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Re: [Spacewalk-list] question about install/upgrade packages not being picked up by the guest

On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 04:53:15PM +0200, Michiel van Es wrote:
> Hi,
> We succesfully subsribed some CentOS 4 and 5 clients to our Spacewalk
> server (running CentOS 5 32 bit).
> We noticed that some of the guests don't automatically pickup the
> Install or Upgrade schedules.
> We also use the Jabber/OSAD setup so that we can push the rhn_check -vv
> requests emediatly.
> The guests only use the red hat network plugin and only spacewalk as yum
> repo.
> A rhn_check -vv works. but pushed through Spacewalk/OSAD/Jabber does not.
> How can I best troubleshoot this issue?

It sounds like osad is not working for some reason. One way to
debug this is to start OSAD on the client as follows:

   osad -N -vv 

You should see plenty of information being printed out about
connections being made to the jabber server and so forth. Then, when
you schedule an action (obviously a ping is good for testing) you will
see this in OSAD's debugging output.

Potential problems include:

1) incorrect SSL certs shared between the client and server
2) jabber daemon on the server inaccessible to the client due to
3) Trying to run jabberd 2.2 with spacewalk 0.5 - uninstall this and
   use jabberd 2.0
4) ISTR having to fiddle with my jabberd configuration to get osad
   working when I set this up, so turning up the jabberd logging on
   the spacewalk server may help in turning up problems. Unfortunately
   this was some time ago so I cannot remember the details

Finally, here's a posting I made to this list regarding OSAD configuration:

http://www.mail-archive.com/spacewalk-list redhat com/msg00584.html

The chap I was replying to then put some of that information on the
wiki, I think on this page:



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