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up2date/YUM - Frequently Asked Questions (Doc ID 604195.1)

Last updated on MAY 11, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Enterprise Linux 4.3 to Oracle Linux 4.8 [Release RHEL4U3 to OL4U8]
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 to Oracle Linux 5.3 [Release OL5 to OL5U3]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version Enterprise Linux 3.8 to Enterprise Linux 3.9 [Release RHEL3U8 to RHEL3U9]
Linux x86-64
Linux x86
Linux Itanium
Linux Kernel - Version: 3.8 to 3.9
Linux Kernel - Version: 4.3 to 4.8
Linux Kernel - Version: 5.0 to 5.3


This note is a FAQ documenting different issues one can hit during up2date/YUM installation, registration , channel selection, configuration with ULN server.

Please also take a look at :
ULN(Unbreakble Linux Netowrk) FAQ
If some basic knowledge is needed.

Questions and Answers

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Questions and Answers
 1. When I register, I see this error: "This system profile has already been registered." what does that mean?
 2. When I register, I see this error: "CSI is invalid." what does that mean?
 3. When I register, I see this error: "up2date A socket error occurred: timed out, attempt #1." what does that mean?
 4. When I register, I see this error: "There was an SSL error: [('SSL routines', 'SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE', 'certificate verify failed')]" what does that mean?
 5. How can I get a temporary CSI for testing ULN in a short trial period?
 6. Is it possible to register an old RHEL server, say RHEL 2.1?
 7. How to transfer CSI# from my current server to another server?
 8. Does my metalink account work on ULN?
 9. Why ULN server registration is tied to a userid/email address, and not a CSI?
 10. Why I only get a prompt when I re-register a machine which has YUM repository?
 11. I downloaded the latest up2date. I can run xclock but when I run up2date with no switches, why it just gives me available command line switches for up2date?
 12. Can I upgrade from RHEL4/OEL4 to RHEL5/OL5 through ULN?
 13. Why I can not find xxx-debuginfo rpm packages on ULN?
 14. Why I can not upgrade to latest kernel from ULN.
 15. After creating yum repository on RHEL5/OEL5, why I can not  run up2date -u against it?
 16. Is there a way to see all the servers registered with the same CSI but under different user name?
 17 Must I bring my system up-to-date on RHN before switching to ULN?
 18 Can I download Linux rpm packages ever released on ULN?
 19. How to configure my company firewall to allow my up2date reach out?

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