[CentOS] yum-updatesd not working on CentOS 5.2

Johnny Hughes jhughes at hughesjr.com
Mon Jul 7 21:10:21 UTC 2008


Craig White wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-07-07 at 09:51 -0500, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>> Santi Saez wrote:
>>> Dear Srs,
>>>
>>> yum-updatesd-0.9-2.el5 appears that it's not working on freshly 
>>> installed CentOS 5.2, using:
>>>
>>> # rpm -qa "yum*"
>>> yum-metadata-parser-1.1.2-2.el5
>>> yum-updatesd-0.9-2.el5
>>> yum-3.2.8-9.el5.centos.2.1
>>> yum-fastestmirror-1.1.10-9.el5.centos
>>>
>>> I see some bugs ([1], [2] and [3]) in the bug tracker, and more info 
>>> related to other distros like Fedora, etc.. with the same problem.
>>>
>>> yum-updatesd does not automatically update in CentOS 5.2, is there any 
>>> patch for this? anyone using this daemon for Yum?
>>>
>>> This is the configuration file:
>>>
>>> # grep -v "#" /etc/yum/yum-updatesd.conf
>>> [main]
>>> run_interval = 60
>>> updaterefresh = 60
>>> emit_via = email
>>> email_to = santi at example.com
>>> email_from = centos at example.com
>>> do_update = yes
>>> do_download = yes
>>> do_download_deps = yes
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> [1] http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=2039
>>> [2] http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=2592
>>> [3] http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=2560
>> yum-updatesd does not install updates, it tells you they are available.
>>
>> yum-cron (or a batch file you create with a 'yum -y upgrade' ) would be 
>> needed to actually upgrade the system.
> ----
> FWIW Johnny...on Fedora yum-updatesd does indeed automatically install
> updates if configured as above (not the default).

And it probably SHOULD work in CentOS too ... but it doesn't.

We will probably look at it at some point ... but yumcron  was included 
since it is currently broken.

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