Re: Red Hat Network Alert Notification Tool FC4 Subscription Alert

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On Mon, 2005-07-11 at 15:32 -0400, Tony Nelson wrote:
> 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.
> 
> 

Yes, the applet does provide notification.


> >> 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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