[CentOS] Minor problem with yum-cron

Thu Jan 18 12:59:33 UTC 2018
Bill Gee <bgee at campercaver.net>

Hello everyone -

I have a minor problem with yum-cron.  It has been doing this for a long time, 
and finally today I got annoyed enough to want to fix it.

The problem:  When yum-cron sends an email notification, the message is sent 
without a date field.  Therefore it shows up in my inbox as "date: Unknown" 
and sorts to the opposite end of the list.

The system is CentOS 7.4.1708 with all patches.  Yum-cron is version 

The email headers look like this:

Return-Path: <root at campercaver.net>
X-Original-To: bgee at campercaver.net
Delivered-To: bgee at campercaver.net
Received: from boinc01.billgee.local (unknown []) by 
campercaver.net (Postfix) with ESMTP id 94EA62C0C70 for 
<bgee at campercaver.net>; Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:44:26 -0600 (CST)
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Subject: Yum: Updates installed on boinc01.billgee.local
From: root at campercaver.net
To: bgee at campercaver.net
X-Spambayes-Classification: ham; 0.00

As you can see, there is no "Date:" field.

I don't see anything in /etc/yum/yum-cron.conf that might affect this.  I also 
see nothing in /etc/mail.rc,l though in this case it might not be using that 

The system does not have an smtp server on it.  Yum-cron.conf specifies 
another server for smtp.  It obviously works since I receive emails from it.

Is this a bug in yum-cron?  Am I missing something obvious?


Bill Gee