[CentOS-devel] RHN registration

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Thu Apr 14 10:36:15 UTC 2005


On Thu, 2005-04-14 at 10:43 +0200, Simone wrote:
> Hi, just installed, CentOS4 from DVD (first CentOS installation), and 
> after first reboot as soon as I log in, I receive a "Subscription Alert" 
> that tells me to activate my subscription to RHN so to keep my system 
> safe. Is this normal that I get on CentOS an invitation to register to 
> Red Hat Network and to download/install RedHat key? Did you ever think 
> about getting rid of this, just think it could be confusing for someone.
> Just my 1 cent.
> 

This (the subscription alert) only happens if the install is done
without a network connected and we have been working on this issue.  The
fix we had for CentOS-3.x doesn't work with CentOS-4.x.  I thought we
had fixed it, but it looks like under certain conditions it is still
alive and well.

The key import feature imports the CentOS key, not the RedHat Key.

I am not a python programmer, but I am trying to fix these issues ... or
to make them more clear.

We have made a lot of progress with up2date in CentOS-4 (it doesn't say
Red Hat Network in almost all places, all the menu items have been
corrected, etc.)  Also, every time RH changes up2date, I have to
reverify all the current patches .. as there are changes in the back end
code.

We will keep chugging along on this and all the other issues, thanks for
your input :)
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