Chapter 5. Custom Errata Management

Custom errata enables you to issue errata alerts for the packages in your custom channels. All errata management activities take place in the Errata tab of the RHN website. The instructions here are used in conjunction with the RHN website chapter of the Red Hat Network Reference Guide.

5.1. Manage Errata

In addition to the buttons and pages available to standard RHN Management-level users, RHN Satellite Server and RHN Proxy Server customers also have access to Manage Errata in the left navigation bar. This button opens the Errata Management interface, where all custom errata management work occurs.

Warning

If you are using both RHN Proxy Server and RHN Satellite Server, you must manage errata only on the Satellite, since the Proxy servers receive updates directly from it. Managing errata on a Proxy in this combined configuration risks putting your servers out-of-sync.
Clicking on an advisory within the Errata Management list takes you to the Details tab of the Managed Errata Details page. Refer to Section 5.2, “Managed Errata Details” for a full explanation of this area.

5.1.1. Published Errata

The Published Errata page is shown by default when you click Manage Errata in the left navigation bar. It displays the errata alerts your organization has created and disseminated.
To edit an existing published errata, follow the steps described in Section 5.3, “Creating and Editing Errata”. To distribute the errata, click Send Notification on the top-right corner of the Errata Details page. The errata alert is sent to the administrators of all affected systems.

5.1.2. Unpublished Errata

The Unpublished Errata page appears when you click Unpublished below Manage Errata in the left navigation bar. It displays the errata alerts your organization has created but not yet distributed.
To edit an existing unpublished errata, follow the steps described in Section 5.3, “Creating and Editing Errata”. To publish the errata, click Publish Errata on the top-right corner of the Errata Details page. You then need to confirm the channels associated with the errata and click the Publish Errata button, now in the lower-right corner. The errata alert is shifted to the Published page awaiting distribution.