1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 30, 2012 9:08 AM by Lazar NameToUpdate

    Warning on Patch Catalog updates for Windows

    Steffen Kreis

      Hi,

       

      since a couple of days we receive the following error when updating our Windows Server catalog (with IE filter) after having executed the Offline-Downloader utility of 8.2 SP1 on a Windows server.

       

       

      Payload does not exist for hotfix : Q261255.exe-MS00-046-en-INTERNET EXPLORER 4.01-SP2, , Error: com.bmc.sa.patchfeed.FeedException: com.bmc.sa.patchfeed.windows.UpdatorFeedException: Error occur: Level: FAILURE

      Type: STORAGE_FILE_ERROR

      Message: The payload Q261255_MULTI.exe not found at file://sv123456789/E/Apps/BMC/Bladelogic/Patch-Management/Payload-Source/Windows-Server-global-download (Caused By: com.bmc.sa.patchfeed.windows.UpdatorFeedException: Error occur: Level: FAILURE

      Type: STORAGE_FILE_ERROR

      Message: The payload Q261255_MULTI.exe not found at file://sv123456789/E/Apps/BMC/Bladelogic/Patch-Management/Payload-Source/Windows-Server-global-download (Caused By: Error occur: Level: FAILURE

      Type: STORAGE_FILE_ERROR

      Message: The payload Q261255_MULTI.exe not found at file://sv123456789/E/Apps/BMC/Bladelogic/Patch-Management/Payload-Source/Windows-Server-global-download)

       

       

      The downloader.log of the Offline utility includes the folllwoing error for that patch:

       

      [30 Aug 2012 11:41:31,200] [pool-1-thread-1] [ERROR] Error downloading a non-existent URL

      com.bmc.sa.patchfeed.FileNotFoundFeedException: Cannot connect to URL http://download.microsoft.com/download/ie501/secpach9/5.01/WIN98/EN-US/q261255.exe

          at com.bmc.sa.patchfeed.util.net.HttpClient.execute(Unknown Source)

          at com.bmc.sa.patchfeed.util.net.Downloader.downloadFileViaHTTP(Unknown Source)

          at com.bmc.sa.patchfeed.util.net.Downloader.downloadFile(Unknown Source)

          at com.bmc.sa.patchfeed.windows.DownloadManager$DownloadRunner.run(Unknown Source)

          at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

          at com.bmc.sa.patchfeed.util.net.DefaultThreadPool$1.run(Unknown Source)

          at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.runTask(Unknown Source)

          at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(Unknown Source)

          at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

       

       

       

       

      I suppose something may be screwed with the VMWare MetaData..... Has anybody come across the same problem ?

       

       

       

      Regards

      Steffen

        • 1. Re: Warning on Patch Catalog updates for Windows

          No, nothing is screwed up in metadata. When you set to download patches, then you should expect for some patches not to download, becuase the payload (the URL) is no longer valid, becuase Microsoft (or another Vendor) has pulled the patch out. This will be true for many old/outdated patches. In your case you are looking at IE4/5 patch. When you come accros the patch that you cannot download, it's most likely because the patch is old. Through, in very few rare cases, it will be a Shavlik's issue where they did not provide correct URL.

           

          As far as the lack of payload for the old patches, don't worry about it, as it's just a warning, and your Analysis Job will never tell you that this patch is missing.