Thoughts and Questions On Yum, Up2Date. Etc.

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Fri May 21 14:50:21 UTC 2004

On Friday 21 May 2004 06:34, Douglas Furlong wrote:
>If you run "chkconfig --level 345 yum on" this will configure your
>system to run nightly updates, which in turn will also update the
>headers, so when you come to running yum during the day it shouldn't
>have to download new headers, apart from the ones released that day
> (or of course you can just use the -C option.

I did this when someone posted this a week ago, but all it got me was 
a longish email full of errors every morning so I turned it back off.

However, if the server is up, a 'yum update' runs by hand just fine.  
My root crontab's $PATH has been expanded a bit and may not be 
compatible but its made other things work that didn't work with the 

Cheers, Gene
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