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1.178. rhnsd

1.178.1. RHBA-2009:1655: bug fix update


This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as FASTRACK errata RHBA-2009:1655
An updated rhnsd package that fixes a problem with inconsistent system environments during rhn_check execution is now available.
The Red Hat Update Agent -- rhnsd -- periodically polls the Red Hat Network (RHN) or a Red Hat Network Satellite server to determine actions to be executed on a client, such as which packages need to be updated on a given system, and then runs those actions.
This update addresses the following issue:
* an alternative to polling a server for scheduled actions is pushing the scheduled actions from the RHN or Satellite server to the client. This is implemented with the XMPP protocol and the OSAD program running on a client. Both rhnsd and osad use the rhn_check program to execute scheduled actions on a client. Previously, the system environment passed to rhn_check by rhnsd was not consistent with the system environment passed to rhn_check by osad. In some circumstances, this inconsistency led to update failures. With this update both rhnsd and osad now return an equivalent "env" to rhn_check and actions executed either by pulling (rhnsd) or pushing (ocad) both work as expected. (BZ#503738)
All RHN or RHN Satellite users should install this updated package which fixes this bug.

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