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Re: When exactly does yum do it's job?



Arthur Pemberton wrote:
Paul Howarth wrote:

Gustavo Seabra wrote:

On 4/13/05, Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org> wrote:

On Tue, 2005-04-12 at 13:17 -0500, Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote:

Paul Howarth wrote:


So the answer to your original question is "roughly sometime between 4am
and about 6:15am".



Also, the cron job calls yum with "-e 0" option. That means if there
were any errors and your system is not updated, you are not going to be
told anything about it... Removing "-e 0", and changing "-d 0" to "-d
1" might be good idea. "-d 1" will produce output only if yum was
acutally doing something, so if any packages were actually upgraded,
root (or whoever root is aliased to) will get some kind of report in the
mailbox.



You'd get a report about packages installed/updated/removed using yum from logwatch if it wasn't for: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=140429



If you make the changes mentioned in the bugzilla, it does work. It's
been working fine for me for a long time now.



I know; comment #12 about the RPM containing the patch is by me...


Paul.

I'm glad you all brougth that up. I am afraid of playign with rpms in any way that wil ham yum. I was looking for the script in question on my system and I just couldn't seem to find them. Where should they be?

The script in question won't be on your system. It's a new script, needed to parse the date entries in the yum log. The current logwatch package does not contain such a script as it is incorrectly configured to try using a standard US date format, which doesn't work.


You can safely do:
# rpm -Uvh http://www.city-fan.org/ftp/contrib/sysutils/logwatch-5.2.2-3a.noarch.rpm
and this will update logwatch and not harm yum in any way.


Paul.


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