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Re: RHN subscription



On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 15:40 -0500, Jeff Vian wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 03:39 +0930, Tim wrote:
> > On Wed, 2005-08-31 at 16:25 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> > 
> > > If you want to check for updates, try "yum check-update" instead.
> > 
> > Which takes several minutes to complete (fetch new information, and
> > parse local files, etc.).  Yet RHN would let you know in a few seconds
> > that there were some updates, and would only go through the long process
> > of working out what, *if* you wanted to follow it up.
> > 
> > I miss that aspect of RHN.
> > 
> 
> The RHN alert icon is on the panel for me by default.  All it takes is a
> few seconds to configure it and it works to do exactly what you suggest.

Except in FC4 the applet doesn't work with the default repos (repomd
format) and the only way of getting it to work (i.e. to tell you when
there are updates available without actually running up2date) is by
rolling your own repos with old-fashioned metadata. If you know of a way
to actually make it work, please let us know!

Paul.
-- 
Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>


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