2.4.2. Command Line Version

The command line version of this tool performs the same function as the graphical version. It allows you to configure the settings used by the Red Hat Update Agent and store them in the configuration file /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date.
To run the command line version of the Red Hat Update Agent Configuration Tool, use the following command:
up2date --nox --configure
You are presented with a list of options and their current values:

0. debug No
1. isatty Yes
2. depslist []
3. networkSetup Yes
4. retrieveOnly No
5. enableRollbacks No
6. pkgSkipList ['kernel*']
7. storageDir /var/spool/up2date
8. adminAddress ['root@localhost']
9. noBootLoader No
10. serverURL https://xmlrpc.rhn.redhat.com/XMLRPC
11. fileSkipList []
12. sslCACert /usr/share/rhn/RHNS-CA-CERT
13. noReplaceConfig Yes
14. useNoSSLForPackage No
15. systemIdPath /etc/sysconfig/rhn/systemid
16. enableProxyAuth No
17. retrieveSource No
18. versionOverride
19. headerFetchCount 10
20. networkRetries 5
21. enableProxy No
22. proxyPassword
23. noSSLServerURL http://xmlrpc.rhn.redhat.com/XMLRPC
24. keepAfterInstall No
25. proxyUser
26. removeSkipList ['kernel*']
27. useGPG Yes
28. gpgKeyRing /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date-keyring.gpg
29. httpProxy
30. headerCacheSize 40
31. forceInstall No

Enter number of item to edit <return to exit, q to quit without saving>: 

Enter the number of the item to modify and enter a new value for the option. When you finish changing your configuration, press Enter to save your changes and exit. Press q and then Enter to quit without saving your changes.


Although this is not configurable, users should still make note that the port used by the Red Hat Update Agent is 443 for SSL (HTTPS) and 80 for non-SSL (HTTP). By default, up2date uses SSL only. For this reason, users should ensure that their firewalls allow connections over port 443. To bypass SSL, change the protocol for serverURL from https to http in the /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date configuration file.