7e2fafebb7c2adc138bf875de4107335 6.2/i386/up2date-gnome-2.1.7-0.6.x.i386.rpm
aaa69d54931adde087595fc6b626ee38 6.2/i386/python-xmlrpc-1.2.1-0.6.x.i386.rpm
64f73dca514faec56c08319f33cffca6 6.2/i386/python-1.5.2-27.6.x.i386.rpm
3a4375ab95d56f221b4199f7337dd200 6.2/noarch/rhn_register-1.0.2-0.6.x.noarch.rpm
de9d88df6cdfcbb42188546b62bdc34b 6.2/noarch/rhn_register-gnome-1.0.2-0.6.x.noarch.rpm
204d9866e57763b1b9bb70f0a54678e5 6.2/sparc/up2date-2.1.7-0.6.x.sparc.rpm
1073de37efb6433d069da95ff1502aca 6.2/sparc/up2date-gnome-2.1.7-0.6.x.sparc.rpm
494b4984fe9fc363c46b321db22b95d5 6.2/sparc/python-xmlrpc-1.2.1-0.6.x.sparc.rpm
af2bf0c010fded605ddbb64b5054144e 6.2/sparc/python-1.5.2-27.6.x.sparc.rpm
d951ae24d35a8c73cefcb6ac0a698032 7.0/alpha/up2date-2.1.7-1.alpha.rpm
a6833b6128ef1479ffacc3421c442c54 7.0/alpha/up2date-gnome-2.1.7-1.alpha.rpm
081d7934b77c50e99699198282bb2bb9 7.0/alpha/python-xmlrpc-1.2.1-1.alpha.rpm
432c1954c9dca758e202aa5865a0fded 7.0/i386/up2date-2.1.7-1.i386.rpm
6860bd32579faa4381f1c04ab9e676c6 7.0/i386/up2date-gnome-2.1.7-1.i386.rpm
8e20e57e6930eb89941e7dc11b395dbb 7.0/i386/python-xmlrpc-1.2.1-1.i386.rpm
2acd7d0cf52dec0fa31b9744048aedef 6.2/SRPMS/rhn_register-1.0.2-0.6.x.src.rpm
03edf869af4c57025c37540791d68ef9 6.2/SRPMS/up2date-2.1.7-0.6.x.src.rpm
4c25a40e812780975258e09ca8556abc 6.2/SRPMS/python-xmlrpc-1.2.1-0.6.x.src.rpm
96b7f0e1a51722e8b87f3a3f48e672a5 6.2/SRPMS/python-1.5.2-27.6.x.src.rpm
6df37c7293a9af13d41ada9af7f2afe2 7.0/SRPMS/up2date-2.1.7-1.src.rpm
b65ee43d32a91fad6c2aecff9e8d10dd 7.0/SRPMS/python-xmlrpc-1.2.1-1.src.rpm
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key is available at:
http://www.redhat.com/corp/contact.html

You can verify each package with the following command:
rpm --checksig <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
rpm --checksig --nogpg <filename>

8. References:

Copyright(c) 2000 Red Hat, Inc.