[CentOS] Update notification

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 18:18:27 UTC 2009


On 4/28/09, lhecking at users.sourceforge.net
<lhecking at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
>  CentOS 5.3
>
>  New updates available used to be flagged in the (Gnome) desktop
> notification
>  area, but I don't get them any longer. What could be the problem?
>
>  yum-updatesd is set up with the default configuration (dbus), and on the
>  machines I changed the notification to email, I do indeed receive these
>  emails.

I thought I might have done something that caused me not to receive
notifications from PUP or Pirut, after the upgrade from CentOS 5.2 to
5.3 (32 bit)......   I am not getting those notification popups in
GNOME either! However, on page 16 of the NSA manual about Hardening
RHEL 5, they say that "The yum-updatesd service is not mature enough
for an enterprise environment......" and they suggest disabling it and
replacing with a "cron job that calls yum directly".


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