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netzpks
27-Sep-2011, 16:16
Hi forum,

the command: smt-client status -v --hostname myhost tells me, that the
Patch Status of myhost is Critical (1 Security Patch and 1 Optional
Patch).
I wonder, because the window of myhost / yast / online update is
empty.
which Security Patch / Optional Patch is SMT meaning?

what I did before:
a) myhost / yast / online update (there where some updates)
b) I installed the updates
c) back to update server
d) smt-job --create -t patchstatus -g "GUID of myhost"
e) back to myhost
f) smt-agent
g) back to update server
h) smt-client status -v --hostname myhost
=> Patch Status: critical

Many thanks for your help!

System: SLES11 SP1 x86_64


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netzpks
11-Oct-2011, 07:26
Does nobody has any Idea?


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ataschner
13-Oct-2011, 12:36
Hi

I might have a similar issue, but would like to get some info from you
to confirm if we are hit by the same.

Could you please create a new patchstatus job with the --verbosejob
option - e.g.
smt-job --create -t patchstatus -g "GUID of myhost" --verbosejob

Then kick off the smt-agent on the client and watch
/var/log/smtclient.log. This should tell you what updates are
available.
To get the same info in short form, do a
# zypper lu

If any updates are listed, run
# zypper patch
If it is the same issue as I face, then zypper should say "nothing to
do".

Then please test with
# zypper up --dry-run
if it will install the packages.

Post the output of above commands here along with the relevant part of
/var/log/smtclient.log (or send it in a private mail).
Thanks.
//Andreas


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ataschner
27-Oct-2011, 08:46
Hi

To make a long story short this turned out to be caused by a somewhat
broken patch, which revealed some missing functionality in the
smt-client package.

We (SUSE) have created a fix for the issue.
Please refer to
http://forums.novell.com/suse/suse-product-discussion-forums/suse-linux-enterprise/suse-linux-enterprise-server-sles/sles-updates/445758-smt-client-stop-working-after-last-update-post2149320.html#post2149320
for the details on getting it.

//Andreas


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ataschner
09-Nov-2011, 08:16
For the records, a maintenance update for smt-client containing the fix
for this issue has been released.

The packages for the various architectures can be found 'here'
(http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/#familyId=7261&productId=26322&dateRange=-1&startDate=11/02/2011&endDate=11/03/2011&priority=&distribution=&architecture=&keywords=smt-client).

//Andreas


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