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  1. #1

    Insufficient Software Channel Entitlements : Redhat 8.0

    Hi All,

    I have installed RedHat 8.0 on my machine (from free dowloads). But 'up2date' was not working. I tried run up2date up2date command. After typing all my username , password.. after completion of all the pages on my last submission of page details, the following error is shown.

    Problem registering system:

    Error Message:
    Insufficient Software Channel Entitlements:

    cfid1000 Red Hat Public Channels

    note: One of the above Software Channel Entitlement(s) are required
    to provides access to: cid62 Red Hat Linux 8.0 i386
    Error Class Code: 70
    Error Class Info:
    All available subscriptions for the requested channel have been exhausted.
    Please contact a Red Hat Network Sales associate.
    An error has occurred while processing your request. If this problem
    persists please enter a bug report at
    If you choose to submit the bug report, please be sure to include
    details of what you were trying to do when this error occurred and
    details on how to reproduce this problem.

    Could any one help me how to install 'up2date' on my system. How can i rectify the above problem.

    Thank you,

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Welcome to the forums, Amos!

    Red Hat 8 is 7 years old already and as such I don't believe it is supported any longer. It would be highly recommended that you upgrade to something more current such as Fedora 11 or CentOS 5.3

    Fedora is the Red Hat test bed so to speak, and CentOS is Red Hat Enterprise Linux but without the Red Hat logos and paid support.

    Best of luck with it whichever route you should take.

  3. #3

    this usually means that you have used up all your channel subscriptions. Either you need to login to your server account and free up some systems subscribed to RHEL or you need more entitlements by contacting a red hat sales associate.
    If you decide free up some systems:
    1.- log to your red hat account
    2.- Select system tab
    3.- Select the name of the old system in the system list
    4.- now delete it by clicking on the delete system link
    5.- confirm the removal

    After that
    login in to your system and remove this file systemid
    whith: rm /etc/sysconfig/rhn/systemid

    now register box whit the update agent using
    rhh_register in the command line

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