8.247. yum-rhn-plugin

Updated yum-rhn-plugin packages that fix one bug are now available.
The yum-rhn-plugin package provides support for connecting to Red Hat Network (RHN). Systems registered with RHN are able to update and install packages from Red Hat Network.

Bug Fix

BZ#949649
The RHN Proxy did not work properly if separated from a parent by a slow enough network. Consequently, users who attempted to download larger repodata files and RPMs experienced timeouts. This update changes both RHN Proxy and Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHN Client to allow all communications to obey a configured timeout value for connections.
Users of yum-rhn-plugin are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.
Updated yum-rhn-plugin packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The yum-rhn-plugin packages allow the Yum package manager to access content from Red Hat Network.

Bug Fix

BZ#960524, BZ#988895
Prior to this update, an attempt to install an already-installed package led to an empty transaction that was incorrectly identified as an error. Consequently, the yum-rhn-plugin reported a failed installation action. With this update, yum-rhn-plugin has been modified to return a success code for empty transactions. As a result, a successful installation action is now reported when the package is already installed.
Users of yum-rhn-plugin are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.