Re: Red Hat Network Alert Notification Tool FC4 Subscription Alert

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At 7:08 AM +0100 7/11/05, Paul Howarth wrote:
>On Sun, 2005-07-10 at 13:43 -0400, Tony Nelson wrote:
>> At 12:02 AM -0400 7/10/05, Terry Snyder wrote:
>> >Ever since I upgraded to Fedora Core 4 from Fedora Core 3 my Red Hat
>> >Network Alert Notification Tool has stopped working.  Everything I
>> >click on the blue check mark it ask to Activate my Subscription.  I
>> >click on Activate every time and I am still not notified when updates
>> >are available.  Is there any way to fix this?
>>
>> What Paul Howarth said.  No.  Basically, Up2Date has been updated to use a
>> new data format and no longer needs a "headers" directory on the server.
>> Unfortunately, rhn-applet-*'s have not been updated and still rely on that
>> "headers" directory, and it is always empty.
>
>No so; rhn-applet *has* been updated to handle repomd style metadata,
>it's just broken (perhaps we should say "an attempt to update it to use
>repomd metadata" has been made?).

Hmm, OK.


>Both up2date and rhn-applet still use a "headers" directory if you
>specify a "yum" repo (rather than repomd) in the rhn sources file.
>
>> I'm on FC3 and Up2Date works for me (though not for some people).  In my
>> opinion, until FC4 has a working Up2Date (or a replacement)
>
>Isn't yum a replacement?

Oh.  Does FC4 yum notify users when there are updates to install, say, by
puting an icon in the top bar?  I'm still using FC3.  My impression was
that there was no working update notification mechanism.


>> it is not
>> suitable for general use, and should not have been released.  It probably
>> was just an oversight, but it /needs/ to be fixed now!
>
>I'll second that.
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