[CentOS] Missing /etc/log/rpmpkgs

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Mon Dec 8 19:16:02 UTC 2008


Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Monday 08 December 2008 18:27:42 Ralph Angenendt wrote:
>   
>> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>     
>>> Ralph Angenendt wrote:
>>>       
>>>> That one is updated via /etc/cron.daily/rpm, which belongs to the
>>>> rpm package. So if you do have rpm installed, you should have a) the
>>>> cron job and b) the log file.
>>>>         
>>> I see...
>>>
>>> Well, rpm is on the system.  /etc/cron.daily/rpm exists but no
>>> /var/log/rpmpkgs
>>>
>>> Does the system have to be one at some time during the night to run the
>>> daily crons?
>>>       
>> Yes. See /etc/crontab
>>
>>     
> Which is why many of us install anacron from day 1.  It checks to see whether 
> the housekeeping has been done at the required time, and if it hasn't it does 
> it.

More now understood.

Thanks Anne.




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