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yum-security plugin

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I have installed this plugin on my OL5 system yet it doesn't appear to provide any information regarding the standard Oracle rpms only the Fedora extra packages.

I believe this is due to a missing updateinfo.xml.gz file in the repository.

Do Oracle provide this file?
  • 1. Re: yum-security plugin
    Dude! Guru
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    You could try the following:

    <pre>
    su - root
    cd /etc/yum.repos.d
    mv *.repo *.repo_junk
    wget http://public-yum.oracle.com/public-yum-el5.repo

    yum -y install yum-security
    yum list-security
    yum --security check-update
    </pre>
  • 2. Re: yum-security plugin
    938033 Newbie
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    Tried that - it hasn't solved the problem - and the updateinfo.xml.gz definitely isn't in the public-yum repo

    Edited by: user12625313 on May 17, 2012 10:03 AM
  • 3. Re: yum-security plugin
    Dude! Guru
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    You're right. The updateinfo.xml.gz is missing and the yum security plugin cannot query the appropriate info. Interestingly, CentOS does also not provide the file. Perhaps the yum security plugin requires RHEL and a Red Hat subscription.

    I guess there is no solution for the yum-security plugin.

    You can browse available errata and security updates at http://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/
  • 4. Re: yum-security plugin
    Avi Miller Guru
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    Jez_P wrote:
    I have installed this plugin on my OL5 system yet it doesn't appear to provide any information regarding the standard Oracle rpms only the Fedora extra packages.
    This is something the ULN team is aware of and is working on. We don't have an ETA for the delivery of this functionality yet, though.
  • 5. Re: yum-security plugin
    alvaromiranda Explorer
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    Just to update that now this is working.

    updateinfo.xml.gz is on public-yum and ULN for latest channels.
  • 6. Re: yum-security plugin
    Avi Miller Guru
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    Alvaro Miranda wrote:
    Just to update that now this is working.
    Yes, I even blogged about it: https://blogs.oracle.com/linux/entry/updates_to_errata_on_uln

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