[users] yum-updatesd for CentOS 6

Nicolas Thierry-Mieg Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr
Thu Dec 8 11:33:58 CET 2011

Gerd v. Egidy wrote:
>>> In case of RHEL all this yum stuff doesn't really matter because you'll
>>> use the RHEL update tools like satellite.
>> I found satellite to be unusable for modest environments. The
>> interface was very slow and unscriptable for our favorite upstream
>> vendor's GUI, and investing in the Oracle database to run spacewalk
>> locally was unconscionably expensive for even midsize environments.
>> Coupled with the slow installation process and update downloading over
>> thin network pipes for small clusters, it was unusable.
> Thanks for sharing your experience. I've tried it just once with a RHEL demo
> and haven't checked all the features.
>>> So I propose to include it in rf that all users who like to use
>>> yum-updatesd have an easy way to install it.
>> Why? yum-cron, on a *nightly* basis, can do very similar work and not
>> interfere in the middle of the day with other 'yum" based operations.
> That depends on the usecase.
> I want to have all updates installed within 1 hour after publishing them on my
> local yum repo. But not all servers should install their update at the same
> time and I want to keep their configuration as identical as possible. So no
> crontabs with different yum-crons, the update time is just spread by different
> boot times.

in centos 6 anacron is used for regular jobs. In fact cron.daily, weekly 
and monthly are run through anacrontab by default now.

It allows you to add a random delay before starting jobs. You specify 
the max delay.

Maybe check it out, seems like it could solve your problem.

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