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Patch Management Solution for Linux - Older updates failing to download with out dated links.

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Article ID: 174584

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Patch Management Solution for Linux

Issue/Introduction

In certain cases change of download URL (by Vendor) for old Linux updates may not be detected by incremental import of meta data, so updates may fail to download.

Sample bulletins:
RHBA-2018_2901
RHSA-2018_2846

sample updates (with outdated URL):
https://cdn.redhat.com/content/dist/rhel/workstation/6/6Workstation/i386/os/Packages/kernel-headers-2.6.32-754.6.3.el6.i686.rpm
https://cdn.redhat.com/content/dist/rhel/workstation/6/6Workstation/i386/os/Packages/kernel-firmware-2.6.32-754.6.3.el6.noarch.rpm
https://cdn.redhat.com/content/dist/rhel/workstation/6/6Workstation/i386/os/Packages/perf-2.6.32-754.6.3.el6.i686.rpm

 

Environment

Symantec Management Platform 8.x

Resolution

To update the URLs and fix the issue – uncheck Incremental import check box and perform Red Hat meta data import.

The Full Red Hat import does not need to run every time or often. Suggested once per month or on demand if there is an update with the issue.