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Re: RHN XMLRPC API



kickstart-list-bounces redhat com wrote on 12/09/2005 10:20:41 AM:

> 
> > Maybe you can clue me in on the next problem that I have: having 
identified
> > the specific errata I wish to retrieve, how to I get up2date to 
download
> > packages/errata from channels that do not match the specific system 
that I
> > am running up2date from? Lets say my retrieval system is an RHEL 4 WS 
X86,
> > but I need to download packages/errata for RHEL 3 AS X86_64. Using 
up2date
> > --channel doesn't seem to work.
> 
> Check out this bugzilla:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=162210
> 
> I have submitted patches to up2date to do what you require.  Red Hat
> does not plan to accept these patches although many folks have
> downloaded my changes and successfully implemented them.
> 


I'm not suprised by this.. It's kind of a loop hole around their 
licensing.. RHN won't allow you to download packages you don't have 
entitlements to.  If you _DO_ have an entitlement for AS,ES,WS, etc, and 
would like to use one machine to download packages from each channel, you 
could simply change the personality of the machine, unsubcribe it from 
RHN, and re-subscribe.




James S. Martin, RHCE
Contractor
Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Washington, DC
(202) 502-2394





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