Background: The systems are SunBlade1000s running OS5.8 and Solaris 8. rdist is installed on all hosts and will perform the basic function of notifying what changes need to be made by using the "-n" switch. However, if I remove the "-n" switch to allow the update to be made, the operating system issues the following error message:
rdist: connection failed: version numbers don't match
Question: Is this error message telling the me truth, or is it one of those I-really-don't-know-so-I'll-give-you-any-ole-answer kind of error messages? It seems to me that if there really were a mismatch in version numbers (and admittedly, I have no idea how to check them), even the command with the "-n" switch would fail.
Any ideas on how to fix this?