Chapter 2. Client Applications
2.1. Deploying the Latest Red Hat Network Client RPMs
up2date) and Red Hat Network Registration Client (
rhn_register) are prerequisites for using much of Red Hat Network's enterprise functionality. It is crucial to install them on client systems before attempting to use RHN Proxy Server or RHN Satellite Server in your environment.
rhn_register(if RHEL 2.1) do not need to be performed. Those client tools should have no issues connecting to your RHN Satellite or Proxy environment. These discussion below assumes that the "out of box"
rhn_registerare not the latest and do not work for your environment.
rhn_registerfor the first time by an administrator assuming the machines don't already have a working RHN. The administrator has populated the
/var/www/html/pub/directory with a copy of the
rhn_register(for RHEL 2.1 systems) RPMs that his client systems need, and then has simply deployed those RPMs onto his client systems with a simple
rpm -Uvhcommand. Run from a client, this command installs the RPMs to that client, assuming the domain name, paths, and RPM versions are correct:
rpm -Uvh \ http://your_proxy_or_sat.your_domain.com/pub/rhn_register-2.9.12-1.2.1AS.i386.rpm \ http://your_proxy_or_sat.your_domain.com/pub/rhn_register-gnome-2.9.12-1.2.1AS.i386.rpm \ http://your_proxy_or_sat.your_domain.com/pub/up2date-2.9.14-1.2.1AS.i386.rpm \ http://your_proxy_or_sat.your_domain.com/pub/up2date-gnome-2.9.14-1.2.1AS.i386.rpm