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Bug 1057719 - man page should mention that subscribe/unsubscribe existed and are now deprecated
Summary: man page should mention that subscribe/unsubscribe existed and are now deprec...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: subscription-manager
Version: 7.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Deon Ballard
QA Contact: John Sefler
Depends On:
Blocks: rhsm-rhel70
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-01-24 16:35 UTC by Adrian Likins
Modified: 2014-06-18 00:30 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-06-13 12:44:25 UTC
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Description Adrian Likins 2014-01-24 16:35:48 UTC
Description of problem:

and in general.

There is some confusion that subscribe/unsubscribe are referenced heavily in older documentation, but are not in the man page (even thought they still work).

man page should include the commands but reference the newer named replacements
and that the old names are deprecated.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Comment 2 Deon Ballard 2014-01-30 03:12:05 UTC
The product documentation was already scrubbed and updated, so there should be little confusion there. As the links show, the issue is the kbase articles -- but those apply to a *specific version* of RHEL and of RHSM, so there is actually no conflict. (Presumably, the commands on RHEL 6.1 are still the same as the RHEL 6.1 man page shows.)

For a clear understanding of how the commands are changing, however, it is useful to know how the commands have changed. I added a small section in the COMMANDS/OPTIONS section of the man page for deprecated commands, and it is a simple list of what was deprecated (subscribe, unsubscribe, activate) and what replaced it (attach, remove, redeem).

Commit: 5adf26df335d2ffebb7ea4b05412580516974483

Comment 5 Sharath Dwaral 2014-02-03 23:10:07 UTC

# subscription-manager version
server type: This system is currently not registered.
subscription management server: 0.9.2-1
subscription-manager: 1.10.12-1.el7
python-rhsm: 1.10.12-1.el7


>>Man page version:

version 2.8     January 29, 2014    subscription-manager(8)

>>List of Commands:

22. deprecated commands: subscribe, unsubscribe, and activate 

>>Commands and Options:

       As the structures of subscription configuration have changed, some of the original management commands have become obsolete. These commands have been replaced with updated commands.

              This has been replaced with attach. A similar registration option, --subscribe, has also be replaced with --autoattach.

              This has been replaced with remove.

              This has been replaced with redeem.


Comment 6 Ludek Smid 2014-06-13 12:44:25 UTC
This request was resolved in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0.

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