[CentOS] getting yum-cron to send a mail

Daniel Haas dhaas at theunixbox.com
Sat Mar 3 22:25:27 EST 2012


On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 9:22 PM, Bob Hoffman <bob at bobhoffman.com> wrote:
>
> Hello,
> On my old centos 5 system I get updates from yum automatically, it sends
> a mail to root.
>
> on my new centos 6 things have changed and it has a thing called
> 'yum-cron'
>
> I have it on and it is working....except I can find no particular file
> where mailto might be added.
> The crontab is going to root, but yum-cron has nothing as far as a
> variable for this.
>
> yum-cron has no man page, no documents...not sure what to do on this one.
> Thinking about just adding 'mailto=root' in the daily and weekly cron
> job yum-cron has set.
>
> Again, it is definitely updating the server (did so this morning, added
> stuff to the yum log) but no mails.
>
> thanks
>
> bob
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/etc/sysconfig/yum-cron has a mailto on about line 37. I have't used
used it though.


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