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RE: P.S. - RE: [redhat-list] updates pending question



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From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of m roth 5-cent us
Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2013 4:40 PM
To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
Subject: RE: P.S. - RE: [redhat-list] updates pending question

Constance   Morris wrote:
> [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of m roth 5-cent us
> Constance   Morris wrote:
> Btw, please stop top posting.
>
>> [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of m roth 5-cent us
>> Constance   Morris wrote:
>>> [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Constance 
>>> Morris
>>>
>>> Anyone understand the red hat customer portal for registered servers?
>>>
>>> My red hat customer portal shows that there are several events 
>>> (errata updates) that failed for my registered server. I have 
>>> rescheduled them by clicking the 'reschedule' button for each one. 
>>> Now, they are showing in the 'pending' section of the 'events' tab 
>>> for my registered server.
>>>
>>> I have unlocked the server and selected them, so that it now says 
>>> the following at the top of the screen:
>>> "Pending Events
>>> The following events have been scheduled for this system.
>>> This system is currently unlocked. All scheduled actions will be 
>>> executed as expected. To stop system-changing events, you may
>>> lock<https://rhn.redhat.com/rhn/systems/details/Overview.do?sid=1026
>>> 4
>>> 52907>
>>> this system.
>>> You may cancel events for this system by selecting them and hitting 
>>> the Cancel Events button at the bottom of the page."
>>> However, it has been an hour and doesn't appear to have done 
>>> anything that I can see; because, if I refresh the page it still 
>>> shows the same number of items selected. How do I know when it is 
>>> completed as there is no button for me to click to actually start the process?
>>> Thanks!
>
>>> P.S. If I click on one of the updates it says:
>>>
>>> "This action will be executed after 2013-04-29 09:40:58 PDT.
>>> This action's status is: queued.
>>> This action has not yet been picked up."
>>>
>>> Is there something I have to do to ensure it gets picked up?
<snip>
> I assume redhat-update (I think that's what it's called) is running. 
> You could shut it down and do a yum update.
> ----------------
>  Thanks Mark. Sorry about the top posting. I hope I am posting 
> correctly now, but if not please let me know.

This is fine. Think of email as a conversation in slow motion. Top posting means that I have to go down, and buried somewhere in the mess is your last message for me to refer to.

> I went in and stopped the redhat update like you mentioned and then 
> tried the yum update on the server, but it tells me there are no 
> packages marked for update.

There's another package you want to install, if it's not already:
yum-utils, which includes yum-complete-transaction, which does just that, if the previous one was killed for any reason.

> Here is an example of some of the events listed for me to do (there 
> are
> 116):
<snip>
> BTW, are you the funny and nice Mark that was responding to my earlier

Thank you, thank you....

> problem last week with having started these updates then stopped them 
> mid-stream when some of our professors could not ssh to the webserver 
> using Expression Web software via SFTP?
<snip>
> Our Network Administrator suggested that my problem with the SSH / 
> SFTP Expression Web Websever access was due to there being different 
> versions on the system now because of the updates. He said I needed to 
> check the versions of both and may need to uninstall SSH, compile a 
> version from source that will work with SFTP.

No. Not under any circumstances. What kind of admin is he, Windows?
Because that is absolutely the WRONG answer. You can check yourself - run rpm -qa | grep ssh then rpm -qi openssh-clients

If they're the same, you're fine. If there's a discrepency, it still shouldn't break it... esp. since EVERYONE BUT those two are just fine.
>
> All that is greek to me. He said he manually created what had been 
> setup for the SSH / SFTP that was running well before I did some of 
> those updates.
>
> I put in the command:  ssh -v          and got the version of SSH  (Open
> SSH_4.3p2, OpenSSH 0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 01 Jul 2008) But I cannot find a 
> way to check the sftp version to compare.

If he installed those *without* using yum, he's wrong, unless there's an overriding reason. For now, we have our own ssh package, but that's *only* because this is a US federal gov't agency, and we *have* to use PIV/smart cards for some cases. Otherwise... use the rpm commands I mentioned, above, and see if they're installed. If not yuse yum, er, use yum <g> to install them both. then turn down what was available, and turn up the newly-installed ones. They'll work out of the box.

     mark
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LOL. You're a regular comedian, but don't quit your day job. :-)

Those rpm commands (rpm -qa | grep ssh   and rpm -qi openssh-clients) did produce the information I needed and all are the same:

Openssh-clients-4.3p2-82.e15
Openssh-4 .3p2-82.e15
Openssh-server-4.3p2-82.e15

Myself and the webmaster have sudoers priviledges, so I know we are different from the professors as they are limited to certain directories and are not in the sudoers file nor have root priviledges. 
The weird thing is that two of them get the same login error message and a third gets something different.
Here are the errors:
"FTP Error...Cannot open remote folder pac-2013/ Access Denied."
And the other login error:
"There is no site name "whatever the home directory location is for the user".


Constance


 




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