up2date vs rhn-applet-gui
christoph.wickert at web.de
Wed Feb 11 20:51:37 UTC 2004
Am Mi, den 11.02.2004 schrieb Marc Williams um 21:33:
> Let me see if I finally have this straight...
> - up2date and rhn-applet-gui are two entirely different utilities
> neither of which have any dependency upon the other. Almost unrelated
> except in purpose.
> - up2date uses the contents of /etc/yum.conf for its purposes
> - rhn-applet-gui uses the contents of /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources for its
Sorry Marc, but you are wrong: Both use /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources.
> Now for the questions.
> 1) Assuming the above is accurate, would there be any point in having
> the resources pointed to by those files be different i.e. having a
> update mirror in one but fedora.com in the other? If not, then why
> aren't they combined into one file? They look like they do pretty much
> the same thing to me...
> 2) What is the purpose of https://xmlrpc.rhn.redhat.com/XMLRPC showing
> up as a RHN server in up2date-config? It doesn't seem to do anything.
IMO you are right here: It doesn't do anything and is a relict of
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