[CentOS] Auto update

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Tue Aug 25 11:41:39 UTC 2009

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> Morrien, Rob wrote:
>> Hello,  at this moment we use redhat and centos on mylaptop.
>> I upgraded from centos 5.2 to 5.3.
>> I have something strange, my auto update is not running any more, if
>> I start the update process manually and it is working.
>> If i do a clean install of centos 5.3  on a pc or laptop it is working.
>> My question is why is the auto update not running any more afther the
>> update process.
> There are several different ways to do auto updates.
> Are you talking about the graphical auto update that runs as an applet
> near the date (defaults to the right hand side of the top tool bar of
> CentOS)?
> If so, in CentOS 5.3 that package is called pirut and the individual
> file that runs is called puplet.
> It seems that puplet is not working correctly after the upgrade to 5.3,
> according to this bug:
> http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=3565
> I get the same thing when running puplet from the commandline on my machine.
> We are looking at this issue now.

This is a known upstream bug, there is currently no fix:


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