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Re: RHN subscription



On Fri, 2005-09-02 at 07:25 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> 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.

Now I am really puzzled.  I 'know' that it was working for me at some
time in the past on FC4.  Because of this thread I just checked the icon
again and found that in fact it is not working now.  Either I am
misremembering, or it did work and now does not.  More research
required,  Drat!


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